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Lone Liberal - How Factions are Hurting Democracy

Horace Cooper - National Center for Public Policy Research & Andrew Kloster, The Heritage Foundation joins Thom Hartmann.

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Lone Liberal - Austerity economics is fueling global terrorism...

Horace Cooper - National Center for Public Policy Research & Andrew Kloster, The Heritage Foundation joins Thom Hartmann.

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Isn’t It Time to Declare Neoliberalism Dead?

Before the IMF and World Bank started aggressively pushing austerity economics - Middle Eastern economies and global economies were in pretty good shape. The governments in that part of the world were pretty socialist - the government was the employer of last resort - and provided a reasonable social safety net. There were high income taxes on the wealthy elite - and protective trade and domestic ownership policies in place that protected jobs and grew economies. But the embrace by these formerly socialist governments over the past decade or so of Reaganomics and Thatchernomics - called "neoliberalism" - have changed all of that. Today - across the Middle East we find ravished economies with soaring inequality and high unemployment - all fuel for terrorist groups. Not only has Reaganomics destroyed America’s economy - it’s destroyed global economies too - AND it’s helping to fuel terrorism. So - isn't time to declare it dead - and encourage economies around the world to adopt Keynesian economic policies that will create more economic opportunities for all?

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Full Show 9/24/14: Reaganomics Is Fueling Islamic Extremism

Tonight’s “Lone Liberal Rumble” discusses Obama’s ISIS speech at the UN, how Boehner’s lawyer is backing out of the Obama lawsuit and the right wing media’s attack of Sunday’s massive climate change march. Thom talks the UN Climate Summit with Mary Sweeters and John Deans of Greenpeace USA and how companies are ditching ALEC over climate change with Labor Economist Jane Carter. In tonight’s “Daily Take” Thom discusses how we need to take the profit motive out of our health care system.

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Time for America to Dump “Homeland"

President Obama and our lawmakers in Washington often talk about how important it is to protect our “homeland." But - if they understood the history behind that word - would they still be referring to America as the "homeland?"

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Singer Sami Yusuf - How to End World Hunger

Sami Yusuf, The Centre, joins Thom Hartmann. The so-called People's Climate March was the single largest climate-change rally IN HUMAN HISTORY - but the Sunday shows could have cared less. Meet the Press - Face the Nation - State of the Union - Fox News Sunday - all aired a grand total of ZERO segments on the protest. If you're going to be in the DC area this Friday and want to see Sami perform live in concert - head over to www.strathmore.org for tickets!

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Politics Panel - Sunday Shows Goes Silent on 400,000 Marchers

Marc Harrold, Congressional Candidate (L-VA -11th district) /Observations of White Noise, Sabrina Joy Stevens, Progressive Strategist & writer, Hughey Newsome, Project 21 / Move-On-Up all join Thom Hartmann.

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Politics Panel - We’re at War & Congress is Silent….

Marc Harrold, Congressional Candidate (L-VA -11th district) /Observations of White Noise, Sabrina Joy Stevens, Progressive Strategist & writer, Hughey Newsome, Project 21 / Move-On-Up all join Thom Hartmann. It's official: the U.S. is now at war in Syria. Isn’t it time for Congress to put limits on this new war before it becomes another Middle Eastern quagmire?

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Eco-Hip Hop Artist Xiuhtezcatl Raps "Be the Change"

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Earth Guardians, joins Thom Hartmann. President Obama spoke about the high stakes game we're playing with the planet in a speech at today's U.N. summit - saying that we cannot condemn our children to a future beyond repair. As corny as it sounds - children and young people really are the key to the fight against climate change. Which is what makes people like my next guest - activist and hip-hop artist Shoe-Tez-Caht Martinez - so inspiring. Although he's just 14 years old - Shoe-Tez-Caht has already given a Ted Talk and started an organization that brings young people together to fight for a greener planet. He also spoke at today's U.N. Summit on Climate Change. His brother Eat-Squat-Lee joins him to rap "Be the Change."

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Full Show 9/23/14: U.S. Begins Bombing Another Middle Eastern Country

Thom discusses today’s UN Climate Change Summit with environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and how to end world hunger with Singer/Songwriter Sami Yusuf. Tonight’s “Politics Panel” discusses the bombing of Syria, how google is ditching ALEC over their stance on climate change and how the Sunday talk shows ignored New York’s massive climate change march. In tonight's “Daily Take” Thom discusses why we need to stop using the term “homeland.”

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Can We Save Humans From the Greatest Threat Ever?

As Climate Week marches on - a new report suggests it's likely that the 2 degrees Celsius global warming ceiling

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The Labor Movement Goes Green

K. Dean Hubbard Jr., The Sierra Club, joins Thom Hartmann. Thousands of union members joined in on yesterday's massive climate change march in New York City. So - could this mark a turning point in the fight against global warming? So - what's fueling this newfound alliance between unions and environmental groups - and can it last?

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400,000 Marched…Corporate Media Absent!

Cole Stangler, In These Times, joins Thom Hartmann. Starting just before noon outside of Central Park - the People’s Climate March was one of 2,600 other protests around the world Sunday - which together made up the single largest climate-change rally IN HUMAN HISTORY. New York’s protest lasted for hours as marchers traveled over two miles through downtown Manhattan - carrying banners - signs - and floats. Everyone from U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to legendary biologist Jane Goodall was there - and the message was clear: if we want human civilization to survive the next few centuries - the world needs to take action on global warming right now. This week - world leaders - including President Barack Obama - are meeting in New York City for a U.N. Summit on climate change. And if yesterday’s massive protests are any indication - there is a deep well of popular support for a world-changing climate deal. The people have spoken and they want action on climate change. The only problem is - the mainstream media isn’t listening.

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Why Should It Matter If Poor People Own a TV or Not?

Poor people in America have too many TV's! That's the message coming from the Heritage Foundation these days. As part of a report on poverty released earlier this month - the Washington, D.C.-based think tank released some supposedly ridiculous facts about poverty in America. These supposedly ridiculous facts include the fact that - according to Heritage - nearly 67 percent of poor people have cable or satellite television - that nearly 50 percent have a personal computer - and that 40 percent of poor families have a wide-screen TV. It doesn't take a political science degree to realize the point Heritage is trying to make here. If poor people can afford to buy an Xbox - the think-tank is saying - then they can definitely afford to buy their own healthcare. But is this actually the case? Joining Thom now to help make the case for why poor people shouldn't own TV's is Robert Rector - Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

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How About Nonviolent Solutions to Isis?

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Campaign Nonviolence / Hip Hop Caucus joins Thom Hartmann. After almost two months of airstrikes - ISIS appears to be holding strong in Iraq and Syria. According to new reports - U.S airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq may not be having their desired effects. So isn't it time to start thinking of nonviolent solutions to the conflict in the Middle East?

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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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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