Thom Hartmann

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’
America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom. The Oregonian reported last week that fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population state. Every one of those...
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Saturday, February 09, 2019
The Founders Created the Electoral College to Prevent a Foreign-Influenced Candidate From Winning—It Didn't Stop Trump, so Let's Scrap It
America’s Founders and Framers thought they could use the Electoral College to prevent somebody like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. Unfortunately, they were wrong, and now we’re paying the price. Given how the Electoral College hasn’t protected us from getting a president beholden to a...
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The new fifth-generation 5G cellular technology will bring a revolution to America every bit as transformational as was the transition from dial-up modems to high-speed broadband. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
How Libertarian Theology and Trump Are Destroying the Internet—and America
Check out this lede from Buzzflash in 2021: “Americans woke up this morning to the City of Chicago’s entire electrical system having shut down, along with the water systems of Boston and San Francisco, and all air traffic control in the Northeast. Several million homes with smart thermostats and...
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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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