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Will the Internet be Shut Down?

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), introduced a bill called, The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, last week that would permit the President to effectively shut down the internet by emergency decree.

Daily Topics - Friday June 18th, 2010

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

Hours Two and Three: "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"

Here's BP by the numbers...

Here's BP by the numbers. Corporate felon BP agreed to pay $20 billion into an escrow account. They will build the fund over 3.5 years with the first payment of $3 billion in the third quarter, and $2 billion in the fourth quarter. Then BP will pay $1.25 billion each quarter until the $20 billion is met.

Daily Topics - Thursday June 17th, 2010

Hour One: Can we trust the word of a felon...and does Obama's deal with BP go anywhere near far enough?; Plus, SEIU's Marcus Mrowka reports from today's National People's Action protest at Bank of America in NYC

Bumper Music- Let's Work Together!

Greetings friends, patriots, and believers in democracy! The staff here at the Thom Hartmann Program wants to start a "community-style" discussion with you about the show's bumper music! (The bumper music is the music we play when we come back from a commerical break, right before Thom starts talking.) We pick the songs to play every morning with relevence to current topics, news, etc...

President Obama or Sitcoms and Rock & Roll?

In an address from the Oval Office last night, President Obama asked Americans to get behind clean energy legislation, saying that BP’s Gulf oil spill is “the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now.” Obama compared the move to clean energy to emergency preparations for WWII and the mission to the moon, although, unlike those very real and dramatic and successful government programs, he offered no s

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 16th, 2010 - The Bunny Ranch is here!

Hour One: Did the President's speech last night represent change we can believe in?

Hour Two: Should lawmakers and CEO's be barred from owning stock in the businesses they oversee? Thom confronts CNBC's John Carney; Plus, Everything You Know is Wrong About...the Full Monty! Dennis Hof, CEO of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch talks to Thom

The Only American Part of BP was the BP Oil Disaster

The LA Times is reporting that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf "was built in South Korea. It was operated by a Swiss company under contract to a British oil firm. Primary responsibility for safety and other inspections rested not with the U.S. government but with the Republic of the Marshall Islands — a tiny, impoverished nation in the Pacific Ocean.

Daily Topics - Tuesday, June 15th 2010

Hour One: Why do conservatives so hate America that they want to force us to keep sending money to the King of Saudi Arabia? Thom confronts Dr. David Kreutzer of the Heritage Foundation; Plus, Is Halliburton still a rogue corporation or was it all BP's fault? Rob Kall of OpEd News will be here

Is the BP Boycott Working?

A new report by an environmental group claims that BP may not be able to pay all of the damages from the BP oil spill without the giant oil company being dissolved and all its assets sold off. It found that BP could potentially owe between $330 billion and $1.3 trillion if the BP oil spill completely decimates the area, an amount that could equal or even exceed the entire value of the company.

Daily Topics - Monday, June 14, 2010

Hour One: Have B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon? And, is there no stopping it? Thom talks to geologist Chris Landau

Hour Two: Why we're really in Afghanistan

Tea Party or Trash Party?

The tea party and their corporate-funded backers FreedomWorks complained that the individual mandate in the new health care law was an unlawful. Now, local chapters of the tea party and FreedomWorks are collaborating to plan a protest in Gwinnet County, Georgia, to voice their latest grievance against a serious, excessive, and oppressive exercise of massive governmental power — mandatory home trash collection. Yes, seriously.

Daily Topics - June 11th 2020

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

Is BP Enforcing a No Fly Zone?

Late last month, Mississippi state House Speaker Billy McCoy (D) and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) started a select committee to look into the BP oil spill and would hold hearings this week.

Daily Topics - Thursday - June 10 2010

Quote: The most important word in the language of the working class is "solidarity." -- Harry Bridges

Hour One - BP spill...will anybody go to jail for negligent homicide? Congressman (D-WA) Brian Baird

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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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