July 2009

  • July 28 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty." - Thomas Jefferson.
  • July 27 2009 show notes

  • Clip:

    ROBERTS: If your child is obese, morbidly obese in medical terms, are you responsible? Even more, are you criminally responsible?

    Well, in the case of Jerri Gray, the state of South Carolina says yes. And take a look why.

    Gray gave us this school photo of her 14-year-old son Alexander. He weighs 555 pounds. He is now in foster care and she has been charged with criminal neglect. She told "The Early Show" on CBS how he got this way.

  • Transcript: Chris Hedges, "Empire of Illusion", 21 July 2009

    Thom interviews Chris Hedges about his book "Empire of Illusion", 21 July 2009

  • July 24 2009 show notes

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. His committee passed a bill, not single payer, but public option, putting lots of money into primary health care - more access to doctors, disease prevention, quality control, increasing coverage to tens of millions. The Baucus finance committee is focusing on negotiating with Republicans, none of whom is interested in public plan or negotiating with health companies.
  • July 23 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits." - Thomas Jefferson.
  • Article: Iron ore spot prices forge path to $100 By Javier Blas (click on the graphic for percentages).
  • July 22 2009 show notes

    • Quote: "The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better." - Christian Nevell Bovee.
    • Article: Conductor dies in aided suicide. He wasn't dying.
    • Should you have the right to decide when and how to end your life?
  • Transcript: Marc Goldwein on health care vs. health insurance, 22 July 2009

    Thom: The whole issue of health care, this is starting to get very, very complicated, and we’ve got some members of Congress who, obviously we’ve got some members of Congress who are just playing weasel on this.

  • Transcript: Danny Schecter on Protectionism, 20 July 2009

    Thom: And greetings my friends! Patriots, lovers of democracy, truth and justice, believers in peace, freedom and the American Way. Thom Hartmann here with you. Over the weekend Louise and I were back in Michigan, in fact we did our show, those of you that were listening, Friday from Grand Rapids and our affiliate there, WTKG (tip of the hat), thanks to Angie and all the great folks who helped make that possible.

  • July 21 2009 show notes

  • Article: "Gates: 'Iran is the greatest int'l security threat'".
  • Article: "Ahmadinejad appoints new nuclear chief".
  • July 20 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "We [journalists] reached our intellectual adulthood with daily close-ups of the inequality in a nation that was founded on the commitment to equality for all. So we are inclined to side with the powerless rather than the powerful. If that is what makes us liberals so be it, just as long as . . . we adhere to the first ideals of good journalism." -- Walter Cronkite
  • Today is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission moon landing.
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    Community Archive

    Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

    It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

    When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

    And for good reason, too.