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Daily Topics - Wednesday June 30th, 2010 - Is this Porn? Or Free Market News?

Hour One: Have the bankster terrorists blown up the bank tax that would have helped Main Street instead of Wall Street? Thom challenges conservative economist Stephen Moore http://online.wsj.com 

Hour Two: Is Don Siegelman getting a second chance in Karl Rove's pursuit of him? Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman talks to Thom www.donsiegelman.org; Plus, In laissez faire news you get crotch shots of Miley Cyrus...is that ok? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org

The Hard Reich in the Republican Party Shows their True Stripes

It appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans have so far one solo talking point, that being that Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever serve on the Supreme Court, was an "activist judge," and because Elena Kagin clerked for him, she must be tainted by her association with him.

Daily Topics - Tuesday June 29th, 2010

Hour One: Why are the Republicans so attached to race bating politics?

Two: Who is Barack Obama really? Thom talks to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter about his new book "The Promise: President Obama, Year One" http://books.simonandschuster.com/Promise/Jonathan-Alter

Hour Three: Should we start to worry about Russian Redheads, invisible ink, shortwave radios, wifi cafes and nuclear weapons? Russia Today's DC correspondent Alyona Minkovski will be here

Daily Topics - Monday June 28th, 2010

Hour One: Sharks are circling the G-20, as nations tremble before the banksters; Plus, California Nurses and the National Nurses Association are fighting back against Meg Whitman's attack campaign...RN, Martha Kuhn will be here.

There are now Bankster Sharks in the Water...

In his New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman is ringing the warning bell and saying we are in the early stages of a “third depression.” “This third depression,” he writes, “will be primarily a failure of policy” as the world’s leading governments focus “about inflation when the real threat is deflation, preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending.” It's truly bizarre to watch country af

This So-Called "Banking Reform" Bill

Nearly two years after the American financial system teetered on the edge of a great Republican depression, Congressional lawmakers have come to an agreement early Friday morning to reconcile competing versions of the the bill in the biggest overhaul of financial regulations since the last Republican Great Depression. Big banks won big in this, as they can continue investing a significant amount of equity in hedge funds.

Daily Topics - Friday June 25th, 2010

It's Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two: Dylan Ratigan, host of the Dylan Ratigan MSNBC www.msnbc.com

Why are the for-profit corporate leeches still in charge?

The Washington, DC-based nonpartisan think tank The Commonwealth Fund has a report out evaluating the health care systems of seven major industrialized countries. The study ranks the United States “dead last” in the quality, efficiency, and equity of its health care system, and that Americans pay roughly twice as much for health care as residents of other nations, and get poorer outcomes.

Daily Topics - Thursday June 24th, 2010

Hour One: Should BP be charged with criminal animal abuse?

Get Ready for The McChrystal Soap Opera

In calling the top officials of the Obama administration whom he criticized to a Rolling Stone reporter, Gen.

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 23rd, 2010

Hour One: Is McChrystal only a symptom of what's really wrong with the war in Afghanistan?

Hour Two: A judge in BP's pocket overturned the President's moratorium on deep sea drilling...how do we get corrupt politicians, judges and corporations out of the energy equation?; Plus, Everything You Know is Wrong...about ants! Author/Adventurer Mark Moffett is here www.adventuresamongants.com

Fremont, Nebraska Goes after Employers...of Illegal Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska, a meat-packing town of about 25,000 people, voted Monday in favor by 57% to banish illegal immigrants from jobs by using a federal database, and rental homes by requiring renters to provide citizenship information to the police and to obtain city occupancy licenses, overturning an earlier decision by city leaders.

Daily Topics - Tuesday June 22nd, 2010

Hour One: If we deport 1 liberal for every illegal alien...how many conservatives can we deport for each barrel of oil spilled in the Gulf? Thom challenges Congressman Steve King (R-IA) http://steveking.house.go; Plus, Is what Fox News says true...that the Gulf efforts are failing because of beaurocracy? Congressman Brian Baird has the latest from the Gulf Coast http://baird.house.gov

Corporate Tentacles

Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, just after Rep. Joe Barton's "off the wall" apology to BP, laid out how deeply "corporate tentacles" have reached into our regulatory agencies in Congress. He said, "The scope, the extent, the insidious nature of corporate influence in regulatory agencies of government--this question of regulatory capture--is something we should attend to here.

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How To Bring Back A Middle Class

Thom plus logo From the 1930s to the Reagan Revolution, America grew the largest and most robust middle class in history. Along with strong unions, the main driver of that was that people earning more than about $10 million in today's money confronted a top tax rate of 91% until the 60s, and 67% until Reagan came into office.
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