- Oct. 7, 2011 7:47 amBy louisehartmann
In 2001 we started a war in Afghanistan – and ten years later we’ve achieved just barely 50% of our military goals in that nation. So says the former top commander in Afghanistan – Retired General Stanley McChrystal. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations – McChrystal blasted the planning and effort that went into the Afghanistan war – now the longest war in American history – saying, "We didn't k
- Oct. 7, 2011 7:24 amBy SueN
- Oct. 7, 2011 5:47 amBy SueN
- Oct. 6, 2011 6:44 amBy louisehartmann
The Occupy Wall Street movement swelled to at least 20,000 people yesterday – as demonstrators peaceably marched through Manhattan alongside throngs of unionized workers. But as the sun went down – and demonstrators attempted to take their march to Wall Street – another police crackdown ensued. Using pepper-pray and swinging batons – police prevented protestors from accessing Wall Street – and they also closed the Wall
- Oct. 5, 2011 8:14 amBy louisehartmann
Speaking of the 99% versus the 1% - a new report out of the International Monetary Fund finds that one of the greatest factors for prolonged economic growth in a nation is a low level of wealth inequality. By reviewing economies around the world – and looking at economic variables such as political institutions, debt, and trade – the study found that by far – it’s wealth inequality that has the greatest effect on susta
- Oct. 5, 2011 8:05 amBy shawnt56
Hour One: Republicans...no jobs bill, no safety net, no regulations...no! no! no!
Hour Two: American exceptionalism and Occupy Wall Street - Dan Gainor, Business and Media Institute
Hour Three: The Magic of Reality - Professor Richard Dawkins
Transcript: Thom Hartmann & Norman Solomon: Health care, education and jobs programs. October 3, 2011Oct. 5, 2011 7:26 amBy SueN
Thom Hartmann: Welcome back, Thom Hartmann here with you live from the Take Back The American Dream conference in Washington DC. An extraordinary coalition of organizations and groups which I will share with you later once I get the list, Louise. Oh hey, surprise, I got the list. America Votes, Power Pack, Demos, that’s a long list. We’ll share it at more length. Anyhow, Norman Solomon is with me right now.