Monday, July 13, 2009

A Brand New Week

It's going to be a busy one! I'm back again all this week, from 11pm-1am ET on Air America Radio. In addition, I'll be guest-hosting the Thom Hartmann Program this Thursday (noon-3pm ET).

It's not only busy for me, but for the nation as a whole. Our television sets will be dominated by the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who should wind up our next Supreme Court Justice. I'll get a re-cap of each day's hearings from Doug Kendall, founder and president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, who is also live-blogging the hearings for Huffington Post.

Doug will join me in the second hour of tonight's program.

In the first hour, I'll be joined by the Matt Taibbi, investigative journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, who's current piece, "The Great American Bubble Machine" shows us how Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression, and should really make you worried about Cap and Trade!

I had the great pleasure of interview Taibbi in March, when his piece on AIG blew our minds. (You can listen to that interview here.)

But as I said in my opening statement, there's a lot going on this week. Attorney General Eric Holder is finally saying what lots of us have been screaming: We need an independent prosecutor to investigate crimes of torture! Ok, he's not screaming it, but he is making the right kinds of noises along those lines.

Kevin Zeese, Executive Director of Voters for Peace will join me at the top of our second hour and bring us all up to date on what got Eric Holder to this point and give us tips on how to take action now to encourage them to do the right thing!

The fight for universal healthcare is still being waged, although there are those who'd like to keep us all broke and sick. Today, President Obama nominated Alabama Dr. Regina Benjamin as the next surgeon general, and vowed to get health care reform passed!

We're learning more about the CIA's secrets and lies, and Cheney's super secret plans abroad. It gets more and more surreal. We'll deal with all of it this week....