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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

Ohio Republicans have a problem with Democracy

It appears Ohio Republicans have a problem with democracy.

Daily Topics - Friday March 25th, 2011

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

"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"

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

Have we officially returned to when the Robber Barons ruled?

We know that millions around the nation have been screwed over by predatory lenders and fine print credit card contracts – and now are swimming in debt. But can you believe that some of these people are actually being thrown in prison for going into debt? That’s right – American in the 21st century is bringing back debtors’ prisons. People who can’t pay off their credit cards can be thrown in jail in a third of the states in our nat

Daily Topics - Thursday March 24th, 2011

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

Hour One: War on democracy...how Repubs planned to punish AWOL Dems - John Nichols, The Nation

They’re all like Robin Hoods for the super rich – steal from the poor – give to millionaires and billionaires!!

Republican Governors need to get their priorities straight. In 3 states across the country – Maine, Ohio, and New Jersey – Republican Governors are throwing the middle-class under the bus and putting some of the wealthiest people in their states right behind the driver’s wheel. In Maine – Republican Governor Paul LePage is proposing a cut to the state’s estate tax – a tax that ONLY affects millionaires and billionaires. In fact – his ta

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 23, 2011

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

Hour One: Cover-up at the Fukushima power plant? Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear / Plus, latest on the war on democracy - John Nichols, The Nation

100 cruise missiles were dropped on Libya at $1 million each in one day - Can we fire cruise missiles and teachers and survive?

A US fighter jet crashed in Libya this morning. Military officials claim that the crash was caused by mechanical failure and not by anti-aircraft fire – and both pilots have been rescued with only minor injuries. Meanwhile – US led airstrikes continued in Libya for the third day in a row – but may be winding down as the New York Times reports that all the initial objectives of the campaign have been met – and command of the operation will soon be handed over to European allies.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 22nd, 2011

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

Hour One: What's more important to Republicans than jobs and war? John Nichols, The Nation

Our nation is at war today, once again without the Constitutionally-mandated debate in Congress leading to a declaration of war

Our nation is at war today, once again without the Constitutionally-mandated debate in Congress leading to a declaration of war, because John Boehner instead chose to debate defunding NPR and Planned Parenthood, leaving the decision to President Obama. Over the weekend – more than 100 cruise missiles were launched by British and American forces into the nation of Libya – taking out crucial air defenses to pave the way for enforcement of a no-fly zone above the nation.

Daily Topics - Monday March 21st, 2011

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

The fate of the nuclear plant – the nation of Japan – and the world

Japanese officials are hoping to have electricity reconnected to at least two of the crippled nuclear reactors at the Daiichi plant today. In the meantime – efforts are still underway to douse reactor 3 with water to prevent both a meltdown and radioactive waste containing plutonium from escaping into the atmosphere.

Daily Topics - Friday March 18th, 2011

Truthout proudly presents weekly installments of Thom Hartmann's much-lauded book, "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became 'People' and How You Can Fight Back." Click here for the latest chapter

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour taking your calls

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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