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 3 years 23 weeks ago

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 3 years 23 weeks ago

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.

The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There's one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it.

And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job."

FDR extended the idea to say that when there are no jobs, the government should act as an employer of last resort.

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