The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very Nepotationly Ugly...

The Good! Progressive House Democrats. Libertarians aren't the only ones worried about drones. On Monday - 8 House Democrats - including Keith Ellison - Barbara Lee - and Raul Grijalva - sent a letter to Obama expressing concern with the Constitutionality of his administration's "remote assassination program." The group identified the program's unlimited geographic scope - broad definition of the phrase "imminent threat" - and use of secretive kill lists as particularly troubling. Anyone who calls themself a progressive should absolutely worry about expansive executive power and extrajudicial killings. The Left needs politicians like Representatives Ellison and Lee to push the mainstream of the party to promote our core values - not just the policies of the President. This letter is a good start.

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Finally Proof! Atheists are a Religion

Sanderson Jones, The Sunday Assembly, joins Thom Hartmann. Easter is one of the holiest holidays on the Catholic calendar - with millions of Catholics flocking to churches across the globe to attend Easter services. Can Atheists celebrate Easter too? Guess so. Plus they have a church.

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Rumble - Does "General Welfare" include "Super Sized" Drinks?

Kay Steiger, Raw Story & Cameron Seward, Heritage Foundation & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist all join Thom Hartmann.

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Rumble - Yoohoo Democrats...Rand Paul Wants to Break up Big Banks!

Kay Steiger, Raw Story & Cameron Seward, Heritage Foundation & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist all join Thom Hartmann.

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Full Show 3/12/13: Billionaires Love Paul Ryan's Budget

Tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" discusses Paul Ryan's latest budget, the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of two gun measures and the legal chall...

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Why Chavez Chose Social Safety Net Over Skyscrapers

Venezuelans revered Hugo Chavez for the same reason that officials here in the US hated him - and why we should be taking a page out of the Chavez playbook in tonight's Daily Take...

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The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very Cacidrosisly Ugly

The Good! Paul Krugman. The New York Times columnist smashed the myth of Social Security insolvency during his Sunday appearance on ABC's This Week. When Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson urged his fellow panelists to take a hard look at the "facts" of government spending - Krugman interrupted to point out the Senator's ...well... less than accurate understanding of reality. Senator Johnson and his corporate backed buddies have everyone worried about quoute - on - quote entitlement spending - but here's the truth - Social Security is as well-funded a program as any. Now that most of the mainstream media has succumbed to the right's Chicken Little rhetoric - it's reassuring to see a pundit of Krugman's influence call this obession with Social Security's downfall what it is - a big fat lie.

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Crazy Alert - Strongest Hoo-Hoo Ever!

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Addiction's Shrinking Gender Gap

Kelly Bourdet, The Fix, joins Thom Hartmann. Women have fought tirelessly for years to achieve equality - and to have more opportunities to succeed and prosper. Unfortunately - these opportunities come with some hidden - and potentially deadly dangers.

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If Fukushima happened here...

Paul Gunter, Reactor Oversight Project-Beyond Nuclear & Jordan Weaver, Natural Resources Defense Counsel & Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen all join Thom Hartmann. It's been two years since a devestating tsunami hit Japan - and crippled the Daichii nuclear power plant in Fukushima. What's the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant today - and will the United States wake up and realize the dangers of nuclear power before it's too late?

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Privatize Schools Teach Hippies are Dirty & Celebrate the KKK

Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers, joins Thom Hartmann. Louisiana's voucher program supports schools that teach creationism and celebrate the KKK. Satan worshipping hippies - heroic Klansmen - and - real - live dragons! No - these aren't figments of Glenn Beck's delusional mind. They're true facts. Well - at least according to the new series of textbooks used in schools funded by Louisiana's voucher program.

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Former Iran Prez says, "Argo is wrong"

Robert Parry, Consortium News, "America's Stolen Narrative" joins Thom Hartmann. Argo wowed audiences with its thrilling action scenes and compelling story. But does it distort history and rehash the lies that won Reagan the Presidency?

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Full Show 3/11/13: Why Chavez Chose Social Safety Net Over Skyscrapers

Thom talks with journalist and author Robert Parry on how the Iran hostage crisis actually went down, with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the right's plan to destroy our public school system and with a panel of experts on the 2nd anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how Hugo Chavez chose social safety net programs over massive skyscrapers.

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If Women Were in Charge...

Today is International Women's Day, a day that was originally created to celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements. And, since the very first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1910, women have made tremendous strides when it comes to political, economic, and social power. Just ask the all-female crew that was on an Air France flight from Paris to Washington today on an Airbus 380, the world's largest commercial airplane. Just decades ago, the thought of an all-female crew piloting a transatlantic flight on the world's biggest airplane would have been inconceivable. Unfortunately, while women have made great strides across the globe and right here in the United States, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done Women have come a long way since the first International Women's Day in 1910, a time when they couldn't even vote in the United States and, in some states, were still legally the property of their husbands. But now is not the time to take a "good enough" approach when it comes to female empowerment in our country. Women can help save our culture, our country and even our planet. It's time for men to get out of the way. For the good of all of us.

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Conversations with Great Minds - Dale Stephens, Hacking Your Education - P2

Dale is the founder and brainchild behind UnCollege - an organization that provides resources for those students pursuing a self-directed path to higher learning. A critic of the traditional higher education system - he left college during his second semester and has been "unschooling" himself ever since. He's also a recipient of the prestigious Thiel Fellowship and a frequent commentator on education at the Washington Post - New York Times - and the Huffington Post. His new book is called Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures - Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will.

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Time To Start Treating Guns Like Abortions

It's time we start regulating guns like we regulate abortions.

Because it just makes sense that we regulate these individual rights in the same way.

Because the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, concluded that there is an individual right to own firearms found in the Second Amendment - just like they ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is an individual right to have an abortion found in the Fourth Amendment.

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