January 30 - A Stealth Way to Shut Down the Occupy Movement; Is Gingrich the New Goldwater?; Saul Alinsky's Protege on the Real Radical

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We begin with an attempt by a city council to shut down the occupy movement through the courts. Joining us are the attorneys for Occupy Chattanooga, Scott Michelman who is a staff attorney with Public Citizen in Washington D.C. and Chattanooga attorney David Veazey. We discuss this first-of-a-kind suit that tries to force individuals to pay a County’s costs for seeking judicial validation of its own law.

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Then American University historian Allan Lichtman joins us. The author of “White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement” and “The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Way to Predicting the Next President”, he has correctly predicted the outcomes of all U.S. presidential elections since 1984. We will discuss the fear gripping the Republican establishment that 2012 could be a repeat of the 1964 Goldwater blowout if the Tea Party radicals manage to show up at the Republican convention in Tampa with Newt Gingrich as their leader.

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Then finally, we examine who the real Saul Alinsky was. Not the “Saul Alinsky radical” Newt Gingrich accuses President Obama of being, but the community organizer and political strategist who has been studied on the left and right by Cesar Chavez, Dick Armey, Hillary Clinton and the Tea Party.  Alinky’s protégé Nicholas Von Hoffman joins us. He worked with Saul Alinsky from 1953 to 1963 and is the author of the new book “Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky”.

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