Daily Topics - Tuesday - March 30th 2010

Hour One - Is America failing because we don't have enough socialism? Peter Ferarra www.theacru.org

Hour Two - Should citizen activism take the form of a coffee party or a shotgun?

Plus...Paul Loeb www.soulofacitizen.org "Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times"

Hour Three - Elizabeth Ames Jones Texas Railroad Commissioner, running for U.S. Senate (R-TX) www.jonesfortexas.com Why do Texas politicians always want to suck up to “Big Oil” and ignore the cost to the rest of the country?

To Keep Americans Safe, We Have To Get Billionaires and Money Out Of Politics

Thom plus logo Jim Jones, who only killed 900+ people, was a piker, perhaps because he just wasn't rich enough to be truly effective. Billionaire Donald Trump has beat him more than 130 times over, with far more to come.

Canada, a country run by competent leaders and actual civil servants at the provincial and federal level, largely has the coronavirus under control and have largely closed their border to Americans.

The Guardian is reporting how Mexican border towns are asking Americans not to come, for fear of further spread of the virus there.
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