- Jan. 18, 2012 8:46 amBy shawnt56
Occupy the Courts this Friday for the 2nd anniversary of Citizens United! Join Thom outside the U.S. Supreme Court in DC at 12 noon or find an action in your city...click here for details!
Hour One: SOPA & PIPA - "I am not a warlock!"
Hour Two: Montana v. U.S. Supreme Court...fighting corporate personhood - Jeff Milchen, American Independent Business Alliance / Plus, fighting obesity with...child labor?
- Jan. 18, 2012 8:26 amBy skepticalscott
A good portion of the web is blacked out today in protest of two online piracy bills being considered in Congress: The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – in the House, and the Protect IP Act - or PIPA - in the Senate. Both bills are being heavily lobbied for by giant corporate media outlets and thus have been ignored in the mainstream news they own.
- Jan. 17, 2012 9:44 amBy shawnt56
- Jan. 17, 2012 8:21 amBy skepticalscott
Wisconsin Democrats are expected to turn in a truckload of signatures today in their recall Governor Scott Walker effort. While the exact number of signatures collected is still uncertain – organizers claim they have collected far more than the needed 540,000 signatures to trigger a recall against both Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
- Jan. 16, 2012 9:55 amBy skepticalscott
Comedian Stephen Colbert is taking the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to its logical conclusion. As Colbert flirts with the idea of running for President in South Carolina – his SuperPAC just launched it’s first negative attack ad – going after front-runner Mitt Romney. Noting that Romney believes corporations are people and that Romney made a living slicing up and killing off corporations – Colbert’s SuperPAC called Rom
- Jan. 16, 2012 8:50 amBy shawnt56
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday observed
Hour One: Is Mitt Romney a serial killer? Seton Motley, Less Government
Hour Two: Will Gingrich's 'Bain' attacks help Romney in the long run? Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine
Hour Three: It's not Romney's fault Bain Capital was a corporate raider... Tom Pauken
- Jan. 13, 2012 9:21 amBy louisehartmann
The days of the Tea Party controlling Congress may be numbered. Congressional aides are suggesting that Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to work around his Tea Party members and negotiate with Democrats on a deal to extend the payroll tax cut when Congress reconvenes later this month.
- Jan. 12, 2012 8:40 amBy skepticalscott
More Americans think the nation is in the grips of class warfare than ever before. According to a new Pew Research Center survey – two-thirds of the nation believes there are “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor in America – that’s an increase of 19-points since 2009. Across all demographics – white, black, Hispanic – and across all political affiliations – Republican, Democrat, and Independents – as well as across all clas
- Jan. 12, 2012 8:09 amBy shawnt56
Thom is live from Stockholm, Sweden
Hour One: Will the Republican attacks on Romney insulate him in the Fall from Democratic Bain attacks?
Hour Two: Thom talks politics with Rick Falkvinge-founder of Sweden's Pirate Party movement
Hour Three: Thom discusses Swedish/American politics with Lasse Lundeberg-Journalist & expert commentator