Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

Thom will return soon.

In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Hour One: Family ties...Paul Ryan & Bain Capital - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? Donald Goldmacher, Director

Hour Two: Ohio's modern-day Jim Crow laws - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC

Hour Three: AZ immigration activists vow to block Brewer's ban on benefits - AZ State Rep. Ruben Gallego (District 16)

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mathboy 3 years 40 weeks ago
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I'm hearing those ads again that portray the police as your enemy. "If you drink and drive, you will be arrested, you will go to jail."

They really need to change the point of view. "The police will be out in force this holiday to make sure you aren't harmed by drunk drivers." It gets the point across that there will be a lot of traffic cops out there, but treats the viewer or listener as a beneficiary of this action rather than a victim of it.

How Can the GOP Run American Government If They Hate It?

The coal country state of West Virginia is in the middle of a special legislative session to deal with a $270 million budget shortfall, and it's setting the stage for Republicans to completely gut the state's government.

It's the same playbook we've seen the right-wing carry out in Wisconsin, in Kansas, in Michigan, and in Ohio.

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