AlterNet Radio: There Is No "Fiscal Cliff"; Middle East Is a Powder Keg; Is Michele Bachmann Too Nutty for the GOP?

This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, veteran budget nerd Stan Collender -- who writes the Capital Gains and Games blog -- blows up the myth of the "fiscal cliff," and explains why the GOP is in disarray over upcoming budget fights (and also why the Dems seem to have grown some back-bone recently).

Then we're joined by Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council. Trita looks at accusations that Iran was behind the recent bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria, and explains how the Middle East has become a powder keg that could be set off with a single spark.

Finally, Sarah Posner from Religion Dispatches joins us to talk about Michele Bachmann's cheap, Islamophobic McCarthyism, and asks whether her latest antics may prove to be a step too far.

If you're in Washington, DC, you can tune into the show at 6 pm EST at 1480 AM. If you're anywhere else, you can stream it live at We Act Radio, and if you miss it, check back later for a podcast. 

UPDATE: Here it is...

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Posted at July 22, 2012, 9:17am