Author Thomas Frank weighs in on banks starting a super PAC, Cenk explains how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) helps corporations pass laws, Ana Kasparian has updates on the Santa Monica College price hikes and protests, director Jon Shenk explains the Maldives major sinking problem, and the Power Panel — Michael Shure and James Hohmann — debate: should Santorum re-consider dropping out?
At the heart of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s work is the effort to require voter identification. “They don’t want minorities to vote because they vote Democrat!” Cenk says, and if we don’t fight back, “Mission accomplished. Corporations win.” watch video
Thomas Frank, author of “Pity the Billionaire” and columnist for “Harper’s Magazine,” talks to Cenk about Ayn Rand devotees — Tea Party acolytes who continue to represent themselves as the populist response to impending economic doom. watch video
Cenk asks his Power Panel — “Epic Politics Man” Michael Shure and Politico’s James Hohmann — why we’re not hearing more about oil speculators driving gas prices sky high. Cenk says, “I haven’t heard the President out there blaming the [...] watch video
Cenk and Thomas Frank break down just how insane it is that bankers need a super PAC. Plus, learn about how the American Legislative Exchange Council helps corporations change laws. Get articles, graphics, and videos related to tonight’s stories here. [...] read post