Daily Topics - Friday January 21st, 2011

Alternet: Progressive Profiles: With New TV Show, Radio Talker Thom Hartmann Brings Substance to Style

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders takes your calls - www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Three: Citizen's United anniversary...was the Supreme Court out of order? Bob Edgar, President/CEO-Common Cause - www.commoncause.org - Plus, Fighting Citizen's United decision...what you can do - Robert Weissman, President-Public Citizen - www.citizen.org

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gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 2 weeks ago
#1

January 21, 2011

Why do most politicians say that they are going to make our government more transparent? When it comes to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange may be targeted for assassination.

http://www.counterpunch.org/andrew01182011.html

Pentagon loves threats!

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/01/20/gops-2-5-trillion-cut-would-end-usaid-but-still-doesnt-touch-military/

GOP loves wars!

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/01/19/wikileaks/index.html

Deceived!

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 12 years 2 weeks ago
#2

With outsourcing and national debt increasing with no end in sight, why is there no talk of enforcing and increasing tariffs?

Rhetorical question, I know its because Wall Street isn't concerned about American economic health, no Wall Street is only concerned about the bottom line, and Wall Street is pulling enough strings to lead the majority of our Government and therefore our country over the cliff edge.

So where is the grass roots movement demanding the return of manufacturing? Why is the progressive movement seemingly ignoring this? Or have I been missing the underground current building up?

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making progress 12 years 2 weeks ago
#3

Reciprocal Tariff Act of 1934

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_Tariff_Act

The Act was a response to the Hawley-Smoot tariff bill.

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 2 weeks ago
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gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#8

Adolph Hitler's influence upon conservatives and Republicans in the United States of Mortal Sin is very powerful.

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

~Adolph Hitler

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#10

The United States of Mortal Sin is a spiritually dead nation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/spiritual-death_b_811568.html

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gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#11

The United States of Mortal Sin is the conservatives, the corporations, the government, and the rich"s heavenly kingdom.

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-01-18.asp

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#12

We are the pot calling the kettle black!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/opinion/18tue1.html?_r=1

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#13

Here is a great website for information.

http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#14

Thom, if you are at your computer, you may enjoy reading this information.

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-37522775

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DRUMMER 12 years 1 week ago
#15

A Thursday night few weeks ago, The Colbert Report had David Stockman as a guest. You may recall that Stockman was Pres. Ronald Reagan's Budget Director. He was one of the architects of Reaganomics, along with the Trickle-Down Theory and other nonsensical notions such as the idea that lowering taxes on the rich creates jobs.

What was particularly interesting about this appearance was that he openly admitted that those theories were mistaken and bogus, and that they screwed up...it doesn't work.

Why haven't we seen anyone with a large voice on our side, howling this admission from the rooftops? The designer of the program himself apologizes for just how bad his program is.

It's about time we tax the rich their fair share. All the BS reasons why we shouldn't have been proven wrong over the last 30 years; Can't we learn from that history? Equality means a better world for everyone, and the rich finally contributing what they should would bring us closer to that equality. .

gerald's picture
gerald 12 years 1 week ago
#17

Now, if only the pope would call for American politicians to be moral, then we would have a pope who is willing to take on the totally immoral U.S. Congress and the totally immoral U.S. Supreme Court.

Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

Please follow us across to hartmannreport.com - this will be the only place going forward to read Thom's blog posts and articles.

From Screwed:
"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO