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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Tuesday
Oct202009

House Majority Whip James Clyburn Joins the Program.

As the U.S. House of Representatives tries to reconcile its health insurance reform, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) joins the program on Friday at 1:30 p.m. e.t..  I expect this to be a very interesting conversation.  Hope you can catch it.

Tuesday
Oct202009

I Appear on MSNBC at 10:30 this Morning.

As the Obama Administration continues to struggle with the question of Afghanistan, I will appear on MSNBC this morning at 10:30 a.m. to talk about possible options.  When you compare Taliban competency with Afghan Presidnet Kazai incompetency, it is difficult to figure which direction to jump.

Hope you can watch.

Monday
Oct192009

Frontline Correspondent Michael Kirk Investigates Financial Crisis.

What might have happened if somebody warned a federal regulatory agency that a meltdown was coming?  Well, they were warned.  However, it apparently didn't matter.

Frontline correspondent Michael Kirk joins me tomorrow to discuss The Warning.  This is an extraordinary piece about arrogance and takes no prisoners.  It hammers a lot of people in all administrations.  This is an awesome piece of journalism.  It appears on Frontline on PBS on October 20, 2009 at 9 p.m e.t.  Hope you can catch it. 

Monday
Oct192009

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Joins the Program.

With unemployment hitting 9.8% and with expectations that it is going to get worse, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins the program to discuss what can be done to fix it.  In addition, we will look at the effort to regulate Wall Street and whether the Administration is willing to"tell" Wall Street" rather to "ask" them.

Hope you can join me at AirAmerica.com

 

Sunday
Oct182009

I Appear on MSNBC Next Week.

Looking forward to appearing on MSNBC this next week to talk about the big stories of the day.  Always a lot of fun and incredible things to talk about, everything from healthcare to Afghanistan and everything in between.

Hope you can catch it!  More to come regarding dates and times.

Sunday
Oct182009

Obama Must Demand Afghan Gov't Step Up or We Step Down!

I've been waiting for some time for the White House to come up with a legitimate strategy for Afghanistan.  So far, all I have heard is Gen. McChrystal's approach for an additional 40,000 U.S. troops.  While supporting the population is the fundamental goal because it could undercut the insurgency of the Taliban, it will ultimately fail if the Karzai government cannot be, and also be seen as, legitimate.  

President Obama must demand this legitimacy.  Without the Karzai government stepping up to legitimately represent the people, the America people should not be willing to risk more troops for a policy and strategy that will ultimately fail.  

This is the bottom line.  If Karzai does not step up, we must step down.  Otherwise, we will be seen as either supporting an illegitimate regime or simply as invaders.  Either way, we lose!

Monday
Oct122009

I'll Be in New York This Week at Air America Studios.

Going to be a very busy week.  I leave tomorrow morning very early for Manhattan.  I'm giving a speech at an ACLU event tomorrow night and will be broadcasting from Air America studios on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In addition, I will be on The Montel Williams Show on Tuesday.

It is going to be a very busy week indeed.  Hope you can catch it!

Sunday
Oct112009

National Equality March This Weekend in DC.

Sunday
Oct112009

Photos from the National Equality March.

 











Sunday
Oct112009

The National Equality March in DC.

The National Equality March begins at noon.  It ends at five p.m. on the Mall.