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Daily Topics - Tuesday October 12th, 2010

Quote of the Day: I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.-- Abraham Lincoln

Hour One: News you need to know - How extreme will the GOP get?

Hour Two: Ayn Rand conservatism at work...should the "private" fire department be sued for allowing pets to die? Thom challenges Don Watkins from the Ayn Rand Institute www.aynrand.org

Daily Topics - Monday October 11th, 2010

Quote of the Day: When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, "Ours." ~Vine Deloria, Jr.

Hour One: Has the Republican Party turned into the old John Birch Society? Plus, how to make change and have fun at the same time! OR State Rep Jefferson Smith, founder of the Oregon Bus Project for hands on democracy, will be here www.jeffersonsmith.com

Daily Topics - Friday October 8th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "The time is always right to do what is right." --Martin Luther King Jr.

"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders spends the hour with Thom talking about the issues of the day and taking your calls www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two: "Tea & Crackers: How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster" - Rolling Stone Magazine Investigative Journalist Matt Taibbi will be here www.rollingstone.com

Daily Topics - Thursday October 7th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy." -- Montesquieu

Hour One: Is there an "enthusiasm gap" or are we all whiners now? Journalist/author David Sirota, host of the morning show on AM760 Colorado's Progressive Talk will be here www.davidsirota.com

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 6th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity." -- Paul Nurse, British Scientist

Daily Topics - Tuesday October 5th, 2010

Quote of the Day: For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments. -James Brady

Daily Topics - Monday October 4th, 2010

Thom Hartmann isn't on air today and Nicole Sandler is filling in. With the on-going work with the new studio, we regret that it is not possible to provide either an audio or video feed to the website.

Quote of the Day: "Clean water and health care and school and food and tin roofs and cement floor, all of these things should constitute a set of basics that people must have as birthrights." -- Paul Farmer

Daily Topics - Friday October 1st, 2010

Quote of the Day: Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. -- George Washington, American Founding Father and war hero, first U.S. president (1732-1799)

Please enjoy a special edition of "Thom Hartmann Recycled"

President Obama is Asking for Help from the Professional Left

President Obama called on progressives yesterday to get out and get active ahead of the midterm elections. The President, speaking at the University of Wisconsin, told the cheering crowd "we cannot sit this one out. We cannot let this country fall back because the rest of us didn't stand up and fight." The President continued, "progress is going to come, but you've got to stick with me. You cannot lose heart." Given that he has so often c

Daily Topics - Tuesday September 28th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. -- Robert Kennedy

Creeping Police State?

FBI agents have seized a laptop and documents form the Chicago home of a Hatem Abudayyeh, a well-known anti-war activist and US citizen, in an "attempt to silence his advocacy," said attorney Jim Fennerty, Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network. As many as eight addresses in both Chicago and Minneapolis were searched by the FBI on Friday. Fennerty says, "The government is trying to quiet activists...this case is really s

Daily Topics - Monday September 27th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself. — Charles DeGaulle, French general and president, founder of the Fifth Republic (1890-1970)

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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