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Daily Topics - Friday December 17th, 2010

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 of Hartmann's acclaimed new book, "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country." We invite Truthout readers to join us as, chapter by chapter, we explore these groundbreaking ideas for national transformation.

Richard Holbrook – Stop this war!

You need to know this. President Obama released his Afghanistan war strategy review this morning. In it – the President claims the timeline for troop withdrawal in July of next year is still on track – though the pace of withdrawal is still uncertain. A US military presence is expected to be in the region until at least 2014. Most of the news is good - we've taken more territory and knocked off most of Al Queda.&n

Daily Topics - Thursday December 16th, 2010

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 of Hartmann's acclaimed new book, "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country." We invite Truthout readers to join us as, chapter by chapter, we explore these groundbreaking ideas for national transformation.

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 15th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Information is the currency of democracy. -- Thomas Jefferson

Hour One: Anyone else starting to feel like they just don't care anymore?

Hour Two: Is it time to use the force of government to keep American companies in America? Find out how one community is fighting back

Don't ever fall in love with a politician...

This isn't advice from Elizabeth Edwards, but a more practical commentary applicable to all Americans.

Progressives are right now trying to process their feelings about President Obama's going back on his campaign promise to not cut taxes on billionaires.

Daily Topics - Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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 of Hartmann's acclaimed new book, "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country." We invite Truthout readers to join us as, chapter by chapter, we explore these groundbreaking ideas for national transformation.

Quote of the Day: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

Daily Topics - Monday December 13th, 2010

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 of Hartmann's acclaimed new book, "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country." We invite Truthout readers to join us as, chapter by chapter, we explore these groundbreaking ideas for national transformation.

Daily Topics - Friday December 10th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is International Human Rights Day - "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be live from the Senate floor where he is filibustering the tax cuts deal...call Thom with your questions for the Senator - www.sanders.senate.gov

Daily Topics - Thursday December 9th, 2010

Quote of the Day: In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. -- Aristotle

Hour One: Will Obama's tax deal make him a one term President? Former Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN), Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District) - http://defazio.house.gov - and Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA, 7th District) - http://mcdermott.house.gov - will all weigh in

Can They Prevent the Tax Cuts?

You need to know this. House Democrats are for the first time trying to implement majority rule within their own party. Congressmen Peter DeFazio – Jim McDermott – and Jay Inslee are circulating a letter in opposition to President Obama’s tax cut deal. They hope to convince 60 members of the House Democratic Caucus to sign on to it and force a vote within the caucus on whether or not the tax cut package should be brought to the

There’s a full revolt taking place within the Democratic party following President Obama’s tax cut deal with Republicans

You need to know this. There’s a full revolt taking place within the Democratic party following President Obama’s tax cut deal with Republicans. House Democrats caucused last night to discuss the plan and count votes for it. Let’s just say it didn’t go too well and another meeting is scheduled for today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted last night that there was a lot of “unease” within her Party regarding a vote on the compromi

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 8th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being." -- Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Today marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's murder

Hour One: If the Democratic Party can't roll back the bush tax cuts on the wealthy in a "great recession" then how can they accomplish anything? White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer joins me - www.whitehouse.gov

Daily Topics - Tuesday December 7th, 2010

Quote of the Day: It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hour One: Why did Obama sell out his progressive base to make a deal with Republicans?

Hour Two: Topic:Is Big Brother is coming to a Wal Mart near you?

This is President Obama’s parting shot to House Democrats...

The tax cut debate may be nearing an end…and it looks like progressives are going to get screwed. Over the weekend – Vice President Joe Biden met with top Democrats in the House of Representatives to discuss a way forward on a tax cut compromise with the Republicans. While much of the focus has been on the Senate - and whether or not they can secure 60 votes to pass tax cuts legislation – the real test will be getting enough progr

Daily Topics - Monday December 6th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms is treason. If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other." -- Abraham Lincoln

Hour One: What does the weekend's lack of Presidential leadership say about Obama's chances in 2012?

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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