Thom Hartmann

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002
The Railroad Barons Are Back - And This Time They'll Finish the Job
The railroad barons first tried to infiltrate the halls of government in the early years after the Civil War. The efforts of these men, particularly Jay Gould, brought the Ulysses Grant administration into such disrepute, as a result of what were then called "the railroad bribery scandals," that...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Talking Back To Talk Radio - Fairness, Democracy, and Profits
"All Democrats are fat, lazy, and stupid," the talk-show host said in grave, serious tones as if he were uttering a sacred truth. We were driving to Michigan for the holidays, and I was tuning around, listening for the stations I'd worked for two and three decades ago. I turned the dial. "It's a...
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
Goldwater's Ghost in the Voting Machines?
Computers in the electoral process started in 1964, the year Goldwater opposed Johnson for the presidency. Back then, though, when states bought computers to read punch-card votes, the states owned and operated the computers, and the electorate could thus examine their processes and results. Even...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Time to Remove the Bananas... and Return Our Republic to Democracy
Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush both seem to have a funny idea about democracy: they think it's about voting. Saddam was able to win his election without even having to use corporate money or Supreme Court justices appointed by a relative: just hold an election and therefore it must be a...
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