Jimmy and I discuss his radio days, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s rough start, then success, bad guests, his emotional appearance after his son’s birth, and his passionate support of universal health care.
John Mayer talks about how he transitioned from pop star/tabloid fodder (recurrent Sexiest Man Alive) to the impossible challenge of filling Jerry Garcia’s gigantic shoes with Dead and Company, the current iteration of the Grateful Dead. (If you guessed I’m a big Dead Head, you might be right).
Veteran Washington observer Norm Ornstein tracks the erosion of norms that once allowed Washington to work. From Newt Gingrich instructing Republicans to demonize Democrats as “sick, corrupt, traitors” to Mitch McConnell denying Merrick Garland a hearing. The abandonment of fact-based evidence, shutting down the government, using the filibuster to grind…
The Felicity Huffman/Lori Loughlin scandal pales in comparison to the scandal of our higher education admissions system, which protects the privileged and leaves everyone else behind.
Lawrence O’Donnell – Son of Dorchester, West Wing writer, Moynihan Senate Staff director – tears Trump and CNN a new one.
Conan and I discuss our time together at SNL, including Tina Fey’s shameless theft of my Fart Doctor sketch and the time I scared the bejeezus out of George Harrison. Very little public policy discussed.
This week, I rant about the dishonesty (and/or stupidity) of House Republicans during the impeachment debate. Also, about the shameless bad faith exhibited by Mitch McConnell. And the unraveling of Donald Trump’s mind – to the extent it was ever raveled. Plus, my frustration with the Democratic presidential debate our…
I conclude that Trump is guilty, yes, guilty!, of high crimes and misdemeanors and so is AG Bill Barr after discussing facts with Gertner and Bergmann (“Mountain Man”) who make the case that assuming Trump will be acquitted in the Senate is a mistake. I conclude that “When you assume,…
Susan Rice and I discuss how immensely consequential decisions are made in real time. Sometimes you get it right. Sometimes you don’t. And how you deal with tragic mistakes but have to keep on going.
Foreign service veteran Peter Galbraith talks about his 35 year history with the Kurds and how Trump’s rash decision to sell them out in Syria will undermine America’s standing and security in the world for years to come.