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KPFK 'BradCast': 'Democracy' California-style; Torture Bush/Cheney-style 24.4.2014 BradBlog
I was proud to have the 2014 Green Party candidate for CA Sec. of State David Curtis (in photo on the left, not smiling), as my first guest this week on the KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast. While he and I disagree on a few important things (like Internet Voting, which he ...
Sacramento Press Club Excludes Green Party's CA Sec. of State Candidate From Upcoming Debate 22.4.2014 BradBlog
The candidates polling first, second...fourth and fifth in the 2014 election for CA Secretary of State, according to a recent Field Poll, will appear at a debate being held by the non-profit Sacramento Press Club (SPC) this coming Wednesday. The candidate polling in third place in that survey, however, Green Party ...
'Obamacare' is Working Very Well, So, Of Course, Democrats Are Still Scared to Death of It 19.4.2014 BradBlog
I discussed some of these points on Wednesday's BradCast, but wanted to quickly highlight each of them a bit here, since these important data points are easy to lose track of in the blizzard of news noise of late. There remain some (many?) Democrats who are still running scared as they ...
Bloomberg: NSA Knew About, Exploited Heartbleed Bug for Years 12.4.2014 BradBlog
Seriously, dudes?... The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said. The NSA's decision to keep the bug ...
FCC, 'McCutcheon', Guns, Knives, (No) Internet Voting and Racial Discrimination: KPFK 'BradCast' 10.4.2014 BradBlog
This week's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast is chocked full of important news and insightful analysis that actually matters and that you simply won't hear anywhere else. Among the items covered on the show this week: Today's mass stabbing at a PA high school; How it stacks up against recent mass shootings; and what ...
'A New Kind of Liberty' for the Koch Brothers and Anyone Else Who Can Afford to Buy It 5.4.2014 BradBlog
During Thursday's Green News Report, we briefly discussed Charles Koch's claim in his Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, that he and his brother David, are using their inherited fossil-fuel millions to discredit global warming science (and other inconvenient realities), simply because they are fighting "to restore a free society ...
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Reproductive Rights, Campaign Finance Law and the First Amendment: KPFK 'BradCast' 3.4.2014 BradBlog
It was a roller-coaster of a news day today, so it was a roller-coaster of a BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio. First, I was joined by Katie Klabusich of KatieSpeak.com and Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League (PLAL). Klabusich was recently "targeted" by PLAL on their website, for her work as ...
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SCOTUS 'McCutcheon' Ruling to Help Super Rich Purchase Even MORE of American 'Democracy' 3.4.2014 BradBlog
Scrambling to prep for today's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio, so this will have to be quick today, but you've probably already read about the U.S. Supreme Court's horrible 5-4 decision in the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case by now. If not, Andrew Kroll's explainer "The Supreme Court Just Gutted ...
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FCC Rolls Back Media Consolidation (A Little Bit) 1.4.2014 BradBlog
Finally. For the first time in years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rolled back the mad consolidation of our public airwaves by huge corporate interests. Today's party-line vote by commissioners is just one small step for the FCC, but it may suggest that, under its new Chair Tom Wheeler, the ...
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9.5 Million Previously Uninsured Now Insured Thanks to 'Obamacare' (So Woe is Fox 'News') 1.4.2014 BradBlog
Well, this is fun. Today, a report out from the LA Times details a wide range of sources finding that "at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started." That's 9.5 million Americans who previously had no reliable access to health care now having such ...
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Gingrich: Elections 'Favor Billionaires over Middle Class' (So Wait Until You See His 'Solution'!) 29.3.2014 BradBlog
Oh, the irony of Newt Gingrich never ends... Newt Gingrich says all the attention to be paid in Las Vegas by GOP officials and wannabe presidents this weekend to billionaire campaign donor Sheldon Adelson-a patron of Gingrich's 2012 White House bid-is something that won't go away until genuine campaign finance reform ...
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Brad on Progressive Radio in Minnesota as State Democrats Join Deadly 'War on Vaping' 29.3.2014 BradBlog
Finally, I'm no longer the only progressive taking to the air waves to call bullshit on the Democrats' deadly and stupid War on People Trying to Quit Smoking with E-cigs. On Thursday I was invited to discuss the issue with Ian Levitt of the Daily Report, the afternoon drive time show ...
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'It's the Biggest Problem Facing Humanity': VICE's Shane Smith on Climate Change 28.3.2014 BradBlog
On last week's episode of VICE on HBO, the documentary news magazine's founder Shane Smith went to Greenland to cover the startling melting of its massive ice sheets Grist's Ted Alvarez interviewed Smith about the episode recently. Here are a few highlights from that interview... Q. What made you guys want to ...
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'Green News Report' - March 27, 2014 28.3.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was logging a factor in deadly Washington landslide?; New BP oil spill in Lake Michigan; Rooftop solar endangers the electric grid? 'Bullsh*t', says former Energy Secretary; Next UN climate report warns climate change will affect 'every aspect of human life' and 'cost trillions'; PLUS: Irreversible climate ...
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Ukraine War Bait and E-Cigs and Dems, Oh My!: KPFK 'BradCast' 27.3.2014 BradBlog
I haven't gotten to go to the phones for weeks on the KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast, so that's what we did on this week's show. No guests. Just me, a few rants, lots of callers (and, of course, Desi Doyen and the latest Green News Report). The rants included more on the ...
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'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014 26.3.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet the nation's newest oil spill, now in Galveston Bay; Air pollution from fossil fuels kills 7 million people a year; PLUS: The never-ending legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later... All that ...
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Misguided War on Quitting Smoking Continues: NYTimes Runs Hit Piece on Liquid Nicotine 25.3.2014 BradBlog
For all of the long-time smokers who are quitting or have now quit the deadly habit (myself included) thanks only to the miracle of e-cigs (which offer none of the thousands of known, harmful byproducts of smoking tobacco), it's remarkable to see anti-smoking zealots actually fighting against their use in ...
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Koch Is It! Dems' 2014 Campaign Plan Revealed! 25.3.2014 BradBlog
Well, it just makes sense. Republicans aren't actually running on anything in 2014 other than "Democrats are no good! Also, Obamacare!" As Jesse LaGreca points out, however, "50+ repeal votes, a SCOTUS decision and a Presidential election, still no GOP alternative to Obamacare, just trolling & BS." So, it's not much to ...
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How to Collapse the Nationwide Power Grid: BRAD BLOG's Desi Doyen on 'The Young Turks' 24.3.2014 BradBlog
Republicans enjoy pretending to be "tough on terrorism". But, as with most things they pretend to be, they are not. If they actually were, they'd have sprung into action long ago to deal with the massive infrastructure vulnerability of our antiquated nationwide power grid. As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ...
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Republican WI State Senator: GOP Polling Place Photo ID Restriction Law 'Just Plain Wrong' 22.3.2014 BradBlog
Last week we told you how Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker considers implementing a polling place Photo ID restriction in his state to be so "pressing" that he would call a special session of the state legislature to do it. He says it's the only such matter "pressing" enough to ...
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