Daily Topics - Monday April 23rd, 2012

Daily Topics - Monday April 23rd, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Please welcome syndicated columnist & Democratic strategist Karl Frisch in for Thom today...

Hour One: Media bias and the GOP - Eric Burns, Bullfight Strategies / Plus, Lee Fang reports on CISPA and child labor - United Republic's Republic Report

Hour Two: Upward mobility...not for the middle class anymore - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars / Plus, Arizona immigration law heads to SCOTUS and some great news for Obamacare! Doug Kendall, Constitutional Accountability Center

Hour Three: Missouri pushing "Don't Say Gay" bill - Sarah Warbelow, Human Rights Campaign / Plus, The best of the rest of the news and your calls...

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mathboy 2 years 25 weeks ago
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The farming injuries suffered by children could be made an age-of-consent issue. Those jobs could be declared to be so risky that one must be legally able to give consent to be hire for them.

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mathboy 2 years 25 weeks ago
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Republicans use Reagan's name as a brand, just like they do with Christianity, as John Fugelsang always says. They don't care about substance, they care about labels. They learned to control language, but they stopped there and never learned how to govern.

Who Should an Economy Serve?

The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall