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The Big Picture Rumble - George Will Wants Less People to Vote

Neil McCabe, Editor-Guns & Patriots & Michael Moroney, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity & Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist all join Thom Hartmann.

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The Big Picture - Is Right Wing Radio Running Government?

Neil McCabe, Editor-Guns & Patriots & Michael Moroney, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity & Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist all join Thom Hartmann.

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Full Show 12/21/12: The Big Picture Christmas Carol

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses the NRA's absurd plan to protect our students in America from gun violence, the failure of Boehner's "Plan B" and what it means for the fiscal cliff negotiations and a new report showing how tough single parents have it in the US compared with other nations. And Thom brings you "The Big Picture Christmas Carol," a look at where this nation has been, where it is now and what it might look like in the future.

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Netflix Blacks Out the Revolution

The attacks against our privacy rights keep coming and coming. You might want to think twice about streaming that "subversive" documentary about the Weather Underground on Netflix. If Republicans have their way, you just might end up on a watch list somewhere.

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Sean Lennon on Artists Against Fracking & Gun Violence

All across America - gas companies are tearing up land to make room for the piping needed for hydraulic fracturing - the highly controversial process used to harvest natural gas from shale rock. And along with this destruction of land come the risks of contaminated drinking water, toxic fumes and even poisoned livestock. One of the many groups trying to shut down the dangerous fracking practice is Artists against Fracking - a group of nearly 200 members working to expose and stop the practice of fracking through mass awareness and peaceful democratic action. Musician Sean Lennon, one of the founding members of Artists against Fracking - joins us now from our New York studios.

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Kenspeckleously Ugly!

The Good! *Tesla Motors* The electric car maker's Tesla Model S was just named the CNET. Tech Car of the Year - beating out the likes of BMW, Audi, Toyota and Ford. This is the second major award for the Model S. It was previously named the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. While the workers at Tesla are probably thrilled about the award - Mitt Romney probably isn't. He of course bashed the automaker in during the presidential election - saying that it was one of President Obama's failed green investments. Kudos to Tesla for promoting a cleaner and greener environment - and sticking it to Mitt Romney in the process.

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Why are White Middle-Class Males Committing Mass Murders?

Meghan Murphy, Feminist Current, joins Thom Hartmann. Since the shooting massacre in Connecticut - debates have heated up across the country on gun control - mental health services and the level of violence in our culture in general. But - as those debates are going on - one very important characteristic of mass murders in this country is being overlooked. In 31 of the school shootings that have taken place since 1999 - the shooters were all men.

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Your Next Burger May Be Ground-Up Mealworms

Imagine walking into your local burger joint. You're in the mood for a nice, juicy burger. You look at the menu to see what you want - and there's only one choice there - a good old mealworm burger. Wait - what? As disgusting as that sounds - it might become the wave of the future. Researchers in the Netherlands say that mealworms may one day dominate grocery store shelves and restaurant fridges as a more sustainable alternative to traditional proteins, like pork, chicken and beef.

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Are you willing to let millions of Americans work as slave labor?

Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator joins Thom Hartmann. Millions of Americans in various states will see an increase in minimum wage come 2012 - meaning they'll have more money to spend to help support the economy. If an increase in minimum wage can help rebuild this nation's struggling economy - why hasn't Washington done it yet? If raising the minimum wage is one of the easiest ways to spur on economic growth - why are so many opposed to it?

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Is it right to screw millions of Americans in favor of defense funding?

Neil McCabe, Human Events Online, joins Thom Hartmann. The United States spends more on defense then the next 15 closest countries COMBINED. Shouldn't we be cutting military funding - instead of the social security benefits that millions of Americans rely on?

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Full Show 12/20/12: Netflix Blacks Out the Revolution

Thom discusses how Obama may become the only Democratic President in history to cut Social Security. Also discussed: how raising the federal minimum wage will boost the economy, why only men are involved in shooting massacres and Thom talks with musician Sean Lennon on fracking, Newtown and the 32nd anniversary of his father's death. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom warns of a new law being discussed in Congress that would give Netflix the power to stop the revolution.

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I thought we voted for Democrats?

With just 13 days to go until America goes over the fiscal cliff - Progressives across America are asking why President Obama chose to put social security cuts on the bargaining table. Why is the president letting Republicans hack away at social security - instead of presenting progressive solutions that can help us avoid the cliff?

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Contabescentously Ugly!

The Good! *Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)* Senator Boxer plans to create a "clearinghouse" on climate to help organize legislative efforts to address climate change. At a meeting yesterday - Boxer said, "We are going to review the latest information, we are going to work on supporting a major bill, we are going to work on various smaller provisions that we think will move us forward and focus on green jobs, energy efficiency and making sure that we get the carbon out of the air..." It looks like Congress might finally be getting its act together when it comes to combatting climate change and global warming. Let's hope they keep up the work.

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Your Take/My Take LIVE - Caller says Americans don't Understand 2nd Amendment

Your Take/ My Take with Thom Hartmann

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The Wikileaks Banking Blockade

Kristinn Hrafnsson, Official Spokesperson-Wikileaks, joins Thom Hartmann. For the last two years - banksters have been blocking donations to WikiLeaks - the organization responsible for some of the biggest news and information leaks in our history. How is WikiLeaks now planning to work around that blockade so it can continue revealing the truth to the world?

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Can Democrats Set Out a New Path?

Democrats must embrace a pro-government platform, not run away from it.

Those were the sentiments of Senator Chuck Schumer today, in a speech given at the National Press Club. Talking about the reasons for Democrats’ losses on Election Day, Schumer said that those losses were proof that the American people and middle-class want a government that will work more effectively for them.

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