Thom Hartmann

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds a press conference following the Senate GOP policy luncheon in the Rayburn Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Republican Party Must Be Purged Like the Nazis and Fascists
President Joe Biden has largely given up on trying to negotiate anything with Republicans. There's a good reason for this: the GOP is no longer a legitimate political party. One of the most comprehensive and well respected surveys of political parties worldwide is called the Global Party Survey and...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 02, 2021
The GOP Has No Interest in Actual Governing
You can tell when Republicans are in trouble: they start throwing gunpowder on the fires of the culture wars. This week Republicans who control the Michigan State House and Senate passed a law requiring the state to inform recipients of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine that it was developed...
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Three handguns and three long guns. (Photo by: David Underwood/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Boulder: Is it Time to End the Second Amendment?
Another mass gun murder just happened in America, the seventh in 7 days, and already "Second Amendment legislators" are offering the 2021 version of thoughts and prayers. Lauren Boebert just tweeted , "May God be with them." Standing in front of her wall of assault weapons, most likely. And, of...
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Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Could This Be the Smoking Gun of Trump's January 6 Treason?
Probably the largest question that the Trump impeachment trial must answer is both simple and straightforward: “Did the President lead or participate in a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and install himself as a strongman dictator-for-life?” Proving this first requires...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks to the media after the Republican's weekly senate luncheon in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2020. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Mitch McConnell Wants to Let Corporations Kill You Without Consequence
Probably the most under-reported story of the year has been how Mitch McConnell is holding Americans hostage in exchange for letting big corporations kill Americans without any consequence. "While Republicans have fought against raising the minimum wage or letting workers unionize for over 100...
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America needs to join the rest of the developed world and put the right of citizens to vote into law. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, November 16, 2020
This Election Was Rigged
It turns out that Donald Trump was right: the election was rigged. He would know, of course, because he and Lewis DeJoy were the ones who rigged it. Historically, “conservative“ (e.g. “white racist”) efforts to rig the vote were almost entirely focused on preventing people of color from voting. For...
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One legacy of slavery is that our Constitution does not contain an absolute right to vote for all citizens who have achieved the age of majority. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
This Election Proves the Need for a Right to Vote
America needs an absolute right to vote, like most other major democracies. One legacy of slavery is that our Constitution does not contain an absolute right to vote for all citizens who have achieved the age of majority. Our property rights are totally intact. If the government wants to take away...
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President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin participate in a video conference with representatives of large banks and credit card companies about more financial assistance for small businesses in the Roosevelt Room at the White House April 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Was April 7, 2020 the Day That Sealed the Fate of America?
On April 18, Bob Woodward recorded Jared Kushner saying that Trump had taken control away from the doctors and was going to open the country back up. So what might have provoked that? What was happening right around that time? Trump’s official national emergency declaration came on March 11, and...
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Republicans can’t win elections on their "ideas" of tax cuts for billionaires and eliminating protective regulations on polluting corporations. (Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 26, 2020
Because We Don’t Have a Right to Vote…
In America, the country that is supposed to be the world’s premier democratic republic, citizens do not have an absolute right to vote. Because we don’t have a right to vote, red-state governors can radically cut back on the number of polling places and voting machines so that working-class people...
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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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