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 15 weeks ago

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.

Republicans try to derail Paris Climate Summit.

This week, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to work out the future of global climate action.

But, while our President is overseas trying to come up with climate solutions, Republicans back in the states are undermining him at every turn. And, their typical obstruction could pose a threat to the entire Paris summit.

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Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees

New York officials: No credible ISIS threat against city

There is no credible threat to New York City at this time, officials said

China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
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