Daily Topics - Friday July 18th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!! Remember to join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Anything Goes Friday

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: How the banksters are stealing homes - Professor L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri at Kansas City / Modern Money Theory

Hour Three: Latest on the crisis in the Ukraine - Professor Stephen Cohen, The Nation / Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives


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Today, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that only persons with an IQ of over 100 could own a gun. They then immediately asked the Governor to veto the legislation when they determined that all but two of the legislators would have been required to turn in their weapons. Legislators noted that they just hadn't thought the legislation through because it passed after not noticing the misprint in an ALEC document. Arms manufacturing stocks plumeted.

How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?

Republicans haven’t taken over red states; Democrats have lost them by not running as real Democrats.

That’s my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis’ fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states.

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