Daily Topics - Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

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- narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: The GOP war on workers has killed again

Hour Two: Why conservatives hate free pre-school? Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum / Plus, a strategy for Iraq? Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th District)


Talk Radio News
- Victoria Jones

Hour Three: What's your dental IQ? Dr. Joon Kim, DDS takes your calls

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE M-F 12 noon to 3pm ET / Join Thom in our chatroom during the program!

Be sure to check out our new video: CARBON
- narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: The GOP war on workers has killed again

Hour Two: Why conservatives hate free pre-school? Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum / Plus, a strategy for Iraq? Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th District)


Talk Radio News
- Victoria Jones


Hour Three: What's your dental health IQ? Dr. Joon Kim, DDS takes your calls

- See more at: http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2014/09/daily-topics-wednesday-september-3rd-2014#sthash.DXh69DJN.dpuf

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE M-F 12 noon to 3pm ET / Join Thom in our chatroom during the program!

Be sure to check out our new video: CARBON
- narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: The GOP war on workers has killed again

Hour Two: Why conservatives hate free pre-school? Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum / Plus, a strategy for Iraq? Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th District)


Talk Radio News
- Victoria Jones


Hour Three: What's your dental health IQ? Dr. Joon Kim, DDS takes your calls

- See more at: http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2014/09/daily-topics-wednesday-september-3rd-2014#sthash.DXh69DJN.dpuf

Comments

mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 20 weeks ago
#1

I agree with Thom about the "World War I talk" from Obama. I also think he's making a mistake in declaring that the beheadings won't "intimidate" the U.S. ISIS isn't trying to intimidate the U.S., they're trying to goad us--they want the opposite of intimidation.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 20 weeks ago
#2

My political thought lately has been mostly focused on how self-identifying minorities can be protected by the system of government. (Self-identifying because if the labeling of a minority is required from outside, it takes a struggle just to get that.)

Chancellor Merkel's push for federalism in Ukraine is one of the points that should be included in such a system--decentralization. The others that I've thought of are over-representation of minorities (meaning a minority can get something done), under-representation of majorities (meaning a majority can be stopped under some circumstances), and voluntary compromise. That last is what's required to be able to have any of the others, but it can't be formalized.

Scotland is going to have a referendum on Sep. 18th on whether to secede from the UK. I would see secession as a sign of failure, but the problem Scotland has is that it doesn't have the political power (under-representatoin of the majority in this case) to keep London from draining it dry.

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pcdunn 7 years 20 weeks ago
#3

So weird watching Lone Liberal Rumble today. The conservatives were clearly some of the least bombastic of the lot (which is the best compliment you will get from me in this environment), yet their discussion was so hollow even when forced to maintain some sense of plausibility because Thom kept them on point (barely). But as always, Thom is the frustrated progressive that seems to think these people will see the obvious without hard hitting, aggressive and almost personal attacks on the factual stonewalling he often encounters from them. Even so, because I have no personal experience lobbying in DC, I often have a mixed response to the issues discussed. However, when the NRDC piece came on - an area where I do have first hand experience - the conservative response was so ignorant and lame, so as to be laughable in the company of intelligent adults, I just had to wonder why Thom even makes room for these people on his show. They are not qualified to speak to the issues.

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