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LISTEN: McAllister Talks to WEAA as Holder Talks Cutting “Mandatory-Minimum” Sentences

In Audio on August 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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“It seems like a move in the right direction…if we want to re-strengthen our nation, we cannot continue to throw away young talent that can be useful from decades as productive citizens because of actions that were committed during their regrettable days in the fog of youth.” (McAllister on modifying how the criminal justice system deals with some impacted by “mandatory-minimum” sentencing)

 

BALTIMORE  (August 15, 2013– (Courtesy The Marc Steiner Show) 

We turn to national news, focusing first on Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech this week about cutting mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders. (In addition to Lenny McAllister), our guests include:

  • Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran;
  • ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at MorganStateUniversity; and
  • Brentin Mock, New Orleans-based journalist and reporter for Colorlines.

 

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LISTEN: McAllister, Others Debate Obama Controversies, Latest News on Marc Steiner Show

In Audio on June 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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Catch Lenny McAllister on this week’s roundtable on the latest in news and politics on “The Marc Steiner Show” (stationed out of Baltimore on WEAA)

CHICAGO / BALTIMORE (May 31, 2013) – (Courtesy WEAA Baltimore)  It’s time for our weekly news round-up on the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Washington Redskins name, US Attorney General Eric Holder. We are joined by:

 

  • Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama,
  • Edward Wyckoff Williams, author, columnist, and regular contributor to The Root,
  • Jordan Bloom, Associate Editor of The American Conservative, and
  • Lenny McAllister, conservative media personality, public speaker, and writer.

 

Listen to this debate segment on “The Marc Steiner Show” by clicking HERE or by clicking on the picture above.

Who’s Zoomin’ Who in 2012?

In The McAllister Minute on June 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

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Over the past 4 years, the Obama Administration has been losing court cases, political capital, and economic momentum, only to ask for passionate support from his key voting blocs in 2012.

Who’s fooling who here?

On the brink of a Contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder and the possible striking down of the individual mandate within – or possibly all of – Obamacare, we have to ask ourselves: who’s fooling who here?

Wasn’t the Obama Presidency supposed to be about a heightened advocacy for the plight of urban America? That hasn’t happened, unless you work for Planned Parenthood or for a union somewhere. Wasn’t the Obama Presidency supposed to be about getting America back to work? That hasn’t happened, unless if work on Wall Street or as a corporate executive. Wasn’t the Obama Presidency supposed to be about improving the dysfunction in Washington and the tone in politics overall? That hasn’t happened, until if you think that the heightened name-calling, partisan-fighting, and civic maliciousness fit into your definition of patriotism and decorum. Wasn’t the Obama Presidency supposed to be about putting the wind at your back, instead of a hand in your face? That hasn’t happened, until if a chilling head wind is your idea of a cool breeze.

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Fast and Furious and Political Decorum on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

In Audio on June 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Noted Republican commentator and strategist Lenny McAllister gave his perspectives on the latest in American politics during today’s national radio broadcast.

Senator Grassley brought up an interesting point…if the White House…had mostly clean hands with…Fast and Furious, why all of the sudden does executive privilege come into place now?

CHICAGO, IL (June 22, 2012) – Politic365 contributor and Republican strategist Lenny McAllister (author, “Spoken Thoughts of an Amalgamated Advocate in Today’s America”, coming in July 2012) speaks with “Tell Me More” host Michele Martin and speaks with The Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson on NPR Friday morning about the latest in politics, including the move to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The conservation also covers how political decorum has eroded over the past few years, highlighted by recent events centered on addressing President Obama.

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