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 27 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!!!

If You Want to Win, Go Progressive

The big question right now is whether to call Hillary Clinton a progressive, or a "moderate."

And then there's the question of who is more electable in a general election: an unabashedly progressive democrat, like Bernie Sanders; or a "centrist" democrat, like Hillary Clinton.

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