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Daily Topics - Wednesday April 6th, 2011

Please welcome David Sirota, host of the David Sirota Show on Denver's AM 760 Colorado's Progressive Talk station in for Thom today!

Hour One: Why didn't we leave behind Bush's "No child left behind?" Dr. Diane Ravitch / Plus, latest on the war on democracy - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

If they can't work this out, what will happen on May 15 when we hit our debt ceiling?

A government shutdown at the end of the week looks all but certain now. Yesterday – a meeting between Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to produce a budget deal. Due to procedural rules in Congress – a deal needed to be reached by last night to allow for a vote before Friday when the government runs out of money.

Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor

Speaking of Wisconsin – a little-known provision in Scott Walker’s anti-union bill converts 37 government workers into political appointees to be handpicked by Walker himself. So what can we expect form Walker’s choices? Apparently not much…the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor in what looks like a quid pro quo.&nb

Daily Topics - Tuesday April 5th, 2011

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Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Daily Topics - Monday April 4th, 2011

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Check out the new movie I AM (Thom is in it) here and see an interview here and here....

7 tons of Radioactive Waste is Flowing into the Ocean Every Hour at Fukushima

In Japan – officials estimate that 7 tons of radioactive waste is flowing into the ocean every hour at the crippled Daiichi nuclear facility. The source of the leaking waste appears to be reactor 2. Attempts to clog the leak with cement have failed – and new attempts to plug the hole with a “junk-shot” of saw dust – chemicals, and shredded newspaper doesn’t appear to be working either.

Daily Topics - Friday April 1st, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Daily Topics - Thursday March 31st, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Hour One: Democracy for sale? Dr. Ed Shadid / Plus, latest on the war on democracy - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

One-party Republican rule in America

Yesterday – a District Court Judge in Wisconsin blocked implementation of Scott Walker’s union busting bill while arguments are heard that the bill violated the state’s Open Meeting laws. Since Republicans passed the bill with less than a one-hour notice – in the dead of night – they essentially broke a state law that requires at least a 24-hour notice. But with Wisconsin’s anti-labor bill tied up in the courts – Republicans in *Ohio* are one step closer to busting up unions in their state.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 30th, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Are the Koch Bros and their Tea Party followers shutting down the Government now?

Negotiations in Congress to prevent a government shut down have reportedly fallen through. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed the blame on Tea Party Republicans who are refusing to compromise in budget negotiations saying, “The infighting between the tea party and the rest of the Republican Party…is keeping our negotiating partner from the negotiating table."

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 29th, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Hour One: Latest on war - John Nichols, The Nation

500,000 were in the streets of London to protest $130 billion cuts in spending and 500,000 public workers - did you hear it in the US news?

More than 500,000 people took to the streets of London over the weekend to protest the British Government’s proposed austerity program that will cut $130 billion in spending and lay off nearly 500,000 public workers. All walks of British life are expected to be affected by the cuts to childcare services, retirees, public safety programs and sets the nation’s single payer healthcare system on the road to privatization. London hasn’t seen a protest

Daily Topics - Monday March 28th, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

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The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

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