On the Program - June 17th 2008

On the Program - June 17th 2008

Hour One - Stephen P. Halbrook www.independent.org Topic: Gun debate...why would the founding fathers oppose a gun ban?

Guest: Anthony Romero www.aclu.org

Hour Two - Rick Perlstein www.rickperlstein.org Topic: In his book Nixonland, Perlstein argues that Nixon was the "grandfather of today's politics of hate"

Hour Three - Gov. Don Siegelman www.donsiegelman.org Topic: update on his case

Guest: Senator Mike Gravel www.gravel2008.us Topic: New book on his political career "Political Odyssey"

GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’

A booth at this weekend’s Texas Republican convention sold buttons asking, “If Obama Is President…Will We Still Call It The White House?”

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/06/17/gop-convention-button-asks-if-obama-is-presidentwill-we-still-call-it-the-white-house/

Call Tina Benkiser - Republican Chair of Texas Republicans at 512-477-9821

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.

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