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
Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls
Iowa Republicans are trying to dismiss claims that the vote count in Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus was wrong. An Iowa voter told a local TV station yesterday that he noticed a 20-vote discrepancy in the count – and that Rick Santorum was the real winner of the Caucuses. Republican Party officials, though, are sticking to their first count – showing Mitt Romney as the winner by 8-votes - and there will be no recount.
Hour One: How did the world's biggest gas guzzler become the biggest exporter of...gas?! Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen
The New York Times is finally catching on to the fact that the American Dream is dead. An article running in the paper today points out the disturbing fact that the United States is one of the least socially mobile nations in the developed world. As in – it’s harder for someone born poor to become rich – or even just join the middle class throughout their life. Only 8% of Americans born in the poorest fifth of the popula
Even though a debt crisis is gripping the European continent – the German economy is surging. According to the latest economic data – German unemployment fell in the month of December – bringing the average number of unemployed people in that nation to a two-decade low. Economists are now openly wondering just how long the German economy can be immune from the chaos surrounding it in places like Greece where unemployment is at 18%
Hour One: Are NYC and the State of California about to throw out corporate personhood? Rob Weissman, Public Citizen
Hour Two: Will the Tea Party ever accept Mitt Romney? Mark Williams