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Can Offshore Drilling Ever Be Safe?

Tim Donaghy PhD, Greenpeace USA, joins Thom. Just over six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill - and now it's Royal Dutch Shell's turn to pollute the Gulf with a reckless offshore oil spill. The real question is - does anyone actually believe that offshore drilling can be truly safe?

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The Ghosts of 1968 Are Still Haunting Elections

Michael Winship, Writers Guild of America East/BillMoyers.com joins Thom. A lot of people haven't seen a candidate like Donald Trump in their lifetimes. But if you're old enough to remember the election of 1968 - you probably remember one third party candidate who sounded eerily like Donald Trump. Find out who….

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Politics Panel - Why We Have To Move To Single Payer

Hughey P. Newsome, Bold.global/Move-On-Up & Karine Jean-Pierre, MoveOn & Bryan Pruitt, RedState joins Thom. According to new numbers from the CDC - Obamacare has dropped the national uninsured rate to its lowest level on record. It's now 9.1 percent - a 5 point drop from 2013 - the year Obamcare went into effect. This is obviously good news, but isn't 9.1 percent still too high? Shouldn't we do what most Americans want us to do an institure a national system such as single payer?

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Politics Panel - The Trump Effect Is Not Real

Hughey P. Newsome, Bold.global/Move-On-Up & Karine Jean-Pierre, MoveOn & Bryan Pruitt, RedState joins Thom. Donald Trump has said time and time again that he's bringing new voters into the Republican Party. But is that really the case? What do the numbers say?

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Full Show 5/17/16: Is the Trump Effect A Mirage?

In tonight's Politics Panel, Thom discusses whether Trump's ability to expand the electorate is overstate, the ongoing Verizon's strike's effect on the labor movement, and the future of automatic voter registration. Thom also discusses the 1968 election with Michael Winship and the latest oil spill with Tim Donaghy of Greenpeace. In tonight’s Daily Take, Thom talks about the threat of total climate devastation as a result of global warming.

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America Needs To Steal Back the Nordic Model…

America Needs To Steal Back the Nordic Model… If you want to live the American dream - or at least FDR's version of it - you'll have to move to Scandinavia.

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Brazil’s Silent Coup & Why It Matters?

Dr. Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research (C.E.P.R.)/Just Foreign Policy/FAILED: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy joins Thom. Just months before the Summer Olympics are set to begin in Brazil - the country is in the midst of a serious political crisis. So why doesn't the United States seem more concerned?

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Bernie on Native Americans - Progressive Roundtable

Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View & Anya Parampil, RT America joins Thom. Bernie Sanders recently spoke to the press about what he witnessed at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In Germany - the country constantly wrestles with the guilt of the Holocaust and how to make things right with Jewish communities and Israel. But will we as a country ever rectify - or even try to rectify - the genocide that America committed against the American Indians? How?

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How Long Will Trump Stay "Teflon Don” - Progressive Roundtable

Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View & Anya Parampil, RT America joins Thom. Between reports about unwanted advances on women - and reports that he spent decades acting like his own publicist - Donald Trump didn't have a great weekend. But will any of these revelations actually hurt Trump? Or will Trump manage to keep his Teflon image all the way until November?

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Full Show 5/16/16: Is Obama Supporting a Coup in Brazil?

In tonight's Progressive Roundtable, Thom discusses whether Trump is immune to scandal, the ongoing popularity of single-payer healthcare, and the issue of reparations for Native American genocide. Thom also breaks down the situation in Brazil with the CEPR's Mark Weisbrot. In tonight's Daily Take, Thom talks about how the Nordic countries stole their social welfare policies from FDR.

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Full Show 5/13/16: The Secret History of Guns in America

Tonight’s Rumble discusses how Bernie, the crazy Socialist is enslaving our children, Obama supporting making Election Day a national holiday, and how there are now more homeless kids and parents in D.C. than homeless single adults. Thom discusses the business and the making of American gun culture with historian Pamela Haag, author of the new book “The Gunning of America.”

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Great Minds - How the NRA Got Started

Pamela Haag PhD, The Gunning Of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture. Many Americans - even those who want more gun control - probably think that America's gun culture is something - well - uniquely American. Regulations might stop some shootings - the thinking goes - but they'll never undo the fact that Americans love guns - and have loved them ever since the pioneer days. Guns are just part of our cultural DNA - and there's nothing we can do about it. But is that really the case?

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Great Minds - Where Does The Gun Culture Come From?

Pamela Haag PhD, The Gunning Of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture. Many Americans - even those who want more gun control - probably think that America's gun culture is something - well - uniquely American. Regulations might stop some shootings - the thinking goes - but they'll never undo the fact that Americans love guns - and have loved them ever since the pioneer days. Guns are just part of our cultural DNA - and there's nothing we can do about it. But is that really the case?

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Rumble - How Olive Garden & Banksters Are Stiffing Workers

Horace Cooper, Conservative Commentator/Attorney & Lacy Crawford, Social Security Works & Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller all join Thom. Darden Restaurants - which owns chain restaurants like The Olive Garden - has been shorting their workers to save a buck according to a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United. Workers are routinely told that they have to accept prepaid debit cards instead of paychecks - and a quarter of workers who were surveyed said that they were told that the cards are the only option for being paid. The company can save about 2.75 per pay period on every card - but the workers are left paying for a litany of fees before they can access their wages. So why are we letting these companies screw their workers to save themselves a buck and pass the savings to Wall Street?

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Rumble - Is America A Socialist Country?

Horace Cooper, Conservative Commentator/Attorney & Lacy Crawford, Social Security Works & Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller all join Thom. Is Socialism the most ancient form of civilization?

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