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Is Donald Like Ronald? We Ask RReagan And MMatalin To Compare The 1980 And 2016 Debates

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Each panelist has inside experience with presidential debates moving the needle -- how Reagan passed his 'Commander-in-Chief' orals and how Gore won on points but, sigh, lost politically. Since Trump, Clinton & Holt each benefits from a calm persona, the Host thinks this debate may be far more about policy than personality. Show More Summary

What Did Nominees Learn From Comm-In-Chief Forum (Other Than Lauer Lost)?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Before "deplorables" and pneumonia, Shrum & Frum discuss who gained and learned the most from the NBC Forum (seen by 14 million) before the first Debate in two weeks (70 million). Agreement: Trump is nearly...Show More Summary

Tancredo Eventually Decides Against Democrat Morgan Carroll

At this point, nothing about Tom Tancredo should surprise me, but surprised I was when he said Saturday he'd vote for Democratic State Sen. Morgan Carroll over Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. After Tancredo lashed into Coffman for...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Seattle Socialist Tries to Defend Support for Jill Stein

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is a die-hard Bernie-or-Buster who’s now telling progressives to ditch Hillary Clinton and vote for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein instead. Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: "More Civil than Disobedient" Protests at DNC, More Alleged Hickey Rapes, and Reparations Now!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! At 2:05, Matt Pearce, national reporter for the L.A. Times, who has covered the clashes at Tahir Square and the demonstrations in Ferguson, describes the kind of protesting he saw outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: "More Civil than Disobedient" Protests at DNC, More Alleged Hickey Rapes, and Reparations Now!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Episode 60 begins on the streets of Philadelphia, where L.A. Times reporter Matt Pearce says the protests outside the Democratic National Convention were "more civil than disobedient." Matt Pearce Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! At 2:05, Matt Pearce, national reporter for the L.A. Show More Summary

Trump's Weak: Four Days from "Mad Max" and "Network"

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green When you combine a Putin personality (says Kasparov) with a sociopath (says author of Art of The Deal), you get a Convention that wants to jail Hillary Clinton. Stuart Stevens and Ron Reagan agree that he's...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Diary of a Mad Convention

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! What’s it like to spend an entire week marinating in a sour brew of Republican sweat, misogynist anti-Hillary swag, condescension dripped from the mouths of protesters...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Vigil Hopelessness, the Queen Protester, and Endorsements!

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! “This goddamn week,” as Stranger writer Larry Mizell has described it—we’re gonna talk about it. First, at 1:13, Marcus Harrison Green, the founder of the South...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Who's the Most "Progressive" of Them All?

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On this Fourth of July weekend, between all the booze and fireworks, I want to offer you something to ponder: What would it actually mean to make real political progress in America? Or, to drop one of Seattle’s favorite terms into this...Show More Summary

Rolling Realignment About to Flatten Trump & GOP

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin thinks that Trump can still come back while vanden Heuvel doubts it even though Hillary's no Bernie. But given Trump's awful polls/analytics/infrastructure/party split, Host sees a coming "Rolling Realignment" that'll change government & America. Trump's Descent. Show More Summary

Republican Won't Win GOP Primary Votes by Being Pro-Choice

A huge frustration of Personhood USA folks is the familiar pattern of Colorado Republicans building their political careers and winning primary elections with the help of hard-working anti-choice activists and then buckpedaling away from the "pro-life" loyalists once they face the frowns of general-election voters. See, for example, Sen. Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Questions About Weed, Investigating "The Audition," and a Blabberphone Brawl

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Anna from Phinney Ridge was packing a bowl and thinking about Seattle’s homelessness crisis the other day, and her thoughts led her to call the Blabberphone (206-302-2063) with an interesting question: Exactly how much...Show More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: Answers to the Question, "What Can I Do?"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Episode 55 of Blabbermouth answers the question, "What can I do?" Above, candles at a vigil at Seattle's Cal Anderson Park after the Orlando shooting. Subscribe to the show on iTunes RIGHT HERE! Kelly O In the wake ofShow More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: Answers to the Question, "What Can I Do?"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders In the wake of the worst mass-shooting in United States history, we answer the question: “What can I do?” As President Obama said after the shooting, “To actively do nothing is a decision.” So what, exactly, is the something...Show More Summary

TrumpWatch: Reporters Doing the Right Thing to Press Colorado Republicans on Trump

It was good to see 9News' Brandon Rittiman and Kyle Clark press Republican U.S. Senate candidates this week about Trump's racist comment that a Hispanic judge won't give Trump a fair shake in court. And also, asking the candidates if...Show More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: Hillary Clinton's Win, Texts from Ed Murray, and One Very Dramatic Reading

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders This week it became clear that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president, so at 1:05 I talk about this history-making moment with TIME Magazine political writer Jay Newton-Small, who will be at TownShow More Summary

INFLECTION WEEK: Donald's Decline Begins After Exposed As a Racist Cheat Unfit for Duty

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green True, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's...Show More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: The Return of The Real World, Overtime Pay, and Our Critics' Picks for the Weekend!

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders This week it came out that MTV’s "The Real World," one of the original reality shows, is coming back to Seattle this summer. So at 1:40 longtime Seattle-based television critic Melanie McFaraland reminds us about the drama that occurred last time MTV showed up in this city. Show More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: Politics, Prophecies, and Some Good News for Your Memorial Day Consideration!

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders We had a presidential primary in Washington State this week, and if you're confused as to why this happened at the end of May, when Donald Trump is already the Republican nominee and Washington State already had its Democratic...Show More Summary

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