In this half hour interview, Lauren Steiner, a political activist and frequent contributor to the LA Progressive, talks to US Congressman Alan Grayson. Grayson, who was just dubbed by Slate Magazine, “the most effective member of the House” was In LA two weeks ago fundraising. The always frank and feisty congressman discusses his views on the corrosive influence of big money in politics and what can be done about it, the NSA spying scandal and his “Mind Your Own Business Act”, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why it is so bad, and his secret to working with members of the opposition to pass the highest number of amendments of any member of Congress. The video interview also includes a clip of Grayson explaining Occupy Wall Street to a clueless PJ O’Rourke on Real Time with Bill Maher back in October 2011.
Monday, 29 July 2013