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Proviso Probe

Monday, August 28, 2006

MEDIA, Nyberg to host Viewpoints on Saturday

I will host “Viewpoints from the Other Side” on Saturday, September 2, 2006 from 2-3 PM. You can listen on WJJG, 1530 AM.

I’d like to discuss national politics. There’s a strong case to be made that control of Congress needs to be taken from the Republican Party to protect the Constitution from President Bush’s flagrant abuses. (See Glenn Greenwald for regular updates on this position.) However, there’s also a strong case to be made that the Democrats are too feckless to address the tough issues facing the country. (See Billmon and Digby.)

The Democrats would like to govern by merely avoiding mistakes. However, many of Bush’s policies are like being pushed over a cliff. Once you’re rolling down the sides of the cliff, it’s a little late to say one would rather avoid the problem. Do the Democrats have the vision and courage to address the problems facing the country?

But what do you think should be discussed? Local politics? County politics? State politics? National politics?

3 Comments:

  • It's important to discuss national issues, Proviso! republicans are trying to avoid the issues as part of their suburban strategy. If congressional candidates for 2006 stick to local issues they can avoid discussing the failures of Iraq and Katrina. They can also move us closer to the unitary and plenary executive. We have to push our congress to do their national level, federal job or all accountability in our federal government is gone.

    By Blogger Ellen Beth, at 9:22 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • Carl:

    I'd vote for discussion of local politics, specifically, District 209 since it continues to generate a lot of heated discussion and is undergoing change at the upper level as I write this. I also have a suggestion. Maybe you could seek to interview Shirley Madlock and ask her what qualifications her sister brings to her new job at District 209. Whatever topic(s) you decide to discuss, I would advise you to practice your delivery so that it isn't plagued by repetitive and annoying, "You knows"s, "I mean"s, and awkward periods of silence following a question posed to you by another. I turned off the broadcast in which you were featured on Arnie's program because of those irritations.

    By Blogger Steven, at 7:53 AM, August 29, 2006  

  • You should intereview Trustee Rick Fox from Westchester about the goings on in that town! It would be great to here about something else than 209,89 or 88!

    By Anonymous proviso reader, at 8:08 PM, August 29, 2006  

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