Daily Topics - Wednesday July 9th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!! Remember to join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Hour One: Will the typhoon cause another meltdown at Fukushima? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear

Hour Two: The real reason pot is still illegal - Lee Fang, The Nation / The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right

Hour Three: Economy...boom or bubble? Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work

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ckrob 7 years 29 weeks ago
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Thom, I would like to remind you of a suggestion one of your callers recently made. Call the midterm election the "congressional elections." With the recent lowest-ever ratings of congress, maybe the new term "congressional elections" could increase turnout if folks thought they could vote against status quo. Unfortunately, people are more likely to come out to vote against than to vote for. If we could get Obama out of the Oval Office to campaign against a "do nothing congress" we might reduce the probability of a Republican takeover of the entire legislative branch. If the Republicans achieve a takeover then Obama can spend the last two years of his administration on a beach in Hawaii for all the good he would do sitting at a desk in Washington watching his impeachment successfully proceed.

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