July 2020

  • How much longer will Americans allow themselves to be abused by Republicans?

    Thom plus logo Ever since the 1920s, when big business took over the GOP leading directly to the Republican great depression, Republicans have fought to give taxpayer dollars to billionaires and giant corporations while they actively try to screw working people and the poor.
  • Wednesday 22 July '20 show notes

    • Mid-day with Mark - Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
    • Trump Administration Fights in Court to End First Amendment Rights...
    • FBI Raids/Arrests Ohio House Speaker Householder et.al. re: Ohio's Billion Dollar Bailout of Two DANGEROUSLY Age-Degraded Nuclear Power Plants... - Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist - Beyond Nuclear
  • Tuesday 21 July '20 show notes

    • SOS For the USPS... Does It Belong to Us? Or, Wall Street? - Mark Dimondstein President - American Postal Workers Union (APWU) AFL-CIO, and a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council
    • Will Trump's secret police succeed in provoking riots in your city?
    • Is Trump Creating His Own Reichstag Fire Using "Violence?"
    • A deep dive into Milton Mayer's They Thought They Were Free
    • Trump Is Handing Public land to Coal Leasing.... - Jenny Harbine, Staff Attorney - Earth Justice
    • "Big Poultry" Says Americans Can Eat Chickens With Cancer... Is It Safe?! - Tony Corbo, Senior Lobbyist - Food & Water Watch Food Campaign
  • Will Trump's Secret Police Succeed in Provoking Riots in Your City?

    Thom plus logo The Republican Trump administration has gone full authoritarian. Portland is a test, but only a test.

    Donald Trump signaled his election strategy a few days ago when he talked about ending legislation passed back in the 1960s to support fair housing that he said had sent "people" out into "the suburbs."
  • Monday 20 July '20 show notes

    • Because Bush got away with torture, Trump thinks he can get away with secret police: It's got to stop
    • People in the Whitehouse Are Trying to Keep Trump Happy While Americans are Dying....
    • What Are Trump's Secret Police Up To? - Ken Klippenstein, The Nation Magazine
  • We have now reached peak Libertarianism - and it is literally killing us

    Thom plus logo We have now reached peak Libertarianism, and this bizarre experiment that has been promoted by the billionaire class for over 40 years is literally killing us.
  • Because Bush Got Away with Torture, Trump Thinks He Can Get Away With Secret Police: It’s Got to Stop

    Thom plus logo Axios is reporting that Donald Trump was inspired to create his secret police force, which he has now deployed to Portland, Oregon, because George W. Bush issued an executive order authorizing the military and CIA to illegally torture and kill innocent people and got away with it.
  • Friday 17 July '20 show notes

    • Mid-day with Mark - Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
    • Issues of the Day - Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District)
    • Feds Attacking, Now Abducting PDX Protesters - Aaron Mesh, News Editor - Willamette Week
    • It's Anything Goes Friday!

  • Thursday 16 July '20 show notes

    • If You Can't Stop Them From Voting - Just let Them Die?
    • What Could Have Been Done for the Average Person Rather than the Fed's $3 Trillion Virus Rescue For Billionaires? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Understanding Marxism / Understanding Socialism
    • How Is American Going to Protect Our Children as Trump & DeVos Force them Back to School? - Lily Eskelsen García, President -National Education Association (NEA)
    • The Face of Evil Fascism - Professor Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University / Author of 4 books, including most recently, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
    • What is Trump's Secret Plan for Venezuela, Portland OR and Seattle?
    • How Trump Will Steal the Election... - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020 out on July 14
  • If you can't stop them from voting, just help them die?

    Thom plus logo First, Georgia's governor Brian Kemp, as Secretary of State, did everything he could to keep hundreds of thousands of Black and Hispanic voters in Georgia from having their votes counted or even being able to vote at all.

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