June 18 2008 show notes

June 18 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Congressman Peter DeFazio. The Republicans' meme of a "ban" on offshore drilling. Transcript.

  • Guest: CNS Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey. Drilling for oil. Transport.

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Jessica Valenti, Executive Editor, Feministing. "He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know".

  • Guest: Larry Scott, founder and Editor of VA Watch Dog.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


Wednesday 18 June '08 show




  • Article: Barbara Lee Slams Attempt to Lift Coastal Drilling Ban, May 19, 2006.
    "For twenty five years we have maintained a bipartisan agreement to ban any new drilling off our shores because we believed it was more important to safeguard the health and beauty of our coastal environment for future generations to enjoy.

    But now the interior appropriations bill threatens to upset this agreement and open our coastal areas to drilling despite overwhelming opposition from the American people.
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  • Article: The Truth About America

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

From Screwed:
"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall