Daily Topics - Tuesday December 28th, 2010

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments of Hartmann's acclaimed new book, "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country." We invite Truthout readers to join us as, chapter by chapter, we explore these groundbreaking ideas for national transformation.

Quote of the Day: "We want a better America, an America that will give its citizens, first of all, a higher and higher standard of living so that no child will cry for food in the midst of plenty." -- Sidney Hillman

Hour One: Retirement Crisis: Baby Boomers Near 65 With Retirements In Jeopardy?

Hour Two: Is America mourning the damage 3 Republican presidents have done over the past 30 years? Thom challenges Bill Pasco, Executive Vice President of Citizens for the Republic - www.CFTR.org

Hour Three: Is Eradicating Polio (or any other disease) a Good Idea? Thom speaks with Dr. Arthur Caplan, Professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania - www.project-syndicate.org

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Maxrot 5 years 35 weeks ago
#1

Amazing how conservatives deplete the treasury when in office, then when the ripple effect starts to hit the common American, they blame the progressives who were voted in to stop the reckless behavior of the conservatives. What a racket they've figured out... how many times will it happen before the average American figures it out? My guess is it's nearly limitless, since the info is flashed on American Idol.

Sigh...

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Maxrot 5 years 35 weeks ago
#2

Don Blankenship doesn't belong in Jail, no where he should be is working in his mines. The deepest darkest mine Massey Energy owns.

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making progress 5 years 35 weeks ago
#3

Jesus! Is no one listening to Thom's show this week? Only two entries in the daily live blog?
Anyway, I just podcast the show (from 2 days ago) and I loved the rant on Teachers Unions at the end of the hour. My father lives in Montgomery County Maryland and he is always complaining that their County teachers make too much and the union is "Overreaching." He's a Liberal Democrat BTW. My point is that there seems to be this widely held belief that Teachers Have to Be Altruistic. Therefore they should do it for no more than lower middle class salaries? It’s as if they are overvalued or something?

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"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
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"Thom Hartmann channels the best of the American Founders with voice and pen. His deep attachment to a democratic civil society is just the medicine America needs."
Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties and director, Peace and Justice Resource Center.