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Daily Topics - Tuesday January 10th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Latest from the New Hampshire Primary - John NIchols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Impact of the New Hampshire primary on election 2012 - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Thom is live from Reykjavik, Iceland

Hour One: Thom talks progressive politics with Lilja Mósesdóttir-Economist & Member of Parliament / Plus, Brynja Halldórsdóttir-Former Chairperson, Young-Leftist Greens

Will Mitt Romney win tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary?

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney had just two hurdles to jump before he cruises to a victory in tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary – and those were back-to-back debates on Saturday night and Sunday morning. After escaping the first debate completely unscathed – Romney was attacked in the second debate for being a career politician, making a living killing jobs, and being far too moderate to represent the Republican Party. Romney himse

Daily Topics - Friday January 6th, 2012

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Republicans Don't Care about Voter Fraud....

Iowa Republicans are trying to dismiss claims that the vote count in Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus was wrong. An Iowa voter told a local TV station yesterday that he noticed a 20-vote discrepancy in the count – and that Rick Santorum was the real winner of the Caucuses. Republican Party officials, though, are sticking to their first count – showing Mitt Romney as the winner by 8-votes - and there will be no recount.

Daily Topics - Thursday January 5th, 2012

Hour One: How did the world's biggest gas guzzler become the biggest exporter of...gas?! Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen

Hour Two: Will Evangelicals "settle" for Mitt Romney? Dr. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX / Plus, Wine to Water...changing the world one drop at a time - Doc Hendley, Wine to Water

Is the Corporate Media acknowledging the death of the American Dream?

The New York Times is finally catching on to the fact that the American Dream is dead. An article running in the paper today points out the disturbing fact that the United States is one of the least socially mobile nations in the developed world. As in – it’s harder for someone born poor to become rich – or even just join the middle class throughout their life. Only 8% of Americans born in the poorest fifth of the popula

Why the German economy is surging

Even though a debt crisis is gripping the European continent – the German economy is surging. According to the latest economic data – German unemployment fell in the month of December – bringing the average number of unemployed people in that nation to a two-decade low. Economists are now openly wondering just how long the German economy can be immune from the chaos surrounding it in places like Greece where unemployment is at 18%

Daily Topics - Wednesday January 4th, 2012

Hour One: Are NYC and the State of California about to throw out corporate personhood? Rob Weissman, Public Citizen

Hour Two: Will the Tea Party ever accept Mitt Romney? Mark Williams

Will the Occupy Iowa Caucus be successful?

It’s Iowa Caucus day!

Despite endless debating, campaign ads, and TV punditry over the last few months – the Republican race to the White House officially begins this evening as Iowans gather to choose which Republican they’d like to see run against President Obama this year.

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

Hour One: Political predictions for 2012 - Robert Reich / Plus, the latest from the first primary of the year...the Iowa Caucuses - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Republicans flip-flop on Voter ID and voter fraud - Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog / Plus, Montana's high court decision on Citizen's United - David Cobb, Move to Amend

Daily Topics - Thursday December 29th, 2011

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Are the days of a free and open internet over?

There’s a backlash underway against supporters of the Stop Online Privacy Act – known as SOPA.

The legislation – which is currently stalled in Congress until next month – would give the federal government – working with major entertainment industries – the power to take down websites that may be displaying copyrighted material.

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 28th, 2011

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The world is clearly different now, post-Fukushima

Scientists are trying to figure why scores of seals have washed ashore in Alaska this year either dead or suffering from a mysterious disease. The seals have lesions, irritated skin, and hair loss – often symptoms of radiation poisoning - and scientists worry it might have come from the Fukushima plant in Japan. So far – there’s been no sign of elevated radiation in the waters in the Pacific Northwest - although the US g

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Thomas Edison Was Right About Solar Power

Famed inventor Thomas Edison brought us electric lights, phonographs, movies, and even the first research and development laboratory.

But in 1931, he also was one of the first promoters of renewable energy - especially solar.

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