http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/china-neoliberalism%E2%80%99s-last-hope <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Just two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, China was trying to position itself as the leader of the neoliberal world.<br /><br />That's right - China!<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/china-neoliberalism%E2%80%99s-last-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/china-neoliberalism%E2%80%99s-last-hope#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:52:43 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101417 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 19 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-19-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Seth Abramson, Huffington Post/Golden Age: The Conspiracy That Gave Trump the Election</li> <li>Greg Palast: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy</li> <li>Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Rainbow Push Coalition: The DC Marches</li> <li>Hour Three - In for Thom, Alex Lawson, Executive Director-Social Security Works</li> <li>Christina Gorczynskie: Why Women Will Be Marching This Weekend</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-19-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-19-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:48:30 +0000 SueN 101407 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Friday January 20th, 2017 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-20th-2017 <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/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-20th-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-20th-2017#comments Live Blog Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:40:57 +0000 shawnt56 101406 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Rise of a Left-Wing Tea Party? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/rise-left-wing-tea-party <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> During a <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/elizabeth-warren-tom-price-medicare-medicaid">heated confirmation hearing</a> on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Georgia Congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, refused to say whether or not he would support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/rise-left-wing-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/rise-left-wing-tea-party#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:07:31 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101394 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 18 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-18-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association (NEA): Will The DeVos Education Model Bring About The End of Public Schools?</li> <li>Jamie Weinstein, The Jamie Weinstein Show/Daily Caller: Trump and protectionism...</li> <li>Drew Spencer Penrose, Fair Vote: Ranked Choice Voting &amp; Voting Reform</li> <li>Ron Williams, Free Speech TV: Great News! FSTV Expands to NYC!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-18-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-18-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:51:22 +0000 SueN 101382 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday January 19th, 2017 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-19th-2017 <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/2017/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-19th-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-thursday-january-19th-2017#comments Live Blog Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:42:06 +0000 shawnt56 101381 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Transcript: How Trump Could Bring on the Crash of 2017 - Prof. Richard Wolff - 28 December '16 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-bring-crash-2017-prof-richard-wolff-28-december-16 <p><iframe width="717" height="409" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3klabW-pptk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <!-- 0:00 --><!-- 0:00 --><p><strong>Thom Hartmann:</strong> Hello, I'm Thom Hartmann in Washington DC and welcome to The Big Picture.</p> <p>In 1992 when Bill Clinton first ran for president, his campaign famously had a large sign in their headquarters that said "it's the economy stupid!". Arguably all the navel-gazing being done by political commentators trying to figure out why Trump is about to walk into the White House can boil down to that same statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-bring-crash-2017-prof-richard-wolff-28-december-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-bring-crash-2017-prof-richard-wolff-28-december-16#comments Transcripts Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:37:29 +0000 SueN 101378 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Wednesday January 18th, 2017 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-18th-2017 <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/2017/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-18th-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-wednesday-january-18th-2017#comments Live Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:10:36 +0000 shawnt56 101369 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/why-chelsea-manning-going-free <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /><br /> In his eight years in office President Obama has waged a devastating war on whistleblowers, prosecuting more people under the Espionage Act than every single president - combined.<br /><br /></p> <p>But that war on whistleblowers took a possible step towards armistice today when the President commuted the prison sentence of former US Army private Chelsea Manning.<br /><br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/why-chelsea-manning-going-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/why-chelsea-manning-going-free#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:44:46 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101364 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 17 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-17-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Neil McCabe, Breitbart News: How Long Will the GOP Allow Trump to be President?</li> <li>Thom Has a Confession to Make...</li> <li>Steve Beaman, Society to Advance Financial Education: GOP Obamacare Strategy? Repeal and Run...</li> <li>Thom Shares What He Learned in L.A. - California is a Different Country...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-17-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-17-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:54:40 +0000 SueN 101356 at http://www.thomhartmann.com What Trump Means w/"Insurance for Everybody" http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/what-trump-means-winsurance-everybody <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Donald Trump just made the Republican push to repeal Obamacare a whole lot more complicated.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/what-trump-means-winsurance-everybody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/what-trump-means-winsurance-everybody#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:24:35 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101347 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday January 17th, 2017 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-17th-2017 <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/2017/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-17th-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-tuesday-january-17th-2017#comments Live Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:07:21 +0000 shawnt56 101338 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 16 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/monday-16-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>In for Thom, Alex Lawson, Executive Director-Social Security Works</li> <li>Wendell Potter, Center for Public Integrity/Center for Media and Democracy/NATION ON THE TAKE: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It: The Future of Obamacare...</li> <li>Nuchhi Currier, Women's National Democratic Club (WNDC): Women Marching for Rights in the Trump Era</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/monday-16-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/monday-16-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:15:27 +0000 SueN 101335 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Cory Booker's Vote Shows Why To Get Money Out Of Politics http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/cory-bookers-vote-shows-why-get-money-out-politics <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /><br /> On Friday House Republicans joined their Senate colleagues and approved a measure that will allow them to repeal Obamacare using a process known as budget reconciliation. Meanwhile, the pressure is growing on them to come up with some kind of replacement plan.<br /><br /></p> <p>Unfortunately, they still don't have one.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/cory-bookers-vote-shows-why-get-money-out-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/cory-bookers-vote-shows-why-get-money-out-politics#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:57:06 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101321 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday January 16th, 2017 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-monday-january-16th-2017 <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/2017/01/daily-topics-monday-january-16th-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-monday-january-16th-2017#comments Live Blog Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:45:43 +0000 shawnt56 101316 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 13 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/friday-13-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Lauren Windsor, The Undercurrent: Did Con. Op. James O'Keefe Just Get Caught in His Own Trap?</li> <li>Anything Goes Friday!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/friday-13-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/friday-13-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:08:15 +0000 SueN 101311 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Is Trump Right As Rain on NAFTA & Offshoring? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/trump-right-rain-nafta-offshoring <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> When asked during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday about his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson - Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of State - said that while he did not personally oppose the agreement, it didn't further America's interests in its current form.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/trump-right-rain-nafta-offshoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/trump-right-rain-nafta-offshoring#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:31:08 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101290 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2016 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-13th-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/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-13th-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/daily-topics-friday-january-13th-2016#comments Live Blog Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:50:05 +0000 shawnt56 101278 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 12 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-12-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Trump Wants to Know What Thom's Priorities Are...</li> <li>Professor Stephen Cohen, The Nation/Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: Russian Expert: "Detente Both Possible &amp; Necessary"</li> <li>Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District): Single Payer Is The Conservative Solution!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-12-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/thursday-12-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:50:41 +0000 SueN 101272 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Donald Ducks Conflict Of Interest Issue http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/donald-ducks-conflict-interest-issue <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Donald Trump finally gave his first press conference as president elect of the United States yesterday, and it was exactly the circus show everyone expected it to be.<br /><br />Right off the bat, Trump pushed back against the wild new allegations that the Russian government is blackmailing him with stories of his sexual escapades at a Moscow hotel.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/donald-ducks-conflict-interest-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/donald-ducks-conflict-interest-issue#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:32:01 +0000 SueN 101268 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 11 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-11-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Trump's 'press conference' on Russian blackmail allegations and his business conflicts of interest</li> <li>More reactions to Trump's comments - comparing US Intelligence to Nazi Germany??</li> <li>Is Rex Tillerson's nomination in trouble?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-11-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/wednesday-11-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:52:21 +0000 SueN 101260 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Transcript: How Trump Could Nuke the Iran Deal - Dr. Trita Parsi 27 December '16 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-nuke-iran-deal-dr-trita-parsi-27-december-16 <p><iframe width="598" height="341" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LrEDad0CKic" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <!-- 0:28 --><!-- 0:28 --><p><strong>Thom Hartmann:</strong> Hello, I'm Thom Hartmann in Washington DC and welcome to The Big Picture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-nuke-iran-deal-dr-trita-parsi-27-december-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/transcript-how-trump-could-nuke-iran-deal-dr-trita-parsi-27-december-16#comments Transcripts Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:18:59 +0000 SueN 101255 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Will Sessions Double Down On The Racist War on Drugs? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/will-sessions-double-down-racist-war-drugs <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Yesterday a federal jury in South Carolina sentenced the Confederacy-loving Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof to death.<br /><br />Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the Senate gave a job interview to the living, breathing embodiment of the Confederacy's legacy - Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third - who Donald Trump wants to be Attorney General.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/will-sessions-double-down-racist-war-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/will-sessions-double-down-racist-war-drugs#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:09:11 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101248 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 10 January '17 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-10-january-17-show-notes <ul> <li>Bernie Sanders CNN Townhall...Holds Trump's Feet to the Fire!</li> <li>Angel Padilla, Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump: How to Resist the Trump Agenda</li> <li>Paul David Kennamer &amp; Merrilee Jacobs, Eating You Alive: Why More Americans Are Sick &amp; Dying Than Ever Before</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-10-january-17-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/tuesday-10-january-17-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:36:14 +0000 SueN 101239 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Can America Survive the Trump/Corporate Media Industrial Complex? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/can-america-survive-trumpcorporate-media-industrial-complex <p><img alt="" height="156" src="/sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> With fewer than two weeks to go before inauguration day and serious questions left unanswered about Donald Trump's cabinet nominees, one of the leading stories in American mainstream media is the president elect's Twitter rant against an actress.<br /><br />Seriously - I'm not kidding.<br /><br />Just in case you haven't been glued to Twitter over the past 24 hours, here's what's going on:</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/can-america-survive-trumpcorporate-media-industrial-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2017/01/can-america-survive-trumpcorporate-media-industrial-complex#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:24:10 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 101228 at http://www.thomhartmann.com