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Kick right-wing butt! Listen to this podcast for a month and you will be able to kick the butt of any right-winger in a debate. I guarantee it! Subjects will include: Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, George Bush, conservative pro-Iraq war draft dodgers, right

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Live Tweeting the Debate Tonight!

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:19:14 PDT

Greetings, Long time no talk. Hope you and yours are well! I don't yet have enough time to do the full nine yards of the podcast, but I can't restrain myself from jumping back in the fray. So I'll be using my new Twitter account to live tweet the debate tonight. @JeroldBlock For those who didn't hear that long ago podcast, Jerold Block is my legal name, Jack Clark a podcasting pen name. As(image)

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Rebroadcast of 32 - Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. Speak To Us About the War on Terrorism

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:17:43 PST

Again, thanks for all your expressions of concern and good wishes. Blast The Right has been on an extended break as I take care of some long-neglected personal matters. I will return. If you want to be added to the mailing list to keep up-to-date on future developments, please drop me a line. Until I return, you've told me that re-broadcasting some select past episodes would be welcome. So(image)

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Rebroadcast of 163 - Deficits & Debt: Right-Wing Spends Wildly And Slashes Taxes (For The Rich), Then Screams We Can't Afford A Social Safety Net

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:27:48 PDT

Long time no talk. Thanks for all your expressions of concern and good wishes. Blast The Right has been on an extended break as I take care of some long-neglected personal matters. I will return. I apologize for not letting you know what's going on sooner. If you want to be added to the mailing list to keep up-to-date on future developments, please drop me a line. Until I return, you've(image)

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168 - Busting More Right-Wing Lies About The Arizona Immigration Statute / The Struggle Continues For Economic Justice

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:08:59 PDT

Today, more on the Arizona immigration law and efforts to fight this latest right-wing outrage. Plus, progressive efforts to achieve economic justice in New York and elsewhere. Right-wing racism rears its ugly head throughout. And you'll hear a clip of Glenn Beck you won't believe. Actually, you probably will, if you know him.(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at(image)

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167 - They're Still At It: Arizona Immigration Law Is Part Of A Decades-Old Right-Wing Campaign To Attack Minorities For Political Gain

Thu, 20 May 2010 19:46:11 PDT

Today, we'll take a look at the Arizona "your papers please" statute, with a large emphasis on the historical context in which it was passed: long-standing and pervasive right-wing racism.Before analyzing any legislation touching on race that comes from the right, it's absolutely critical to know the right's history in this realm.With this law, and with any measure proposed by right-wingers that(image)

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166 - Right-Wing Ramps Up Its Efforts To Protect The Vulnerable, On-The-Edge-Of-Collapse Wealthy From The All-Powerful Progressives Out To Get Them

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:06:35 PDT

Today, an examination of a phenomenon that's recently come out into the open: the right-wing's worship, and hard-line defense of, the ultra-wealthy. You'll hear the who, what, when, where and why.I have some exclusive stats for you that may well blow your mind. The picture ain't pretty.You'll hear the answers to questions like these: which 25 guys made more than all the teachers, firemen and(image)

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165 - Health Care Vote Post-Game Show: The Right-Wing Is Down, But Not Out (And Lying Even More Than Usual, If That's Possible)

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:30:40 PDT

Today, we'll dissect the right-wing's still-continuing lies and hypocrisy about the recently passed health care legislation. This will lead us into a broader discussion of social and economic justice, and the right-wing's aversion to both.Did you know the right has its own sociopathic credo, called Social Darwinism? This is among the gems you'll discover as you listen to the the show. Lots of(image)

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164 - Full Clip: Bullet Points For Stimulus & Health Care Water Cooler Wars / Global Economic Justice Advances: Martin Luther King Would Be Pleased

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:34:58 PST

Today, a varied show.To start off with, multiple QuickBlasts to give you ammo in the water cooler wars over the economy and health care reform. A cornucopia of right-wing lies and hypocrisy conclusively disposed of.Then, a foreign policy roundup: where things are going well, and not so well, in the Third World's struggle to be free of Western economic domination. A lot of ups and downs, but(image)

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163 - Budget Deficits & The National Debt: Right-Wingers Spend Wildly And Slash Taxes (For The Rich), Then Scream We Can't Afford A Social Safety Net

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:11:55 PST

Today, a subject that initially appears not that sexy. I'm talking about budget deficits and the national debt.But -- you'll see how the cold, hard facts reveal right-wingers at their lying and destructive worst. As is often the case, the right accuses others of that which they're most guilty of themselves. They accuse Obama of tripling the budget deficit, while in reality it was George W. Bush(image)

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162 - No Amount Of Earthquake Relief Can Cleanse Us: The U.S. Is Up To Its Eyeballs In Haitian Blood

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:34:43 PST

Today, a look at how Haiti has been battered from pillar to post by the West. How right-wing policies have destroyed that nation. An analysis you won't hear on any mainstream corporate-owned media. An antidote to the "aren't we noble" claims you hear when we send Haitians some charitable aid.(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to(image)

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161 - 2009 In Review: So Much Potential Unfulfilled, And The Right Still As Toxic As Ever

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:52:00 PST

Today, a review of that not so terrific year 2009, as heard on this show: right-wing reverse Robin Hood economics, health care, the war on terror, GOP racism and more.Along with plenty of clips of your favorite right-wingers to keep you entertained, if not outright horrified.The year started out with a lot of potential, but things haven't turn out as progressives like myself would have(image)

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160 - How To Put Right-Wing Christians On The Defensive With The "Equivalent Alternative Solution" Challenge

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:25:53 PST

Today, as befits the holiday season, I'm going to show you how to ratchet up the pressure quite a bit on those phony Christians I call right-wing pseudo-Christians.You'll soon be able to make them distinctly uncomfortable, if not downright apoplectic.It has something to do with the fact, that right-wing pseudo-Christians spend their whole lives fervently working to achieve the exact opposite of(image)

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159 - The "Southern Strategy": From Nixon To Reagan To Limbaugh, The GOP Has Used Racism To Further Its Political Agenda / Health Care QuickBlast

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 16:57:22 PST

Today, an examination of the GOP's institutionalized racism, extending from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to the current de facto head of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh. Starting in the 1960's, the Republican "Southern strategy" used racist appeals to garner the support of whites who were upset at the Democratic Party for leading the effort to enact civil rights legislation.You'll get some(image)

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158 - "We have to tolerate inequality to achieve greater prosperity and opportunity for all": The Right-Wing Mind's Strained Relation To Reality

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 20:10:28 PST

Today, in a change of pace, a single subject podcast: trickle-down economics and the unsustainable economic inequality and social ills it produces.Sometimes escaping from the mouth of a right-winger is an utterance so jaw-dropping, that it merits an entire show.Brian Griffiths is a Goldman, Sachs international advisor. He was recently discussing Wall Street salaries and bonuses. You've probably(image)

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157 - More Health Care Stats: Ammo For The Water Cooler Wars / Progressive Economics = Christian Economics? / The Real ACORN Scandal Is On The Right

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:01:47 PDT

Today, a jam-packed show.First, you'll hear about some new statistics sure to render speechless your friendly local right-wingers, when you're debating health care reform with them.Next, how about a little old-time religion: some information that will enormously enhance your ability to put right-wing Christians on the defensive.Finally, you'll get some facts about the community group ACORN you'd(image)

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156 - Supreme Court May Toss Out Laws Limiting Corporate Campaign Contributions / Jack Discusses Health Care On Air America / Honduran Coup Update

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:37:59 PDT

Today, you'll hear:--how an all-important Supreme Court case could vastly expand the ability of corporations to determine election results--a clip of me on Air America denouncing our super-expensive yet poorly performing health care system--how there are disturbing historical parallels to the present-day right-wing coup in HondurasWhat do all these stories have in common? Hint: it's a five letter(image)

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155 - Part Three: Still More Of Answering The Right's Deadly Lies In The Health Care Debate

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 13:52:26 PDT

Today, more on the progressive effort to reform our health care system. More right-wing lies debunked. More hard cold facts you can throw at your friendly local right-wingers to stop them in their tracks.Questions answered include:--how does the U.S. health care system stack up against the universal coverage nations?--how are Republicans shooting themselves in the foot by playing a 1961 clip of(image)

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154 - Part Two: More Of Answering The Right's Deadly Lies In The Health Care Debate

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:14:56 PDT

Today, a return to health care reform. More right-wing distortions, half-truths, and outright lies. Debunked for your listening and debating pleasure. And along the way, you'll hear some jaw-dropping audio clips.This show is somewhat of a continuation of podcast 152. There, you heard the facts about such false right wing claims as:--the U.S. has the best health care system in the world--universal(image)

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153 - Global Overview: As The Third World Continues To Fight Against Western Economic Exploitation, Obama's A Mixed Bag, The Right Still 100% Wrong

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:46:44 PDT

In recent podcasts you've heard about the hottest issues du jour, such as health care reform and the Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination. This show will address issues not, for the most part, as immediately applicable to the water cooler wars.There's a whole world of strife, struggle, bloodshed and sometimes progressive victory out there. It's all about the Third World's centuries-long attempt to(image)

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152 - Answering The Right's Deadly Lies In The Health Care Debate

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:31:38 PDT

Today, the show is all about health care reform. You'll hear how to debunk a whole slew of right-wing talking points against progressive plans to revamp our health care system.Lives are at stake!Among the lies debunked:--the U.S. has the best health care system in the world--universal coverage nations have long waiting lists compared to the U.S.--Obama's plan is socialized medicineCheck out the(image)

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151 - Everything But The Kitchen Sink: The Right Goes All Out To Smear And Destroy Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:02:02 PDT

Today, the focus is on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.You just won't believe the onslaught of disinformation and outright lies coming from the right.But actually, that is just what you'd expect, isn't it?Here you'll find all the ammo you'll need to shoot down their propaganda.Cold, hard facts will demonstrate:--Judge Sotomayor's "wise Latina woman with rich experience"(image)

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150 - A Smorgasbord of Right-Wing Follies To Delight Your Intellectual Palate...And Frustrate Your Friendly Local Right-Winger

Thu, 28 May 2009 17:48:33 PDT

Today, a change of pace -- not one or two long segments, but several shorter ones. Subjects include: -- debunking right-wing War on Terror talking points-- dissecting conservative economic philosophy-- answering the query, how many Americans support socialism over capitalism-- following up on Dick Cheney's old company electrocuting U.S. soldiers in Iraq-- and, last but not least, exposing yet one(image)

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149 - Cutting Through Right-Wing Spin About Who's To Blame For The Financial Crisis

Thu, 14 May 2009 20:33:38 PDT

[from the transcript]Imagine you're the ultimate right-winger, one of Wall Street's Masters of the Universe. You've made make huge profits by engaging in reckless financial behavior. Your irresponsible actions have brought the world's financial system to the brink of collapse. You then grab hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars more, as the government tries to stabilize and repair the(image)

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148 - Privatization Kills: Troops Electrocuted In Iraq, Cheney's Former Company To Blame / Debunking Right-Wing Lies About U.S. Corporate Tax Rates

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:04:29 PDT

In the first segment, you'll hear how U.S. soldiers in Iraq are being electrocuted due to faulty electrical work. The work was performed by private contractors hired under the Bush policy of privatization. This perfectly illustrates so much of what's wrong with right-wing ideology and policies.For example:Green Beret Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth was stationed at a base in Iraq that used to be one of(image)

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147 - More Lies Than Ever Before: The Right-Wing Renews Its Assault On The Estate Tax

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:26:46 PDT

Today you'll hear all about the right-wing's dishonest, but unfortunately effective propaganda campaign against the estate tax.A preview of the reality check I'll give you, all aspects of which are fully documented:-- Only 1/5 of 1% of Americans will ever pay even a penny of estate tax. In other words, 99.8% of Americans will never pay any estate tax.-- Less than 80 small businesses in the entire(image)

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146 - Labor Dept. Under Right-Wing Control Allowed Wage Theft From Workers / Red Cross Declares "Torture" And Spain Targets Bushians For Prosecution

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:45:30 PDT

Today, some nefarious right-wing doings. What else is new?First up, a GAO study found that the Department of Labor, when it was run by right-wingers appointed by George W. Bush, often turned a blind eye when employers cheated low-income workers out of their wages. The Department of Labor is supposed to protect workers.Next, there have been more revelations of torture, including from an impeccable(image)

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145 - The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights: Progressive Values Globally Endorsed / Debunking The Right's Lies About A Social Security "Crisis"

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:50:57 PDT

Today we'll conclude our discussion about FDR's Second Bill of Rights, which deals with economic rights. The focus is on how FDR's concept has taken root worldwide, in the almost unanimously endorsed Universal Declaration of Human Rights.As you'll see, this is much to the dismay and horror of right-wingers.You'll also hear a QuickBlast debunking the right-wing's cry that there's a "crisis"(image)

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144 - Obama's Tax Plan: The Good, The Bad And The Right-Wing (Including Hannity's Biggest Lie Ever)

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:17:29 PST

President Obama recently presented some fairly detailed proposals to make changes in the tax code. This is sure to be a major subject of controversy in the months ahead.Here's a road map for you of today's show:First I'll give you some historical background about where we stand, economic justice-wise.Next, the details of Obama's plan. Knowing exactly what's in there is crucial, because it's(image)

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Political Cartoon For Podcast #144

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:17:01 PST

This cartoon by my friend, syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors, is a perfect fit for podcast #144.His website is highly recommended.(image)

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143 - Beyond The New Deal: Challenge A Right-Winger With FDR's Second Bill Of Rights / Hannity Truth Patrol: Do Tax Cuts Increase Government Revenue?

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:34:09 PST

The right's anti-New Deal offensive is aimed at besmirching Obama's stimulus plan.You know the old saying, the best defense is a good offense? Well, instead of just playing defense and defending the New Deal against Republican attacks, let's go on the offensive. I've got something for you to throw at them that will induce cardiac arrest -- figuratively speaking of course (especially since(image)

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142 - Rule Of Law: A Criminal Investigation Of The Bush Administration's Torture Program Is Legally Required

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 14:35:23 PST

It's an open-and-shut case -- no discretion, no wiggle-room, no if's, and's or but's: the Obama administration is legally compelled to investigate the Bush administration, from George W. Bush on down, for the crime of commission of torture.This is the case despite the contrary analysis of that eminent legal scholar, Bill O'Reilly.For the facts and laws upon which I base my conclusion, please(image)

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141 - The Earth Is Flat, The Moon's Made Of Green Cheese, And The New Deal Was A Terrible Failure: Debunking The Latest Right-Wing Propaganda

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:06:57 PST

Ok, right-wingers aren't (at least currently) making any claims about the shape of the Earth, or the composition of the moon. But they are ranting and raving about FDR and the New Deal.The right is attacking FDR's New Deal spending. This gives them the perfect opportunity to attack Obama's financial stimulus package.This is their new mantra:The New Deal failed.It's not that right-wingers are(image)

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140 - Conversation Starters: Five Questions To Ask Your Friendly Local Right-Winger

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:40:59 PST

We'll start off the new year with some questions you can use as conversation starters for those special right-wingers in your life.Perhaps you have a regular debating partner at the water cooler. And you want to start off 2009 by rocking them back on their heels.Or maybe there's a right-winger you've been meaning to engage in dialogue, but just haven't had a good ice-breaker for.Old right-winger,(image)

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139 - 2008 In Review: The Right Is Relentless, But Ultimately Unsuccessful

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 15:15:30 PST

Today is the year in review as heard on Blast The Right. Domestic issues. Foreign policy issues. And, of course, Campaign 2008.With plenty of clips of your favorite right-wingers.Torture, heparin, derivatives, Ayers, Palin...Obama2008 started out pretty lousy, but ended pretty well -- with a heck of a lot of upside potential, don't you think?(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine(image)

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138 - Social Darwinism: The Doctrine That Lets The Right-Winger Sleep At Night / Paraguay Rejects Right, Elects As President The "Bishop Of The Poor"

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 15:22:49 PST

In the first segment, you'll hear about the doctrine of Social Darwinism. It's the pill right-wingers take to allow them to sleep at night. Some audio clips of right-wingers may scare you, so be prepared. Barbara Bush, Bill Cunningham, Neal Boortz and Bill O'Reilly all have some choice words for you.Next, have you heard about the Bishop of the Poor being elected president of an impoverished Latin(image)

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137 - The Right's Big Lie About Upcoming Labor Legislation / A Primer On How The West Uses Right-Wing Ideology To Economically Exploit The Third World

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 19:44:36 PST

Today, you'll hear how to debunk a bald-faced lie the right is propagating about upcoming, critically important labor union legislation, the Employee Free Choice Act. This bill is labor's number one priority in Congress, and the right has declared war on it.Next, I'll give you a short primer on what I call the four pillars, the four ways the right in the Western world economically exploits the(image)

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136 - Right-Wing Spins '08 Results / Shameful Health Care Statistics / Bush's Last Minute Regulatory Massacre / Ensuring A Progressive '09 And Beyond

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:32:11 PST

Today, four subjects:Countering right-wing spin on the election resultsA sober reminder on the health care front about what this is all about, beyond the left-right ideological battleHow the Bush administration is trying real hard to cause the most damage on its way outAnd, on a personal note, what Obama's win means to me, and what I think is the best way to persuade him to move in a strong(image)

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135 - Final Big Lie Of Campaign '08: The Socialism Charge / Protecting Your Vote

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 16:03:48 PDT

Today, I'm going to address what seems to be the final big lie directed at Barack Obama -- that he's a socialist who wants to take money from the middle class and give it to the poor. Huh?Among other things, you'll hear how McCain supports the very same "socialist" policies he criticizes Obama for supporting.Also, I'll give you a couple of heads ups about how you can protect your vote, and, join(image)

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134 - The Economic Pie Grows Faster And Is More Fairly Divided Under Democratic Presidents / QuickBlasts: Ayers, Rezko, ACORN, Surge, McCain's Temper

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:44:13 PDT

Today we're going to cover a lot of ground, all geared towards pointing out the error of right-wing ways, in a manner that will convince undecided voters to support Obama.In the first segment you'll hear how under Democratic administrations, the economic pie has always grown faster, and in a more fairly distributed way, than under Republican rule.The last half of the show will be a bit of a(image)

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133 - Obama's America vs. McCain's America: Ten Reasons Undecideds Should Choose Obama

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 15:14:14 PDT

Usually on Blast The Right you hear me condemn right-wing ideology and policies. Not only the theory, but the negative effect of right-wing rule on flesh-and-blood humans.Then the idea is, you use the information to win the water cooler wars, to "blast the right."With just about a month to go before the election, arguing with right-wingers isn't the most productive use of your time now, I don't(image)

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132 - Right-Wing Deception Is Exemplified By Sarah Palin And John McCain: A Case Study In Earmarks

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:40:25 PDT

Today, you'll hear all about earmarks, one of John McCain's pet issues.Sarah Palin claims to be a reformer, yet she is the Empress of Earmarks, requesting this year more per capita than the governor of any other state.Would it surprise you to learn that McCain seems quite confused about the facts, and that Palin is clearly outright lying?Plenty of clips of these two esteemed elected officials to(image)

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131 - Hannity May Lie, But The Actual Economic Data Tells The True Story

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:38:28 PDT

Today, you'll hear how to debunk some of the latest right-wing flim-flam about the economy really being in good shape.Sure it is, except for the fact that unemployment, the number of medically uninsured, median wages, poverty -- all are worse than when Bush came into officeAmong those you'll have the dubious pleasure of listening to are Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Paul Weyrich and Barbara Bush.(image)

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130 - Bush Justice Department Admits To Pervasive Lawbreaking / Listener Email On Hannity, '08 Race / Helping A Fellow Progressive

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:56:01 PDT

Today, you'll hear about rampant lawbreaking by Bush administration officials within the Department of Justice. It's not a pretty picture. And it's the DOJ itself making the charge!You'll be treated to listener emails on Sean Hannity and the '08 campaign. I'll play you a Hannity audio clip that may well rile you up.And, last but not least, you'll learn about a fellow progressive who needs a bit(image)

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129 - Right-Wing Ideology Produces A U.S. Health Care System That Is Worst In The Developed World / Cruel Bush Immigration Raids: A National Disgrace

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 13:30:43 PDT

Today, you'll hear how to debunk the right-wing's biggest lie about the US health care system:Right-wingers claim we have the best health care system in the world.The fact is, it ranks dead last in critical areas compared to other developed nations.You'll also see how the Bush administration has reverted to an immigration policy based on cruelty and vindictiveness. Clips of right-wingers may make(image)

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128 - McCain Becomes Incoherent Trying To Excuse Growing Economic Inequality / More Shady Deals & Lies As The Right-Wing Closes In On Iraq's Oil

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:59:50 PDT

Today you'll hear John McCain become truly incoherent when he tries to address the issue of income and wealth inequality in America. You'll learn why no right-winger can honestly speak to this issue.And, you'll see that developments in the Bushian grab for Iraq's oil are coming fast and furious. More cronyism, shady deals and outright lies. The No Blood for Oil anti-war slogan rings more true(image)

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127 - A Torrent Of Additional Evidence Of Right-Wing Torture-Mongering / Dick Morris Lies About Democratic Tax Plans

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:20:25 PDT

Today, you'll hear a torrent of new evidence that's just come out which further details the Bush administration's torture regime. You'll learn about the self-styled "War Council," Bush's use of Communist Chinese torture techniques, vehement protests by the military's own lawyers, hiding the abuse from the Red Cross, and, recent medical findings of marks of torture on detainee's bodies.In a(image)

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126 - Past As Prologue: Multinationals Take Another Step To Steal Iraq's Oil / Demoralize A Right-Winger: Tell Them The Truth About US Public Opinion

Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:12:08 PDT

Today, you'll hear how the multinational oil companies have taken another step towards stealing Iraq's oil.The very companies Iraq took the oil back from 36 years ago, are now being invited back in, by the US-propped-up Iraqi government.In the second segment, you'll get some great public opinion stats on the hottest issues, guaranteed to demoralize your right-wing friends and acquaintances. The(image)

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125 - Yet More Evidence That Right-Wing Health Care Policies Are Deadly / Progressive Victories: Economic Justice For Farmworkers!

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:09:20 PDT

Today you'll hear how right-wing opposition to universal health care kills cancer patients.Actually, right-wing health care policies kill thousands of Americans every year, according to study after study.Also: I'll give you some great news about economic justice for farm workers.The question to right-wingers here is: shouldn't the people whose back-breaking labor puts the food on your plate, earn(image)

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124 - Just A Bunch Of Right-Wingers Sitting Around Talking... About How Best To Torture People! If This Was A Movie Script, No One Would Believe It

Thu, 29 May 2008 15:28:38 PDT

Today you're going to hear an unbelievable, yet-every-fact-is-true scenario. It's about how it came to pass that dozens of meetings were held in the White House to decide the most effective ways to torture War On Terror prisoners. Also, be sure to stay around for my closing comments. You'll learn about Blast The Right transcripts, as well as about some listeners going the activist route. And(image)

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123 - Have They No Shame? McCain Misleads, Hannity Explicitly Lies About Taxes (Sorry Sean And John, The American Public Isn't Buying It)

Thu, 15 May 2008 14:40:45 PDT

In today's podcast, you'll hear how right-wingers are lying about Democratic tax plans.You'll be treated to clips of Monica Crowley, Sean Hannity, John McCain.The results of a recent poll about taxing the wealthy may astound you. And what does Martin Luther King, Jr. have to do with all this?Just listen to today's show, and find out!(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at(image)

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122 - With The Heparin Drug Deaths, As With All Other Things: Kill My Pet, Kill My Kid, Even Kill Me, But Just Don't Mess With My Right-Wing Ideology

Thu, 01 May 2008 14:56:56 PDT

Two podcasts ago you heard about how:--in the financial markets, ill intentions by some, and incompetence by others, has led to big problems--to solve these problems, a strong government regulatory effort is needed.Right-wing ideology does nothing in the way of prevention, and offers nothing in the way of a cure.Now today, please shift your focus to medicines: same picture.Right wing ideology has(image)

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121 - Global Fight Against The Right: US House OK's Jubilee Act, Mexican Lawmakers Conduct Sit-In To Protest Oil Law, Starving People Riot Worldwide

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:08:13 PDT

I don't know if you caught the following stories recently:The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Jubilee Act providing debt relief for Third World nations.Progressive Mexican legislators occupied both their houses of Congress in protest of a proposed oil law.Starving people rioted all over the world in protest of rapidly rising food pricesDid you see the mainstream media tie all those(image)

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120 - Right-Wing Ideology And Policies Are The Main Culprits Behind The Subprime And Credit Meltdowns

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:35:39 PDT

Here's the road map for your journey today:--Background you need to know--What caused the current crisis--What needs to be done to fix things up--Exposing the phony right-wing solution--And, the death of the "free market"Along the way, you'll learn about the "shadow banking system," and hear clips of Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagan, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and...a famous comedy team or two. Huh?(image)

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Political Cartoon For Podcast #120

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:34:43 PDT

This cartoon by my friend, syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors, is a perfect fit for podcast #120.His website is highly recommended.(image)

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119 - Right-Wing EPA Policies Will Kill Thousands / Hannity Lies About Michelle Obama / Father Of Conservative Economics Puts 2008 Right To Shame

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:22:43 PDT

Today, to start off, you'll hear about yet more right-wing policies that increase human misery, suffering, pain and death, this time concerning the air you breathe. The Bush Environmental Protection Administration weakened two recommendations of its own advisory board on the allowable amount of ozone in the air.Next up, you'll listen to Sean Hannity use a nasty propaganda technique that I'll(image)

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118 - Blasting, Ever So Gently, Wayward Progressives: Why Nader Supporters Should Rethink Their Position

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:44:39 PST

Ralph Nader recently announced he's running yet again this year for President. I originally thought a segment on that would be a QuickBlast, maybe 2 or 3 minutes.But the more I thought about it, the more things I realized I had to say.And the more important I realized the subject was.What you're about to hear has a wider applicability than just Ralph Nader, and a more durable shelf-life than(image)

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"Ralf Na'dir" Cartoon For Podcast #118

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:30:28 PST

I thought you would really get a kick out of this cartoon by my friend, syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors. Sort of podcast #118 in-a-nutshell.Here's the link to his website: recommended!!(image)

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117 - Desperate Haitians Eat Dirt: A Legacy Of Right-Wing Greed / Listen To Neil Boortz Make O'Reilly Seem Statesmanlike / '08 Strategy Suggestions

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 13:24:24 PST

Today you'll hear three segments, touching on:--Haitian women and children so hungry and desperate they eat cookies made of dirt. What's that got to do with you and me? If we're largely to blame, what can we do to remedy the situation? (Here are the two links promised in the podcast:Bipartisan Letter on Haiti     House/Senate Jubilee Act)--Right-wingers so callous and vicious they blame victims(image)

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116 - Federal Home Loan Racism / Bush, Hannity Tax Lies / American Revolutionary War...Commie? / Good News On Electronic Voting / Listener Email

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:57:01 PST

Today I've definitely got a full smorgasbord for you, with five tasty dishes, the kind you like best:How federal government discriminatory home loan practices worsened the Black-White wealth gapAudio clips of Bush and Hannity lying about taxes, plus Hannity lying about Ronald Reagan's recordA physician listener corrects a mistake I made on health care, and a Canadian listener can't understand(image)

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115 - Blasting The Right Basics: Countering Five Pervasive Right-Wing Falsehoods

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:26:15 PST

Today, a really big change of pace. You'll be treated not to one subject in depth, or even two topics with extended segments.No, today I have 5 QuickBlasts for you, in the areas of foreign policy, taxation, regulation of business and health care. Let's get right into it.Sometimes you don't need long permutations and combinations of an issue, you just need a solid fact or two to whack a(image)

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114 - Economic Mobility: A Reality-Based Part Of The American Dream, Or A Myth Now Used By The Right-Wing To Justify Economic Injustice?

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:37:43 PST

Today you'll hear exposed as a falsehood the pervasive myth -- pushed hardest by the right-wing -- that there is great economic mobility in the United States. You'll see that the real picture is not so pretty.The conventional political wisdom has always been, the public doesn't care much about income and wealth inequality, because of the widely shared belief that everyone has a shot at becoming(image)

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113 - Year End Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of 2007

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:06:52 PST

Today we'll review what the right-wing was up to in 2007, as you heard it on Blast The Right. Plus, I'll have some updates for you.Usually this podcast covers one or two topics in depth. Today you'll hear a summation of over 40 podcasts, so the pace will be brisk.In order to get a handle on this year's subjects, I grouped the podcasts by subject matter, and that's how I'll go through them. You(image)

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112 - As At Home, So Abroad: Right-Wing Policies Increase Human Misery, Suffering, Pain And Death In The Third World

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:34:22 PST

Today you'll hear how extreme right-wing policies of the United States literally cause starvation and death in the Third World.And, I'll show you the link between this unfortunate situation, and two hot button front page issues in the US, health care, and the occupation of Iraq. The microcosm will be Malawi, where right-wingers in the US and international financial institutions insisted that the(image)

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111 - Once And For All: Calling Out Right-Wing Christians On Their Kill-Jesus Ideology And Behavior

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:31:30 PST

Today you'll hear a whirlwind tour of my thoughts on right-wing Christians, especially on how to effectively debate them.The centerpiece of this week's show is my Equivalent Alternative Solutions challenge. Right-wing Christians, from the roots of their right-wing ideology to the fruits of their policies, violate the most fundamental of the teachings of Jesus regarding how we're to interact with(image)

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110 - The Right-Wing Goal Of Transferring Wealth From Everyone Else To The Already-Rich, And What FDR Had To Say About It

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:55:07 PST

Today you'll hear all about the true bottom line when it comes to the right-wing.As part of this, you'll hear some breathtaking clips of Franklin Delano Roosevelt condemning the right-wingers of his time.A preview:One of my favorite quotes of all-time is from John Kenneth Galbraith: The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a(image)

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Live Debate 01 - Jack Vs. Jenn From

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:04:33 PST

Greetings! I'm Jack Clark, host of the Blast the Right podcast, two years old and going strong.If this is the first time you're listening to Blast The Right, you can check out last week's podcast if you want to know what the regular, prerecorded show is like. That's the show which is the most listened to grass roots progressive podcast in the country.What you're about to hear right now, is a(image)

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109 - Bush's "Enhanced Interrogations" Have A Nazi Pedigree / Jack Clark's Real Name

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 14:43:36 PDT

Today we'll revisit the troubling issue of the right-wing's continuing obsession with torturing people. The pro-torture "enhanced interrogation" crowd is in some pretty ugly historical company: the Inquisition, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Pol Pot. The second segment, in a departure from the usual, will be! You'll learn my real name, and more.(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to(image)

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Live Show Rebroadcast 04: Guest, Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center, Premier Anti-Hate Group Organization

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:44:58 PDT

Greetings!I'm Jack Clark, host of the Blast the Right podcast, two years old and going strong. If this is the first time you're listening to Blast The Right, you can check out last week's podcast if you want to know what the regular, prerecorded show is like. That's the show which is the most listened to grass roots progressive podcast in the country.What you're about to hear right now, is a(image)

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108 - Reason To Cheer, Part III: Increasingly Left-Leaning Youth Will Turn The Country Increasingly Progressive

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:17:15 PDT

A headline early this past summer said it all:Young Americans Are Leaning Left, New Poll FindsA few tidbits:Pew Research found that since Reagan the percentage of young adults calling themselves Republicans has declined from 55 to 35%. That loses out to young Democrats, who now account for 48% of young adults.On specific issues:While 47% of the public would support a "universal,(image)

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Live Show Rebroadcast 03: Guest, Jock Chamberlain, "International Investment Banker To Progressive Journalist"

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:46:27 PDT

Greetings!I'm Jack Clark, host of the Blast the Right podcast, two years old and going strong. If this is the first time you're listening to Blast The Right, you can check out last week's podcast if you want to know what the regular, prerecorded show is like. That's the show which is the most listened to grass roots progressive podcast in the country.What you're about to hear right now, is a(image)

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107 - Headlines Scream: Right-Wing Policies Kill / GOP California '08 Dirty Trick Falters / Fox News Iran Warmongering / Third World Debt Action Alert

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 13:56:35 PDT

What do antifreeze in toothpaste, lead paint on toys, and Bush's veto of health insurance for children have in common? They're three more examples in the headlines recently of how right-wing policies increase human misery, suffering, pain and death.Also, you'll hear Fox news amping up the propaganda for war with Iran.Plus some good news: the right falters in its attempt at a California elections(image)

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Live Show Rebroadcast 02: Guest, Chuck Kaufman

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 15:18:41 PDT

Greetings!I'm Jack Clark, host of the Blast the Right podcast, two years old and going strong. If this is the first time you're listening to Blast The Right, please go back to last week's podcast if you want to know what the regular, prerecorded show is like.The regular prerecorded show now comes out every other week. Listeners suggested I include the recently started live show in this feed on(image)

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106 - Reason To Cheer, Part II: If Americans Hold Progressive Views, Why Don't They Describe Themselves As Progressives? Here's Why…

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 16:07:28 PDT

Mainstream poll after mainstream poll has consistently shown solid majorities of your fellow citizens -- often 2/3 or more -- endorse all of these progressive positions:--the government should provide more, not less services--the government should take care of those who can't take care of themselves--the government should guarantee health care for every American--the distribution of wealth in(image)

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Live Show Rebroadcast: Guest, Cory Burnell, Founder of Christian Exodus

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:25:16 PDT

Greetings!I'm Jack Clark, host of the Blast the Right podcast, two years old and going strong. If this is the first time you're listening to Blast The Right, please go back to last week's podcast if you want to know what the regular, prerecorded show is like.The regular prerecorded show now comes out every other week. Listeners suggested I include the recently started live show in this feed on(image)

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105 - Reason To Cheer, Part I: Americans Support Progressive Policies On Most Every Issue, And Our Progressive Majority Is Growing Larger And Larger

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 15:44:06 PDT

In today's podcast you'll see beyond a shadow of a doubt that we progressives are not the fringe, the right-wing is. You'll hear how our progressive views are indisputably shared by the majority of Americans. This will be, in sum, a cheer yourself up podcast. Smile, Mr. or Ms. Progressive, you're not on candid camera, but you still have reason to smile.Perhaps the most daunting right-wing myth of(image)

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104 - Busting The Right's Lies: Universal Health Coverage Doesn't Mean Long Waits For Care / Robert Bork, Nominee For The Hypocrites Hall Of Shame

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:23:26 PDT

A slight change of pace today. Instead of one long segment, we'll discuss two topics. First up, debunking some of the latest right-wing talking points against universal health care, including the lies that we already have the best health care system in the world, and that universal health care leads to long waiting times for treatment.One of the Blast The Right rules of thumb is, whatever a(image)

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103 - Conservative Group Calls For Presidential Candidates To Sign Pledge To Reverse Bush Constitutional Abuses

Thu, 09 Aug 2007 19:10:37 PDT

Today we're going to hear from some conservatives who have banded together to stop Bush's power grab. You heard me correctly, conservatives.You'll get an overabundance of ammo to use when next you have the pleasure of engaging in conversation, a right-winger who hasn't yet been enlightened by these conservative brethren of his.There's been increasing talk lately of impeaching Bush and Cheney.(image)

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102 - The Science Be Damned: Gag Orders And Censorship Are The Right-Wing Prescription For Your Health

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:33:23 PDT

Today the focus is on health.I'll tell you how gag orders and censorship seem to be the preferred right-wing prescription for improving the health of the American public.It all relates to recent revelations by Bush's former Surgeon General.Dr. Richard H. Carmona recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he felt his duty as surgeon general was to address(image)

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101 - Hugo Chavez And The Television Station: Fact Vs. Fiction

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:15:17 PDT

Today I'm going to discuss with you the recent controversy over Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's not renewing the broadcast license of a television station in that country.All nations license the right to use their public airwaves, since the demand for use of the airwaves far outstrips the supply. In the US the Federal Communications Commission performs this function, granting terms of 8 years.(image)

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100 - Immigration Reform's Path To Citizenship: It's Not Amnesty, It's Keeping Our Part Of The Bargain

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:26:24 PDT

Today we're going to come back to an issue we last discussed in depth over a year ago, immigration. We'll examine several aspects of this most contentious subject, and I'll present a way of looking at the situation you may not have heard before. In short, I'll tell you why, it's not about amnesty--it's about keeping our part of the bargain.Included will be some clips of right-wingers that will(image)

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99 - More GOP Racism: "Vote Caging" To Prevent African-Americans From Exercising Their Right To Vote

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:28:54 PDT

Today we're going to discuss yet another example of GOP racism: their recent attempts to disenfranchise African-American voters.The modern day Republican Party is not the party of Lincoln. Quite the opposite.Modern day Republicans don't walk around in Ku Klux Klan robes. But the GOP has engaged in a decades-old and still ongoing massive and intense effort to prevent African Americans from voting.(image)

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98 - "Enhanced Interrogations": Right-Wingers Eagerly Embrace Soviet Torture Methods

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 22:00:46 PDT

Today we're going to show how the right-wing is playing directly out of the Soviet Union playbook.That should be something to throw in their face, huh?Nothing, probably not even the Iraq War itself, has soured world opinion on the United States, as much as the Bush administration's embrace of torture.Actually, something probably has: the Bush administration's denial of that embrace, and its(image)

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97 - Listeners Sound Off About How Right-Wing Road Safety Policies Endanger Us All

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:08:03 PDT

Today we'll follow up on an earlier podcast about how the Bush administration is putting you at risk on the roads, in the area of safety regulations applicable to truck driversThe listener comments we'll go over will provide yet more evidence that putting profit before the public good, is the right-wing way.Safety group and insurance industry research shows thatAfter 8 hours of consecutive(image)

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96 - Right-Wing Charity: Sufficient Atonement For Their Sins?

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:12:39 PDT

A change of pace today. Not a lot of numerical stats and percentages, but some political and moral theory.We'll delve into three interrelated subjects: --the value of charity--right-wing charity vs. the consequences of their public policies, and--liberal vs. progressive prescriptions for a better world.My friend Jeff from left a comment a while back containing a couple of points.(image)

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95 - Latin American Right-Wing Reaps What It Sows: No-Nonsense Land Reform In Venezuela

Thu, 24 May 2007 15:16:48 PDT

Today we're going to discuss another major step towards achieving economic and social justice in Venezuela: no-nonsense land reform that allows malnourished, hungry people to grow food to feed themselves and their families. And, we'll learn what it really takes to be in solidarity with the Third World poor. Taking back the fertile farmland in Venezuela from the multinationals and the local elites(image)

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94 - Progressive Victory! Maryland Enacts First Living Wage Requirement For State Government Contracts

Thu, 17 May 2007 19:26:47 PDT

Maryland has passed the first statewide living wage statute.Under the law, employers with state contracts will generally have to pay workers a minimum amount — $11.30 an hour in the Baltimore-Washington corridor and $8.50 an hour in the rural counties, where wages and prices are usually lower.Among those workers mostly likely to be lifted above the poverty line by this measure are those who work(image)

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93 - Food Workers' Lungs Destroyed: Another Case Study In How Right-Wing Policies Increase Human Misery, Suffering, Pain And Death

Thu, 10 May 2007 14:44:52 PDT

Today, we're going to discuss another example of the right-wing letting their ideology trump science, and in the process, increase human misery, suffering, pain and death.It concerns...microwave popcorn, of all things. You wouldn't think manufacturing popcorn would be a dangerous job, that could severely injure, or even kill you. Well, think again.And what about you, eating that popcorn? Has the(image)

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92 - Right-Wing Nightmare: Americans Favor Heavily Taxing The Rich To Redistribute Wealth

Thu, 03 May 2007 15:09:50 PDT

Today, I have great news for you. New polling data gives you and me some really heavy-duty ammo to fight back against a particular type of name-calling by the right, that some of us have endured for decades.It all relates to wealth distribution in America.Here are the three main pieces of ordnance, which come in the form of the conclusions of a recent Gallup poll:A large majority of Americans(image)

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91 - Denying Reality: Bill O'Reilly Blames Anti-US World Public Opinion On....Rosie O'Donnell!

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 03:28:17 PDT

Today, we'll listen to Bill O'Reilly explain to us why world public opinion opposes the Bush administration's foreign policy. The reason is…. Rosie O'Donnell.O'Reilly's propaganda is part of a concerted effort by the right-wing fog machine to divert attention from the disaster in Iraq, and pin the blame elsewhere.You're going to laugh and shake your head in disbelief. Maybe it will also make you(image)

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90 - Shameless Right-Wing Greed: How Vulture Funds Prey On Impoverished Third World Nations

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 03:27:57 PDT

Today we're going to discuss an incredibly immoral way to make huge sums of money: vulture funds which prey on destitute Third World nations. As you might imagine, there's a strong right-wing connection.First I'll give you an overview of the vulture fund process. Next we'll go over some specific examples of vulture funds in action. Finally we'll discuss the right-wing connection to all this,(image)

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89 - Right-Wingers Can Be Proud: 2005 Saw The Greatest Income Inequality Since The Great Depression / Listen To McCain's Descent Into Delusion

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 03:27:12 PDT

As a general rule of thumb, everything right-wingers do is designed to accomplish one of two goals: either (a) transfer wealth to the already-rich from everyone else, or (b) distract everyone else from the fact that (a) is occurring. As far as (a), transfer wealth to the rich from everyone else, the right-wingers are succeeding probably beyond even their wildest expectations.Figures just released(image)

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88 - Listen To A Progressive Third World Leader Tell Us In His Own Words The Truth Our Mass Media Ignores

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 23:23:05 PDT

Today we're going to hear a progressive Third World leader in his own voice. Throughout Latin America, the impoverished masses, who sometimes constitute on outright majority of their nations' populations, are rising up and electing progressive leaders. These progressive leaders promise to rule in the interests of the majority, not a small elite super-wealthy group at the top. And that's just what(image)

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87 - Bush's Budget Paints A Picture Of Right-Wing Greed & Cruelty / A Listener Weighs In On The Human Dimension Of The Gay Marriage Debate

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:38:17 PDT

George Bush ran for President as a "compassionate conservative." Yet his proposed federal budget belies that claim. Bush would slash programs that provide critical assistance to our most vulnerable citizens, including children and the elderly. At the same time, Bush proposes tax breaks for the richest 1% among us. And Bush's bloated Pentagon budget seems to serve no purpose but to enrich his(image)

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86 - Iraq's New Oil Law: Proof That Bush's War IS Blood For Oil

Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:18:53 PDT

U.S. government pre-war planning documents stated that the new Iraqi government would have to privatize its oil industry. The Iraq Study Group said the same thing after the war.The new Iraqi oil law just unveiled would do just that:A new oil law set to go before the Iraqi Parliament this month would, if passed...transform Iraq’s oil industry from a nationalized model closed to American oil(image)

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85 - War On Terrorism Truths: More Of BTR's Interview With Bush-Bashing Conservative Scholar / Email: A Listener Starts Converting A Right-Winger!

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:46:50 PDT

Bruce Fein, a conservative scholar who's none too happy with George Bush, makes these three points in the concluding part of our interview:1. the threat level from terrorism is not insignificant, but nowhere near the threat levels we faced in WWII or the Cold War; 2. civil liberties violations are clearly not justified by any such honest evaluation of the threat level; and 3. the civil liberties(image)

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84 - A Major Defeat For Right-Wing Ideology: American Public Strongly Supports Government Guarantee Of Health Care For All

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:48:51 PST

Today we're going to talk about the prospects for universal health care in America, in other words, making sure no one lacks health insurance. We'll focus less on the nuts and bolts, and more on the public attitude towards this issue. The conclusion will be, the public is solidly on our progressive side.I talk a lot on Blast The Right about the moral imperative to reduce human misery, suffering,(image)

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83- Lying Or Just Plain Ignorant? Bill O'Reilly Misleads His Audience, Part 2: Poverty

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 15:07:12 PST

Today, we're going to have installment two of our series, Lying Or Just Plain Ignorant? Bill O'Reilly Misleads His Audience. The subject is poverty.O'Reilly recently had as a guest Rev. Fred Candeler, of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Rev. Candeler was objecting to plans to place George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University. Candeler said one of the reasons(image)

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82 - Third World Land Reform Would Allow Hungry People To Feed Themselves: Another Social Justice Measure The Right-Wing Tries To Kill

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 21:33:56 PST

Today we're going to pick up from a few podcasts ago, and discuss another example of a Third World nation's people fighting for their very lives. It's yet another chapter in the book of global economic justice. Bolivian President Evo Morales proposed a sweeping land reform bill, to ensure that like his nation's other national resource, natural gas, Bolivia's fertile lands would be utilized for(image)

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81 - Cons Try To Con Us About Con Law: Bush/Cheney Claim About Unfettered Presidential War Powers Is Totally Bogus

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:35:05 PST

Today we're going to discuss the phony claim by George Bush and Dick Cheney that Bush has unfettered power to wage war in Iraq -- and one assumes elsewhere -- as he sees fit. Congressional oversight? Surely you jest.In law school you usually take at least a beginning course in constitutional law. The subject is often referred to as con law. The situation with Bush and Cheney thus can be(image)

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80 - Right-Wing Heaven: Bush IRS Twists Rules To Let Corporations Get Away With Tax Evasion

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 17:02:29 PST

Today we're going to discuss yet another way the Bush administration is continuing to push its radical right agenda even without control of Congress. In this case, it's the emasculate the government, cut taxes on the wealthy agenda. All accomplished through some until-now hidden workings of the Internal Revenue Service.I'll tell you up front that this isn't a page-1-headline-type story. But(image)

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