WEEKLY JOE

Today, on a special ‘best of’ Al Franken Show edition, you heard columnist Joe Conason in our last hour.  Enjoy Joe on air?  Enjoy Joe in print, too.  Joe’s most recent column in the NY Observer, “Politics prevails again in Rice’s appointment.” A snippet: The rise of Condoleezza Rice demonstrates this disturbing trend, however inspiring… Continue reading WEEKLY JOE

HOW MANY WAR INJURED?

How many of our brave men and women have been injured in Iraq?  It’s an important question, but unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a concrete answer: How many injured and ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines – like Chris Schneider – are left off the Pentagon’s casualty count? Would you believe 15,000? 60 Minutes… Continue reading HOW MANY WAR INJURED?

REPORT: BUSH ADMIN LAX ON CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT

According to a new, non-partisan report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a “Syracuse University-based organization that analyzes information on government staffing, spending and law enforcement.” Among some of the findings, as summarized by the American Civil Liberties Union: Enforcement Drop.  “Specifically, the TRAC report shows that while the reported number of civil rights… Continue reading REPORT: BUSH ADMIN LAX ON CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT

FRIDAY’S SHOW

On Friday, this week’s ‘best of’ The Al Franken Show wraps up with a visit from Joe Conason, columnist for Salon.com and the NY Observer.  His most recent column in the NY Observer, House Republicans rush to DeLay’s aid, takes the GOP to task for its ethics rule change.  Here’s a clip: Not every outrage… Continue reading FRIDAY’S SHOW