Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann (thom at thomhartmann.com) is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program The Thom Hartmann Show. www.thomhartmann.com His most recent books are Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country and an updated edition of "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back." Previous books include:  Threshold: The Crisis of Western Culture," "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight,"  "We The People: A Call To Take Back America," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It," and "Cracking The Code: The Art and Science of Political Persuasion." He is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Trump Is in Major Legal and Political Trouble—His Desperate Attempts to Escape It Could Lead America to Catastrophe
Is it now time to imagine how far Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress might be able to push things? And how we, as Americans, might respond? This isn’t the first time such a question has been raised. A bit more than a week before the election of 2016—a week before Trump won the election—...
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President Donald Trump waves as he returns from Kansas City, Missouri to the White House on July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Views
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Trump Simply Can’t Pull Anything Off—Even His Most Nefarious Plots
Trump just can’t get things done, and we need to stop having conversations predicated on the assumption that maybe he can. His dangerous incompetence is currently risking war in the Middle East and Asia, while pitting American against American in ways we haven’t seen in this country since the days...
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"If Mueller exposes financial fragility on Trump’s part, it may tip the first domino that then causes the entire Trump empire to collapse." (Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 20, 2018
There Are 3 Main Theories That Explain Trump’s Approach to Putin and Russia—Which One Makes the Most Sense?
There are three general theories to explain Trump’s behavior toward Russia (and other hard-right broadly autocratic regimes), and for unknown reasons the two most likely ones are almost entirely absent from our electronic media. The three theories, in ascending order of likelihood, are: The...
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Fascists Compete To Own America
Given how reactive hard right snowflakes have gotten in response to a few truth-based jokes from Michelle Wolf , and that Mick Mulvaney has confessed to running a pay-for-play operation out of his congressional office , and Trump is daily breaking the Constitution’s emoluments clause , now might be...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Vote for Bernie Sanders
Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that person is, well, it may surprise you . She wants Hillary Clinton to be the nominee, and thinks that if Bernie gets the nod, he'll beat whoever the Republicans come up with to run against him. You won't hear me...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Healthcare: Let's Have People Over Profits Once And For All
There are some things in this world that shouldn’t be turned into profit-making machines, and healthcare is definitely one of them. Believe it or not, there was a time in America when in almost every state health insurance companies and hospitals were required to be non-profits. Back then,...
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Friday, January 17, 2014
The TPP – The More We Know, The Worse It Gets
We already knew that the Trans Pacific Partnership is a threat to our jobs, our civil rights, and our national sovereignty, and now we know it's also a danger to our environment. On Wednesday, Wikileaks published a leaked version of the environmental chapter of the TPP, and it's just another example of putting corporate power ahead of public interest.
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Thursday, January 03, 2013
Django Unchained: Tarantino Tells the South to Go Fuck Itself
I knew there was more to it than just being a movie when, for several days between Christmas and New Years, I watched Drudge implicitly trashing “Django Unchained” on his hard-right website.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Economic Prosperity and the Fiscal 'Speed Bump'
An incredible opportunity is coming for America, starting in just a few weeks. The Bush tax cuts will expire. Pentagon spending will be slashed – although still hugely larger than it was just a decade ago. And, to make conservatives smile, funding for programs that keep poor and unemployed people alive and healthy will be cut. This is an opportunity for several reasons.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It's the "Jobs Cliff," Stupid!
They’re up to it again – this time with what they call the “fiscal cliff.”
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