Welcome back to my Saturday coffee klatch with my colleague Heather Lofthouse (Executive Director of Inequality Media Civic Action — and my former student), where we talk about the highs and lows of the week over morning coffee. Pull up a chair.
Today we cover:
— Hurricane Ian and Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis’s demonizing of “socialism.”
— The Republican Party’s traditional harangue about federal spending (except when their states are under water).
— The “Disclose Act” — requiring the sources of big-money donors to be revealed — that was stopped in the Senate and received almost no media coverage.
— Ginni Thomas’s upcoming testimony before the January 6 committee.
— The importance of “down-ballot” voting.
Our thanks to Sylvia Brestel and Michael Hoppe for their great theme songs.
And our weekly poll: