A good portion of the web is blacked out today in protest of two online piracy bills being considered in Congress: The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – in the House, and the Protect IP Act - or PIPA - in the Senate. Both bills are being heavily lobbied for by giant corporate media outlets and thus have been ignored in the mainstream news they own.
Wisconsin Democrats are expected to turn in a truckload of signatures today in their recall Governor Scott Walker effort. While the exact number of signatures collected is still uncertain – organizers claim they have collected far more than the needed 540,000 signatures to trigger a recall against both Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
Comedian Stephen Colbert is taking the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to its logical conclusion. As Colbert flirts with the idea of running for President in South Carolina – his SuperPAC just launched it’s first negative attack ad – going after front-runner Mitt Romney. Noting that Romney believes corporations are people and that Romney made a living slicing up and killing off corporations – Colbert’s SuperPAC called Rom
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday observed
Hour One: Is Mitt Romney a serial killer? Seton Motley, Less Government
Hour Two: Will Gingrich's 'Bain' attacks help Romney in the long run? Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine
Hour Three: It's not Romney's fault Bain Capital was a corporate raider... Tom Pauken
The days of the Tea Party controlling Congress may be numbered. Congressional aides are suggesting that Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to work around his Tea Party members and negotiate with Democrats on a deal to extend the payroll tax cut when Congress reconvenes later this month.
More Americans think the nation is in the grips of class warfare than ever before. According to a new Pew Research Center survey – two-thirds of the nation believes there are “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor in America – that’s an increase of 19-points since 2009. Across all demographics – white, black, Hispanic – and across all political affiliations – Republican, Democrat, and Independents – as well as across all clas
Thom is live from Stockholm, Sweden
Hour One: Will the Republican attacks on Romney insulate him in the Fall from Democratic Bain attacks?
Hour Two: Thom talks politics with Rick Falkvinge-founder of Sweden's Pirate Party movement
Hour Three: Thom discusses Swedish/American politics with Lasse Lundeberg-Journalist & expert commentator
Between all the debates, the interviews, and the campaign ads – doesn’t it seem like the Republicans candidates only care about helping rich people? That’s because that IS all they care about. According to a report by the Citizens for Tax Justice – which examined all the tax cut plans proposed by the candidates – the average tax cut for the 1% is 270 times greater than the tax cuts being proposed for the middle class. Not only th
It’s primary day in New Hampshire – and the votes are already being counted. Two New Hampshire communities – Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location – have a tradition of casting ballots at midnight – and out of 22 votes cast – Mitt Romney has a very, very early lead with 7 votes – Ron Paul has 5 – and Jon Huntsman has 4. Romney is expected to win big in New Hampshire – or at least he was before he inexplicably went on a tirade yesterday ab
Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today
Hour One: Latest from the New Hampshire Primary - John NIchols, The Nation Magazine
Hour Two: Impact of the New Hampshire primary on election 2012 - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Thom is live from Reykjavik, Iceland
Hour One: Thom talks progressive politics with Lilja Mósesdóttir-Economist & Member of Parliament / Plus, Brynja Halldórsdóttir-Former Chairperson, Young-Leftist Greens
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney had just two hurdles to jump before he cruises to a victory in tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary – and those were back-to-back debates on Saturday night and Sunday morning. After escaping the first debate completely unscathed – Romney was attacked in the second debate for being a career politician, making a living killing jobs, and being far too moderate to represent the Republican Party. Romney himse