Potpourri: The Magical Coin; Conservative Hollywood; and the Torpor of the CPC
This hour Angie takes a look at several current issues. Joseph Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains why making a trillion dollar coin will or will not solve our national debt and gives a crash course on how currency really works and gets its value. Blogger Elias Isquith joins Angie to explain why individualism in three of the year's most talked about films ("Lincoln", "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Dark Knight Rises") point to a more conservative Hollywood than you might think. And journalist Norman Solomon busts the myth that Obama is too liberal and details the Progressive Caucus' "sad pattern of folding."
Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup stops in to talk "witty and comical" racism in the form of tshirts, the U.S.'s plummeting life expectancy and health rate, and the glint of sanity in the Republican party.
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