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Full Show 9/15/14: Military Action Against ISIS & The Midterm Elections

Thom discusses Congressional approval for military action taken against ISIS in Iraq and Syria with Zoe Carpenter, a Reporting Fellow at “The Nation”. In the run-up to the midterm elections, Thom talks progressive politics with Mini Kennedy, Board Chair of Progressive Democrats of America and star of the new CBS sitcom, “Mom”. In tonight’s “Daily Take”, Thom discusses the financial ties between pro-war pundits in our mainstream media and the military industrial complex.

Senate Decides NOT to Save Democracy...

Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future / The Zero Hour joins Thom Hartmann. On Thursday - Senate Republicans gave a big fat "no" to taking money out of politics and out of our democracy. Is there anyway to rid our democracy of corporate cash if Republicans have so much control in Washington?

Conversations w/Great Minds P1 - Agenda for a New Economy

Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?

Conversations w/Great Minds P2 - Agenda for a New Economy

Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?

NFL…Rooting Out Domestic Violence in our Culture

Sam Bennett, Political Strategist, joins Thom Hartmann. The scandal surrounding former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice has brought to the forefront the reality of domestic violence in America. How can we use this controversy to fuel a national debate on domestic violence - and root out this evil from our society?

Full Show 9/12/14: When Corporations Rule the World

Thom discusses why Republicans in Congress don’t want to get money out of politics with the Campaign for America's Future Richard Eskow and domestic violence following the Ray Rice video with Political Strategist and Author Sam Bennett. In tonight's “Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks economics and climate change with “YES!” Magazine’s Co-Founder David Korten, author of the international best seller “When Corporations Rule the World.”

Is This Obama's Gulf of Tonkin Moment?

Professor Edmund Ghareeb, American University / The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, joins Thom Hartmann. President Obama has committed the U.S. to a long term campaign against ISIS militants in both Iraq and Syria. But is more war really the answere here?

The GOP has Forgotten the Victims of 9/11

Right now - 30,000 first responders have an injury or illness directly related to their heroic actions on 9/11. Don't we have a responsibility as a nation to make sure those men and women are getting all the help they need?

The Good - The Bad - and the Very Very Oecodomicly Ugly

The Good - The Bad - and the Very Very Oecodomicly Ugly

Time to End the Bloody Ukraine Conflict...

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, The Nation, joins Thom Hartmann. As America ramps up its fight against ISIS in Iraq - a fragile ceasefire is holding sway thousands of miles way in Ukraine. How can we end the bloody Ukraine conflict and - if it's even possible at this point - restore our relationship with Russia?

Geeky Science: Why are conspiracy theories so popular?

Today is the anniversary of 9/11 - and the Benghazi Embassy Attacks of 2012. As two of the biggest events in recent American history - both have garnered their fair share of conspiracy theories. Some people think that Obama and the CIA purposely prevented forces from rescuing Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi - while others - 9/11 Truthers - think that the American government may have played a role in the attacks on 9/11. Most people dismiss conspiracy theories as crazy - but the fact is - conspiracy theories can grab the attention of millions and millions of people. So why is that? Why do conspiracy theories tend to spread like wildfire - even when logic is saying otherwise?

Full Show 9/11/14: 9/11 Victims & First Responders Still Waiting for Help

Thom discusses Obama’s ISIS strategy with Edmund Ghareeb, Middle East History Professor at American University and the crisis in Ukraine with “The Nation’s” Katrina vanden Heuvel. Thom takes viewer video questions and comments in “Your Take, My Take Live” and in tonight’s “Daily Take” Thom reveals how Congress continues to fail the 9/11 first responders.

Bin Laden - Still Bleeding Us Dry?

Ryan Mauro, The Clarion Project & Ari Rabin-Havt, The Agenda / The Benghazi Hoax join Thom Hartmann. President Obama lays out his strategy to "degrade and defeat" ISIS in a nationally televised address. Is war really the answer here?

Lone Liberal - ALEC Founder Weyrich's Dream Being Realized?

Horace Cooper - National Center for Public Policy Research & Andrew Kloster, The Heritage Foundation join Thom Hartmann. DeKalb County, Georgia announced last week it will be holding early voting in late October - and open new polling locations in a traditionally black community. Republican State Senator Fran Millar isn't happy about that - doesnt want higher African American voter turnout..Millar wrote on Facebook that, "I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters. If you don’t believe this is an efort [SIC] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped.” Isn't this ALEC Founder Paul Weyrich's dream being realized?

Are Millennials Lazy, Self-Absorbed and Needy?

Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Temple University/Age Of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, joins Thom Hartmann. We all know the stereotype: the unemployed millennial living at home with his parents, more interested in taking Instagram photos than getting a real job - does this match up with reality? What does Dr Steinberg’s research about young people these days tell us about the very concept of adolescence? What about the concept of adulthood?

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Get. Money. Out.

Last week, the United States Senate actually considered a constitutional amendment on campaign finance. Last Monday, the Senate advanced Tom Udall's proposed amendment, which would allow Congress to regulate money in politics. Seventy-nine senators voted to allow debate on the measure.

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