"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, "The recession has directly hit more than half of the nation’s working adults, pushing them into unemployment, pay cuts, reduced hours at work or part-time jobs." Close to half of the survey’s respondents said, “they are in worse financial shape as a result of the downturn, which destroyed 20 percent of Americans’ wealth.” Meanwhile, Republicans are obstructing any attempts whatsoever to aid Americans in c
Hour One: Have the bankster terrorists blown up the bank tax that would have helped Main Street instead of Wall Street? Thom challenges conservative economist Stephen Moore http://online.wsj.com
Hour Two: Is Don Siegelman getting a second chance in Karl Rove's pursuit of him? Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman talks to Thom www.donsiegelman.org; Plus, In laissez faire news you get crotch shots of Miley Cyrus...is that ok? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org
It appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans have so far one solo talking point, that being that Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever serve on the Supreme Court, was an "activist judge," and because Elena Kagin clerked for him, she must be tainted by her association with him.
Hour One: Why are the Republicans so attached to race bating politics?
Two: Who is Barack Obama really? Thom talks to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter about his new book "The Promise: President Obama, Year One" http://books.simonandschuster.com/Promise/Jonathan-Alter
Hour Three: Should we start to worry about Russian Redheads, invisible ink, shortwave radios, wifi cafes and nuclear weapons? Russia Today's DC correspondent Alyona Minkovski will be here
Hour One: Sharks are circling the G-20, as nations tremble before the banksters; Plus, California Nurses and the National Nurses Association are fighting back against Meg Whitman's attack campaign...RN, Martha Kuhn will be here.
In his New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman is ringing the warning bell and saying we are in the early stages of a “third depression.” “This third depression,” he writes, “will be primarily a failure of policy” as the world’s leading governments focus “about inflation when the real threat is deflation, preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending.” It's truly bizarre to watch country af
Nearly two years after the American financial system teetered on the edge of a great Republican depression, Congressional lawmakers have come to an agreement early Friday morning to reconcile competing versions of the the bill in the biggest overhaul of financial regulations since the last Republican Great Depression. Big banks won big in this, as they can continue investing a significant amount of equity in hedge funds.
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