About Jack

Jack is really a storyteller and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer, its his most important tool.  As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world as much as he himself is captivated. 

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Saturday
Nov072009

I'm Appearing on MSNBC This Week!

Just learned that I'm scheduled to appear on MSNBC again this week.  Always a lot of fun to get on board and argue about the big issues of the day.  Probably talking health care, Afghanistan and who knows what else.  I will let you know.

Hope you can watch. 

Saturday
Nov072009

Approaching House Vote on Healthcare Reform Tonight!

The House has just moved an additional step forward to passing a health insurance reform bill tonight. In a vote of 242-192, the House has established procedural rules for a debate on the House floor.  With this latest move, the clock seems to be ticking.  If everything goes as expected, the House will have a final vote on legislation that House Republicans have failed to stop.  

America is watching.

Wednesday
Nov042009

@BlakeLewis of @AmericanIdol on Why it is a Dual-Edged Sword.


Former American Idol Runner-Up Blake Lewis joins the program to talk about his time on American Idol, his career, his new album, and how he goes on in the shadow of past fame.  He joins me tomorrow on Air America Radio and airamerica.com.

Hope you can catch it.

Tuesday
Nov032009

GOP Takes NJ, VA, Upstate NY? So What! @airamerica.com

Republicans will try to argue that these three races represent a complete rejection of President Obama.  They could not be more wrong.  Here are statistics.  These are facts and they can't be denied.

FACT:

The party that won the White House lost the Virginia governor's race for the last 32 years.  Since President Obama (D) took the White House, it would only make sense that VA would go Republican.

FACT:

The party that won the White House last the New Jersey governor's race for the last two decades.  Since President Obama (D) took the White House, it only makes sense the NJ would go Republican.

FACT:

The 23rd Congressional District of New York has gone Republican for the last 100 years.  It is a Republican seat as much as almost any in the country.

So, to claim that these races represent a repudiation of President Obama is to ignore history, trends, how people vote, why people vote and, yes, facts.

 

Tuesday
Nov032009

Rep. @KeithEllison Joins Me Tomorrow @airamericamedia

Rep. Keith Ellison is one of my favorite Congressman.  We have also known each other for a long time, long before he was a Congressman or even a Minnesota State Legislator.  The Congressman also has one additional distinction.  He is the only Muslim to have ever served in the Congress.  I like that!

Rep. Ellison joins me to talk about possible war crimes in Gaza tomorrow on Air America Radio and airamerica.com.

Tuesday
Nov032009

Covering the Elections at Noon @airamericamedia

I'm covering the elections today in the upstate New York Congressional race as well as the governor races in both New Jersey and Virginian Air America Radio at noon.

Hope you can join me.

Monday
Nov022009

An Interesting Talk w/ @RickSpringfield on @airamericamedia.

Interestingly enough, tomorrow for a least a few minutes, I'm not talking current events or politics at all.   Instead, I'm going to talk to Grammy award winning musician Rick Springfield.  Don't ask me how it happened! It just did.

Hope you can catch it tomorrow @ airamerica.com.

Monday
Nov022009

I Appear on @MSNBC Tonight at 6 p.m.

I appear on MSNBC with Ed Schultz tonight at 6:00 p.m. e.t.  We will be talking Dick Cheney's inability to recall 72 times and the failure of Republican attacks.  Should be a lot of fun. 

Hope you can watch.

 

 

Monday
Nov022009

Andrew Ross Sorkin, NYTimes Financial Reporter Joins Me.

When Wall Street blew apart, we all seemed to agree that if you are too big to fail, then you are too big.  What happened to that concept?  

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for the New York Times.  He joins me today to talk about that and his aptly titled book, To Big to Fail.

Hope you can catch it on Air America Radio and airamerica.com

Friday
Oct302009

I Appear on MSNBC Next Monday Night.

Looking forward to appearing on MSNBC with Ed Schultz next Monday night.  At this point, I have no idea what I will be talking about.  Everything is based upon what hits the headlines.  We will see what happens this weekend. 

Hope you can watch.