- Apr. 24, 2015 6:43 amBy Thom Hartmann A...
You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.
- Apr. 23, 2015 1:01 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...
Transparency belongs in all parts of a democracy.
This morning, President Obama announced that back in January we accidentally killed two hostages, including one American a U.S with a drone during a counterterrorism operation targeting Al Qaeda operatives in a compound along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border .
- Apr. 22, 2015 3:06 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...
When he was governor of Louisiana in 1930s, Huey Long had a slogan.
It was “Every man a king.”
The idea was that with Long in the governor’s mansion, every person, no matter their job, would enjoy the kind of wealth and happiness normally enjoyed only by monarchs.
Hence the phrase “Every man a king.”
- Apr. 21, 2015 10:40 amBy Thom Hartmann A...
We can’t have a strong country without strong infrastructure.
Earlier this month, Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their 8-month-old son Hudson were killed after debris from a highway overpass in Bonney Lake, Washington fell onto their pickup truck as they were driving through.
- Apr. 20, 2015 1:10 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...
The War on Drugs isn’t a war on drugs; it’s a war on people, and this weekend it claimed its latest victim.
On Sunday morning, exactly one week after an encounter with police left him with 80 percent of his spine severed at his neck, Baltimore resident Freddie Gray died at a local hospital. He was just 27 years old.