- Feb. 3, 2012 9:17 amBy louisehartmann
Our democracy is screwed. It’s been long speculated that Republican state lawmakers are taking their orders from the shadowy right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Brothers and known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – and now there’s proof. It was discovered in Florida – when Republican State Representative Rachel Burgin introduced legislation in the state House back in November that - oops - still in
- Feb. 2, 2012 10:13 amBy shawnt56
Hour One: If you're Cold, Naked and Hungry - an IPO isn't going to help you! / Plus, San Onofre nuclear plant radiation leak...a warning? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
Hour Two: Candidates or special interest groups...who's really running? Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Should sugar be regulated like alcohol & tobacco?
- Feb. 2, 2012 8:58 amBy louisehartmann
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took his state backwards on Wednesday – signing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd “right-to-work” state in the nation. It’s the first state in ten years to go right-to-work and also the first state in the nation’s manufacturing belt to adopt a right-to-work law, which starves labor unions of much-needed funding.
So what can workers in Indiana expect now? First off – lower wages.
- Feb. 1, 2012 9:13 amBy louisehartmann
No surprises - Mitt Romney won the Florida primary last night by 15 points over Newt Gingrich. The Romney campaign – with the help of SuperPACs funded by Wall Street billionaires – carpet-bombed the state with TV ads – airing 13,000 TV ads, compared to Newt Gingrich who only aired 200.
But if Romney thought the race would be over soon – he thought wrong. Last night, Gingrich gave a speech to supporters in front of a sign readin
- Jan. 31, 2012 9:27 amBy shawnt56
Hour One: Who's really running for office...candidates or special interest groups?
Hour Two: Big Brother Is Now Your Diet Coach...should the government be watching your figure? Greg Beato, Reason Magazine
Hour Three: Is Virginia investigating Gingrich's campaign for criminal election fraud? Brad Friedman, Brad Blog
- Jan. 31, 2012 8:36 amBy louisehartmann
Today the Republican primary race for the White House hits Florida. Polls indicate that Mitt Romney is headed for a victory in the sunshine state – but are voters this year really choosing candidates – or special interest groups? Research shows that election spending by outside groups is up 1,600% this year in the Republican primary compared to 2008 – and about half of all the political ads on the air are paid for by Super PACs – thos
- Jan. 30, 2012 10:15 amBy shawnt56
- Jan. 30, 2012 9:44 amBy louisehartmann
Multi-millionaire lobbyist Grover Norquist is calling for the impeachment of President Obama. In an interview with the right-wing National Journal – Norquist warned that if President Obama wins re-election and decides to let the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire at the end of the year – then Republicans will “have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach [him].”