Letters to Washington

Letters to Washington – September 14, 2009 at 10:00am

Highlights:

Excerpts from speeches given at Saturday's mega tea party protest on Capitol Hill.

Linguist George Lakoff talks about the left/right messaging war.

Round table discussion on how the left should react to the rise of right wing populism with Adele Stan, DC Bureau Chief for Alternet, Andrej Grubicic, World Social Forum, and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink/

Hour 2

Marking the one year anniversary of the Great Panic, President Obama speaks on Wall St about financial regulatory reform.  We’ll hear excerpts from his speech and conduct a round table discussion with Leo Panitch, Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University,
Dean Baker of the Center for Economic & Policy Research and Max Fraad Wolff, instructor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University.

On health care we speak to co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Lynn Woolsey and former CA State Senator Sheila Kuehl about her measure for single-payer system that was vetoed twice by a Republican Governor.

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