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Did Trump Think His Mob Had Taken Pence Hostage?

Thom plus logo Was his tweet a call to "take out" Pence?

What if Donald Trump actually hoped that his mob would murder Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi?

What if he believed such a crime would create a crisis big enough to let him declare a state of emergency, shut down the government for a transition period through that emergency, and retain his position as President moving into the new year?

Famous Medical Journal Calls Out the GOP Death Cult

Thom plus logo While the world is shocked, Americans are not — here's why…

The Lancet is arguably the most respected medical journal in the world. Founded in 1823, its reputation is impeccable and it only publishes science that's peer-reviewed and scientifically sound. Which is why their indictment of the last four years of Republican rule under Trump, McConnell, and McCarthy is particularly shocking.

Will History Judge GOP Senators Who Vote to Normalize Trump's Treason as Traitors Themselves?

Thom plus logo Do they really think a BJ is worse than insurrection?

Fascism is on the rise in America, and Republicans in the Senate will either take a big step to stop it, or become complicit in its continued rise.

Alarmingly, several Republican senators, all with presidential ambitions, are signaling with their behavior that fascism and overthrowing the United States government is really just fine with them. They may even consider it part of their own future career path.

The Real Reason the GOP Supports a Lying, Corrupt, Narcissistic, Failed Real Estate Hustler and Reality TV Star

Thom plus logo Will support for an unrepentant traitor be the final straw?

In the last half of the 1700s and early half of the 1800s, American conservatives promoted and clung to slavery; they even fought a Civil War to preserve it.

Throughout the second half of the 1800s and into the first half of the 20th century, American conservatives fought to keep racial segregation and to stop the rise of labor unions, all on behalf of the "billionaires" of their era, popularly called the Robber Barons.

They’re At It Again: The GOP is Demanding Biden Shoot Santa Claus

Thom plus logo Slippery Republicans who voted for Trump's stimulus are fighting Biden's stimulus…because an election is coming

There's a Democrat in the White House, so, predictably, Republicans are screaming that President Biden must shoot Santa: "No good things for Americans when a Democrat is in charge!"

If The Senate Trial Doesn't Blow Up The GOP's Big Lie — Democracy Is Doomed

Thom plus logo It's about more than just the impeachment of Trump

Republicans are arguing today that impeaching Donald Trump after he has left office is unconstitutional and makes no sense…because he's left office.

This just proves that they're operating in the interest of politics rather than the United States, and a couple of simple data points blow their argument all to hell.

The Commons: The Most Ignored & Essential Part of Democracy

Thom plus logo "Conservatives" don't want a discussion of the commons because they want to plunder it for private gain.

It's almost entirely absent from our political dialogue, but the issue of who owns the commons and how they're to be used (and by whom) is at the core of almost all the major debates between Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, and even those advocating democracy versus those trying to install oligarchy.

He Evaded Responsibility Far Longer Than Anybody Thought Possible

Thom plus logo For justice to prevail, even a "chosen one" who encouraged attacks on America must be held to account

He lied to his followers for years.

It's Time for a 74% Top Tax Bracket to Save America From Our Billionaire Problem

Thom plus logo The secret billionaires don't want you to know is that your pay won't change whether taxes go up or down

It's time to bring back the top 74% tax bracket that Ronald Reagan blew up, so average working people's wages can rise again and we can get our billionaire problem under control. It'll also enable America to return to the widespread growth and prosperity America saw before Reagan took a meat-axe to our economy.

Why the Fate and Future of America Hangs on Marjorie Taylor Greene

Thom plus logo The GOP is at a crossroads & their crisis threatens the American experiment

Ever since Nixon took over the Republican Party in the 1960s, they've had to add fringe group after fringe group to get enough voters to win elections. Today, their Marjorie Taylor Green dilemma shows the severity of Nixon's party's crisis.

The Republican's Brutal Oligarchy Plot Is Dangerous & Must Be Stopped Now

Thom plus logo What's More Important: Democracy or Great Wealth?

Some years ago, Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore (before he was Trump's advisor) was a guest on my radio/TV program. I asked him, "Which is more important, democracy or capitalism?"

Without hesitation, he answered, "Capitalism."

The "Freedom" Billionaires & the GOP Are Selling Americans Is Deadly

Thom plus logo Will Americans wake up to how bizarre and toxic this rightwing ideology actually is?

What is freedom?

Earlier this week, a group of "freedom fanatics," shut down the Covid vaccination operation at Dodger Stadium, slowing down the process for hundreds of people before the police stopped them.

Is This the Smoking Gun of Trump's Treason?

Thom plus logo Trump's trial may have to shift from insurrection to treason

Probably the largest question that the Trump impeachment trial must answer is both simple and straightforward: "Did the President lead or participate in a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and install himself as a strongman dictator-for-life?"

There’s a Straight Line from a Child-Murderer to Donald Trump’s Treason

Thom plus logo The roots and brutality of the January 6th coup attempt grew in the soil of libertarianism and Ayn Rand's writings

6 Steps to Defund the GOP and Restore Democracy

Thom plus logo Reagan Defunded the Democratic Party in 1981: It's Time to Return the Favor

Forty years ago this month, Reagan and his buddies decided they'd strip the Democratic Party of most of its funding. And their audacious plan worked.

Now that Democrats control Congress and the White House, they have an opportunity to turn the tables and defund the Republican Party with six simple steps.

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