• National Progressive Townhall Meeting - Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
  • The Mess in Texas & Who's To Blame - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt For America's Vanished Voters
  • California Scores a Win for Net Neutrality!! - Evan Greer, Deputy Director - Fight for the Future
  • Don't Eat That Crap... Literally! Exposing the Latest Filthy Conditions in Factory Farming - Zach Corrigan, Senior Staff Attorney - Food & Water Justice (A Program of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action)
  • The 'Fight For $15' in the Covid Relief Bill - Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-VT) / 2 time U.S. Presidential Candidate / Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
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Republicans Go To War While Democrats Try To Negotiate
Thom plus logo Dems must stop the religious hustlers, racists and billionaires from picking Uncle Sam's pockets

There's a recurring pattern to American politics that began in the 1980s, right after the Supreme Court legalized billionaires owning individual politicians in 1976 with their Buckley decision.

Prior to that, Democrats and Republicans worked together to craft legislation that involved some compromise on both sides but moved, generally, in the direction of enhancing the general health and welfare of the American people.

This was how we got Medicare, Medicaid, long-term unemployment insurance, food stamps, housing support, job training programs, support for unionization, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Pell grants for college and dozens of other good policies out of Congress in the 1960s and 1970s.

Read more here.

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Wednesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: National Progressive Townhall Meeting
- Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District) Twitter Twitter
Bill: "H.R.5 - Equality Act" by Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1].
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Quote: "Less government in business and more business in government" - Warren Harding.
Article: "Robert M. La Follette" (Fighting Bob) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Joseph McCarthy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Josh Hawley" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Ted Cruz" by Wikipedia.
Law: "Voting Rights Act of 1965" (preclearance).
Article: "Louis DeJoy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show" by Kristen Holmes and Paul P. Murphy.
Article: "Georgia state GOP lawmakers introduce voting restriction legislation" by Paul LeBlanc and Veronica Stracqualursi.
Article: "Judas goat" by Wikipedia.
Bill: "H.R.3 - Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act" by Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6].
Article: "Pharmaceutical lobby" by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: The Mess in Texas & Who's To Blame
- Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt For America's Vanished Voters Twitter
Article: "Kenneth Lay" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Enron scandal" by Wikipedia.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976
Article: "Texas Was Warned a Decade Ago Its Grid Was Unready for Cold" by Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy.
Article: "Shelby County v. Holder" by Wikipedia.
California Scores a Win for Net Neutrality!!
- Evan Greer, Deputy Director - Fight for the Future Twitter
Article: "Federal Communications Commission" by Wikipedia.
Article: "USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show" by Kristen Holmes and Paul P. Murphy.
Article: "Neera Tanden" by Wikipedia.
Article: "North American Free Trade Agreement" (NAFTA) by Wikipedia
Article: "General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade" (GATT) by Wikipedia
Article: "Biden signs executive order on securing critical supply chains" by Grace Segers, Kathryn Watson.

Hour Three: Don't Eat That Crap... Literally! Exposing the Latest Filthy Conditions in Factory Farming
- Zach Corrigan, Senior Staff Attorney - Food & Water Justice (A Program of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action) Twitter Twitter
The 'Fight For $15' in the Covid Relief Bill
- Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-VT) / 2 time U.S. Presidential Candidate / Chair of the Senate Budget Committee Twitter Twitter
Tweet: "Walmart & McDonald's pay wages so low that tens of thousands of their workers are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid & public housing. I invited the CEOs of these companies to a hearing to explain why they can't afford to pay a $15 minimum wage. Taxpayers deserve an answer." by Bernie Sanders.
Quote: "The D.C National Guard was formed in 1802 by President Thomas Jefferson to defend the newly created District of Columbia. As such, the Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard is subordinate solely to the President of the United States." - District of Columbia National Guard.
Article: "After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked" by Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin.
Thursday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 12-3pm ET
I'll be talking with Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Co-founder, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System
Plus, Conversations with Great Minds: Four Hundred Souls... with Dr. Keisha Blain, Historian & Associate Professor of History-University of Pittsburgh / President-African American Intellectual History Society / Co-Editor (w/Ibram X. Kendi) of the new book, Four Hundred Souls / Author, Set the World On Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom and, the forthcoming, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Vision of America
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