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Daily Topics - Tuesday February 8th, 2011

Hour One: Who's really running the American economy?

Two: Why do conservatives hate the idea of a unionized TSA? Adrian Moore, VP/Policy-Reason Foundation - http://reason.org

Hour Three: Should individual states have their own official state militia? Seton Motley, President-Less Government - www.lessgovernment.org

Daily Topics - Monday February 7th, 2011

Contest! Get a signed copy of Thom's book Screwed. Would you sleep with Boehner for $350,000? We'll pick the winner today!

Hour One: What do former terrorists have to teach us about democracy? Plus, What role does Egypt's Labor Movement have in the Egyptian democracy uprising? Doug Cunningham - www.laborradio.org

The Taliban is running a shadow government in Afghanistan

According to a New York Times report – despite the surge of US troops in Afghanistan – the Taliban is operating secret governments across the country. For example in the Ghazni province – the Taliban is running a shadow government that collects taxes, runs schools, adjudicates civil disputes, and cooperates with villagers in military operations. It looks like the US strategy to weaken the Taliban is failing – and a new report by New York University’s Center for International Cooperation knows why.

Goodbye, Democracy - Hello, American Oligarchs and Oligopoly

According to the Center for Responsive Politics – lobbying money actually went down last year. After a record high of $2.5 billion spent in 2009 to influence Members of Congress – there was a slight drop off in 2010. Does that mean lobbying went down – or was the bar just set too high in the middle of the health reform debate? Or something else that nobody's discussing? The President of the American League of Lobbyists blamed

Daily Topics - Thursday February 3rd, 2011

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

Hour One: What makes a safe society...guns for all or guns for none? Gun rights advocate Dr. John Lott - http://johnrlott.blogspot.com

Hour Two: Why is the lobbying industry experiencing a recession...?!

What's your favorite anti-war song?!

You pick the music on the show! All next week we will be playing anti-war songs on the Thom Hartmann Program and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite anti-war song of all time? Can't pick just one? Post all of your favorite anti-war and peace songs here on this blog and listen all next week for your song! Thank you so much and remember, get out there and get active! Tag You're It!

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 2nd, 2011

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

Hour One: If you're not "Big Business"...you're screwed!

Unless You're Big Business, You’re Screwed!

Republican Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee – and small-time criminal turned into the richest man in Congress – Darrell Issa is outsourcing his job to corporate CEOs. Back in December – Issa asked more than one hundred businesses to outline what federal regulations he should attempt to strike down with his new powers as Chairman. And though Issa intended to keep the responses from the corporate community to his inquiry

GOP sides with hate over compassion

Yesterday - A second federal judge ruled President Obama’s health reform law is unconstitutional. Florida Judge Roger Vinson – A Republican appointee – claimed the government has no constitutional grounds to require its citizens to purchase health insurance. Judge Vinson’s ruling is similar to another Republican appointed judge in Virginia who last year also declared the individual mandate within Obamacare unconstitutional. That’s now 2 judges who’ve upheld the health reform law – both appointed by Democrats - and 2 judges who’ve struck down the law – both Republican appoi

Big Brother Alert! Issa wants the the identities of Americans who file a Freedom of Information Act request

Republican Darrell Issa - a former small-time criminal and now the richest man in the House of Representatives - is at it again. Using his post as the Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee – Issa is asking the federal government to hand over the identities of every single American who has filed a Freedom of Information Act request. Issa claims he just wants the information to make sure the government is handling FOIA request

Daily Topics - Monday January 31st, 2011

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

Hour One: A look inside the youth revolution in Egypt - Professor Stephen Zunes, UCSF - www.stephenzunes.org

Hour Two: Should children get life in prison for murder? Former Prosecutor Robin Bond - www.robinbond.com

Daily Topics - Friday January 28th, 2011

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

It's "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!" Thom is live at Families USA 2011 Health Action Conference in Washington, D.C. - www.healthaction2011.org

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Earth's credit card has been maxed out!

If Earth's resources were a credit card, we have already maxed out our entire allocation for this year. The think thank Global Footprint Network announced that August 19th was “Earth Overshoot Day,” meaning that all the resources we use after that day exceed what our planet can produce in a single year.

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