Thom Hartmann's Blog - Feb 14th 2008

This morning I had a debate with Carrie Lukas, Vice President of Policy and Economics with the Independant Women's Forum, about their "Take Back the Date" college campus campaign to "rescue romance from the radical feminists and their hook-up culture." I countered that the "hook up" culture is nothing new...Ben Franklin talked about it. Further, the 60's free love generation hurt women more than helped them. Carrie insists that Valentine's Day has become known as V-Day due to the presentation of the "crude" play "The Vagina Monologues." I pointed out that this is a play to make people aware of violence against women. I further asked Carrie if she supports sex education in the schools...Carrie says it's up to parents to control what kids learn and where they learn it.

The Future of American Values Is On the Ballot

Thom plus logo The corruption of Donald Trump is legendary.

He was trying to cut a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow right up to the day of the election in 2016, and lied about it over and over and over again.
From Cracking the Code:
"In Cracking the Code, Thom Hartmann, America’s most popular, informed, and articulate progressive talk show host and political analyst, tells us what makes humans vulnerable to unscrupulous propagandists and what we can do about it. It is essential reading for all Americans who are fed up with right-wing extremists manipulating our minds and politics to promote agendas contrary to our core values and interests."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community and When Corporations Rule the World and board chair of YES! magazine
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall