Is the Many of you may remember back in 2008 - as our economy was heading into full meltdown - there was also a food crisis hitting the entire globe. The price of wheat skyrocketed - creating panic around the world. 2008 became the first year in human history that the population of those who went hungry increased - an increase of more than 250 million people - in a single year! More than a billion people bordered on starvation.
Quote of the Day: The corruption of journalistic integrity is always bad, but it becomes obscene under conditions of extreme media concentration as now exist. - Robert McChesney, Rich Media, Poor Democracy 1999
Hour One: Have the Banksters taken down another country? Financial journalist Max Keiser, host of "The Keiser Report" on RT, will be here http:maxkeiser.com
You need to know this about our nation’s grim labor market. In Florida – a cash strapped mother of a newborn tried to sell her baby for $30,000 to pay off legal bills and buy a new car. Luckily the person she tried to make the sale to was an undercover cop and she was arrested. This case highlights a disturbing situation in our country though. Welcome to America – the home of a desperate underclass with no hope of finding a jo
Quote of the Day: Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
Hour One: "W's" new book...truth or spin? Politicial commentator and fellow talk show host Bill Press, host of The Bill Press Show and author of the new book "Toxic Talk" will be here www.billpressshow.com
You need to know this about President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia. He says it's an effort to open up markets to India – the world’s largest democracy – and for the Wal-Mart executives with him, that's true. They want to sell more stuff made in China in India in their retail stores, and are frustrated that Indian law only allows one company to own two retail stores. They're using Obama's prestige to get that law blown up.
Quote of the Day: “The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.” - Abraham Lincoln
Hour One: Is Obama participating in the "giant sucking sound?"
Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann
Only a mere four days after taking back control of the House of Representatives – Republicans are already drunk on power. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the GOP’s agenda over the next two years and it can be summed up in 2 words: Dump Obama. McConnell says that the only way Republicans can succeed in passing legislation to repeal h
Daily Topics - Friday November 5th, 2010 & Tonight on The Big Picture...Thom Hartmann talks to Larry Beinhart "Wag The Dog"
Quote of the Day: "Remember remember the fifth of November...the gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot..." -- author unknown
"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"
Quote of the Day: "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -- John F. Kennedy
Hour One: How can Obama win despite the Republicans?
Quote of the Day: Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture. -- Charles W. Pickering
Hour One: Thom's take on the Republican 'wave'
Hour Two: Was the right more on point with their message and should they have won even bigger or was it all about the money? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org
You need to know this about yesterday’s midterm elections. Whoever is saying that last night was the demise of the Democratic party - they're wrong! In reality, it's the end of the Republican party. As the money in this election points out, the party of (old republicans) is now the party of (CEOs). So how much does it cost to buy the House of Representatives?
All eyes are on the mid-term elections. What's at stake for progressives? What will your COUNTRY look like on November 3rd? Tune into Free Speech TV's live election coverage starting at 8pm eastern time. I'm co-hosting from Washington DC along with Amy Goodman and Laura Flanders in New York, and David Sirota and Gloria Neal from the Free Speech TV headquarters in Denver. Free Speech TV is the nation's only independent na
Who’s screwed if the Republicans take control of Congress?
Quote of the Day: "Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to perform; that a man may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. " -- Daniel Webster, The Works of Daniel Webster 1853
Election Day 2010 - Remember to Vote!!