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  • Kagro in the Morning - August 29, 2014

    29 August 2014, 12:35 pm by: David Waldman

    We check in with the end of the Market Basket management dispute. Or was it a labor dispute? Or both? Louisiana's libertarian water, now with brain-eating amoeba! Gideon opens the door to an inquiry into the many & varied issues surrounding police…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 28, 2014

    28 August 2014, 1:24 pm by: David Waldman

    Everybody's talking about the 9-year-old with the Uzi. And you can probably thank GunFAIL for that. Greg Dworkin's top story is a narrative-buster: Medicare growth seems under control. The McDonnell "crazy wife" defense. Jindal flip-flops & sues over Common…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 27, 2014

    27 August 2014, 1:25 pm by: David Waldman

    The GunFAIL lines are ringing off the hook today. The 9-year-old with the Uzi. The NH officer who lost his gun in the courthouse bathroom, which is very rare, except for when officers do it in other NH courthouses. And the case of His & Hers gun derp. Greg…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 26, 2014

    26 August 2014, 1:39 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's morning Twitter chatter: audio surfaces purporting to have captured the sound of the shots that killed Michael Brown. Fox Question Mark asks if it's "misleading" to refer to Brown as an "unarmed teen." And the NRA says a mom who works (against them)…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 25, 2014

    25 August 2014, 1:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Morning chatter included the NYT's use of the by now-infamous "no angel" framing on the day of Michael Brown's funeral, and Maureen Dowd's absolutely terrible Sunday lede. Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest back-to-war chatter, and peeks under the hood of the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 22, 2014

    22 August 2014, 2:36 pm by: David Waldman

    Catching up on the Ice Bucket Challenge, news of the first serious accident, plus we listen to Mitt Romney get doused. Turning to the more serious, here's more on excessive reliance on fines & penalties in Ferguson, where each household is served with an…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 20, 2014

    20 August 2014, 12:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Another day of protest in Ferguson gives us cause to compare, once again, the kid glove treatment open carry protesters get from cops. Is it the cameras? Because cameras don't solve everything. ┬áTop Missouri Republican finds Ferguson voter registration drive…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 19, 2014

    19 August 2014, 2:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Ferguson news continues this morning, as the bigger name national press declares it OK to consider the situation outrageous. GunFAIL is back in the news this morning, with the accidental shooting of a 7-year-old boy by his grandmother, who mistook him for an…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 18, 2014

    18 August 2014, 2:03 pm by: David Waldman

    It's Eric Cantor's last day. Because everybody resigns on Mondays. The 18th. So we recount his prolific use of chauffeured SUVs. Greg Dworkin rounds up the Rick Perry indictment news, reports that evangelicals haz gots a sad, collects the latest on Iraq,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 15, 2014

    15 August 2014, 2:44 pm by: David Waldman

    Things calmed down overnight in Ferguson, only to heat up a little bit as the local police released the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown, but then proceeded to implicate Brown in a robbery. Greg Dworkin joined us for further discussion of police…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 14, 2014

    14 August 2014, 1:33 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's back, but it's all about Ferguson, police militarization and political theory today. Reporters are getting arrested. Once (presumably, generously) cautious libertarians are finally beginning to issue statements. And we awaited the same from MO's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 13, 2014

    13 August 2014, 1:37 pm by: David Waldman

    Thanks to Bill in Portland Maine for his generous tip of the hat to what's technically the third anniversary of Daily Kos Radio! An extended round of thanks goes out to all the people who make the show possible, and to all the people who do the things that…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 12, 2014

    12 August 2014, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    A bit of a mix for you today. Robin Williams. Ferguson. A Chris McDaniels song parody by Lauren Mayer. Marketing follies & how to get rich people to give you money. The federal judge who wouldn't recuse himself from former AL Gov. Don Siegelman's trial is…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 11, 2014

    11 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: David Waldman

    Gotta discuss the unrest in Ferguson, but the only part of it that's even close to being in my wheelhouse is the contrast between how police approach First Amendment protests versus Second Amendment ones. Which brings us back to the Ohio WalMart shooting,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 8, 2014

    8 August 2014, 12:47 pm by: David Waldman

    Happy Friday! We're bombing Iraq, again. A married couple, both cops, fed up with their daughter making bad life decisions, decide to murder her boyfriend. A GunFAIL follow-up: family of man killed by a gun he thought was unloaded asks for donations to the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 7, 2014

    7 August 2014, 1:31 pm by: David Waldman

    Taken in by the TPM headline: "Maureen McDonnell A 'Nut Bag," we catch up a little bit on the McDonnell corruption trial. An... interesting Twitter exchange over whether DC is (or ever was) "cool." An Ohio man is shot & killed by police for waving a rifle at…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 6, 2014

    6 August 2014, 1:29 pm by: David Waldman

    A 10th accidental child shooting in August here in the U.S. And they've got similar problems in South Africa. So similar, in fact, that they've got a street gang called the "Americans." The My Parents Open Carry flap reminds me of the real life story of open…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 5, 2014

    5 August 2014, 2:02 pm by: David Waldman

    The 5-year-old mayor of Dorset, MN is ousted. (Be honest, you thought I was going to say he was accidentally shot, didn't you?) Politico also notes the gun rental suicide epidemic. There is a real book called My Parents Open Carry and The Onion didn't write…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 4, 2014

    4 August 2014, 1:55 pm by: David Waldman

    Technical difficulties galore, today. But the podcast is here & ready to go. Greg Dworkin helped get us back on track with his round-up. Economic performance, explained. Either Benghazi's not a real scandal, or the investigators aren't real Republicans. And…
  • Kagro in the Morning - August 1, 2014

    1 August 2014, 2:04 pm by: David Waldman

    The CIA's been spying on the Senate, and I forget to read the articles about it. Greg Dworkin leads off with "The Tea Party's Image Today," providing hours of fun with some fantastic word cloud illustrations. Also: "Why Am I Moving Left?", one journo's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 31, 2014

    31 July 2014, 1:01 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up news from the McDonnell trial. And speaking of governors in trouble, will Christie's problems spill over to Cuomo? Some might hope so. Hollow denials about impeachment dreams. Notorious RBG speaks. As did Lois Lerner. Then, the growing…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 30, 2014

    30 July 2014, 2:08 pm by: David Waldman

    Bad news, everybody: there's good news. GDP numbers are strong, and that's bad because our fiscal conservatives who love America know that GDP growth is communist and America is a hellhole. Greg Dworkin, sporting a brand new headset, pointed us to yesterday's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 29, 2014

    29 July 2014, 1:20 pm by: David Waldman

    Another look back at Halbig today, this time in search of The One Analysis To Rule Them All. In gun news: open carry at the airport goes poorly; naked boobs are ruining Texas gun boners; a concealed carry ninja intervenes & nearly lets the bad guy get away;…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 28, 2014

    28 July 2014, 1:41 pm by: David Waldman

    Sarah Palin stole our idea of starting our own channel! And Florida continues to go gun crazy. Greg Dworkin brought us great show fodder, as usual, starting with the 11th Circuit upholding Florida's incredibly stupid "Docs vs. Glocks" law. Other tidbits: fist…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 25, 2014

    25 July 2014, 11:30 am by: David Waldman

    Don't say I never did anything special for you! Although I couldn't put together a genuine live show today, I stayed up late and recorded you an ALL NEW KITM, so I wouldn't leave you hanging on a Friday! Lots included in the show, like Spedwybabs' simple &…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 24, 2014

    24 July 2014, 2:31 pm by: David Waldman

    Have you heard about this #PoorDoor story? An upscale Manhattan apartment building with a separate entrance for lower-income residents? Greg Dworkin rounds up some weird news, the Cuomo ethics commission flap, Jeb Bush sticking with immigration reform, Gop…
  • Kagro in the Morning "classic" - July 18, 2014

    24 July 2014, 12:25 pm by: David Waldman

    On today's Kagro in the Morning "classic episode," Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular morning roundup, including the much-discussed "The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters," the McDonnell indictment, the continuing Chris Christie saga, and the rather…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 23, 2014

    23 July 2014, 11:37 am by: David Waldman

    Lots of Halbig and King discussion today, with Greg Dworkin bringing us a sampling of today's most interesting writing on the topic. Also: GA-Sen, and; the charter schools sales guide, revealed. Discussion of yesterday's cases dominate the rest of the show.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 22, 2014

    22 July 2014, 1:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Following historical precedent, Republicans who predicted doom in the passage of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the Clinton budget and stimulus program, and the Obama stimulus plan, and were wrong on each count, are now also wrong on predictions of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 21, 2014

    21 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's news round-up was essential in getting the show somewhat grounded after a long weekend out of the country, plus the distraction of Netroots Nation for many of my other online news and issues lifelines. "Goodbye to the Republican Wave?" Elizabeth…

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