Monday 12 April '10 show notes

  • Guests:
    • Andy Kroll, DC based Investigative journalist at Mother Jones Magazine.
    • Marjorie Cohn, President of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, author of several books including "Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent," and the forthcoming "The United States of Torture: America's Past and Present Policy of Interrogation and Abuse".
    • Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information.
  • Topics:
    • Financial crisis / reform / Greenspan rewriting history
    • Steven's retirement, future of the supreme court, replacements?
    • Nuclear summit today in DC
  • Bumper Music:
  • KPOJ's Carl and Christine in for Thom.
  • Today's newsletter has details of today's guests and links to the major stories and alerts that Thom covered in the show, plus lots more. If you haven't signed up for the free newsletter yet, please do. If you missed today's newsletter, it is in the archive.
  • Quote: “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” -- William Howard Taft.
  • Article: Obama: Governor's failure to mention slavery unacceptable.
    Virginia's proclamation of Confederate History Month without any reference to slavery was unacceptable, President Obama said in an interview broadcast Friday.

    "Well, you know, I'm a big history buff. And I think that understanding the history of the Confederacy and understanding the history of the Civil War is something that every American and every young American should be a part of," he told ABC in an interview taped Thursday.

    "Now, I don't think you can understand the Confederacy and the Civil War unless you understand slavery. And so, I think that was a -- an unacceptable omission. I think the governor's now acknowledged that."
  • Article: Miss. gov says Confederacy flap not worth 'diddly' by AP.
    Fellow GOP Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi said he doesn't think the proclamation was a mistake.

    "To me, it's a sort of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not a — it's trying to make a big deal out of something (that) doesn't amount to diddly," Barbour said in the interview aired on CNN's "State of the Union."

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