Thom Hartmann

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Liberal Talk Radio - Let The Water Cooler Wars Begin
Rush Limbaugh has, at various times, claimed credit for the elections of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush - and given how narrow electoral margins have been recently, he may be right. But now, in a free-market fashion that even conservatives have to salute, the tide is turning...
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Monday, April 12, 2004
Exposing the Conservative Straw Man - "Productivity"
Thomas Jefferson wrote in a September 28, 1821 letter, "The government of the United States, at a very early period, when establishing its tariff on foreign importations, were very much guided in their selection of objects by a desire to encourage manufactures within ourselves." Conservatives don't...
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Friday, February 20, 2004
Gay Marriage? Blame It On Jefferson...
"It's never been tried before." "The Bible doesn't mention it." "Civilized people have never done things this way." "No society in the 6000 years of the history of civilization since Gilgamesh has suggested such a thing." "It'll create social chaos, ultimately destroying the nation." "It's just too...
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Friday, January 30, 2004
How Global Warming May Cause the Next Ice Age...
While global warming is being officially ignored by the political arm of the Bush administration, and Al Gore's recent conference on the topic during one of the coldest days of recent years provided joke fodder for conservative talk show hosts, the citizens of Europe and the Pentagon are taking a...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2004
A Fistful of Kryptonite Against SuperGeorge...
In this season of blockbuster movies, it's useful to remember that one of the first lessons aspiring novelists and screenwriters learn is that the goodness of a hero is defined by a single quality - the badness of his opponent. From Superman's Lex Luthor to Batman's Joker to Indiana Jones' Nazis to...
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Saturday, December 20, 2003
Conservatives Target Testicles
Rush Limbaugh just declared psychological war on the working white males of America, although most of them probably didn't realize it. This week Limbaugh rolled out a "funny" faux advertisement for the "Hillary Clinton Testicle Lock Box" that now any woman can use to clamp down on men's testicles...
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
The Battle Hymn of the New Liberal Media: A Good Business Plan
In the last Democratic debate, one of the questioners pointed out that fewer Americans identify themselves as either liberals or Democrats than at any time since before Roosevelt's New Deal. The implicit question was, "What's so bad about you guys that Americans have decided 'liberal' is a curse...
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Friday, October 03, 2003
Rush Limbaugh May Teach Conservatives A Lesson
The reaction to the drug problem - and drug felonies - recently alleged against Rush Limbaugh highlight sharply the differences between conservative morality and liberal/progressive morality. Conservatives often mistakenly proclaim themselves the sole holders of morality. Their error comes when...
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Friday, September 19, 2003
Might Bush's Blank Check for War Bounce If He Deceived Congress?
On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, George W. Bush said what virtually every other senior member of his administration had been going out of their way to refute. " We've had no evidence ," he told CNN's John King, " that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September the eleventh. No ." This came as a...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003
The Genetically Modified Bomb
Imagine a bomb that only kills Caucasians with red hair. Or short people. Or Arabs. Or Chinese. Now imagine that this new bomb could be set off anywhere in the world, and that within a matter of days, weeks, or months it would kill every person on the planet who fits the bomb's profile, although...
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