New CBO report on Obamacare giving Republicans heartburn

April 16th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released an updated CBO report on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It is much better than expected. It makes the lies that are continuously spewed about Obamacare even more incredulous and morally reprehensible.

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April 6th, 2014: Charles “Brainwrap” Gaba, Alfred E. Mottur, and Lisa Graves

April 7th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Charles “Brainwrap” Gaba, the ACA Signups Guru who changed the media’s tune on Obamacare, is in the ring to tell us how and why he decided to set the record straight with hard facts and real numbers. Plus, Communications Law expert Al Mottur joins us to weigh in on the future of Net Neutrality and other tidbits juicy enough to whet the appetite of even the nerdiest tech policy geeks! And Jab Room regular Lisa Graves returns to herald the merger between the Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive Magazine. All this and more!

Ask your local newspaper why this graph is not on their front page

March 30th, 2014: Joe Cirincione and Dave Zirin

March 30th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

International relations expert Joe Cirincione is back in the ring to weigh in on the truth, the lies, and the just plain stupid talk about Russia! Plus, Zirin the Siren returns to the Jab Room to talk March Madness, unionizing of college athletes, and everything else worth mentioning on air (and off)! All this and more….

March 23rd, 2014: Thomas Frank and Bill Scher

March 23rd, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Thomas Frank is back from his foray into the world of paperless writing, and Bill Scher returns for another roundup of the week’s events.

March 9th, 2014: Julia Angwin and Peter Turchin

March 9th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin is back in the ring to weigh in on what she learned while trying to outrun our Dragnet Nation! Plus, evolutionary biologist Peter Turchin calls in from the edge of social collapse in a last-ditch effort to save us from ourselves. All this and more…

Collapsed infrastructure, diminished intelligence, addicted to Koch... This guy needs help!

March 2nd, 2014: Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Ben Cohen, American Antitrust Institute Director Diana Moss, Stanford Economics Professor Roger Noll

March 3rd, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen is in the ring to tell us how he’s been stamping out money in politics! Plus, Diana Moss, director of the American Antitrust Institute, weighs in on the Comcast / Time Warner merger, and Stanford economist and regulatory policy expert Roger Noll joins the fray to set us straight on the role of Government in business.

February 23rd, 2014: Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Erik Brynjolfsson

February 23rd, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Congressman Kildee is in the ring to tell us how he plans to save Michigan’s fifth Congressional district from total ruin. Might there be something in that for the rest of us…? Plus, tech wizard Erik Brynjolfsson is in the Jab Room to explain why we should not destroy the robots before they destroy us!

February 16th, 2014: Vision 20-20′s Mary Flannery, Bill Scher

February 16th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

Mary Flannery is in the ring to help make our Vision 20-20 when we look at women’s equality, and Bill Scher swings by for another roundup of the week’s events in Washington. All this and more!

Silhoutte Man Strikes Again!

February 12th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

February 9th, 2014: John Nichols, Rebecca Sheir and Dave Zirin

February 12th, 2014 by mgoodfriend

The Jab Room’s favorite Washington Correspondent, John Nichols, is back in the ring to weigh in on SOTU, Seeger, and the threat of Girl Scouts to our national security! Plus, we hear plenty about Washington when it comes to news and politics, but there’s a lot more to the region than most of us realize. Rebecca Sheir, host of NPR’s Metro Connection on WAMU, is in the ring to tell us what we’re missing! And Zirin the Siren sings to us from the rocky shoals of Sochi. All this and more!