Daily Topics - Tuesday July 31st, 2012

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's picture
TreyGreene 2 years 39 weeks ago
#1

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!!!

It's a crime to be poor...

Despite the fact that debtors prisons have been outlawed for more than a century, it's still effectively a crime to be poor in our country. According to a stunning new report called “The Poor Get Prison,” the Justice System is being used as a weapon against the poor in municipalities all over our nation.

From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Through compelling personal stories, Hartmann presents a dramatic and deeply disturbing picture of humans as a profoundly troubled species. Hope lies in his inspiring vision of our enormous unrealized potential and his description of the path to its realization."
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World