Thom Hartmann

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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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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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