Big Dog Diplomacy; Sotomayor; Healthcare; Economy

Bob points out that the anniversary of Hiroshima nuclear bombing has been largely overlooked by media and he manages to weave it into the discussion about former President Bill Clinton, who brought home the two journalists from North Korea; much back and forth about fascism and World War II facts and myths. Sonia Sotomayor will become the nation's next Supreme Court justice. When did qualifications take a backseat to the ideology fest and scoring points for the parties? At least a few GOP Senators relented and voted her in. Also, have Healthcare Town Halls been disrupted by a coordinated Astro-Turf brigade? Are these real people or is the anger being orchestrated? Are we in a moment that could lead us to fascism? Tony and Arianna both caution this turn to extremes.

Banner image: Supreme Court-designate Sonia Sotomayor. Photo: Stacey Ilys