http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en The Deficits Republicans Don't Want to Talk About http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/deficits-republicans-dont-want-talk-about <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_51.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />I agree with Republicans - America has a deficit problem. It’s just not the same deficit problem Republicans are freaking out about. <br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/deficits-republicans-dont-want-talk-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/deficits-republicans-dont-want-talk-about#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:05:31 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79990 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday January 27th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-27th-2015 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-27th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-27th-2015#comments Live Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:59:57 +0000 shawnt56 79971 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 26 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-26-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Rick Moran, PJ Media / The American Thinker: Anti-austerity Syriza wins election in Greece</li> <li>Professor Stephen Cohen, The Nation: The media's dangerous anti-Russian jingoistic game...</li> <li>Anything Goes Snow Day</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-26-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-26-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:26:10 +0000 SueN 79966 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The TPP Will Sink the Middle Class http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tpp-will-sink-middle-class <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_90.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Six years into his presidency, President Obama is now taking heat from a surprising place: congressional Democrats, who are lining up against his plan to force the Trans-Pacific-Partnership, or TPP, through congress without any debate whatsoever.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tpp-will-sink-middle-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tpp-will-sink-middle-class#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:21:20 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79945 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 23 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-23-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "Brunch With Bernie"</li> <li>Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-23-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-23-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:33:44 +0000 SueN 79924 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Post-Citizens United Era. http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/post-citizens-united-era <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_89.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />This month marks five years since the United States Supreme Court made their infamous ruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. That ruling turned a century of legal precedent on its head with the declaration that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend money in elections. And, that ruling opened the floodgates to massive spending levels in our political process. <br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/post-citizens-united-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/post-citizens-united-era#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:25:59 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79873 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 22 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-22-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio: issues of the day</li> <li>What would you add to the progressive platform?</li> <li>Is John Boehner committing sedition?</li> <li>Kai Newkirk, Progressive Organizer &amp; Co-founder of 99Rise: 99 Rise stand up to SCOTUS on Citizens United 5th anniversary</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-22-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-22-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:18:17 +0000 SueN 79869 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday January 22nd, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-22nd-2015 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-22nd-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-22nd-2015#comments Live Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:16:17 +0000 shawnt56 79858 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Is John Boehner a Traitor? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/john-boehner-traitor <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_50.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />John Boehner may be a traitor. <br /> <br />On Wednesday, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30923413">the Speaker of the House confirmed</a> that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come speak to Congress, “on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.” <br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/john-boehner-traitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/john-boehner-traitor#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:52:59 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79855 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 21 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-21-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>The myth of Obama moving to the left</li> <li>Greg Palast, Billionaires &amp; Ballot Bandits: How Greece was 'Goldman Sacked' by the euro</li> <li>Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum: What's at stake for women in the net neutrality debate?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-21-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-21-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:25 +0000 SueN 79843 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Myth of Obama Moving to the Left http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/myth-obama-moving-left <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_49.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />The line in right-wing media today is that last night’s State of the Union address is a sign that President Obama is moving to “the left.”<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/myth-obama-moving-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/myth-obama-moving-left#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:35:48 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79827 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Wednesday January 21st, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-21st-2015 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-21st-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-21st-2015#comments Live Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:08:02 +0000 shawnt56 79812 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 20 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tuesday-20-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Neil McCabe, The Washington Mercury: How expensive is it to be poor?</li> <li>Is it child abuse to let your kids walk home alone?</li> <li>State Of The Union...what do you want to hear?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tuesday-20-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/tuesday-20-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:01:06 +0000 SueN 79794 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thom's State of the Union http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thoms-state-union <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_88.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />My fellow Americans…<br /> <br />The state of our union is strong, but it could be so much stronger. Over the past year, we’ve continued to see how our politicians are bought off by Big Oil tycoons, Wall Street billionaires, and giant transnational corporations. And that’s the first challenge facing America right now.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thoms-state-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thoms-state-union#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:23:56 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79780 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday January 20th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-20th-2015 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-20th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-20th-2015#comments Live Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:30:51 +0000 shawnt56 79766 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 19 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-19-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>How do we fulfill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream?</li> <li>Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Change Angent Consortium: Time to end police brutality</li> <li>Dr. Clarence Lusane, American University / The Black History of the White House: What would MLK, Jr. think of America today?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-19-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/monday-19-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:50:54 +0000 SueN 79763 at http://www.thomhartmann.com 4 Ways Republicans Are Trying to Take Us Back to the Jim Crow Era http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/4-ways-republicans-are-trying-take-us-back-jim-crow-era <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_87.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />If you haven’t already seen Selma, the new movie about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fight for voting rights, do it tonight or tomorrow. It’s a great film - one of the best I’ve seen in a long time - and it does a great job of showing why all successful social movements start from the bottom up. But what’s really amazing about Selma is how relevant it is.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/4-ways-republicans-are-trying-take-us-back-jim-crow-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/4-ways-republicans-are-trying-take-us-back-jim-crow-era#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:30:56 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79739 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday January 19th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-monday-january-19th-2015 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-monday-january-19th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-monday-january-19th-2015#comments Live Blog Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:52:02 +0000 shawnt56 79728 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 16 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-16-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "Brunch With Bernie"</li> <li>Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-16-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/friday-16-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:18:37 +0000 SueN 79709 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Did Democrats finally get the message? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/did-democrats-finally-get-message <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_429.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Democratic lawmakers may have finally heard our voices. For the first time in a long time, party leaders in the House of Representatives have put forth a progressive tax plan that would tax Wall Street to give Main Street a little relief. This week, Representative Chris Van Hollen announced the Democratic plan to create “the kind of economy where the pie is growing and everyone is getting a better slice.”<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/did-democrats-finally-get-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/did-democrats-finally-get-message#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:45:55 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79685 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 15 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-15-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum: So...college women are to blame for campus rape?!</li> <li>Dahr Jamail, Truthout: The methane monster roars...</li> <li>Who needs lobbyists?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-15-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/thursday-15-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:57:04 +0000 SueN 79676 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Time To Lock Up The Lobbyists http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/time-lock-lobbyists <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_48.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />There was a time when corporations didn't have anything close to the power they do over politics in America. <br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/time-lock-lobbyists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/time-lock-lobbyists#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:06:51 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79658 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday January 15th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-15th-2015 <div class="views-field-field-radio-detail-value"> <div class="field-content"> <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-15th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-15th-2015#comments Live Blog Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:49:03 +0000 shawnt56 79647 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 14 January '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-14-january-14-show-notes <ul> <li>In for Thom today, Progressive Commentators Danielle and Shane-O.</li> <li>Maya Schenwar, Truthout / <i>Locked Down, Locked Out</i>: Is it time to rethink our "tough on crime" stance?</li> <li>Jeremy Travis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY): Is it time to rethink our "tough on crime" stance?</li> <li>Ian Millhiser, Center for American Progress / Think Progress: Did Scott Walker just save...Obamacare?</li> <li>Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog: Why our beliefs make us vulnerable</li> <li>Democratic Messaging</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-14-january-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/wednesday-14-january-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:46:31 +0000 SueN 79644 at http://www.thomhartmann.com DC should be a little more like CA! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/dc-should-be-little-more-ca <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'segoe ui semibold', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6000003814697px;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_86.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />California has big plans for the future. Last week, the Golden State made not one, but two, big announcements about how they will respond to the climate crisis.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/dc-should-be-little-more-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/01/dc-should-be-little-more-ca#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:11:05 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 79626 at http://www.thomhartmann.com