Dave Johnson & Cliff Schecter • VS Sundays

Virtually Speaking Sundays – a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows.

Dec 22, 2013 – This week, commentators Dave Johnson (Campaign for America's Future) & Cliff Schecter (Libertas LLC) talk about good public policy as popular public policy. and how a government jobs program with a minimum wage increase would be both, e.g. Moral Mondays and Gillibrand's populist "Opportunity Agenda"


Then potential progressive options to a Clinton candidacy e.g., Sanders, Schweitzer, O'Malley; and the impact they may have on the Democratic Party as well as Clinton's positions and campaign.



Culture of Truth satirizes one or more of the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @CliffSchecter @DCJohnson @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

Link round-up from the chat log

Clinton reassures Banksters

Thomas Frank (Harpers paywall) 

Jay on populism 

Worst Congress ever 

Michael Lind on Elizabeth Warren 


Musical genius David Byrne shares his songwriting secrets, opens up his finances and ponders the future of art and the Web. 

Panelist Bios

Cliff Schecter — Nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator, Cliff writes for Al Jazeera English and appears weekly on Take Action News w/ David Shuster and The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. The author of the 2008 Bestseller "The Real McCain,"  Cliff is co-founder and part owner of Washington DC's independent progressive radio station, We Act Radio, 1480AM.



Dave Johnson — Fellow with Campaign for America's Future and a Senior Fellow with Renew California. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest and Alternet. Follow @DCJohnson