Thom Hartmann

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Watch a few hours of national cable TV media, and—outside of a very few shows—odds are you won’t hear any detail of actual policy whatsoever. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, January 10, 2019
4 Reasons the Corporate Media Refuses to Talk About Things That Matter
The media recently was all over Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for calling Donald Trump a “ m@therf *cker” in the context of wanting to impeach him. It got lots and lots of coverage, over a period of several days, while the really big work the Democrats were doing in the House is largely ignored,...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
It’s Time to Bring Back the Corporate Death Penalty
“The prevalence of the corporation in America has led men of this generation to act, at times, as if the privilege of doing business in corporate form were inherent in the citizen, and has led them to accept the evils attendant upon the free and unrestricted use of the corporate mechanism as if...
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Tax cuts for the rich did what they have always done over the past 100 years: they initiated a bubble economy that would let the very wealthy skim the cream off the top just before the ceiling crashed in on working people. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
The GOP’s Most Successful Scam Is About to Reboot Itself
Get ready to see it on your TV. The GOP is about to kick back into Two Santa Clauses mode and restart the scam they’ve been running since Reagan. It’ll predictably begin in the first week or two of January, probably first on “Meet the Press” and other Sunday shows that feature “serious thinkers”...
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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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