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.

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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.
  • Article: The Truth About America

Bernanke: Jail the Banksters

President Obama should have thrown the banksters in jail.

That’s more or less what former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in an interview this weekend with USA Today.

Bernanke doesn’t get off totally scot-free here.

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