So often we catch people doing things wrong but really the best way to motivate people and to create a positive world view that gets people active is the catch people doing something right. Thom would like you to catch someone in your family, community or life doing something right.
When asked during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday about his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson - Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of State - said that while he did not personally oppose the agreement, it didn't further America's interests in its current form.
Donald Trump finally gave his first press conference as president elect of the United States yesterday, and it was exactly the circus show everyone expected it to be.
Right off the bat, Trump pushed back against the wild new allegations that the Russian government is blackmailing him with stories of his sexual escapades at a Moscow hotel.
Yesterday a federal jury in South Carolina sentenced the Confederacy-loving Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof to death.
Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the Senate gave a job interview to the living, breathing embodiment of the Confederacy's legacy - Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third - who Donald Trump wants to be Attorney General.
With fewer than two weeks to go before inauguration day and serious questions left unanswered about Donald Trump's cabinet nominees, one of the leading stories in American mainstream media is the president elect's Twitter rant against an actress.
Seriously - I'm not kidding.
Just in case you haven't been glued to Twitter over the past 24 hours, here's what's going on:
It turns out Mexico won't be paying for that wall after all - American taxpayers will.
It also turns out that that wall really isn't going to be much of a wall at all - at least not the "big, beautiful" wall that Trump talked about on the campaign trail.
This was probably always the case, but now it's pretty much 100 percent certain.
Speaking in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he was highly confident that Russia had interfered in the presidential election.
Yesterday on Capitol Hill Vice President Elect Mike Pence reassured Republicans that repealing Obamacare will be "first order of business for the incoming Trump administration".
But as Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer pointed out in a press conference yesterday, Republicans simply have no idea what they're going to replace Obamacare with.
For decades a staple of the far-right has been the story that the news media in the United States is unreliable, doesn't tell the true story, and even promulgates outright lies. There was the "absolute reality" that the moonshot was faked, that the government is filled with communists, that whites are the superior race, or that both 9/11 and the Newtown massacres were false flag government psychological operations. Conspiracy theorist and right-wingers have long pointed the finger of doubt or damnation at the corporate news agencies in our country.
Newt Gingrich openly bragged recently at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were going to "break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model." That "model," of course, created what we today refer to as "the middle class."
Here in Washington, DC, the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA - has reversed course on fracking.
Initially, the agency had concluded in a draft report that released last year that fracking had no "widespread, systemic impact" on drinking water.
That conclusion outraged environmentalists as well factions of scientists within the EPA itself.
The Republican Party's worship of so-called local democracy and states' rights is a scam - and John Kasich just proved it.
On Monday, while most of the world was busy watching twin tragedies unfold in Berlin and Ankara, the Ohio governor signed a bill that effectively killed local democracy in his state's biggest city - Cleveland.
Yesterday President Obama added to his environmental legacy by banning offshore drilling in the US Arctic and along the East Coast.
The move, which will protect marine wildlife and stop oil spills, is significant in large part because it's effectively permanent.
You need to know this....
The Electoral College voted yesterday, and despite a last minute push to get some electors to switch their votes, Donald Trump secured the minimum 270 votes he needs to win.
It's now official: he will be our next President.
Needless to say, some big, big changes are now on the way.