Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Please welcome Sam Seder, of Majority Report & Ring of Fire Radio in for Thom today

Hour One: "The Bain of Capitalism" - Robert Reich

Hour Two: Day of action for MLK's birthday - "Occupy the Dream"

Hour Three: The conservative take over of "The Courts" - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

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mathboy 2 years 31 weeks ago

Rush Limbaugh, naturally, came out in favor of vulture capitalism yesterday. And because of that, the Republican self-nominees for President are backing off those attacks on Romney.

It's funny, though, that Limbaugh expressed disappointment in Perry, when clearly he's making that criticism so that Romney will win. So what are Limbaugh's hopes for Perry's future? Does he want Perry to run in 2016?

Keystone would be way worse than we thought!

We already know that the Keystone XL pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen. But, it turns out that the impact of that tar sands pipeline could be even worse than we thought. According to a new study by the Stockholm Environmental Institute, Keystone could add four times more carbon pollution to our atmosphere than the State Department originally estimated.

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