http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en Can Food Preparation Conveyor Belt Plastic Make Your Baby Fat? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/can-food-preparation-conveyor-belt-plastic-make-your-baby-fat <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> According to a <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160517192731.htm">new study published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology</a>, Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat storage in the body even before birth.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/can-food-preparation-conveyor-belt-plastic-make-your-baby-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/can-food-preparation-conveyor-belt-plastic-make-your-baby-fat#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:16:25 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97836 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday July 25th, 2016 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-monday-july-25th-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-show-header" style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-items" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="field-item odd" style="font-size: 14px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> </div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-monday-july-25th-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-monday-july-25th-2016#comments Live Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:09:54 +0000 shawnt56 97828 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 22 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-22-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Karen Finney, Hillary For America: Trump Speech Reax Plus a Look Ahead to the DNC</li> <li>Did Trump's RNC Speech Help or Hurt Him?</li> <li>Anything Goes Friday!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-22-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-22-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:36:08 +0000 SueN 97825 at http://www.thomhartmann.com What happens in a musician's brain when they play a song? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-happens-musicians-brain-when-they-play-song <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> Let's get geeky on music. Ever wonder what's happening in a musician's brain when they're actually playing a song?<br /><br />What about when a musician starts improvising - starts playing music directly "off the cuff"?<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-happens-musicians-brain-when-they-play-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-happens-musicians-brain-when-they-play-song#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:14:21 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97790 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 21 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-21-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Frank Schaeffer, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back: What You Need To Know About Mike Pence &amp; the FAR Religious Right...</li> <li>Why Does the GOP Lie About... What Freedom Means?</li> <li>Senator Al Franken (D-MN): The GOP's 'Banana Republic' Convention</li> <li>Thom Takes Your Calls for Anything Goes Summer</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-21-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-21-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:28:51 +0000 SueN 97770 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The WTO is harming Consumers http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wto-harming-consumers <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> Here’s how...<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/07/wto-mexico-canada-tariffs-meat-labeling-law">Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was shot down by the WTO</a> because they say COOL is a non-tariff barrier to free trade and it treats Canadian and Mexico’s products “unfair.”<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wto-harming-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wto-harming-consumers#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:02:34 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97747 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 20 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-20-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Lucifer Shows Up At the Republican Convention...</li> <li>Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), City of South Bend, IN: Bad for Indiana, Bad For America</li> <li>Benjamin Dixon, The Benjamin Dixon Show: Rep. Steve King and the GOP Hate Machine</li> <li>Melissa Fitzgerald, Justice for Vets: live from the RNC</li> <li>Bill Rausch, Got Your Six: live from the RNC</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-20-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-20-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:26:52 +0000 SueN 97729 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday July 21st, 2016 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-21st-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-show-header" style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-items" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="field-item odd" style="font-size: 14px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> </div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-21st-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-21st-2016#comments Live Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:06:23 +0000 shawnt56 97719 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Trumpism is a Scam -- You’re Actually Voting for Mike Pence http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/trumpism-scam-you%E2%80%99re-actually-voting-mike-pence <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> When he officially accepts the 2016 Republican nomination for president Thursday night, Donald Trump will do so as a different kind of Republican.<br /><br />Or so the thinking goes.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/trumpism-scam-you%E2%80%99re-actually-voting-mike-pence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/trumpism-scam-you%E2%80%99re-actually-voting-mike-pence#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:11:38 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97693 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 19 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-19-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>RNC: Xenophobic, Islamophobic, Misogynistic, Homophobic...Plagiarism Was the Least Offensive of ALL</li> <li>Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News: RNC Circus Night 1 recap</li> <li>Economist Austan Goolsbee, Hillary For America: Why Economics Matter in 2016 Election</li> <li>Curtis Ellis, American Jobs Alliance: Trump &amp; Trade</li> <li>Neil Irwin, NY Times: Are the Bond Market Alarm Bells Ringing?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-19-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-19-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:51:45 +0000 SueN 97666 at http://www.thomhartmann.com How a Bank Robber is Right on Taxes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/how-bank-robber-right-taxes <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> It's been nearly eight years since the 2008 global recession devastated the budgets of state and local governments across the country - and our lawmakers have explored every possible way to raise money except for raising taxes on corporations and our richest citizens.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/how-bank-robber-right-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/how-bank-robber-right-taxes#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:58:52 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97649 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 18 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-18-july-16-show-notes <p><!-- check for politicalbrief --><!-- check for politicalbrief --></p> <ul> <li>Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center: Baton Rouge: Sovereign Citizens vs. Cops?</li> <li>Nomiki Konst, The Filter on Sirius XM: Live from the Republican National Convention</li> <li>Congressman Tim Ryan, D-OH: Republican National Convention in Ohio</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-18-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-18-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:03:04 +0000 SueN 97621 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Big Pharma Feels the Bern http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/big-pharma-feels-bern <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> Ever since Reagan, conservatives have been telling us about welfare queens.<br /><br />The way they put it, there are thousands of undeserving poor people in this country right now bilking taxpayers for all they’re worth all while you and me are sweating out a hard day’s work.<br /><br />And here’s the thing: conservatives are right.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/big-pharma-feels-bern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/big-pharma-feels-bern#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:23:00 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97602 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 15 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-15-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District): Issues of the Day</li> <li>Bin Laden goaded the US into war against Islam - now Trump is declaring it...</li> <li>Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs: Addiction &amp; the War on Drugs...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-15-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/friday-15-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:39:15 +0000 SueN 97590 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Raising the D.C. minimum wage to $15 by 2020 would lift wages for 114,000 working people http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/raising-dc-minimum-wage-15-2020-would-lift-wages-114000-working-people <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> A <a href="http://www.epi.org/publication/raising-the-d-c-minimum-wage">proposed ballot initiative</a> would gradually raise Washington DC's minimum wage to $15 by mid-2020.<br /><br />It would also help tipped workers, such as waiters and bartenders, eventually get paid the full minimum wage, instead of the $2.77 subminimum wage.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/raising-dc-minimum-wage-15-2020-would-lift-wages-114000-working-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/raising-dc-minimum-wage-15-2020-would-lift-wages-114000-working-people#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:25:40 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97546 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 14 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-14-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Black GOP Senator Tim Scott speaks about being racially profiled...</li> <li>Everyone breaks the law - and how Fascism can creep in...</li> <li>Farron Cousins, Ring of Fire Radio/DeSmog Blog/Trial Lawyer Magazine: GOP Attacks on Climate Scientists MUST Stop</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-14-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/thursday-14-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:57:55 +0000 SueN 97523 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Time to Rein in the Robber Barons Again http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/time-rein-robber-barons-again <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> I'm going to let you on a little secret about many of the CEOs of America's largest companies: the biggest decision that they make these days, is how best to divvy up the wealth that they've stolen from America's working families and middle class.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/time-rein-robber-barons-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/time-rein-robber-barons-again#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:29:15 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97507 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday July 14th, 2016 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-14th-2016 <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></div> <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="views-field-field-radio-detail-value" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div class="field-content" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div class=</p> </div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-14th-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-thursday-july-14th-2016#comments Live Blog Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:41:31 +0000 shawnt56 97487 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 13 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-13-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association: Last Chance to Defeat the Dark Act</li> <li>Why Are Libertarians Mostly Men?</li> <li>Ani Zonneveld, Muslims For Progressive Values: #NoToHomophobia</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-13-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/wednesday-13-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:57:59 +0000 SueN 97482 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Middle Class Is Shrinking http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/middle-class-shrinking <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/12/middle-class-shrinks-in-colorado-across-u-s-as-incomes-fall/">The middle class is shrinking</a> in Colorado &amp; across U.S. as incomes fall.<br /><br />Middle-income households in metro Denver shrank from 58 percent of the population in 2000 to 53 percent in 2014, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/middle-class-shrinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/middle-class-shrinking#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:43:05 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97465 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Wednesday July 13th, 2016 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-13th-2016 <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></div> <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="views-field-field-radio-detail-value" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div class="field-content" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div class=</p> </div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-13th-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/daily-topics-wednesday-july-13th-2016#comments Live Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:06:08 +0000 shawnt56 97446 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 12 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-12-july-16-show-notes <ul> <li>Bernie endorses Hillary Clinton for President!!</li> <li>More clips of Bernie endorsing Hillary - plus Thom's take and yours!</li> <li>BLM a terrorist organization? Plus the GOP's bizarre platform...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-12-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/tuesday-12-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:03:12 +0000 SueN 97436 at http://www.thomhartmann.com What?! GOP Focus on Heat From Porn Instead of Climate Change… http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-gop-focus-heat-porn-instead-climate-change%E2%80%A6 <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> Lawmakers here in DC are breathing a little easier this week now that the first heat wave of the season is past us.<br /><br />But we're not out of the woods yet, and based on what we're seeing with the climate, it's likely only going to get hotter.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-gop-focus-heat-porn-instead-climate-change%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-gop-focus-heat-porn-instead-climate-change%E2%80%A6#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:47:22 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97416 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 11 July '16 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-11-july-16-show-notes <p><!-- check for politicalbrief --><!-- check for politicalbrief --></p> <ul> <li>Rashad Robinson, Color of Change: How Do We Bridge America's Racial Divide?</li> <li>Wendell Potter, Deadly Spin/Nation On the Take: Hillary to Support Public Option... What You Need to Know</li> <li>The Connection Between Violence and Addiction</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-11-july-16-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/monday-11-july-16-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:57:33 +0000 SueN 97396 at http://www.thomhartmann.com What The NRA Doesn't Want You To Know http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-nra-doesnt-want-you-know <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="height: 156px; width: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" width="156" /> As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the nation, a new study is complicating the debate around police violence.<br /><br />The study, which comes out of Harvard, took data from a number of police departments across the country and looked at how different groups of people are treated by law enforcement.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-nra-doesnt-want-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/07/what-nra-doesnt-want-you-know#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:09:41 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 97376 at http://www.thomhartmann.com