Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

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Hour One: Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

Hour Two: Should the commons of our prisons be controlled for profit? Len Gilroy, Reason Foundation / Plus, the politics of the private prison business - Jon Collins, Minnesota Independent

Hour Three: Robbing America's young of their future - Wayne Jett, The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now / Plus, "Education Nation or Education Corporation?" Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC


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Blue Mark 4 years 8 weeks ago

Geithtner wants to leave, the reason he is still at Treasury is because Obama can't replace him. The Senate GOP won't approve ANY Obama appointments other than national security positions, and are even preventing Obama from making recess appointments.

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mathboy 4 years 8 weeks ago

The filibuster should be eliminated, at the very least, for nominations of officials who serve for limited terms, such as cabinet secretaries and anyone who serves at the pleasure of the President.

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.

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