Thom Hartmann

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People watch as President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One for his campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 12, 2020 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 19, 2020
How Does a Nation Best Deal With a Leader Who Intentionally Kills Its Citizens?
Covid-19 infections now represent the third leading cause of death in America. This is an extremely contagious, crippling, and deadly disease. On top of that, there's a growing legion of people who call themselves "long haulers," who have been seriously disabled by Covid and are unable to live a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) conducts a news conference after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in the Hart Building on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 12, 2020
It's Time to Unpack the Court
Donald Trump was bragging a week or so ago that Obama had “left me 128 judges to fill” as if Obama was just sloppy. The actual number was 105, but Obama didn’t “leave” them; he’d appointed genuinely qualified people, many women and minorities, to fill every single one of those judicial slots, and...
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Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate against former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Trump Goes Full Authoritarian Dictator
What we saw last night was the dictator's playbook. Tell violent white supremacist racists to "stand by" and encourage them to show up at polling places to intimidate voters. Bully, bluster and threaten like Mussolini did, promoting your brand as "tough guy" when in fact you’re a lazy coward. Claim...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Trump Keeps Telling Us How He and Republicans Plan to Steal This Election
Donald Trump became president by exploiting a loophole called the Electoral College. The majority of Americans did not want him or vote for him as president, but he’s there anyway. Now he’s planning on using a different loophole, the 12th Amendment, to hang onto power. "It's come down to us. We are...
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The one thing he definitely appears to have noticed is that this virus most easily kills elderly Social Security voters and Black and Brown people. (Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Trump "Never Noticed" a Modern-Day American Genocide
Donald Trump said in a rally last night that the coronavirus, “Affects virtually nobody.“ Apparently “virtually nobody” means 200,000 dead Americans, ranging in age from the elderly to infants. Apparently he hasn’t noticed the damage his lack of coronavirus response policy has done to our economy,...
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U.S. President Donald Trump turns around to greet supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump's visit comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking other events he had planned in the state. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 14, 2020
How Should America Respond When Its President Commits Negligent Homicide?
Bob Woodward interviewed Donald Trump back in January and February and now tells us that, way back then, Trump realized that the coronavirus was not only quite deadly and would infect even children, but also was airborne and highly contagious. Right now it's fashionable to attack Bob Woodward for...
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A flag depicting President Donald Trump as Supertrump waves in the wind before a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport on September 8, 2020 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The president also made a campaign stop in South Florida on Tuesday. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Nobody Expected We Would Pay Such a Steep Price for Electing a Mentally Ill Criminal as President—Can We Recover?
Our country, at the beginning of this year, faced four major threats: Climate change, Covid-19, Russian election meddling, and a worldwide nuclear arms race. Donald Trump lied to us about all four of them. As a result, each, today, represents a larger threat than it did before he became president...
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Trump supporters hold flags in front of Kenosha Courthouse on September 01, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. - US President Donald Trump is headed September 1, 2020 to Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging national debate over racism and public safety, despite pleas from local leaders to stay away and accusations that he is fanning tensions to boost his re-election. (Photo: Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate and Division?
Donald Trump has falslely told us that only 9,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the United States, that shooting an unarmed man in the back seven times is like a bad putt at golf, that protests are being led by an airplane full of black-jacketed "thugs," and refused to condemn a vicious...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Is the Trump Death Cult Growing or Shrinking?
Donald Trump just guaranteed more Americans will die. Trump has been saying for some time that he wishes there was less testing for coronavirus in America, because that would reduce the number of cases that we find, which would improve, in his mind, his numbers compared to other countries. So...
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"American conservatism has been a scam since the 1920s and continues to be a scam that exclusively benefits the very White and the very wealthy in this country," writes Hartmann. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Republicans Struggle to Reboot Their “Small Government, Personal Responsibility” Scam
Joe Scarborough, on his morning TV show, had a roundtable with George Will and David Frum in which these three old conservative war horses discussed the possibility of the Republican Party returning to its "conservative values." Those values they identified included balanced budgets, personal...
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