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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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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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Romney, Richard Nixon, and Las Vegas Cash: A Hidden History Repeats Itself
A hugely-wealthy casino tycoon--whose empire is the subject of government investigations and media scrutiny--pours huge sums of money into the presidential campaign of the Republican nominee, while the ostensibly anti-gambling Mormon church looms in the background. Sound familiar?
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Why OWS Is the Next Republican Boogeyman
The Boogeyman is dead, and Santa is dying. The Republicans have been, since the 1930s, the party of the Boogeyman. They led the fear-based crusades against Communists, first with the Blacklist, then Joe McCarthy’s hearings, then the twin fears of Communist Mao and the Communist USSR. With the death of the Soviet Union, and the corporate embrace of still-Communist China, 9/11 let them turn their fears to “radical Islam.”
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Democracy Died First in Wisconsin – Long Live the Oligarchs
The Wisconsin recall election was the first major test of the new era in American politics. That new era began in January of 2010 when the US Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that the political voice of We The People was no longer as important as the voices of billionaires and transnational corporations.
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Saturday, August 06, 2011
Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On GOP Revenue Intransigence
Have you seen, anywhere, in any media, or even heard reported or repeated on NPR, the following sentence? “We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”
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Friday, April 08, 2011
With or Without a Government Shutdown - Republicans have Already Won the Debate
With or without a government shutdown, Republicans have already won the debate on our nation's budget. Why? Because the corporate media is on their side. Make the wealthy pay their fair share.
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Sunday, December 05, 2010
Tax Cut Lies: The Day The News Died
The New York Times today jumped on board with a classic Frank Luntz "Big Lie." Democrats in the House and Senate put forth a bill that would reduce taxes on the first quarter-million, and then, when that failed, the first million dollars of income for every single American. Somebody earning $100,000 a year would get a tax cut on all of their income. Somebody earning $250,000 a year would get a tax cut on all of their income with the Democrats first proposal.
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Michael Chertoff, Bend Over, Please…
During the time you're reading these words, somewhere in the world somebody is getting onto or off an airplane with a few ounces of cocaine, heroin, or diamonds packed into a condom and stuffed up their rear. The cocaine, heroin, or diamonds could just as easily be enough C4 plastic explosive to blow out the side of a plane, easily molded to fit into a condom. Easily removed in an airplane lavatory and detonated. Why isn't anybody discussing this?
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