The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Purpuraceously Ugly!

The Good! *US District Judge K. Michael Moore* Yesterday - Judge Moore ruled that Florida's policy of charging in-state students higher in-state tuition for college if their parents are illegal immigrants violates the Constitution. The Bad! *State of Virginia* Thanks to incredibly lax gun laws in the state - last year Virginia issued a staggering 1632 concealed carry permits to NON-VIRGINIA residents alone. That's right - the state allows people who don't live in it to obtain Virginia concealed carry permits - and even more shockingly - 8 states allow people with Virginia concealed carry permits to carry a gun without a permit from their home state. and the Very Very Ugly! *Monsanto* Monsanto - the GMO food and agri-business giant - will soon be introducing it's gentically-modified foods directly at stores across the nation - without labels saying that the foods are genetically modified. And if that isn't bad enough - new reports suggest that some strains of Monsanto genetically modified corn have helped to create "superworms" that are resistant to pesticides

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Lone Liberal Rumble: Is the US a we society or a me society? Part 2

Marc Harrold, Libertarian & Horace Cooper, conservative commentator join Thom Hartmann.

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Lone Liberal Rumble: Is the US a we society or a me society? Part 1

Marc Harrold, Libertarian & Horace Cooper, conservative commentator join Thom Hartmann.

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Donna Edwards on Citizen's United & Michelle

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD, 4th District) joins Thom Hartmann. As Democrats gather in Charlotte - corporations continue to flood our democracy and elections with millions of dollars. How can we fight back against all the corporate cash - and reclaim our democracy?

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America's future is the middle class

Congressman Steve Israel, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), joins Thom about the DNC.

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Tea Party & The John Birch Society...One & the Same?

James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters joins Thom Hartmann. How do working people get fired up to fight back - and crawl throught his avalanche of corporate spending?

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Full Show 9/5/12: Wall Street Vs. The DNC

Thom gets perspective from the DNC with Senator Harkin, Rep. Edwards and James Hoffa. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses the DNC and RNC platforms, the Kennedy/Romney debate from '94 and the auto industry's best sales month since 2007. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at what the world's richest woman thinks is a fair daily wage for Australian miners.

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Are Cons Reinventing Labor Day into Billionaire's Day?

For thirty years - Republicans have been waging a war on labor - a war on working people. And they've been incredibly successful - with unionized workers now representing just a tenth of the workforce today - when they used to make up a third of the workforce a half century. Today in America - this war on labor is picking up steam. Republican Governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin, John Kasich in Ohio, and Chris Christie in New Jersey have launched attacks on public sector workers - trying to deny them collective bargaining rights. Republicans are close to killing off the Post Office - throwing a half-million unionized postal workers out of a job. With the help of Conservatives in Hollywood - teachers' unions are under attack, as well. Tragically, the United States is no place to for organized labor anymore - and as a result - no place for the Middle Class, either. Which brings us to Labor Day - the reason why a lot of us had Monday off work. To Republicans - it's no longer about passing legislation to make it harder to unionize - or cutting spending so that unionized public workers get laid off - or endorsing smears against teachers' unions. They've already done all that - now it's about re-writing the history of America - ensuring the next generation doesn't even know that the United States USED to be a place where organized labor flourished.

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Christine Pelosi - Are We Better off?

Christine Pelosi, Democratic strategist/author-"Campaign Boot Camp" joins Thom Hartmann. From the Democratic National Convention.

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Metagnostically Ugly!

The Good! *Michael Hayden* Hayden - the former Bush administration NSA head and CIA director told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that any attack by Israel or the US on Iran would only delay the country's nuclear weapons program - and would in fact push the country to develop a nuclear bomb sooner. The Bad! *Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne* Horne is on a mission to stop the use of medical marijuana in Arizona. On Thursday - Horne filed a suit with federal court - arguing that, "possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuna are all forbidden by federal law, and state authorization of these activities is pre-empted (by federal law)." and the Very Very Ugly! *Mark Harris* Harris was a Pennsylvania delegate at last week's Republican National Convention. Before the convention - he went on vacation with his wife to Disneyworld - where he noticed that an employee working at the America exibit at the Epcot theme park was of Mexican descent. And - he was so astonished that there was a Mexican employee at Disneyworld that he took to his blog to rant about it. In a blog post, Harris wrote that he and his wife were both "highly offended" that a "person from Mexico" was working at the America exhibit.

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Crazy Alert! Charity Breast Touching?

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Your Take/My Take - Lynn, South Africa, asks Thom - What if the GOP wins?

Thom Hartmann answers your questions, comments and concerns.

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DNC...will Anyone Mention War?

Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films, joins Thom Hartmann. Despite a lack of coverage on the mainstream media - the war in Afghanistan is still volatile - and far from over - as people continue to die every day. Can the US Government find a clean exit strategy for Afghanistan - or are we in store for more violence in the years to come?

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How Many Times Will We Hear The Medicare Lie from the GOP?

Brian Darling. Heritage Foundation, joins Thom Hartmann. Paul Ryan told a lot of lies in his speech at the RNC last week - but his lies about Medicare were the most blatantly false. Are Americans really prepared to let Romney and Ryan lie their way right into the White House?

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Is America better off than 30 yrs ago when the Reaganomics experiment started?

The Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. And already, we're seeing pretty stark differences between this week's DNC and last week's RNC. One week after Republicans unveiled the most radical major party platform in American modern history - Democrats have put forward their own political platform. Some of the planks include: a full embrace of marriage equality and a woman's right to choose, comprehensive immigration reform, the right for unions to collectively bargain, support for Obamacare, protection of Medicare as we know it, increased funding for the arts, and cutting off tax breaks or job outsourcers like Bain Capital. You might remember the Republican platform included things like a ban on pornography - a ban on marriage equality - and a ban on gays openly serving in the military. While there are too few differences between Republican and Democrats when it comes to the big issues facing the nation like war, free trade, and the corporate takeover of our democracy, there are still huge differences between the two parties as reflected in each platform. Differences that will affect millions of Americans. While Democrats want to keep moving the nation forward - extending civil rights and economic opportunity to more and more Americans - Republicans want to drag us all backward to the era of the Robber Barons.

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Who will be this Generation’s Thomas Jefferson?

We could be looking at the end of the American experiment, and it has gone so far that it'll take a political revolution to set things right again.

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