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 3 years 13 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 3 years 13 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 Does Our Economy Serve?

During a speech at New York University Friday, Hillary Clinton took aim at “quarterly capitalism,” her name for corporate America’s endless - and senseless - pursuit of profits.

From Cracking the Code:
"In Cracking the Code, Thom Hartmann, America’s most popular, informed, and articulate progressive talk show host and political analyst, tells us what makes humans vulnerable to unscrupulous propagandists and what we can do about it. It is essential reading for all Americans who are fed up with right-wing extremists manipulating our minds and politics to promote agendas contrary to our core values and interests."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community and When Corporations Rule the World and board chair of YES! magazine
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:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen