April 2012

  • Daily Topics - Thursday April 12th, 2012

    Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

    Hour Two: "Taxmageddon," the latest conservative scary tale?  Curtis Dubay, Heritage Foundation / Plus, Geeky Science - what you need to know about dental x-rays

  • The increase of autism in the US is linked to high-fructose corn syrup

    Americans are screwed by the food we eat.  On the heels of a report by the Center for Disease Control showing a drastic 78% increase in cases of autism in America since 2002 – a new study suggests that the food we eat might be responsible.  The peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Epigenetics, links increased autism cases to the widespread use of high-fructose corn syrup in the American diet. 

    As the study’s co-author Dr.

  • The banksters are at it again – screwing over the poor

    As banks have once again returned to making pre-recession profits – thanks mostly to their taxpayer bailout – they’re once again preying on the poor with subprime lending.  A new report by Experian shows that credit cards lender handed out 1.1 million new credit cards to people with damaged credit in December of last year.  That’s 12% jump from just one year ago.

    The banks prefer those with low credit because they can jack up i

  • What are the Rules of Engagement on the streets of America?

    Had George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a battlefield in Iraq – he would have been punished.  But on the streets of Florida – Zimmerman walks free.  The organization VoteVets.org points out today that Florida’s Stand Your Ground law gives more leeway to shooters on the streets of America than our armed forces have to deal with hostile insurgents in Iraq. 

    According to the Rules of Engagement

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday April 10th, 2012

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    Hour One: Zimmerman had the rules of engagement wrong...

    Hour Two: Will the Courts declare DOMA unconstitutional?  Maggie Gallgher, National Organization for Marriage

    Hour Three: Should corporations be able to buy other planets?  Rand Simberg, Competitive Enterprise Institute

  • Daily Topics - Monday April 9th, 2012

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    Hour One: The tipping point that could unite both parties...

    Hour Two: Do we need an anti-nuke fundamentalist?   Dr. Robert Zubrin, Merchants of Despair

    Hour Three: Why Europe thinks Americans are nuts...

  • Funding for job retraining for Americans is 1/2 of what it used to be...

    As nearly 13 million Americans look for a job – federal funding to retrain Americans workers and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century are drying up.  Funding for job-training programs across the country is down 18% from 2006 – even though there are six million more unemployed Americans today.  Funding for counseling for the unemployed – like resume guidance and job interview coaching – is down 13%.   In fact – fu

  • Is the boycott of all companies that give money to ALEC working?

    Corporate donors to the Koch brothers-funded right-wing think thank known as the American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC – are dropping like flies.  On Thursday – Kraft became the third major corporation to part ways with ALEC – joining Coca-Cola and Pepsi. 

    ALEC sponsors were put on notice this week, when the organization Color for Change called for a boycott of all companies that give money to ALEC.  The group is

  • Daily Topics - Thursday April 5th, 2012

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    Hour One: A well oiled machine that doesn't depend on facts...

    Hour Two: Cop in Chamberlain shooting sued in '08 racism case - Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr. and his attorney Randolph McLaughlin

    Hour Three: Is the Greek Suicide the beginning of Europe's Arab Spring?

  • The banksters and technocrats, pushing austerity in Greece, now have blood on their hands

    On Wednesday – a 77-year-old retired pharmacist walked up to the Greek Parliament building and shot himself in the head to protest the crippling austerity measures that are ripping apart that nation.  The man – whose name has not been released – left behind a note reading, “I have no other way to react apart from finding a dignified end before I start sifting through garbage for food.” 

    His suicide prompted thousands of Greeks t

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