• Can You Name One Successful Libertarian Country?
  • What's It Going to Take For Americans To Abandon the Macho Fantasy of a good Guy with a Gun?
  • I think I was a lobbyist for the Koch Brothers... - Lisa Graves, Executive Director & Editor in Chief - True North Research
  • When is America Going to Realize that Trump Buddies Are Still Working to Destroy America?
  • Is the GOP Insanity Being Driven by Trump or 40 Years of Madness?
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Can You Name One Successful Libertarian Country?
Thom plus logo The poison of libertarian ideology in the GOP has been gutting America since Reagan. It's in the category of "failed ideas" like the USSR's version of communism or Hitler's fascism.

Libertarian ideology has been gutting America's middle class and working people ever since it seized the GOP with the Reagan Revolution.

Most of the rightwing billionaires who fund the GOP call themselves "libertarians" — people who think the only legitimate functions of government are the military, the police and the courts (which they are paying to pack).

Many libertarians (and objectivists) will tell you straight-up that "democracy is mob rule" and rant about "the tyranny of the majority."

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
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History Exposes We Can Rescue America from Trumpism
Thom plus logo America turned away from authoritarianism in 1800 & became a more democratic republic. Now, again, we have a similarly huge job ahead of us as Trumpism spreads like a virus.

It's a holiday weekend, so let's take a short look back in American history and see how it may inform us today.

Donald Trump was the second authoritarian American president; the first was America's first "conservative" president, one-term Federalist John Adams, who followed George Washington in the election of 1796 and was replaced by Jefferson in the election of 1800. We almost lost our democracy because of Adams' ego and unwillingness to accept criticism.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
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Is It Too Late For Democracy?
Thom plus logo Republicans are playing with a fire that could burn down our nation & Democrats must get control of the Senate now and nuke the filibuster so they can pass the laws that will protect our democracy.

Republicans in the US Senate just filibustered a January 6th bipartisan commission, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer failed to take the opportunity to call for a vote on a rules change in the Senate to end the filibuster. That's a disaster.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Tuesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Can You Name One Successful Libertarian Country?
Article: "Tulsa race massacre" by Wikipedia.
Site: "Salem Uganda".
Article: "The Prophet's Way" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "What is ALEC" by ALEC Exposed.
Article: "The Prophet's Way" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Conservative Advocate" (Grover Norquist) by Mara Liasson.
Article: "'There's Nothing Left': Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party" by Nick Corasaniti, Annie Karni and Isabella Grullón Paz.
Article: "Kidnapped in Colombia -- A Country Held Hostage" by Thomas Christensen.
Article: "Uganda Sojurn" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Southern Sudan/Darfur 2008" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Libertarian Party" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Redlining" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Michael Flynn" by Wikipedia.
What's It Going to Take For Americans To Abandon the Macho Fantasy of a good Guy with a Gun?
Article: "Bruce Willis" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Billy the Kid" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Johnny Crawford" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Derek Chauvin" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Martin Luther King: I am proud to be maladjusted" by Martin Luther King.
Article: "2011 Tucson shooting" (Gabby Giffords and others) by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: I think I was a lobbyist for the Koch Brothers...
- Lisa Graves, Executive Director & Editor in Chief - True North Research @thelisagraves @itstruenorth
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Bill: "S.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR].
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976
Article: "Jurisdiction stripping" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Supreme Court of the United States" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Shelby County v. Holder" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Roe v. Wade" by History Channel.
Case: "Brown v. Board Of Education", 1954 (Segregation in public schools) (overturned Plessy v. Ferguson).
Article: "Joe Manchin" by Wikipedia.
Article: "West Virginia ALEC Politicians" by sourcewatch.
When is America Going to Realize that Trump Buddies Are Still Working to Destroy America?
Article: "Michael Flynn" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Charles A. Flynn" by Wikipedia.
Article: "2021 Myanmar coup d'état" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark" by Mychael Schnell.
Quote: "Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society" - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Article: "Steve Bannon" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Opus Dei" by Wikipedia.
TV: "The Family".

Hour Three: Is the GOP Insanity Being Driven by Trump or 40 Years of Madness?
Clip: Phone conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and Sen. Everett Dirksen (R) 968. "Here's the latest information we've got... This is treason. ... "
Article: "Jim Justice" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Republicans head to West Virginia to plot 2018 agenda" by Scott Wong and Alexander Bolton.
Book: I Paid Hitler by Fritz Thyssen.
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