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.
It's almost like they have something to hide.
With one Jill Stein-led recount effort already underway in Wisconsin and additional recounts pending in Michigan and Pennsylvania, supporters of Donald Trump are now taking legal action to stop what they say is a baseless attempt to smear their candidate.
In Pennsylvania, Trump himself has joined up with the local Republican Party to block Jill Stein's request for a recount.
In Wisconsin, Trump Super PACS are doing the dirty work and have asked a federal judge to stop what they say is a violation of due process rights.
Donald Trump took a victory lap in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, where he and Vice President elect Mike Pence officially announced a deal to keep 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana.
That's 200 fewer jobs than the 1,000 jobs that Trump initially said the deal would save, but that's kind of besides the point.
Just a few months ago, Donald Trump was saying things about Wall Street and the big banks that sounded, well, downright progressive.
During an appearance on CBS' Face the Nation, for example, he accused the "hedge fund guys," as he put it, "of getting away with murder."
Another day - another bizarre -- and frankly constitution-defying-- tweet from Donald Trump.
At 6:55 yesterday morning -- a time when most Americans were either still sleeping or just getting out of bed -- the man who will in less than two months take over the leadership of the so-called free world sent out this message from his Twitter account:
From Thomas Friedman to Barack Obama, from Mitt Romney to John McCain, it's fashionable among the "intelligentsia" and elites of both parties to ridicule "protectionism" as a way to rebuild America.
Yet during his campaign, Donald Trump openly embraced the idea of slapping tariffs on imported goods.
Republicans tried virtually everything to steal the election in North Carolina.
They used Kris Kobach's Interstate Crosscheck system to throw hundreds of thousands of people off the voter rolls.
If the United States was a real democracy, Hillary Clinton would be president-elect right now.
So far she has nearly 2 million more votes than Donald Trump, and when all the votes are counted it's expected she'll have won by well over 2 million.
Similarly, Al Gore got a half-million more votes than George W. Bush in 2000.
Book by Milton Mayer
Review by Thom Hartmann, originally published at buzzflash.com on November 7, 2005.
"They Thought They Were Free" is an intensely personal book for me. Although I was born after Hitler was five years dead, the horrible dance between fascism and democracy has fascinated me since childhood. And, through a series of odd coincidences, my adult life has been heavily intertwined with those of both Nazis and the victims of Hitler's Nazis.
After he met with President Obama the day after the election and actually behaved himself for more than an hour, some people out there -- people who apparently have not been paying attention for the past year-and-a-half -- began to talk about how Trump might not be that dangerous after all.
In the week-and-a-half since election day, there's been a lot of talk about where Democrats need to go next.
Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump was probably the most crushing defeat in Democratic Party history - and a lot of progressives think that they now need to resist the incoming administration at all costs.
The United States of America might just survive President Donald Trump.
The climate - on the other hand - probably won't.
Right now, world leaders from hundreds of countries are meeting in Marrakech, Morocco to mark the implementation of the Paris climate deal.
Just a few weeks ago, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was the most miserable man in Washington.
Hillary Clinton looked like a shoo-in to win the presidential election - and polls showed that Republicans were in serious danger of losing control of the Senate - and maybe even the House.
But today the Speaker couldn't be happier.
The Big Trump Media Story: Bannon and a Crew of Dangerous Propagandists Are in the Cockpit of National Power
The corporate media is doing everything it can to normalize Trump; we can't let them.
Get ready for a media shitstorm.
Donald Trump has promised to "drain the swamp" if elected president - but if his transition team is any indication, he's already swimming in it.
The people Donald Trump has now picked to help him prepare for his move to the White House are the exact same people he railed against his entire campaign.