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Daily Topics - Monday July 14th, 2014

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Hour One: Do We Need Protection From Immigrants? Dennis Michael Lynch, They Come to America I & II

Hour Two: The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is Right Again!!

We are subsidizing our own destruction.

The fossil fuel industry is cashing in on government welfare. According to a new report from Oil Change International, the oil, gas, and coal industries raked in $21.6 billion dollars in state and federal subsidies in 2013 alone. In comparison, the entire 2013 budget request for the Department of Labor was only $12 billion dollars, and the Environmental Protection Agency only requested about $8 billion.

How to leap frog carbon...

The world is going solar. According to new data released by the Fraunhofer Institute, in the first half of 2014, renewable energy, like solar power, accounted for almost 31% of ALL electricity

Daily Topics - Thursday July 10th, 2014

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

Japan’s Near Miss Shows It’s Time to Say “No” Nukes

Japan narrowly missed another nuclear disaster. Today, the island nation of 126 million people is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Typhoon Neoguri, a storm that was once so strong that meteorologists called it a “once in a decade” storm.

Daily Topics - Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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Hour One: Will the typhoon cause another meltdown at Fukushima? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear

Does the Economy Serve Us or Them?

Let’s talk about the destruction of the American economy – mergers and acquisitions style. As The New York Times points out, back in 1994, Massachusetts allowed its two most prestigious hospitals – Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s

Daily Topics - Tuesday July 8th, 2014

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Hour One: Are Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz both Messiahs? / PLUS, white people don't get to say the N-word - Pastor D. Alexander Bullock, Change Agent Consortium

What West Virginia can learn from Sarah Palin

It’s time for West Virginia, and the rest of America, to take a page out of the Palin Playbook. Louise and I spent the holiday weekend near Lewisburg, West Virginia. While we were there, we saw some pretty extraordinary signs of wealth.

Daily Topics - Monday July 7th, 2014

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Hour One: Should we be sending riot squads to a humanitarian crisis? S.C. Sherman, DailySurge / Mercy Shot

Hour Two: David Gregory is the poster child for our dysfunctional media

The Crash of 2016 Gets Closer Every Day

The denial of fundamental economic principles is setting the world up for another Great Crash. Although wages have been flat or declining since the West started following Thatchernomics and Reaganomics in the late '70s and early 1980s, the stock market

The Most Important Political Issue of Our Time...

California lawmakers want to get money out of politics. Last week, state legislators approved a measure calling for a Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizens United. State Senator Mark DeSaulnier said, “Voters are clearly fed up, and polling shows this, with the notion that money is speech and big money can drown out the speech of average Americans.”

Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights - Where Are We Now?

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson went before the American people to announce the signing of one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history: the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That act banned discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or

The Giant Methane Monster Lurking...

There’s something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it could spell disaster for our planet. That something is methane. Methane is one of the strongest of the natural greenhouse gases, about 80 times Read more

The Supreme Court Thinks That Corporations Are People but Women Aren’t

As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, we’re still in the 19th century when it comes to women’s rights. In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can discriminate against their female employees by denyin

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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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