On the Program - June 9th 2008

"If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well." - Sister Helen Prejean, author "Dead Man Walking"

Hour One - Guest: Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson www.bondinfo.org   Topic: What Role is Race going to play in the presidential campaign?

Hour Two - Profits over Humanity - How low can we go?

Hour Three - Guest: Frank Gaffney www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org   Topic: Should individuals convicted of terrorist acts against America get the death penalty?

Guest: Rich Trumka www.aflcio.org  Topic:AFL-CIO Working Families to McCain: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Trump's Latest Failure Could Kill 6 million Americans

Thom plus logo Although they haven't yet publicly acknowledged it in such stark terms, it's clear now that the Trump administration has decided pursue a herd immunity strategy to deal with the coronavirus.

Trump's new White House advisor on coronavirus, Scott Atlas, has said it on numerous occasions in multiple venues, and now our Attorney General, Bill Barr, is trying to argue that lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus are as bad as slavery. Trying to achieve herd immunity in the United States against the coronavirus, assuming it's even possible, would involve between two and 6 million Americans dying.
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
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From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
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Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current