Weekend Recap: February 21-25

February 27, 2011

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Investigative journalist and blogger Lindsay Beyerstein to talk about how Republicans swept into Congress this year promising jobs and fiscal responsibility but instead using their power to attack woman’s rights from abortion to family planning.

Journalist and author Naomi Klein disucsses the events in the Middle East and Wisconsin and how it is reminding citizens that “people power” still works.

AlterNet’s Washington bureau chief Adele Stan talks to Sam about how the billionaire Koch brothers are using Wisconsin as a battleground to break labor’s back.

Director and documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki discusses his new Reagan documentary and how he tried to show a balanced look of this almost mythical figure.

Sunday, Dummy Sunday – The talking head shows on Sunday morning continue their ignorance and David Gregory isn’t helping them get any smarter.

Lighting Cigars With Ben Franklins – Money: What it Means to Average People vs. Right Wing Billionaires

You Can’t Handle the Truth – Outlawing Collective Bargaining? Stupid States Do Stupid Things

KO DOMA – The Obama admin is no longer enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act

Look for the Union Label – WI state senator Chris Larson reminds us everything we have thanks to unions.

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Past Episodes

On today's show: Mark Steyn says "at least white supremacists are American citizens." Heather Parton a.k.a. Digby (@digby56) joins us to talk government shutdown. Will Democrats hold the line on DACA, or will they cave like they always do? The extreme unpopularity of GOP policies, especially ...
On today's show: Fox News' Bob Massi thinks the Democrats boycotting Trump's state of the union are the real racists, Senator Ed Markey says Dems are "not going to blink" without DACA, General John Kelly says Trump's views on the wall have "evolved" and gets reamed out on Twitter by Boss Baby ...
Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to talk about the changing political tide. On today's show: Trump paid adult performer Stormy Daniels $150k for mysterious reasons but nobody cares because it's Trump, and Eric Trump goes on Fox and Friends to claim his dad is too greedy to be ...