Daily Topics - Tuesday July 31st, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480 AM KPHX

Hour One: What a Dem Platform Endorsement of Marriage Equality Would Mean - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Obamacare = a tax cut for the middle class

Hour Three: Latest on the war on democracy...Michigan - Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push Detroit

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TreyGreene 3 years 42 weeks ago
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I'm sorry to have to be critical, but in the middle of an otherwise good presentation, Dr Mike just gave history's *worst* explication of the U.S. Constitution's three-fifths rule when he implied that the slaves were given the 3/5 of a vote!!!

In reality, the rule gave the *slavery defenders* the slaves' 3/5 of a personhood/vote!!!

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From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall