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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

dont ask imagesAccording to Congressman. Barney Frank, a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will “likely be included as part of next year’s Department of Defense authorization bill in both chambers of Congress,”  It could go into effect Oct. 1, 2010.

Wyoming = Lord of the Flies Society?

republican imagesRepublican leaders in a South Carolina county have censured U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for working with Democrats on a climate bill and other legislation.  Fratricide reigns in the Republican Party.

Friday November 13th 2009

bernie imagesHour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Three: Mathrew Hoh on Afghanistan www.rethinkafghanistan.com

Wednesday October 14th 2009

payday imagesHour One: "Payday lenders...helping or hurting the poor?" Thom challenges Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org

Tuesday October 13th 2009

housing bubble imagesHour One: Just like Vietnam and the draft - shouldn't we be requiring healthcare mandates so everyone cares? Thom will debate John Lott www.JohnRLott.blogspot.com

Czars?

czar imagesThe AIG chief gets the first OK for his $10.5 million pay package. Pay Czar - Kenneth Feinberg gave the formal OK for Benmosche's salary.

Healthcare, Lobbyists and Unemployment

healthcare imagesWellPoint, the biggest health insurer in America that pays its CEO roughly $10 million, just announced it is cutting back on the health benefits to its own employees.

GOP - Does the G stand for Greed?

budget imagesFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took members of both parties by surprise this week when he reported to a House panel that he believed transparency alone would not work and that some financial products should be totally banned. Rep.

Make Love not War

make love imagesIn a telephone survey of 3,003 U.S. adults conducted by Thomson Reuters - they found effective healthcare reform crossed party lines. 78 percent of Democrats were willing to pay higher taxes, as well as 64 percent of independents and 48 percent of Republicans.

Tue and Wed September 29th & 30th 2009

Carl Wolfson and Christine Alexandra (morning crew Portland's Progressive AM 620KPOJ) are filling in Wednesday - Roman Polanski Justice? Healthcare? Join Carl & Christine with guests Congressman Peter DeFazio (Any hope for public option?), Ken Davis (banned books) and more.....

Thom is traveling to and attending the funeral of Gottfried Mueller...Peter B. Collins is filling in Tuesday with guests Dennis Kucinich, Congressman Joe Sestak, Norman Soloman, Les Leopold and Mark Crispin Miller.

Citizens United v. Federal Election

corporate psersonhood imagesThe Supreme Court could let loose restrictions on the influence of money in politics after it hears Citizens United v.

Dear President Obama,

medicare-for-all-images I understand you’re thinking of dumping your “public option” because of all the demagoguery by Sarah Palin and Dick Armey and Newt Gingrich and their crowd on right-wing radio and Fox.  Fine.  Good idea, in fact.

The Great Tax Con Job

taxes-1-imagesRepublicans are using the T-word - taxes - to attack the Obama healthcare program. It's a strategy based in a lie.

Fox News Military Analyst Continues to Blame the Troops on the Thom Hartmann Program

fauxnewsYesterday on Fox News TV Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said, “I want to be clear, If when the facts are in, we find out that through some convoluted chain of events, he really was captured by the Taliban, I’m with him.

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Hello All

Today, we are closing Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

Please follow us across to hartmannreport.com - this will be the only place going forward to read Thom's blog posts and articles.

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