Tonight Thom talks with Journalist and Media Critic, Norman Solomon, about the 3.5 year sentencing of former CIA officer, Jeffrey Sterling, for leaking information to the press. Although considered a lighter punishment than expected, Sterling’s sentencing was much tougher in comparison to Gen. David Petraeus’ probation sentencing for leaking classified national security information to his former mistress. Also tonight, Thom discusses prison reform and how the current system cheats out America’s poorest. Plus Thom looks into the growing number of Americans losing their religion and why it’s happening. And more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war, agent orange continues to affect Southeast Asian and Americans contaminated with the chemical. Thom explains why Republicans continue to demonize poor Americans on government assistance programs such as SNAP.
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