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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As such, should the nation lose its president and vice-president to impeachment, we’d have President Pelosi. (Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP) Views
Monday, December 10, 2018
With an Impeachable Trump and Pence, Are You Ready for President Pelosi?
So, now that we know that Donald Trump and Mike Pence reached the White House through at least two specific and separate criminal conspiracies, what do we do about it? Can they be removed from office? Can the election be done over? Can the Trump/Pence administration’s actions over the past two...
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Medicare for All Will Destroy the GOP—Because of Voting!
Now we know why the GOP is truly terrified of Medicare for All; it will wipe out the Republican Party’s control of the House, Senate, White House, and most state governments. Because it could make it very easy for every citizen over 18 to vote. Here’s how it works. In Canada, every citizen has a...
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A vigil at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California to remember the victims of a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 27, 2018 . (Photo: Sue Fishkoff) Views
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
It’s a Right-Wing Cover-Up: Trump Was a Big Inspiration for the Synagogue Slaughter in Pittsburgh
It’s already started. They’re messaging, texting, tweeting, and even calling into my radio/TV show. Breitbart is even bragging that they got it on CNN. “This killing in Pittsburgh has nothing to do with Donald Trump. He’s not an anti-Semite; his daughter converted to Judaism and his grandkids are...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Stop GOP Voter Suppression—Or Else!
The Republican Party is currently hoping to win nationwide using two simple elements: explicit and overt racism, and voter suppression. No “ideas”; no pitch for tax cuts; no discussion of their “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act; no push for better schools, hospitals, airports, roads or...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Fascists Are Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare
The billionaire fascists are coming for your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. And they’re openly bragging about it. Right after Trump’s election, back in December of 2016, Newt Gingrich openly bragged at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were...
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Hamilton started out by suggesting that as long as we continued to have regular elections, the oligarchs wouldn’t be able to gain a toehold in government. (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Alexander Hamilton Was Preoccupied with the Threat That a Presidency Like Trump’s Posed for America
Presidential economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested to the Economic Club of New York that, after the elections, Republicans will target “spending” on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid with “reforms” (cuts) to help pay for the massive deficits created by Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut for...
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Protest has now moved from the streets to social media, and then into the venue most visible to white men in American public life: the NFL’s football fields.(Photo: AP) Views
Monday, September 10, 2018
The Ongoing Kaepernick Controversy Shows Much of White America Is Still in 'Slave Patrol' Mode
The slave patrols live. Just ask any of the people at Nike who answer the phones and are dealing with an avalanche of angry white callers throwing the N-word around and complaining about Nike treating Kaepernick with respect. Trump, Pence, and billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News are ginning up...
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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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