"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The Big Picture on RT with Thom Hartmann. Looking for a better way of life? How about a place with more Fortune 500 companies than the US, China or Japan, not to mention world class health care that costs about half of what we pay? Thom explains why EU Democratic Socialism is beating US capitalism. And during the 2008 presidential Barack Obama drew record crowds of young voters to the polls. But it seems his well of popularity has hit a dry patch. Could MTV be the key to saving the president?
Evidence is mounting that humans are having a profound effect on the health of our planet. A World Wildlife Fund report points out that the world's population - particularly in the industrialized West - is using more resources than our planet can sustain -- 1 ½ times more. And it's getting worse; consumption has doubled in the last 40 years leading to declining animal populations around the globe and a 60% decline in the tr
After being exposed as a Nazi enthusiast, Ohio GOP Congressional hopeful Rich Iott quickly became a national pariah, although the only member of his own party willing to publicly disown him was Eric Cantor, and he only did it when repeatedly pressed by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on national TV. Now it appears Cantor may have been the one out of line when he denounced “SS Soldier Iott”: the congressional wannabee has gotten thousan
Quote of the Day: Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov
In our "Need to Know" news today, President Nicolas Sarkozy may be facing the biggest challenge of his presidency as the month-old protest against so-called pension reform intensifies. An astounding 3 million demonstrators – one in 20 of all French people – marched yesterday against the President's plans to hike up the retirement age from 60 to 62.
The Big Picture, a no-holds-barred talk show created and hosted by Thom Hartmann will appear on RT
Thom Hartmann, bestselling author of Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class and We The People: A Call To Take Back America and network radio personality is going into partnership with RT television.
Quote of the Day: "In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it’s most sacred teachings -- preaching intolerance and resorting to violence." -- Hillary Clinton
Hour One: The French are protesting, why is the American press missing the "cash for geezers" angle?
A CoffeeParty ForumOn Corporate Personhood
Friday, October 15, 2010 All Souls Unitarian Church
7:00 pm—9:00 pm 1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th St.), NYC
With panelists: Thom Hartmann, Lawrence Lessig, & Zephyr Teachout
Moderated by: Laura Flanders of GRITtv
Republicans are showing their true colors. Rand Paul took a tough line against Bill Clinton on Monday, going after him with a below-the-belt attack focused on Clinton's encounter with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Responding to Clinton's campaign efforts for his Democratic rival Jack Conway earlier in the day, Rand Paul said, "I'm not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern.
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