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Our crumbling infrastructure & long commutes

Our public transportation system is failing low-income workers. According to a new study by the Brookings Institute – only a quarter of Americans can get to their job within 90 minutes using public transportation. For a lot of Americans who can’t afford a car – or the gas to commute the average 13 miles it takes for the typical American to get to work – then public transportation is their only option. But that means long, exh

Daily Topics - Wednesday July 11th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: House repealing Obamacare...creating wage slavery?

Hour Two: Put an end to all billionaires! Tanya Marchiol, Team Investments Inc.

Hour Three: Tax Breaks for 10 years...where are the jobs?

America’s entrepreneurial class is dying

While small businesses have certainly taken a hit following the Bush Great Recession, the evidence shows that American entrepreneurs have been getting pummeled for more than thirty years. According to a new study released today by the New American Foundation, the number of entrepreneurs per capita has dropped by 53% since 1977. And since 1991, the number of Americans who are self-employed has dropped by more than 20%. In othe

Daily Topics - Tuesday July 10th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Voter suppression...a legacy of slavery? / Plus, GOP ignores SCOTUS, plots health care repeal vote - Congressman Steve Israel, (D-NY)

Hour Two: Should firefighters be making the minimum wage...$7.25/hour? Peter Ferrara, Carleson Center for Public Policy

Hour Three: Would cutting the work week put everyone back to work?

The LIBOR rate fixing scandal could grow

After heads rolled last week at Barclays Bank following admission that the bank rigged key interest rates that underlie millions of consumer loans from home mortgages to credit cards, there are new allegations that other banks may be involved, and that this massive rip-off has been going on for decades. As one financial insider admitted to The Economist, “fifteen years ago, the word was that LIBOR was being rigged.” The insider wen

Daily Topics - Monday July 9th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: FL Gov covers up TB outbreak...why we need a national healthcare system - Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine

Hour Two: Will Obama get tax breaks for the middle class? Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard

Hour Three: Cities fight back against the big banks...

Corporations are eating our commons

So-called Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan are selling off public schools to private charter school corporations – and laying off hundreds of public school teachers in the process. The “mini-dictators” who – appointed by Republican Governors – have unprecedented power to fire local elected officials, break union contracts, and sell off our commons to corporate interests have decided to eat alive the public school system in West M

The Greek people are once again getting a raw deal

Despite promising to renegotiate the bailout deal, to soften austerity measures coming down the pike, the new Conservative coalition government in Greece is moving forward with harsh new spending cuts. Even though the New Democracy party supported the bailout and austerity program during the campaign, the Party did promise to soften the austerity blow and have the spending cuts spread out over two years rather than inflicted immediately.

Daily Topics - Thursday July 5th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Mr. 1% and his offshore millions... / Plus, bring manufacturing home to America - Virg Bernero, Mayor-Lansing, MI

Hour Two: Conservative U.S. Senator says "no coverage for cancer"... / Plus, Geeky Science - Kitty litter can increase suicide rates in women

Hour Three: Rwanda has better health care than America...

Roll back the Reagan tax cuts, like they just did in France

With the Socialists now in control of France – the wealthy are again - after a long pause of tax cuts for the rich under Sarkozy - being asked to sacrifice their fair share. President Francois Hollande introduced a new budget on Wednesday – restoring pre-Sarkozy tax rates on the rich.

Pharmaceutical giant fraudulently puts Profits Over People

One giant pharmaceutical company just got busted for putting profits ahead of peoples’ lives. In the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history, British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was slapped with $3 billion in fines after pleading guilty to a number of criminal and civil violations related to 10 drugs the company produces that are taken by millions of Americans.

Daily Topics - Monday July 2nd, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Why is Ireland scrapping their voting machines? / Plus, Thom talks Trade reform - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Hour Two: Obamacare is NOT taxmageddon - Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum / Plus, Dr. Deepak Chopra works with Vets with PTSD

Hour Three: The Republican plan to kill Obamacare...

This is what Climate Change looks like

Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power around the nation’s capital – and left to deal with a record breaking heat wave alone. Fueled by all-time temperature highs on Friday, a massive freak storm ripped across the Mid-Atlantic Friday night – killing at least 15 people and knocking out power to more than three million.

The absurd Republican reaction to Obamacare being upheld

The Supreme Court’s health care ruling on Thursday protected hundreds of millions of Americans from being denied health insurance for pre-existing conditions, kept millions of young people insured under their parents healthcare plans, and will eventually lead to coverage of more than 30 million Americans who previously did not have access to health insurance.

Daily Topics - Thursday June 28th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: What SCOTUS means to ObamaCare - Dave Lyle, Media Matters for America / Plus, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

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How Donald Trump Could Defeat Hillary Clinton…

Back in February, workers at a Carrier manufacturing plant in Indianapolis were told that the factory, and their 1,400 jobs, were being moved to Mexico.

That story was front-and-center ahead of today's Indiana primary, and it shows how trade has become the big issue of the 2016 election.

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