May 16 - The Republicrat Stranglehold on Democratic Choice; Cutting Our Nukes Down to 900; Still Trying to Water Down Regulations on Wall Street
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|We begin and discuss the collapse of an attempt by AmericansElect to open up this year’s presidential race with an online-selection of candidates. Joining us is the former mayor of Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson, a Presidential candidate on the Justice Party ticket who is fighting for ballot access against the Republicrat stranglehold on America’s democracy that makes a mockery of our ideology of free market choice.|
Then we look into a new study released today by Global Zero, an international non-partisan group of 300 world leaders dedicated to eliminating nuclear weapons. Bruce Blair who directed the study joins us to discuss the findings of a panel led by General Cartwright, the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the former commander of U.S. nuclear forces, who is now calling for deep cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
|Then as evidence of recklessness on Wall Street mounts, we examine efforts on the part of the Republicans on the Agriculture Committee who have oversight over derivative trading, to water down regulations even further. Bartlett Naylor, the former chief of investigations for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee joins us to discuss how Wall Street lobbyists write the legislation on these complex and esoteric financial instruments to allow unregulated overseas activities that often end up with the taxpayer holding the bag.|
|Music: Velvet Underground - I Found A Reason; Randy Newman - Political Science; Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes; The Beatles - Piggies|