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Daily Topics - Friday February 25th, 2011

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"

Hour One: Latest from the trenches...War on Labor - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Three: What were TSA screeners thinking?! Alaska State Rep. Sharon Cissna

Two children died in a fire in Philadelphia on Tuesday – and budget cuts could be to blame

Two children died in a fire in Philadelphia on Tuesday – and budget cuts could be to blame. In an effort to cut spending – the city of Philadelphia “browned out” – or closed some of it’s fire stations for a day. One of those fire stations that were closed was Engine 61 – and it just so happened to be the nearest company to the fire that killed those two children – and thus would have been first on the scene. As local firefighter Mike

Daily Topics - Thursday February 24th, 2011

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Hour One: Latest on the war on Labor - Jon Nichols, The Nation Magazine

This political battle has the Koch brother’s fingerprints all over it....

Yesterday – we reported about a little known provision in Governor Walker’s anti-union bill that would allow the state to sell of publicly owned power plants to private industries if it’s “in the best interests of the state.” That provision could allow Walker to sell off power plants to one of his top political contributors – Koch Industries – and give the Koch brothers a vertical monopoly on electricity in the state – owning the production, di

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker answers his master's call

This from copied with permission (and at the request of): www.buffalobeast.com - after they put it up, their site was hacked down, so they asked us to repost it here - this is entirely their ariticle/editorial content.

We cannot attest to it's veracity here at Thom Hartmann, but it sounds real. Mother Jones and Huffington Post are now all over the story, so its accuracy/reality or lack thereof will come out quickly...

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

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Hour One: Was Governor Scott Walker "punked?" Ian Murphy - The Buffalo Beast / Plus, Is the war for middle America about to turn hot? John Nichols - The Nation Magazine

Could be the beginning of the end for our Democracy?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told the media yesterday and again this morning that he is unwilling to compromise on his so-called “budget repair” proposal that limits state workers’ collective bargaining rights – essentially destroying their union. In response, the state capital in Madison has been the scene of a weeklong protest against Governor Walker and Republican state lawmakers. 14 Democratic state Senators who fled Wisconsin to

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 22nd, 2011

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Hour One: If Wisconsin busts the Unions, is it the beginning of the end of Democracy? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Why is America in decline? Victor Davis Hanson

Hour Three: Is Mark Williams the trickster? Mark Williams

What will the world look like in 2050?

What will the world look like in 2050? Well – according to scientists attending a conference yesterday with the American Association for the Advancement of Science – the planet will be “unrecognizable.” With a population over 9 billion by then – we’ll have to produce more food in the next 40 years than has been produced in the last 8,000 years. And as income in the developing world is supposed to increase – more people will be eating

Daily Topics - Monday February 21st, 2011

Hour One: From the trenches...Wisconsin's war on labor continues - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Will Governor Walker take the high road – or will he take the Hosni Mubarak road?

Democratic state senators in Wisconsin are still AWOL – preventing Republicans lawmakers from passing Governor Walker’s union-busting legislation that will strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. As one Senator told the Washington Post – “We're going to be staying away until we hear that [the Republicans] are taking the right to organize seriously.” As a sign of solidarity with the 25,000 protestors who showed up outside the stat

Daily Topics - Friday February 18th, 2011

"Anything Goes Friday!"

Hour One: Why we should raise taxes on the super-rich and lower them on the middle class - Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor

Hour Three: War on Labor - Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI, 4th District)

This is all about defunding the Democratic Party and having Republicans end up with one-party rule

Protests in Wisconsin are expected to continue today for the third day in a row. Yesterday - Madison, Wisconsin was nearly shut down as ten thousand protestors assembled outside the state capital to protest Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to strip state workers union of their collective bargaining powers in an effort to balance his state’s budget. 40% of teachers working in the Madison school district called in sick to attend the protest – f

Daily Topics - Thursday February 17th, 2011

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

Hour Two: Republican Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should Be Married And Home With Kids / Plus, "Geeky Science Rocks" - Think you rock Facebook...another species as us beat!

Two Paths: Bust Unions or Raise Taxes on the Wealthy?

While austerity measures are sweeping the nation – and Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin are going after middle class workers to balance state budgets – Minnesota’s Democratic Governor has a different idea. Instead of balancing budgets on the backs of working families – Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a 5% tax increase on the wealthiest people in Minnesota – or the top 5% of income earners in the state. What Governor Dayto

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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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