Thursday, November 04, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

We'll continue our discussion of the aftermath of Republican blowout in the mid-term elections and through what it means, and what it doesn't mean, as more results come in. Yet another cliffhanger, this one in Minnesota, as Tom Emmer an antigay Republican who was backed with big money through a pack that the retail giant Target had contributed to, is hoping a recount will save him in the race for governor.

Are comic books next? The Supreme Court heard arguments regarding California's law banning violent video games. It was interesting to hear the various justices' questions, and where each may fall, which seemed not to break down so neatly across ideological lines. We'll get into it and take your calls and opinions.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Ameriquest and Lehman Brothers were at the center of the subprime lending market that led us into the economic tailspin the global economy finds itself in today. Michael Hudson, author of The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America-- And Spawned a Global Crisis, joins us this afternoon to talk about the practices of these lending companies and how they led us into economic turmoil.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - In the wake of Tuesday's midterm election, progressive activists and leaders are calling on President Obama and the Democrats to act more boldly when dealing with the core issues that progressives are fighting for. John Aravosis of AmericaBlog is one of those voices and joins us this afternoon to talk about it.

Unhappy meals: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has banned the sale of toys with food by restaurants targeting kids -- like McDonald's with its Happy Meals -- unless the food meats specific nutritional requirements. Is this a good idea or government infringement on business? We'll take your calls and thoughts.

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