Daily Topics - Wednesday April 25th, 2012

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

Hour One: Blue dogs out, progressives in - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, today is $1T Day - Ed Needham, OWS Occupy Student Debt Campaign

Hour Two: Dislike: Facebook Hired Lobbyists To Help The Government Spy On You - Zaid Jilani, United Republic's Republic Report

Hour Three: The beginning of the end for ALEC? Eric Havian, attorney for Common Cause

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Maxrot 3 years 18 weeks ago
#1

Thom pointing out how you and you're wife are dealing with a disease and the current health care system seems quite appropriate. It personalizes it, and to me that makes the weight of your words all that more pressing.

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mathboy 3 years 18 weeks ago
#2

Sometimes even what looks like nature is man-made. As I look out my window at work I see trees and grass, but it's all landscaping, and that was someone's idea too. Someone had to figure out how to get that result without later suffering landslides, stagnant puddles, cracked pavement from tree roots, etc.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 18 weeks ago
#3

"Procelliusmetaciously ugly"? I'm not even going to try.

Sharnhorst is an idiot. Sexual orientation should be taught by physicians??

Guns should be left in cars?? No danger there!

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