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Daily Topics - Monday February 21st, 2011

Hour One: From the trenches...Wisconsin's war on labor continues - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Will Governor Walker take the high road – or will he take the Hosni Mubarak road?

Democratic state senators in Wisconsin are still AWOL – preventing Republicans lawmakers from passing Governor Walker’s union-busting legislation that will strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. As one Senator told the Washington Post – “We're going to be staying away until we hear that [the Republicans] are taking the right to organize seriously.” As a sign of solidarity with the 25,000 protestors who showed up outside the stat

Daily Topics - Friday February 18th, 2011

"Anything Goes Friday!"

Hour One: Why we should raise taxes on the super-rich and lower them on the middle class - Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor

Hour Three: War on Labor - Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI, 4th District)

This is all about defunding the Democratic Party and having Republicans end up with one-party rule

Protests in Wisconsin are expected to continue today for the third day in a row. Yesterday - Madison, Wisconsin was nearly shut down as ten thousand protestors assembled outside the state capital to protest Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to strip state workers union of their collective bargaining powers in an effort to balance his state’s budget. 40% of teachers working in the Madison school district called in sick to attend the protest – f

Daily Topics - Thursday February 17th, 2011

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

Hour Two: Republican Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should Be Married And Home With Kids / Plus, "Geeky Science Rocks" - Think you rock Facebook...another species as us beat!

Two Paths: Bust Unions or Raise Taxes on the Wealthy?

While austerity measures are sweeping the nation – and Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin are going after middle class workers to balance state budgets – Minnesota’s Democratic Governor has a different idea. Instead of balancing budgets on the backs of working families – Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a 5% tax increase on the wealthiest people in Minnesota – or the top 5% of income earners in the state. What Governor Dayto

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 16th, 2011

Hour One: Are child labor laws unconstitutional?

Hour Two: Will the Republicans win the Wisconsin war on Labor? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine - www.thenation.com

Hour Three: Overdiagnosed...Are we making people sick in the pursuit of health? Dr. H. Gilbert Welch - www.beaconpress.org

Are Progressives in California are turning the tables on Darrell Issa?

Progressives in California are turning the tables on Darrell Issa. While the Republican Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee solicits the help of lobbyists and transnational corporations to kill government regulations – an organization known as the Third Lantern is digging up the dirt in Issa’ past – looking into past business and personal relationships.

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 15th, 2011

Hour One: Is there no room for an anti-war candidate in the Republican Party? Jordan Marks, Young Americans for Freedom - www.yaf.com

Hour Two: What is Obama's New Plan to Destroy America?! Wayne Root - www.root4america.com

Hour Three: The Obama budget...is it challenging or appeasing the GOP? Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine - www.thenation.com

Egypt isn’t the only site of discontented state workers ...

Egypt isn’t the only site of discontented state workers – Wisconsin is too. Since coming into office in January – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made it clear – he does not represent state workers. He hasn’t negotiated with these workers once – and has now put forward a plan to break their union, cut their pay, and limit their bargaining rights. With a Republican state legislature – Walker’s plan will be enacted swiftly. And if any labo

Daily Topics - Monday February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hour One: What's in Obama's budget, how is congress going to react and what's in it for you and me? Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research - www.cepr.net

Hour Two: Governor declares war on Labor... Tim Birkley, V.P.- AFSCME - www.afscme.org / Plus, Happy Valentine's Day Un-Marriage pact? Rev. Billy-The Church of Life After Shopping - www.revbilly.com

Daily Topics - Friday February 11th, 2011

"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday" with Thom live from radio row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. - www.conservative.org

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders takes your calls - www.sanders.senate.gov

These 74 Members of Congress should call on Justice Thomas to be impeached.

74 Members of Congress penned a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asking him to recuse himself should the high court take up the constitutionality of Obamacare. Justice Thomas’s wife – Ginni – recently started a new lobbying firm called Liberty Consulting with the purpose of bringing, “voice to principled citizens and the tea party movement in the halls of Congress through governmental affairs efforts.” Considering she

Daily Topics - Thursday February 10th, 2011

Thom is live from radio row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. - www.conservative.org

Hour One: Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, Founder-The Dreyfuss Initiative - www.thedreyfussinitiative.org, Plus, CEO of Pajamas Media, Roger Simon - http://pajamasmedia.org

Hour Two: Taking the fight for health care to the GOP - Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX, 2nd district) - http://poe.house.gov

Darrell Issa - It used to be called bribery!

Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee Darrell Issa finally released the responses he received from private industry on what government regulations he should go after now that he's in charge of a congressional committee. Issa asked businesses what regulations they wanted to get rid of. But surprise, surprise – over half of the responses didn’t come from businesses at all – they came from lobbying organizations.

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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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