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The Republican vision of America is one in which 99% of us are condemned to be feudal serfs

Republicans in Congress unveiled their vision for America today – and if they succeed, the 99% of us are condemned to live like serfs. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, himself a multimillionaire, released his blueprint budget for fiscal year 2013 – which includes massive cuts to food stamps, student loans, Medicaid, and Social Security. The budget also dismantles Medicare as we know it – transforming an insurance progr

Daily Topics - Monday March 19th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Privatized libraries?! Seton Motley, Less Government

Hour Two: The 1% vs the 99% - why OWS will never go away

Hour Three: The most conservative congress ever! Professor George Lakoff

Occupy Wall Street....We're Back!

Hundreds of demonstrators returned to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Saturday to celebrate the six-month anniversary of the movement. But as the sun went down, the peaceful crowd was once again broken up by NYPD officers. In all – 74 people were arrested, and there were widespread allegations of police brutality against peaceful demonstrators. One woman was taken to the hospital after appearing to suffer a seizure.

Without the government protecting us from industry....

The largest online protest in the history of the Internet may have derailed SOPA and PIPA earlier this year – but major entertainment corporations like the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are still coming after you. With the help of Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T – tabs are being kept right now on people who are sharing copyrighted material online.

Daily Topics - Friday March 16th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

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

Hour Two: Speculating on rising gas prices - Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT, at large)

Daily Topics - Thursday March 15th, 2012

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Hour One: Are pharmaceutical patents killing people? John Manuelian, Manuelian Law Firm

Hour Two: The Divided Republican Party...Eisenhower Republicans, take back your party! / Plus, Geeky Science - Can Carbon Dioxide make you fat?

Time to pull a Saigon – and just get the hell out of there!

After a U.S. soldier snapped, and massacred 16 Afghan civilians – including nine children – Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for all NATO troops to be pulled out of rural areas. That could throw a wrench in the US exit strategy, which depends on handing Afghanistan over to NATO and Afghan Security Forces by 2014.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 14th, 2012

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Hour One: Why does Goldman Sachs think you're a muppet?

Hour Two: Why shouldn't 25 year olds get social security too? Peter Ferrara, Carleson Center for Public Policy

Hour Three: If we regulate prescription drugs why not regulate all Wall Street derivatives / Plus, Occupy Homes-MN

Goldman Sachs thinks you’re a “Muppet”

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Greg Smith recently resigned from the banking giant, and today in a New York Times op-ed blew the whistle on what he called a “toxic and destructive” environment within the bank. Smith writes, “I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 13th, 2012

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Hour One: "We Can Live With A Nuclear Iran" - Paul Pillar, Washington Monthly

Hour Two: Voter ID or voter suppression? Hans Von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation

Are Wall Street Speculators Inflating The Cost of Food?

Food prices have increased 4.4% in the last year – nearly twice as much as all other consumer goods. And a new study out of the New England Complex Systems Institute argues that Wall Street speculators are the ones driving up the price this year – just like they did in 2008 – when a billion people around the planet were pushed to the brink of starvation, and unrest and food riots swept the globe.

The new study forecasts anothe

Daily Topics - Monday March 12th, 2012

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Hour One: How Ayn Rand Became the New Right's Version of Marx - George Monbiot, The Guardian / Plus, Occupy the (foreclosure) "scene of the crime" - Tim Nonn, Occupy Petaluma

Afghanistan should serve as a warning to those who call for war with Iran

The dogs of war were released in Afghanistan more than a decade ago – and are now out of our control. News broke this week of a murder spree in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province committed by at least one US soldier against Afghan civilians. Reuters reports that as many as 3 American soldiers, who appeared to be drunk, opened fire in a small village at around 2am Sunday morning – shooting dead 16 civilians – including nine children.

Daily Topics - Friday March 9th, 2012

We're moving! Be sure to catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern, starting Monday!!

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

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

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Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict

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Here's What's the Matter with Kansas…

The verdict is in, and it's time for conservatives to face the cold hard facts.

Right-wing trickle-down Reaganomics doesn't work.

It doesn't work internationally, it doesn't work nationally, and it doesn't work at the state level.

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