Left of Friday is a weekly, liberal podcast focusing on a range of topics. Included in the program will be straight politics, social and cultural issues affecting politics, a little bit of technology news, and other, miscellaneous things.
Podcast seven of Left of Friday: topics include George Bush and Dick Cheney attacking Democrats as being bad for the economy and weak on the war on terror, the Supreme Court making it harder for investors to protect themselves against large companies committing fraud, an Iraqi war vet winning the Democratic nomination for a conservative congressional seat in Illinois, my thoughts on the subject of wages and taxes and how they relate to one another, and my fourth guest who represents the disaffection felt by many Americans in the face of what they see as the unrelenting corruption of our government and politicians.
Podcast six of Left of Friday: topics include the White House stopping a NSA briefing of Congress about the illegal wire tapping program, the South Dakota legislature banning abortions in order to create a Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade, stem-cell research dividing Republicans in the face of the 2006 and 2008 elections, my thoughts on two potential presidential candidates for the 2008 race, and my first email from a listener.
Podcast five of Left of Friday: topics include conservative lawmakers questioning motives behind an offer of cheap Venezuelan oil, the USA PATRIOT Act moving closer to renewal thanks to spineless Democrats in the Senate, Attorney General Gonzales refusing to recuse himself from the Abramoff case, whether or not a change to the way cabinet officers are chosen is needed, the Winter Olympics in Torino, and a musical selection in lieu of a guest due to scheduling conflicts.
Podcast four of Left of Friday: topics include Jack Abramoff and George W. Bush, Americans weighing in on the Bush administration suspending their rights, Scooter Libby pointing the finger at Dick Cheney, CNN and Fox editing news videos in order to lie to their viewers, show notes about the music I use and a guest who has a history of resisting abuses of executive power and whose main focus is on the environment.
Podcast three of Left of Friday: topics include a temporary extension of the USA PATRIOT Act, a Republican congressman who thinks the Bush administration is perfectly right to be spying on Americans, why Bush thinks he has the right to spy on us and do just about anything else, what I think of people claiming to hate or not hate Bush and a guest who has a global view and a lot to say.
I'm really enjoying this podcast so far. You can tell that the host puts a lot of effort into getting together articles and topics to talk about each week. Also, the interviews are a lot of fun to listen to ... the people he talks to have a some different experiences and unique viewpoints. The host really hits his stride by episode 3 or 4 ... you can tell that he's less scripted and more comfortable. I'd recommend you check it out!