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WA Carbon Tax - Does it Have To Be Perfect?

Vien Truong, Green for All/Dream Corps joins Thom. This is the major issue at stake right now in Washington State. It all has to do with a ballot measure that Washington residents will vote on in just two weeks: Initiative 732. If passed - Initiative 732 - or I-732 - would create a $15 per ton tax on carbon - which would then be raised to $25 after one year. To compensate for the costs this tax to working people, I-732 would create - a 1 percent reduction in Washington's sales tax as well as a tax credit of $1,500 for some families on the lower end of the income scale. Sounds pretty good - right? James Hansen - one of the world's leading premier climate scientists thinks so, too -- which is why he's endorsed it. But not everyone thinks Initiatve 732 is such a great idea. Many Washington Sate environmentalists actually oppose the measure and want to kill it on election. Seriously - I'm not kidding. Some enviromentalists oppose a ballot measure that would put in place the first carbon tax in the nation. So is this just a case of making the perfect the enemy of the good - or is there actually a good reason for people who care about stopping climate change to oppose Initiative 732?

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Whose Fault Is It? Obamacare Rates Are Going Up...

Hughey Newsome, BOLD.global/Move-On-Up & Ben Wikler, MoveOn.org are on the panel with Thom tonight. Obamacare is in trouble. With just two weeks to go before Election Day - the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law’s state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year. Premiums on the federal exchanges will jump an average of 25 percent. Yikes…We have two choices here: One, we can either create a public option to inject some real competition into the market place,OR we can work towards single-payer, i.e. Medicare-for-all. Complete repeal is not an option - not when Obamacare is already in place and so many people have benefited and continue to benefit from it. We can - however - use it as baseline to move forward. But are Republicans willing to accept this reality? That’s the question.

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Full Show 10/25/16: GOP Election Rigging Exposed in Wisconsin

Tonight’s Politics Panel discusses the troubling news about Obamacare, how Wisconsin is suppressing the vote, and Thom discusses the carbon tax ballot measure that Washington voters will be voting on with Green for All’s Vien Truong.

Trump Might Be A Bigoted Crypto-Fascist But Sometimes He’s Right...

Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee & Jasmine Jefferson, Social Security Works join Thom. Parts of Donald Trump's so-called Gettysburg Address from this Saturday sounded like they were lifted straight from an Elizabeth Warren speech. Is his copy and paste version of populism the only thing keeping him remotely in this race? Give Donald Trump some credit: He might be a bigoted crypto-fascist who’s taken the Republican Party to the right of Attila the Hun - but every once in a while he’s 100 percent correct

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How To Save Our Country From Another Gilded Age

Chuck Collins, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good joins Thom. Although Chuck Collins was born into the one percent - he has spent the past few decades fighting inequality on all fronts. So what does he think we need to do to save our country from another gilded age?

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Full Show 10/24/16: Trump’s Gettysburg Address

Tonight’s Progressive panel discusses how even Trump is against the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner, Trump’s bizarre Gettysburg Address, and Thom discusses how the 1% should care about wealth inequality with Chuck Collins author of "Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good "

Full Show 10/21/16: Paul Ryan Fears the Bern

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann and discusses how Trump has exposed the problem with journalism in this country with Alternet’s Jan Frel and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details why bipartisanship no longer works in Washington. Tonight’s Rumble talks Paul Ryan’s fear of Bernie becoming the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Obama’s trashing of the GOP at a Hillary event, and Trump’s bizarre speech at last night’s Al Smith dinner.

Full Show 10/20/16: The Nasty Woman & Bad Hombres Debate

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann and discusses the lack of attention given to climate change at last night’s debate with Greenpeace’s Cassady Sharp and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Tonight’s Politics panel discusses Trump’s unwillingness to say he’d concede if he loses, Hillary’s progressive move on Social Security, and what the Supreme Court would look like under President Clinton.

Full Show 10/19/16: Schilling Shilling for Trump

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann and discusses election rigging with Democracy for America’s Neil Sroka and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details how the Wells Fargo scandal is just the natural outcome of the "shareholder revolution" of the 1980s. Tonight’s Rumble talks the final Presidential debate, the close House and Senate races, and Marco Rubio’s bizarre comments on the leaked DNC emails.

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Politics Panel: Is the GOP Officially the Party of Sedition?

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Jeff Lederer, Ross Securities/former aide to Senator Robert Kennedy & Siraj Hashmi, Red Alert Politics joins Thom. John McCain now says that Senate Republicans will block any and all of Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominees if she's elected president. Is the Republican Party now officially the party of sedition?

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Pussies in Formation Speaks Out To #GOP - LISTEN!

Agunda Okeyo, GOP Hands Off Me joins Thom. Women across the country are saying "GOP Hands off Me!" after Trump bragged that he assaults women with his tiny hands.

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We the People vs. Fracking

Chad Nicholson, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) joins Thom. The fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania is now trying to sue public officials who support fracking bans. How is this possibly legal? And what does it mean for the future of climate activism?

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Politics Panel: GOP Is To Blame For Trump’s Election-Rigging Talk

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Jeff Lederer, Ross Securities/former aide to Senator Robert Kennedy & Siraj Hashmi, Red Alert Politics joins Thom. Over the past few days - Republican Secretaries of State in Tennessee - Washington - and Colorado - have all called Donald Trump’s talk about voter fraud and rigged elections “irresponsible.” Obviously - it’s good to see Republicans embrace reality - or at least pay lip service to it. But this newfound appreciation for facts and “responsible” rhetoric shouldn’t fool anyone. Republicans have pushed voter fraud conspiracy theories for decades to justify everything from voter suppression ID laws to cutbacks on early voting.

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Trees Are The Lungs Of The World & They're Dying

Trees are the lungs of the world - and they're dying. This is a big deal - and not just for those of us who enjoy the fall foliage.

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Full Show 10/18/16: Obama to Trump: Stop Whining

Tonight’s Politics Panel discusses how Republicans have themselves to blame for Trump's insane election rigging conspiracies, how Trump is encouraging his supporters to engage in voter intimidation, and McCain threatening to block Supreme Court nominations if Hillary is elected. Thom discusses the protest of over 200 women in front of Trump’s hotel in Chicago today with activist and filmmaker Agunda Okeyo and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details how climate change is killing our trees, and if our trees die we die.

Wage Hating Burger Czar As Labor Secretary?

In just a two hour span, Donald Trump has completely exposed his whole "I love the workers" routine as just another classic Trump scam.

It all began, where else, on Twitter, where on Wednesday night, Trump went after Chuck Jones, the local union president for the factory at the center of his Carrier deal.

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