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 16 weeks ago

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!!!

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.

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China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody
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