http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en What’s the Difference Between Cancer and Donald Trump? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what%E2%80%99s-difference-between-cancer-and-donald-trump <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_134.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />So-called “free market" or "unregulated capitalism” is really nothing more than the cancer-stage of capitalism. And that uninhibited cancerous growth has spread, so that now even our political system is infected with the cancer of corporatism.<br /> <br />Donald Trump’s candidacy is an example of how our political system is being eaten alive by the cancer-stage of capitalism.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what%E2%80%99s-difference-between-cancer-and-donald-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what%E2%80%99s-difference-between-cancer-and-donald-trump#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:58:33 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 86181 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Who Does Our Economy Serve? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/who-does-our-economy-serve <p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2015-07-24/clinton-takes-aim-at-quarterly-capitalism-at-nyu"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_133.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />During a speech at New York University Friday</a>, Hillary Clinton took aim at “quarterly capitalism,” her name for corporate America’s endless - and senseless - pursuit of profits. <br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/who-does-our-economy-serve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/who-does-our-economy-serve#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:27:29 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 86144 at http://www.thomhartmann.com It's time for the SEC to expose CEO pay! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/its-time-sec-expose-ceo-pay <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_105.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires corporations to disclose their CEO-to-median worker pay ratio, but that information is still being hidden from workers, shareholders, and the American public.<br /><br />That's why the AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and other groups delivered a massive petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/its-time-sec-expose-ceo-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/its-time-sec-expose-ceo-pay#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:59:49 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 86116 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday July 27th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015-0 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015-0#comments Live Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:50:03 +0000 shawnt56 86101 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday July 27th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-27th-2015#comments Live Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:49:44 +0000 shawnt56 86100 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Fox-So-Called-News Is GOP TV in the 21st Century http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/fox-so-called-news-gop-tv-21st-century <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_132.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />It’s time to stop calling the Fox cable TV network a “News” network and to start calling it what it is: a propaganda network for the billionaires, like Rupert Murdoch, who own the Republican Party.<br /> <br />And, it’s Roger Ailes’ dream of GOP TV come to life.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/fox-so-called-news-gop-tv-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/fox-so-called-news-gop-tv-21st-century#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:04:00 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 86019 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The win-win of putting a price on carbon. http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/win-win-putting-price-carbon <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_131.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Electricity bills in the Northeast have dropped $460 million dollars since that region put a price on carbon.<br /><br />Back in 2011, nine Northeastern states established the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – better known as RGGI. And, the benefits of that regional cap-and-trade system just keep adding up.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/win-win-putting-price-carbon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/win-win-putting-price-carbon#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:40:36 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85983 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Trump is Right On One Thing...It's the Trade Stupid! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/trump-right-one-thingits-trade-stupid <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_130.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />After one month on the campaign trail - Donald Trump is still leading the Republican field according to recent polls.<br /><br />The media has spent most of the last month fanning the flames around Trump’s inflammatory statements about immigration. And this weekend he conquered the headlines by saying that he likes “people who weren’t captured” while talking about John McCain’s service record.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/trump-right-one-thingits-trade-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/trump-right-one-thingits-trade-stupid#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:35:51 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85947 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-22nd-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-22nd-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-22nd-2015#comments Live Blog Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:46:18 +0000 shawnt56 85945 at http://www.thomhartmann.com What a Walker Presidency Would Look Like: Let's Turn Back the Clock to a Dark Period in US History http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what-walker-presidency-would-look-lets-turn-back-clock-dark-period-us-history <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_129.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />If you want a glimpse of what the US would look like under President Scott Walker, you need to turn back the clock to one of the darkest periods in 20th-century US history: the Lochner era.<br /> <br />Here's a little history lesson, in case you don't know what I'm talking about.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what-walker-presidency-would-look-lets-turn-back-clock-dark-period-us-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/what-walker-presidency-would-look-lets-turn-back-clock-dark-period-us-history#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:25:04 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85922 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday July 21st, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-21st-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-21st-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-21st-2015#comments Live Blog Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:52:32 +0000 shawnt56 85912 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Let's fix our IN-Justice System. http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-fix-our-justice-system <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_128.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />The United States is home to five percent of the world's population, but we house 25 percent of the world's prisoners. That is just one of the reasons why President Obama is calling for sweeping reforms to our Justice System.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-fix-our-justice-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-fix-our-justice-system#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:12:23 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85886 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday July 20th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-20th-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-20th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-20th-2015#comments Live Blog Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:04:59 +0000 shawnt56 85883 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 23 June '15 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/tuesday-23-june-15-show-notes <ul> <li>TPP: It's the end of the world as we know it... do you feel fine?</li> <li>Why is racism considered patriotic?</li> <li>Neil McCabe, Gravis Insights/Townhall: Is the NRA's Wayne LaPierre going to burn in hell?</li> <li>Sam Daley-Harris, RESULTS/Reclaiming Our Democracy: The Bernie revolution is underway...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/tuesday-23-june-15-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/tuesday-23-june-15-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:32:51 +0000 SueN 85814 at http://www.thomhartmann.com How the Billionaires Bought Justice For Scott Walker http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/how-billionaires-bought-justice-scott-walker <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_127.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Scott Walker is the perfect example of how billionaires can purchase justice a la carte to protect their pet politicians.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/how-billionaires-bought-justice-scott-walker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/how-billionaires-bought-justice-scott-walker#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:29:05 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85813 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Back to the Future with Scott Walker http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/back-future-scott-walker <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_126.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />If you want to catch a glimpse of what America would look like under President Scott Walker, you need to turn back the clock to one of the darkest periods in 20th century American history – the Lochner Era.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/back-future-scott-walker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/back-future-scott-walker#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:54:17 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85771 at http://www.thomhartmann.com We're running out of time... http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/were-running-out-time <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_125.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />We're running out of time to save our species.<br /><br />That's the warning issued last Friday by a group of nearly 2,000 leading international scientists. Their recent call for action was the outcome statement from a four-day meeting called “Our Common Future under Climate Change,” which was a gathering of academics ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris later this year.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/were-running-out-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/were-running-out-time#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:43:07 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85749 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Wednesday July 15th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-15th-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-15th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-15th-2015#comments Live Blog Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:29:04 +0000 shawnt56 85747 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday July 14th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-14th-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-14th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-tuesday-july-14th-2015#comments Live Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:10:42 +0000 shawnt56 85709 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Let's make banking boring again! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-make-banking-boring-again <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_442.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and apparently, that saying holds true for economics. Senators Elizabeth Warren and John McCain have joined forces in the fight to make banking boring again.<br /><br />Last week, the progressive senator from Massachusetts teamed up with the far-right conservative from Arizona to introduce legislation that would reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-make-banking-boring-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/lets-make-banking-boring-again#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:47:15 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85704 at http://www.thomhartmann.com John Boehner vs. Bernie Sanders: Who’s the Real Extremist? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/john-boehner-vs-bernie-sanders-who%E2%80%99s-real-extremist <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_104.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />With Bernie Sanders surging in the polls and drawing record crowds at every campaign event, the Washington establishment is starting to get worried. And when the Washington establishment gets worried, it insults people by calling “radical,” “extremist,” or “out of touch.”<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/john-boehner-vs-bernie-sanders-who%E2%80%99s-real-extremist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/john-boehner-vs-bernie-sanders-who%E2%80%99s-real-extremist#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:09:11 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 85682 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday July 13th, 2015 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-13th-2015 <p><em>Be sure to join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" /></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-13th-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/daily-topics-monday-july-13th-2015#comments Live Blog Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:14:23 +0000 shawnt56 85672 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 22 June '15 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/monday-22-june-15-show-notes <ul> <li>How is The Council Of Conservative Citizens Different From ISIS?</li> <li>Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum: Is the Constitution in danger from the TPP?</li> <li>Professor James K. Galbraith, LBJ School of Business-University of Texas at Austin: Will Greece Leave the E.U. to Save Their Economy?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/monday-22-june-15-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/monday-22-june-15-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:39:21 +0000 SueN 85669 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Should cities have the right to raise wages or implement sick leave? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/should-cities-have-right-raise-wages-or-implement-sick-leave <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_124.jpg" style="height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; width: 156px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" height="156" />The same party that screams about government overreach doesn't have a problem with stepping on cities' autonomy to write their own laws.<br /><br />Last week, Rick Snyder's Republicans in Michigan passed a bill that blocks cities from raising wages or implementing paid sick leave.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/should-cities-have-right-raise-wages-or-implement-sick-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/should-cities-have-right-raise-wages-or-implement-sick-leave#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:14:45 +0000 SueN 85627 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Climate Deniers Fiddle while the Earth Burns http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/climate-deniers-fiddle-while-earth-burns <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_124.jpg" style="height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; width: 156px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" height="156" />The 2015 wildfire season is off to a blazing start.<br /><br />And, even though you may not be in the immediate area, that doesn't mean that you're safe from the impact of the fires.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/climate-deniers-fiddle-while-earth-burns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2015/07/climate-deniers-fiddle-while-earth-burns#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:04:19 +0000 SueN 85589 at http://www.thomhartmann.com