Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

Join me Oct. 3 to 5 - I'll be "live" noon-3p ET at the Take Back the American Dream conference — at the FSTV EStudio - Come say Hi!

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's picture
Blue Mark 3 years 4 weeks ago
#1

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.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 4 weeks ago
#2

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.

Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"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 The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Through compelling personal stories, Hartmann presents a dramatic and deeply disturbing picture of humans as a profoundly troubled species. Hope lies in his inspiring vision of our enormous unrealized potential and his description of the path to its realization."
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce