The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:14:09 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en The Kochs' Chris Christie; The Wingnut Marriage Meltdown; The World's 'Most Important Climate Change Law Decision': 'BradCast' 6/30/2015 Today on The BradCast...NJ Gov. Chris Christie is officially in! He's running for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination with the slogan: "Telling Like It Is". But was he telling it like it was when he secretly snuck out of New Jersey in 2011 to secretly give the keynote address at the ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11250 'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ Gov. Chris Christie jumps into the 2016 GOP race - we'll tell you his position on climate change; Coal plant forced to clean up toxic air pollution in the Navajo Nation; PLUS: Solar-powered plane finally takes ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11248 The Good, the Bad and the SCOTUS Ruling on Arizona Redistricting: 'BradCast' 6/29/2015 It was another big day of decisions out the U.S. Supreme Court today, their last one of the session. So, on today's BradCast, we cover the new SCOTUS rulings knocking down the EPA's rule limiting mercury and arsenic emissions by coal-fired power plants (the health of the citizenry be damned); allowing ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11247 Sunday Toons: Of Flags and Fits * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie. http://bradblog.com/?p=11246 'A More Perfect Union': 'BradCast' 6/26/2015 Today's landmark SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality was an extraordinary end to an extraordinary week. So, that what I was more than happy to cover on today's BradCast. Rights win again, as the U.S. Supreme Court finally declares marriage equality to be a fundamental right to Americans in all 50 states ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11245 BRAD BLOG 2004: 'Gay Marriage. Done Deal.'; SCOTUS 2015: MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALL Not to say "we told ya so," but...well... In February of 2004, in the 15th article we ever posted to The BRAD BLOG, in a short piece headlined "Gay Marriage. Done Deal." we wrote rather presciently (even if we say so ourselves) and seemingly against all odds at the time: "The ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11244 'ObamaCare' Upheld (Again); Scalia Embarrasses Himself (Again); And 2014's Last Remaining Election Challenge: 'BradCast' 6/25/2015 On today's BradCast...The U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision [PDF] in King v. Burwell, a case that would have gutted the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare"). As usual, Justice Scalia, on the losing side once again, displayed his extraordinary hypocrisy in his dissent to a case that was stupid to begin ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11243 'Green News Report' - June 25, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Gov. Bobby Jindal jumps into the 2016 race -- So, what's his position on climate change?; Deadly heat wave in Pakistan; Two new studies find climate change potentially 'catastrophic' for human health; PLUS: Court orders Dutch government to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling... All that ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11242 Vexed by Vexillology? Why Flags Matter: 'BradCast' 6/24/2015 As the Confederate flag falls, once again, across the South, in the wake of the Charleston AME church terrorist attack, flag expert Annie Platoff of the North American Vexillological Association (yes, there is such a thing!) joins us to a question I've had all week on The BradCast: Why so ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11241 TRUMP-MENTUM! You people scoffed -- scoffed! -- when I suggested (along with Heather Digby Parton) that Donald Trump could end up doing very well among the GOP base in the Republican 2016 primary race for President... Who's scoffing now? He’s dismissed by the political professionals, but there is no denying that the appetite ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11240