Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for August 20, 2019

To Ban or Not to Ban Plastic Bags? Massachusetts legislators are battling over how well a plastic bag ban will work, and whether such laws carry unintended consequences. The current draft legislation has two components: banning single-use plastic bags statewide and requiring a fee on all paper bags used during checkout. The present bill outlaws the use of thin, plastic-film carryout bags and opponents say a loophole would let retailers offer thicker-weight plastic bags to customers instead. Do you support a plastic bag ban?

Jill Biden: Vote for My Husband Even If His Ideas Are Not Good.Dr. Jill Biden laid out the reason people should vote for her husband, former Vice-President Joe Biden in extraordinarily blunt terms saying “Your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘O.K., I sort of personally like so-and-so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.” Does this pitch make you want to vote for Joe?

Bernie's Prisoner Bill of Rights.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has unveiled a “Prisoner Bill of Rights” he plans to enact, if elected president, guaranteeing unlimited, free phone calls and video chats for inmates. Also, on his agenda are proposals to cut the country’s incarcerated population in half, ban private prisons, legalize marijuana, and end mandatory minimum sentencing, solitary confinement, and the federal death penalty. Do you support Bernie's plan?

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