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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman


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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman






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Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - November 27, 2020, airing November 25, 2022

For National Leftovers Day, we present this vintage post-T-Day episode, from November 27, 2020. We had planned to bring you last year's post-Thanksgiving show, but that one was taken down by YouTube, because we read a story that quoted and debunked COVID loons, and, well, YouTube. (The episode was later restored on appeal of an appeal, but the odds were pretty good that they'd take it down all over again.) So, instead, we have one from the year before! David Waldman and Armando delivered...


Kagro in the Morning - November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a good day to give thanks for Justice Putnam, who keeps the gears turning at Netroots Radio! He gives us the flexibility to throw together a last-minute show, and maybe even knock off early for the holiday. Which we didn’t! One you get rolling on a show like this, you need every minute you can get! First up, Pro-Fish Mary Peltola is coming back to Washington. Which means Sarah Palin isn’t! On the darker side, wingnut idiots are saying terrible things about the...


Kagro in the Morning - November 23, 2022

David Waldman leads us off today under an other another cloud of a mass shooting. This time, six were killed in a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart. Probably a disgruntled employee did the shooting, but we all know who’s pulling the trigger. Lauren Boebert and others pray over the bodies they target, then target the rescuers. As threats to LGBTQ communities intensify, they in turn react to the reactionaries. Want to watch Twitter crash and burn, but from a safe distance? Alternatives are out...


Kagro in the Morning - November 22, 2022

David Waldman and special Tuesday guest star Greg Dworkin run the gamut from Elon Musk to Richard Fierro on today’s KITM. Poor little rich boy Elon Musk only wanted to buy love and respect, but fate can be so cruel sometimes to self-centered megalomaniacs… Here are 3 other investments the billionaire likes! Elon continues to have a kind of a “Love/Fire” relationship with his employees. One day you can tell your kids of the time that catturd2 place helped fight the COVID 19...


Kagro in the Morning - November 21, 2022

David Waldman leads us into the KITM Eastern Orthodox Canadian Thanksgiving Week solo, as Greg Dworkin had his Raft o’ Stories™ blown off course and is busy with a soccer ball and the Professor to chart a course over to Wednesday: Again, we start the week under the cloud of another mass shooting. It’s also a hate crime, and of course, a terrorist attack. Even when mass killers use a knife, they go with military-grade weaponry. Donald Trump was all Fake News when he predicted that Elon Musk...


Kagro in the Morning - November 18, 2022

David Waldman refers to himself in the third person at the beginning of today’s KITM show summary! No particular reason for it, though. Twitter continues to implode, but not this way. New Members-elect are in DC for orientation. Gen-Z (and Gen-Z leaning) Members finally learn the answer to question, “Why do I need to learn to write in cursive?” We’ve managed to avoid discussing the FTX collapse because there may be no point in understanding it, anyway. But today we learn it may be worse...


Kagro in the Morning - November 17, 2022

David Waldman takes a break from his crazy day to chat with Greg Dworkin and us for a couple of hours. Today, all eyes were on Nancy Pelosi, and what she would decide to do in the face of a Republican majority in Congress. Pelosi decided to step down as leader, but to stay in Congress. Republicans who hate functioning government, were happy to see a person who made it function so well leave. Marjorie Taylor Greene is now the face of Congressional governing standards. During the lame duck...


Kagro in the Morning - November 16, 2022

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin embrace hijinks, eschew shenanigans, as per usual on this Wednesday’s KITM: MAGAGA! Perhaps you heard, the Former Guy says he intends not to be former. Mostly, he intends not to be convicted. Either way, not many are convinced... Maybe, Madison Cawthorn. This time, no more Mr. Nice Guy. Believe it or not, someone on Team Trump remembered to file the paperwork. That other Donald Trump in high heels, Kari Lake, might as well run as Trump’s running mate, as she...


Kagro in the Morning - November 15, 2022

David Waldman brings us the Tuesday after the Tuesday that brought us the Pink Piddle, and the good news hasn’t yet stopped. Joan McCarter is in to describe Democrats’ plotting their lame-duck priorities, starting with taking sharp objects away from House GOP. Too bad, they had been sharpening many of them to stick into Kevin McCarthy. It’s really the Freedom Caucus that Kevin, and the rest of us, need to worry about. To reassure MTG et al. on his leadership abilities, Kevin tried yelling...


Kagro in the Morning - November 14, 2022

David Waldman is binging miniseries until he can figure out what's wrong with everything. One thing’s for certain, “easy money” is the only way to make a lot of money. Elon Musk is trying out the concept of “working to make money”, and at about $8 an hour, he doesn't like it. Greg Dworkin binges polling data and has been watching the votes and the wins pile up. But first, we again start the week beneath the cloud of another mass shooting, at the University of Virginia. The suspect was...


Kagro in the Morning - November 11, 2022

David Waldman brings all the Friday vibes to a very Friday Friday. Republicans don’t seem to love Donald Trump like they used to, which is okay by Donald as he has always despised each of them. No respect, even after all of the felonies he committed for them too! You’d never expect Trump to use racial slurs on Glen Youngkin, but Donald Trump always exceeds expectations. Donald is having a bad week, but Elon’s is worse. Sam Bankman-Fried made a billion on crypto, lost a billion, and...


Kagro in the Morning - November 10, 2022

Ever want to be David Waldman? Who hasn’t? But — Now you can! Thanks to Elon Musk’s pay-to-play Twitter verification plan, in less than 25 minutes and 8 bucks you can easily break into the glamorous world of the KagroX media empire... or even impersonate “Dr. X”! (No relation.) Post-election misinformation is flooding social media, plenty from Republicans of course, but a lot also from the mainstream media. The New York Post offered at least two crime victims front-page coverage if they’d...


Kagro in the Morning - November 9, 2022

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin told you so. Today, they will tell you even more. Did you read the news? Joe Biden and the Dems did very well last night, or as the mainstream media calls it, “not a repudiation”. It will take them a while to figure out how Democrats did so well with so many incorrect messages. It might be that people are complicated and will vote for a complicated party over a very simple one. Fox News does have the simple answer, though. No one can explain how Raphael...


Kagro in the Morning - November 8, 2022

I voted! How about you? How about all of your friends, relatives, neighbors? David Waldman and Joan McCarter tell us to GOTV like democracy is on the line... because it is. Kari Lake wonders just how American Native Americans really are. Marjorie Traitor Greene just can’t wait to match wits with people who can’t talk back. Don’t expect help, ever, from Joe Manchin. The GQP is playing the refs all the way to an election denying free-for-all. Michigan wingnuts head out to head off the vote....


Kagro in the Morning - November 7, 2022

David Waldman presents the KITM day before the day when we used to elect people special. Except for Eastern Orthodox election day, Thursday. The midterm elections are tomorrow. So, who’s going to win? Greg Dworkin tells us there’s no need to predict, just vote. But, what is being predicted? The important thing right now is to vote. But, is it looking good for Democrats, (and democracy)? Get out the vote. But, what is being forecast? It is impossible to know but getting out the vote is...


Kagro in the Morning - November 4, 2022

GOTV. Listen to KITM, then GOTV. Knock on doors from now through election day and tell them David Waldman sent you. OK, you’re out there GOTV-ing. Democrats are out there trying to hold the line. It’s not over yet. Now how much would Republicans really need to win to ruin everything? Not much. David explains how duly-elected Democrats may have their seats contested, and how Republicans can evade pesky precedent, or abuse the rules and procedures to cause trouble. While that’s happening,...


Kagro in the Morning - November 3, 2022

David Waldman delivers another KITM Holiday Special. What makes the day special? It has a KITM in it! (And it’s National Sandwich Day) Even Fox anchors don’t want to come off as beta cucks to Elon Musk. Actor Robert Kazinsky explains why verification is a public service, not a business model. The tougher it is to remain on Twitter, the more reason that good people need to remain there. Some are scared by polling numbers going into the midterms. Keep working, because what is really...


Kagro in the Morning - November 2, 2022

Ghouls then Saints now Souls! Today’s holiday is a solemn occasion, though. David Waldman and Greg Dworkin discuss how and why November 9 could turn out that way also. Fear and rage sell the news and move votes, and the GQP isn’t about to leave any behind. And if some die, they die for a good cause, bringing lulz to the survivors. They’ll also laugh at your reaction to them. Win! Playing with handguns and children rarely ends with laughs. Capitol Police cameras caught the break-in at the...


Kagro in the Morning - November 1, 2022

David Waldman hopes you had a nice Celtic festival of Samhain... a holiday so scary they needed to round up all of the saints to chase it away. Some people are sick puppies. Some are idiots. The GQP calls them “the base”. 2000 Mules was written with them in mind. A Georgia man sues for being defamed. Surry County, North Carolina Director of Elections Michella Huff has been harassed by attention seekers, election loons and potential felons ever since Donald Trump only got 70% of the vote...


Kagro in the Morning - October 31, 2022

David Waldman and KITM, never a blue checkmark and always passing that savings along to you. You know Elon Musk would never throw capitol willy-nilly at employees like KITM does with me. This weekend Elon’s Twitter employees worked overtime to fire other employees, so that half of them can fire the other half next weekend and so on, until things eventually get back to normal. Happy Halloween! Finally, a holiday without sober reflection or celebration of higher ideals! Of course, the...