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Daily Topics - Wednesday March 2nd, 2011

Hour One: Latest from the trenches...war on labor - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, Labor fights back - Phil Neuenfeldt, Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Hour Two: Why don't conservatives care about the world children will inherit? Rory Cooper, Heritage Foundation

Walker has pledged to layoff 2000 teachers if Senators don't return - will his divide & conquer strategy work?

Even though his union-busting agenda has stalled thanks to AWOL Democratic state senators – Governor Walker in Wisconsin is unveiling his 2-year budget proposal today – and guess what?

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 1st, 2011

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

Governor Walker...but Wait! There's More...

ThinkProgress has pointed out some lesser-known provisions that Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are trying to slip through the state legislature that should worry many Wisconsinites. Even if protestors successfully defend their rights to collectively bargain – they still have to deal with a GOP-led assault on the several health, environmental, and economic programs including a bill that will allow the state’s uber-conservative He

Daily Topics - Monday February 28th, 2011

Hour One: The latest from the trenches...Wisconsin's war on labor - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, Madison's "mainstreet movement" - Doug Cunningham, Worker's Independent News

What’s the point in lobbying politicians – when you can just BUY politicians?

The American Petroleum Institute – the largest lobbying organization for big oil polluters – announced yesterday they would start contributing to political candidates this year in preparation for the 2012 elections.

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

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Why the House of Representatives Doesn’t Represent Americans

One of the really weird ironies of politics these days is the huge divergence between what the American people actually want and what the radical right-wingers in Washington actually do. You won’t hear this on Fox So-Called News, but right now the American people are as progressive as they ever have been.

Don’t believe me? Just check the polls.

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