Progressives’ new mission

­Thom sits down with Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards to discuss the Democrats’ recent loss in the debt-deal debate. Then, Thom takes on two conservatives in the “Lone Liberal Rumble.” Discussions include the economy, job creation, the manufacturing industry, the GOP shutdown of the FAA and the Koch brothers election tampering in Wisconsin. Also in tonight’s show, author Sam Pizzigati joins Thom to talk about inequality in America and which former president Barack Barack Obama should turn to for political advice. And freelance journalist and author Sanjiv Bhattacharya talks about how the polygamy trial of Warren Jeffs could potentially affect two Republican presidential candidates.  Plus, Thom’s daily take focuses on what progressives need to do now to influence the Democratic Party.