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 48 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 48 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 48 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?

Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?

Donald Trump took a victory lap in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, where he and Vice President elect Mike Pence officially announced a deal to keep 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana.

That's 200 fewer jobs than the 1,000 jobs that Trump initially said the deal would save, but that's kind of besides the point.

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