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The Surprising History of the National Rifle Association

01/14/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with author Steven Rosenfeld who has been looking into the history of the NRA and recent gun laws. And he's found some surprising things: that for most of the 20th Century the NRA was one of the country's foremost gun control organizations- it even helped draft tough gun laws. He also writes that some prominent conservative constitutional scholars- so called originalists- take strong issue with recent court decisio...

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Adelle Stan discusses what she has observed at the Republican National Convention

08/30/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adelle Stan, the Washington Bureau chief for AlterNet, relates her observations at the meetings she has attended at the RNC in Tampa. Adelle is particularly expert on issues regarding the religious right and money in politics. For more information go to and put in the search for Adelle Stan. Stan's writings are commonly seen on the Huffington Post, American Prospect and other media sources.

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The Affordable Care Act: The Conservative Response- Is It an Over-reaction?

07/02/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Tuesday


Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk more about the Supreme Court decision affirming the ACA- "Obamacare" as some call it. We'll hear from Mayor Rick Scott, Tea Party activist David McKalip MD, Senator Tom Coburn-R-Oklahoma, Glenn Beck, Ronald Reagan and Alternet's Joshua Holland who has written a column for AlterNet rega...

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Election postmortem with Alternet editor

11/06/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Adele Stan is AlterNet's Washington Bureau chief. She is the co-editor of Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda to Take Over America.

Adele has been observing and writing about the ramifications of religion and conservatism for years. She gave a post-mortem summary of her interpretation of the recent election. Did any of us Floridians realize that Florida is considered "ground zero" of the tea party movement?


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