Aaron Weil, Environment America, joins Thom Hartmann. On Tuesday - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 270 - which imposes a statewide ban on plastic bags at grocery stores - pharmacies - and convenience stores. The ban - which will start going into effect in July of 2015 - is the first of its kind anywhere in the nation - and is the culmination of a years-long fight led by Golden State environmental activists.
Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts, joins Thom Hartmann. Ronald Reagan was a revolutionary. His presidency marked an important point - and really a turning point - in American history. According to newly released documents obtained by the ACLU - one of those things is substantially broaden the foreign spying powers of the NSA.
Thom talks with Investigative Journalist Marcy Wheeler (aka @emptywheel) about the ACLU’s new report detailing how President Reagan authorized NSA spying via an executive order in 1981 and California’s banning of plastic bags with Environment America’s Aaron Weil. Tonight’s “Lone Liberal Rumble” discusses the latest school shootings, Rand Paul breaking from his party by wanting people to vote and whether we’re seeing the beginning of the end of ALEC. In tonight’s “Daily Take” Thom discusses Radio Host Michael Savage’s fake hysteria over Ebola.
Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service, joins Thom Hartmann. Without argument, without full briefs, without amici - and with NO decision - the Supreme Court has pronounced from on high, that Ohio may suppress the vote.
When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.