We're back from a week off, and so much to get into before we head off to Vegas and Netroots Nation, broadcasting live from the Rio Hotel Thursday and Friday. Lots to talk about today, including the attacks on the NAACP for calling out racism in the Tea Party. After all the blather, now the teabaggers have only proved the point: Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams has been expelled by the Tea Party Federation for making racist comments (in a letter to Abe Lincoln!). We'll get into it all.
Back to the future? BP says it has sealed the well, but leaks are detected.
Hmm. Evangelicals supporting immigration reform.
Why is the media so quick to report on a black "hate group" but rarely point out that The Southern Poverty Law Center lists several anti-gay groups which the media treat as "mainstream," as hate groups as well, including Family Research Council and Focus on the Family?
Guest / 3:30pm EST - Cocaine has been one of the biggest black market industries for years. The US governments spend millions to combat the problem, but many say this is a waste of time and money. Tom Feiling joins us this afternoon to talk about his book Cocaine Nation: How The White Trade Took Over The World and how a legal market could and should be created.
Guest / 4:30pm EST - The racism debate between the Tea Party crowd and the NAACP has been front and center in the past few weeks. Fresh from the 101st NAACP Annual Convention, Mark Thompson, host of Make It Plain w/ Mark Thompson on Sirius Left 146 and America Left XM 167, joins us to talk about the debate.
Police in Palm Springs are grabbing their crotches in bathrooms to entice gay men to have sex with them, then arresting them. How do you spell E-N-T-R-A-P-M-E-N-T? And should the police be charged themselves with public lewdness?
We must talk about the Vatican's latest announcement: Attempting to make the ordination of women a grave crime, on a par with, yes, child sex abuse!
NYU has decided that it doesn't want nude photos and video of artist Larry Rivers in which the subjects are his two daughters, who have complained it was sexual abuse since they were underage. Now the question is, what to do with the photos? Is this art or child porn -- or, can it be both? -- and what should be done? We'll open up the phones to you.
What Arizona and its immigration bill hath wrought: Neo-Nazi's are patrolling the border.
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