GOP Birth Control bill Is An "Insult to Women"

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America/Planned Parenthood Action Fund, joins Thom. Republican lawmakers are trying to make birth control available over the counter. So - why does Planned Parenthood call the bill a "sham"? What is the state of women's healthcare (and women's rights) in America?

Meet the New Normal for Student Debt

Mark Huelsman, Demos, joins Thom. It's harder than ever to get an education in America without going deep into debt. College costs have grown faster than inflation or family incomes over the last 50 years - and students have had to borrow more and more to get any sort of collegiate education. But the problem of student debt has an overriding socio-economic component - according to a new report from Demos.

Capitalism Could Kill ALL Life On Earth

Scientists say that we have the technology to keep Earth's climate from going completely off the rails. So what's stopping the planet's Green Energy Revolution?

Full Show 5/26/15: Capitalism Could End All Life On Earth

Thom discusses the GOP’s continued war on women’s rights with Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards and the racial and class bias behind student borrowing with Demos’ Mark Huelsman. Tonight’s Politics Panel talks Bernie Sanders’ announcement rally from Burlington, VT, Bernie’s call for a Wall Street transaction tax, and Jeb Bush’s defense of the Patriot Act. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how capitalism could end all life on earth.

Full Show 5/22/15: What America needs to know about Genetically Modified Organisms

In tonight's Big Picture Rumble Thom discusses the GOP's obvious support for President Obama's trade agreement, the upcoming re-authorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act that allows unconstitutional spying on Americans, Jeb Bush claiming climate science is "convoluted," Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton not being ashamed of the US invasion of Iraq, and why social liberalism in America is on the rise. Then in tonight's Conversation's with Great Minds Thom talks with consumer advocate and author, Jeffrey Smith about the lack of GMO food labeling in America.

Full Show 5/21/15: President Obama’s pivot to Asia on the fast track

Tonight Thom talks with America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, about the dangers of allowing President Obama and any future US President fast track authority on trade deals without meaningful debate or filibusters. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, passed today in the Senate, now heads to the House for a vote. Then Thom talks with Doug Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot, about his political reasons for landing on the Capitol Hill front lawn on April 15. Thom also talks with Rachel Rye Butler, Democracy Organizer for Greenpeace USA, about why her organization is getting involved in Hughes’ case. Then in tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds, Thom talks with former Senator and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell about his personal life, political career and his important role in the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland.

Rumble Panel: How does a corporation establish its religion?

Christy Setzer, New Heights Communications & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist & Gianno Caldwell, Caldwell Strategic Consulting/Project 21 joins Thom. Louisiana's governor just signed an executive order that allows people and corporations to discriminate based on religion. Did Bobby Jindal just open the door to Sharia Law in Louisiana?

It's Illegal to Disclose the Details of "Obamatrade"

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th district) joins Thom. The President says that critics of the Transpacific Partnership need to be more specific with their objections. But there's a good reason no one is commenting on the deal's details.

Debt Slavery...the New Normal for Students?

Professor Andrew Ross PhD, New York University (NYU)/Strike Debt/Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal joins Thom. $1.2 trillion. That is how much money Americans now hold in student loan debt - a new record. And while student debt affects people of all races and classes - it is having a disproportionately large impact on low-income Americans and communities of color. As a recent study from Demos has shown - both black and latino students are more likely than white students to depend on loans to pay their way through school. Low-income students - meanwhile - are also more likely than wealthy students to depend on student loans to pay their way through school. So what should this tell us about the student loan system as a whole? And what does it mean for the future of upward mobility in American society?

End the Bankster’s Get Out of Jail Free Card

The Justice Department says that today's multi-billion dollar settlement with the world's biggest banks will teach Wall Street a lesson. In reality - though - Wall Street isn't going to learn a thing unless we radically change our culture of crime and punishment.

Rumble Panel: Filibustering the Patriot Act

Christy Setzer, New Heights Communications & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist & Gianno Caldwell, Caldwell Strategic Consulting/Project 21 joins Thom.

Full Show 5/20/15: Bobby Jindal Legalizes LGBTQ Discrimination & TPP Confusion

In tonight’s Big Picture Rumble Thom discusses Bobby Jindal allowing Louisiana businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, Senator Rand Paul launching a filibuster against the Patriot Act, Santa Barbara’s oil spill, and the ban on banning fracking in Texas. Then Thom talks with US Representative Alan Grayson about the confusion and secrecy over President Obama’s trade deal agreement. Thom also discusses student loan debt affecting minority students with NY University Professor Andrew Ross. And in tonight’s Daily Take Thom explains why recent guilty pleas from the world’s five biggest banks will not lead to any jail time.

TPP Won’t Balance the Power of China

President Obama says that America needs the Trans-Pacific Partnership to balance out the rising power of China. He couldn't be more wrong

Former CIA Admits Dick Cheney Pushed Him on Iraq

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism—From alQa'ida to ISIS joins Thom. After 15 years of waging war on terrorism - we are no closer to defeating groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS than we were on September 10, 2001. In fact - we're probably in worse shape now than we were then. So isn't it time to rethink this whole "War on Terror" thing?

Politics Panel: LA Gets A BIG Raise!

George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom & Ben Cohen, The Daily Banter & Nathan Leamer, R Street Institute joins Thom. Los Angeles - the second biggest city in the country - has just taken a bold step forward for income equality.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:

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