A Murdoch owned newspaper in London has been forced to close in a scandal of dirty tricks and bribery. It was on another Murdoch outlet that Glen Beck was allowed to unleash a firestorm of hate mail, death threats, and dirty tricks against professor Frances Fox Piven. This Thursday morning author and long time social activist Frances Fox Piven will join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund, to talk about the Propagandizing of America and the tactics used by the extreme right-wing against her. Targeted over 30 times by Beck the results included 2 men who came to her home posing as students. Tune in to hear the whole story.
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On the next Old Mole, Tom Becker hosts and we hear:
Bill Resnick talks with Sam Pizzigati about how the rich do not invest like conservatives ideologues say that they will if only we give them tax breaks, and how we need to tax their wealth, not just their income.
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Sheila Kohler's "Love Child."
Movie Moles, Jan Haaken and Wendy Webb, review If A Tree Falls, a documentary about the Earth Liberation Front, a group made notorious by their retaliation against polluters and environmental exploiters.
Here's an idea, Mr. President: try governing the way you campaigned. Or just try governing, period.
What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?
Farewell, American democracy. We hardly knew ye. Abe dicusses the latest in the debt ceiling debacle
The triumph of the ruling class is at hand. With a vote in Washington looming, the America in which we have all grown up is primed for sacrifice on the altar of tax cuts and deficit reduction. Congressional Republicans threatened to blow up the global economy unless they got exactly what they wanted -- and the president gave it to them. Our political system is wholly, finally, broken.