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Stop Complaining About Big Government & Embrace It

Bigger government means bigger smiles – but don’t tell that to Republicans. It’s nearly impossible to go a day in Washington without hearing a Republican complain about the horrors of “big government.” That’s because they love to blame “big government” for all of our nation’s problems, big or small.

Daily Topics - Monday August 18th, 2014

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Hour One: Ferguson, MO explodes again... Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show / Plus, reporting from Ferguson - Pete Callahan, The Zero Hour Radio Show on WeAct Radio


Hour Two: What makes us happy?

The Banksters are raking it in...

Our economy is still struggling since the 2009 financial crash, but the banksters who caused that crash are raking in record profits. In the second quarter of 2013, American banks reported a combined profit of $40.24 billion dollars.

Daily Topics - Thursday August 14th, 2014

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Hour One
Ferguson...when cops get weapons of war - Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio

War always comes home...

Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying that, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Well, you can actually add one more certainty to that list: Wars always come home. That’s right. While the people who start wars never think about it or plan for it, wars always come home.

Should the Internet Be Like The Public Library?

As Americans, we love to think we’re number one, but the truth is that when it comes to internet speed we’re pretty mediocre. In fact, one recent study put the U.S. at number 31 in the world in overall download speed, lagging behind much smaller and less developed countries like Estonia, Hungary, and Slovakia. Internet speeds in the U.S.

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 13th, 2014

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Hour One: What would Rand Paul be like as President? C. Edmund Wright, WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost…Again

Advice for Meet the Press

It’s time to bring back a Washington institution. Yesterday, Politico’s Mike Allen broke the news that Chuck Todd, NBC’s political director and chief White House correspondent, is the favorite to replace David Gregory and take over the helm at “Meet The Press.” An official announcement on the switch is expected to be made in the next few weeks according to Allen.

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 12th, 2014

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Hour One: Who does the First Amendment protect? Bryan Fischer, American Family Association

Hour Two: What it means to be African American in America's new police state - Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show on Sirius/XM

Daily Topics - Monday August 11th, 2014

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Hour One
Is a battle on the border brewing?

Another Unarmed Black Teen Shot by Militarized Police

Where have all the good cops gone? On Saturday, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Brown’s death has sparked considerable outrage in Ferguson, with protests and riots breaking out all weekend long, and continuing today.

It's Time for Big Business to show a little 'Economic Patriotism'

Walgreens has caved to public pressure and announced that they will not move their base overseas to avoid paying US taxes. However, we need to do a heck of a lot more to stop other businesses from moving offshore. The company was considering a move called an “inversion” to acquire a Switzerland-based company called Alliance Boots, and relocate their headquarters to the lower-tax nation.

It's time to protect our water supply!

We can't survive without clean water, but we're completely irresponsible when it comes to protecting this vital resource. This week, a half a million people in Ohio were told that their water was so toxic that they should avoid any contact, and more than a billion gallons of mining waste poisoned drinking water for many Canadians.

Is Google the New Sheriff in Town?

First there was Google Maps, then there was Google Books, and then there was Google Glass.

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 6th, 2014

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Hour One: Google is the new sheriff in town...

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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