Freshman GOP Congressmen have a unique proposal for reducing the deficit; shut down the government. Thom debates with Dan Gainor about the potential consequences of a government closure. Then, new data shows that China is way ahead of the United States in the development of environmentally friendly and high tech industries. Thom talks with Brian McGraw about China leaping ahead of the U.S. Finally, from healthcare reform to wars and the environment, President Obama seems to be acting less like a progressive and more like a Republican. Thom talks about why this may be true.