Daily Topics - Friday July 18th, 2014

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.

Bernie Sanders Could be the Next FDR

Tuesday night, I appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Elizabeth Warren, the rise of progressives within the Democratic Party, and what this means for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

At one point in our discussion, the conversation turned to whether Bernie represents the closest thing to an Elizabeth Warren candidacy.

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
From Screwed:
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Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO