• Happy Juneteenth / Anything Goes Friday
  • How the Demise of Local Entrepreneurialism Is the Death of the American Dream...
  • The FBI is Calling January 6th Terrorism...Why Isn't Everyone Else? - Dean Obeidallah, Host of Dean Obeidallah show weekdays 6-9PMET @SXMProgress Radio Ch127/Columnist-The Daily Beast
  • 50th Anniversary of Nixon's War On Drugs...New Revelations - Lamar Waldron, Political Commentator/JFK Historian & Author - "Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA", "The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination", and co-author with Thom of "Ultimate Sacrifice" and "Legacy of Secrecy: The long shadow of the JFK assassination".
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The Demise of Local Entrepreneurialism is the Death of the American Dream
Thom plus logo Like giant suckers from an alien, octopus-like spaceship, when you see a national chain in your neighborhood know that they are extracting wealth from you and your community that will never return

Entrepreneurialism is what builds vibrant local economies and a strong middle class, but ever since major changes in the enforcement of anti-trust laws as part of the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s, entrepreneurialism has been dying. The Biden administration now has a chance to fix this.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Friday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Happy Juneteenth / Anything Goes Friday
Article: "Polite Racism" by Loki Mulholland.
Quote: "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the anti-war left and black people. We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting people to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, break up their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did." - John Ehrlichman.
How the Demise of Local Entrepreneurialism Is the Death of the American Dream...
Article: "The Hidden History of American Monopolies" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "What's The Matter With Kansas" by Thomas Frank.
Article: "New Report: Wal-Mart Destroys Local Economy" by Bill de Blasio.
Article: "The states taking steps to ban critical race theory" by Anuli Ononye and Jackson Walker.
Article: "Build Back Better" by White House.
Article: "Christopher A. Wray" by Wikipedia.
The FBI is Calling January 6th Terrorism...Why Isn't Everyone Else?
- Dean Obeidallah, Host of Dean Obeidallah show weekdays 6-9PMET @SXMProgress Radio Ch127/Columnist-The Daily Beast @DeanObeidallah @SXMProgress @thedailybeast
Article: "American Action Network" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Father's Day" by Wikipedia.
Article: "COVID-19 Vaccine" by Los Angeles County (Residents with disabilities or without computer access can call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments..
Article: "Smothers Brothers" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Works Progress Administration" (WPA) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Green Bay Packers" by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: 50th Anniversary of Nixon's War On Drugs...New Revelations
- Lamar Waldron, Political Commentator/JFK Historian & Author - "Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA", "The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination", and co-author with Thom of "Ultimate Sacrifice" and "Legacy of Secrecy: The long shadow of the JFK assassination".
Article: "War on Drugs" by Wikipedia.
Article: "G.I. Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Vietnam" by Alvin M. Shuster.
Article: "Santo Trafficante Jr." by Wikipedia.
Article: "French Connection" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Alexander Haig" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Southern strategy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Watergate scandal" by Wikipedia.
Article: "White House Plumbers" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mar-a-Lago" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Roy Cohn" by Wikipedia.
Article: "John Roselli" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Church Committee", 1975-6.
Article: "Sam Giancana" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Understanding the Iran-Contra Affairs" by Brown University.
Article: "Roger Stone" by Wikipedia.
Article: "F. Lee Bailey" by Wikipedia.
Article: "American Action Network" by SourceWatch.

Hour Three: Anything Goes...
Bill: "CORE Act" (Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy).
Article: "Oregon COVID-19 Update" by Oregon Health Authority COVID-19.
Article: "Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated, rising where they are not, Post analysis finds" by Dan Keating, Naema Ahmed, Fenit Nirappil, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Lenny Bernstein.
Article: "Fragging" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Alfred W. McCoy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Genocide of indigenous peoples" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Salamanca (city), New York" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Indigenous Peoples' Day" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Voting bill showdown looms as GOP rejects Manchin plan" by Brian Slodysko And Christina A. Cassidy.
Article: "13th Amendment", December 6, 1865. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Book: "Legacy of Secrecy" by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann
Tweet: "I hope every dad reads my Fathers Day message below. I am thankful @brady is joining me to help get this message out. Many dads have signed the letter, but I want you to sign as well. Click on the 2nd link to add your name. [letter][sign]" by Fred Guttenberg.
Article: "Malcolm Nance" by Wikipedia.
Article: "San Luis Obispo, California" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Election Officials Under Attack" by Brennan Center.
Article: "John Negroponte" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Elliott Abrams" by Wikipedia.
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