Daily Topics - Friday February 3rd, 2012

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: Exposing big $ corruption in politics - Lee Fang, United Republic

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 8 years 33 weeks ago
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Thorium fission essentially is uranium fission. The thorium absorbs neutrons, and decays into uranium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium_fuel_cycle

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Bob Malone 8 years 33 weeks ago
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Thom:

I know you have read George Lakoff - you defended using 'Obamacare' in place of The Affordable Care Act to a listener on your radio show today by arguing that many listening would not know the reference if you said 'The Affordable Care Act'. How are they going to learn (and maybe even read) the legislation if you continue to use the radical right's pejorative. If you use the other guy's frame, as Professor Lakoff says, you have already lost the argument. You are a brilliant person, so I know you can find another way to communicate to your listeners the benefits of this historic legislation (yes, and it has no public option --- yet!)

Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power - can Dems do the same thing to save it?

Thom plus logo In the power grab to fill the Supreme Court seat announced the same evening as the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell didn't do anything new. The GOP has a long history of playing hardball power politics.
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 Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall