What can we learn from the devastation of Hurricane Ian?
Saturday coffee klatch
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: