Thom Hartmann

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Hundreds of activists attend a rally in New York City on October 13, 2019 demanding that Congress fulfill its constitutional duty and impeach President Donald Trump. (Photo: Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Will Enough Americans Show Up to stop Trump From Using the Dictator's Playbook?
The single most consistent defining characteristic of an emerging dictatorship in a country that started as a democracy is that the dictator regularly holds elections and always wins, because he uses the instruments of government to make sure he wins. Trump has now done this with the Justice...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Trump's Big Lie About Covid-19 vs. Grieving Families and a Dying Democracy
It’s showing up in the obituaries . People in the throes of agony from losing someone close to them are writing things like, "Instead of flowers, donate to a Democrat," or "Instead of flowers, tell everyone to vote against Trump and the GOP this fall." It's become a national trend. But not everyone...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Not the 'Heals Act' But the 'Heels Act': GOP Covid-19 Plan Puts Corporate Greed Before Human Need
It should be called the HEELS Act , not the HEALS Act . Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans' price for supporting unemployment checks and other benefits for average working people has been several trillion dollars shoveled directly into corporate coffers, both through tax...
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Federal police disperse a crowd of about a thousand protesters at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Ore. The federal police response to the ongoing protests against racial inequality has been criticized by city and state elected officials. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Will Trump’s Secret Police Succeed in Provoking Riots in Your City?
The Republican Trump administration has gone full authoritarian . Portland is a test, but only a test. Donald Trump signaled his election strategy a few days ago when he talked about ending legislation passed back in the 1960s to support fair housing that he said had sent "people" out into "the...
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Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp at an Election Night event at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 16, 2020
If You Can’t Stop People From Voting, Just Help Them Die?
First, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, when formerly serving of Secretary of State, did everything he could to keep hundreds of thousands of Black and Hispanic voters in Georgia from having their votes counted or even being able to vote at all. In the months running up to his own race for governor, he...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Will Americans Reject Trump and the GOP Death Cult This Fall?
The Trump administration is a death cult. They revel in their efforts to end Obamacare and cut millions of Americans off healthcare. They celebrate last night's resumption of federal executions. They enthusiastically authorize the use of formerly banned pesticides that cause cancer and neurological...
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President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speak to the supporters during a rally in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
To Keep Americans Safe, We Have to Get Billionaires Out of Politics
Jim Jones, who only killed 900+ people, was a piker, perhaps because he just wasn't rich enough to be truly effective. Billionaire Donald Trump has beat him more than 130 times over—with far more death and destruction to come. Canada, a country run by competent leaders and actual civil servants at...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the briefing room at the White House on April 16, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Why Is Trump So Enthusiastic About Americans Dying?
Two weeks after America diagnosed its first case of COVID-19, Republicans in the United States Senate (with the single exception of Mitt Romney) refuse to vote to impeach Donald Trump. They decided he couldn’t do much more damage than he already has, and, as Senator Susan Collins suggested, he...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 19, 2020
Treasonous Trump Rejects Bringing US Jobs Home to Get Himself Reelected
Donald Trump‘s trade guy, Peter Navarro, proposed that America should spend roughly $2 trillion to bring manufacturing back to the United States from China. Doing this would both strengthen American national and domestic security, and create an explosion in what could be very good-paying jobs for...
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U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on “Fighting for America’s Seniors” at the Cabinet Room of the White House June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump participated in the roundtable to discuss the administration’s efforts to “safeguard America’s senior citizens” from COVID-19. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
What Should the Punishment Be for the Crime of Weaponizing a Virus for Political Purposes?
Trump’s scheduled rally in Tulsa this weekend and his moving the Republican convention to Florida both demonstrate that he is more than willing to take actions that will kill Americans in order to get his ego stroked and increase his chances of reelection. A new book by Trump’s niece tells the...
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