Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

THE UNMASKING OF AMERICAN POLITICS

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What if Jack Dorsey threw Donald Trump off Twitter? Would the world come to an end? What if Donald Trump wore a mask in public? Would he be the laughing stock of the world? What if ordinary American citizens stood on their balconies and shouted:  I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore? What if? What if? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at a lot of what ifs, first in our weekly take on the political scene with Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour, a conversation with former editor-in-chief of Salon and author of UNRIGGED, HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY.

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

To date 102,197 Americans have succumbed to Covid-19. There are 1,747,781 million confirmed cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though at least 20 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week, some hospitals already overwhelmed by the new cases. Forty-one million Americans are unemployed, which translates to the equivalent of 1 in 4 workers have now filed for benefits. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump is in a battle royal with Twitter because Trump has his priorities in the right place. And that’s just where Halli and Matt begin. Tune in,

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

David Daley joins Halli in our second half-hour. Currently, a senior fellow for FairVote. David Daley is the author of RATF**KED: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE SECRET PLAN TO STEAL AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY, the book which helped spark the recent drive to reform gerrymandering, the scourge of this Republic. Daley, a frequent lecturer and media source is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, New York magazine, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone. He’s made frequent appearances on CNN and NPR. Oh, and here’s a bit of trivia for you. When writing for the Hartford Courant, he helped identify Mark Felt as the “Deep Throat” source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. His new book, UNRIGGED: HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY, offers a much-needed look into the inspirational citizen activists who are taking the bull by the horn and fighting back to unrig America’s fragile Democracy. Tune in and be inspired. We can all use a little inspiration these days.

Twitter, Jack Dorsey and Donald Trump. Who is that masked man, Joe Biden? Who will save America? Covid-19, gerrymandering, Vote-by-mail, Republican shenanigans, Florida, Florida, Florida and here we go. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

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It Takes A Woman is one of the great songs from one of the great Broadway musicals of all-time Hello Dolly and women are very much at the forefront of our political lives today. Think of the most powerful women in America today: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dr.Deborah Birx who, love her scarves or not, holds our lives in her Trump-powered hands. And think that in January 2019, the largest number of women ever elected to Congress was sworn in—87 in the house and 23 in the Senate. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at the power of women in the 116th Congress with veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, whose new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS is a must read. As always, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in this week’s conversation on the political scene. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

We begin with Halli and Matt. Over sixty-thousand Americans are dead from Covid-19 and the virus continues to spread. Yet Trump is pushing to open up the economy. Is he trying to kill us all? Republican governors are going along with the plan, ignoring the standards set by Trump’s own task force. Presumed Democratic Party presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is rising in the polls, and Trump is not happy with his campaign’s team. Is long-time South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election bid in trouble? Where oh where is Kim Jong Un? And we’re just beginning.

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It takes a woman doesn’t begin to cut it. But one hundred years after earning the right to vote, women make up only twenty-five percent of Congress. Still, the history-making Class of ’19 includes many remarkable firsts. And Rhashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Deb Haaland, Abigail Spamburger, Ilhan Omar, Kysten Sinema and her hot pink dress and metallic heels, Katie “Yes, We have to fix this shit” Porter became household names. How are they making a difference? The story of this transitional moment has been chronicled by veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, who has been following this historic transition from day one. She reports her findings in her new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS, a dizzying ride into what makes a Congresswoman, and how they navigate that ride.Tune in.

It takes a woman, Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Birx, the Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Election 2020, Stacey Abrams, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida, Florida, Florida, and we’re just beginning. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

POLITICS – AUTHOR STEPHEN DINAN – 4 BROADS TALKING

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Political gridlock, polarization, the culture war are three of the ways America defines its politics today, none of them pretty. Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at how we got here and explores solutions to our nation’s extreme politics when joining Halli at her table is the author of an enlightening new book SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, Stephen Dinan, and our panelists, 4 BROADS TALKING, Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren, along with our host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

In SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, with a foreword by Marianne Williamson, noted social entrepreneur and visionary political strategist, CEO of the Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and the Evolutionary Leaders Group, Stephen Dinan analyzes America’s internal political conflicts, opting for a tranpartisan movement that will transcend our damaging polarities and will hold to a vision that honors the ideals of both the left and the right, forwarding an evolution that is both political and spiritual. A graduate of Stanford, Dinan also directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research.

FOUR BROADS TALKING POLITICSSee what happens when you have FOUR BROADS TALKING politics, celebrity and whatever fuels their fancy when moderate liberal “gal-ographer,” the author of GIRLS LIKE US and THE NEWS SORORITY, Sheila Weller; Lisa “she calls ‘em like she sees ‘em” DePaulo, journalist and one of New York’s sharpest and most incisive long-form writers on politics, true crime, and celebrity; Republican Lisa Schiffren, the former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle who crafted Quayle’s enduringly famous takedown of Murphy Brown for being a single mom and sparked meaningful debate about welfare reform sit down with our fun, frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne moderating it all.

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Can America be saved from herself? Can we move beyond our winner-take-all-politics? Can America grow up and evolve? Politics, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, all on The Halli Caser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TED CRUZ SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR DR. VICTORIA COATES & NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER

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Politics, art, history, and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are cultural historian, Dr. Victoria Coates, senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign and the author of DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART, and Newsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper.

Victoria Coates BookDr. Victoria Coates received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a consulting curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and as Director of Research in the Office of Donald Rumsfeld. Currently, she is a senior staff member for national security for the United States Senate and the senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign. She is the author of a new book DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART in which she explores the synergy between freedom and the highest level of human achievement – and demonstrates how Western values are crucial to the expansion of liberty in our time.

TRUMP MATTHEW NEWSWEEKJournalist and veteran White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the re-launched magazine in 2014. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press,” Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

A look at the candidacy of Republican presidential contender Senator Ted Cruz and Election 2016 with foreign policy expert and author Dr. Victoria Coates and Newsweek’s Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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