If you cause an oil spill in Brazil - you're a criminal

But - If you cause an oil spill in America - you're given a first-class ticket back to your mansion in England. What's with our government's laissez-faire attitude about corporate crime?

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Full Show 3/22/12: Way too big to fail!

Thom discusses the new report that reveals that the top 5 US banks control 52% of the industry's wealth. Also discussed: Obama's support of the Keystone Pipeline, the GOP's continued war against science and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at who's really to blame for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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What the Castle Doctrine & ALEC have to do with Trayvon Martin

While George Zimmerman may have pulled the trigger that killed Trayvon Martin - there are others who have just as much blood on their hands. I'll tell you who they are...

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

The Good! *Montana Judge James Reynolds* On Tuesday - Reynolds rejected a Republican-backed ballot initiative that aimed to help Conservatives in Montana Supreme Court elections. The Bad! *Los Angeles City Council* The Los Angeles City Council has become the first city in the country to approve a resolution to censor radio and TV. and the Very Very Ugly! *Senator John Thune * In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy - Senator Thune and his Republican colleagues are trying to turn America into the Wild Wild West.

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Your Take/My Take - Viewer Disagrees w/Thom on Peaceful Society

Viewer Disagrees w/Thom on Peaceful Society

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Geeky Science! Does being bilingual makes you smarter?

Traditional thinking has always been that a bilingual child will have a harder time learning in school. But what does new research say about being bilingual - and could speaking two or more languages really help fight one of the most horrible diseases in America?

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Why is TN teaching creationism?

Dinesh D'Souza, Columnist/Author vs.Thom Hartmann. Republicans in Tennessee want to re-open the Scopes Monkey Trial. So what's with the Conservative war on science - and how might big oil be behind it all?

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Keystone Pipeline...Big Oil Pandering

Karl Frisch, Bullfight Strategies joins Thom Hartmann. President Obama was in Oklahoma today where he reversed his position on the Keystone XL pipeline - and is fast-tracking approval of the southern portion of the pipeline to take Canadian tar sands from Canada down to shipping lanes in Texas. The current pipeline runs from Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma. The full proposed pipeline, not supported by the president would have crossed the US border in Montana down to Cushing and then to the Gulf Coast. The part President Obama announced today that he supports will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast. So why did the President reverse course here and give into most of the demands of big oil? And what are the political consequences of such a decision?

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Paul Ryan's Budget-most extreme corporate welfare

Rebekah Rast, Americans for Limited Government joins Thom Hartmann. The more we learn about Paul Ryan's budget - the worse it gets. Just how politically courageous is it of Paul Ryan to tell millionaires and billionaires they get more tax cuts - while telling poor people they have to lose their health insurance?

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Why do 5 banks hold 52% of all banking assets?

Wallace Turbeville, with Demos & Former investment banker who spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs joins Thom Hartmann. Remember when our lawmakers promised they would end "too big to fail"? Well - they didn't. And now - too big to fail is even bigger. Here are the shocking numbers regarding Wall Street's wealth inequality.

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Full Show 3/21/12: Paul Ryan's Radical Budget

Thom takes a deeper look into Paul Ryan's radical budget that only benefits the 1%. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses Ryan's budget, last night's Illinois primary and a law in Tennessee that would force public schools to teach the "controversy" over global warming and evolution. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the severe economic implications of a potential war with Iran.

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Republican Chickenhawk's New Plan to send Prez Obama Packing

So, guess what's the latest right-wing ploy to crash the economy before the election? War with Iran! On Tuesday - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned that a military strike on Iran could disrupt oil supplies around the world - causing the price of oil to spike 30%. Lagarde said, "Clearly it would be a shock to economies if there was a major shortage of exports of oil out of Iran...A sudden and brutal rise in the price of oil would have serious consequences on the global economy." Right now - oil is the lifeblood of our economy. All economic production - from how our food is grown, to how our products are manufactured, to how our pharmaceuticals are made, to how our buildings and infrastructure are constructed, to how our workers get to and from their jobs - to how we power our homes - it nearly ALL depends on oil.Currently - Brent crude oil prices are about $123 a barrel. A 30% increase - would push the price to well near $160 a barrel. That's higher than where the price of oil peaked in 2008 - at $147 a barrel - just months before the entire global economy went into full meltdown.

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

The Good! *Elaine Johnson* Johnson - a second-grade teacher in Sacremento, California - is truly devoted to her job of teaching and caring for young children. The Bad! *Minnesota Republicans* Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives helped pass a voter ID measure today that would require voters to show government-issued identification at the polls when they vote. and the Very Very Ugly! *Fox News* Fox News has created an audience filled with racist hatred. After an article about the Trayvon Martin death was posted on the Fox News website - a flurry of comments began to pop up - and most were marked by racism and intolerance.

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Your Take/My Take - Don't Hunt in Cities!

Your Take/My Take - Don't Hunt in Cities!

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On what grounds are health insurers charging women more than men?

Sam Bennett, The She Should Run Foundation, joins Thom Hartmann. Women are screwed - and I'm not just talking about the Republican war against women's contraceptive rights. A new report from the National Women's Law Center reveals that health insurance companies are charging women in America an extra billion dollars annually, and it's just good old fashioned gender discrimination. The report finds that the practice of for-profit health insurers charging women more than men for identical coverage is widespread - and states are doing little to stop the rip-off. In the states that don't ban health insurance gender discrimination, 92% of the best-selling plans charge women more than men. Again - they charge women roughly a billion dollars more than men! So how is this blatant discrimination allowed to continue?

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Time for America to dump "homeland"...

It’s time to do away with the word “homeland." As the situation with ISIS continues to escalate, and as worries about terrorist attacks on American soil continue to spread, we’re hearing the term “homeland” mentioned more and more.

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