So often we catch people doing things wrong but really the best way to motivate people and to create a positive world view that gets people active is the catch people doing something right. Thom would like you to catch someone in your family, community or life doing something right.
Republicans inched closer to a deal on repealing Obamacare yesterday, as the House Freedom caucus OK'd a new version of the American Health Care Act which is actually worse than the one that couldn't pass Congress back in March.
Just a few months after Donald Trump told us all how much he loved Wikileaks, his Justice Department wants to arrest its founder - Julian Assange.
No matter what you think about Wikileaks or Assange - this is a serious threat to the freedom of the press.
The more things change - the more they stay the same.
Just under 100 days into the Trump era, our government is once again lurching towards shutdown, and it's all because Donald Trump wants American taxpayers - not Mexico - to pay for his precious border wall.
Just exactly what the hell are they afraid of? Are the fossil fuel billionaires, corporations, and lobby really so strong that they can cow entire television networks and newspapers? Not to mention politicians?
With House Republicans reportedly putting the finishing touches on a compromise deal, the GOP healthcare plan is officially back from the dead.
But don't get your hopes up - the new Trumpcare is just as bad as the old Trumpcare.
In fact - it might even be worse.
For years, Republicans have said that America - at its core - is a center right country.
Well - they're wrong.
It turns out that America is about as far from being a center right nation as you can get - and now we have the numbers to prove it.
Almost a year later, the wounds of the Democratic 2016 primary are still very, very raw.
But 21 people now have a chance to change that - and make the Democratic Party more accountable in the process.
The Trump administration is waging an almost unprecedented war on transparency.
But do voters actually care?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today defended the Trump administration's decision to break with the Obama administration and stop releasing White House visitor logs.
Dropping the so-called Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan has earned Donald Trump another round of glowing coverage from the war-hungry Beltway media.
But the decision to use America's biggest non-nuclear weapon in Afghanistan wasn't really his - it was the generals'.
So - should it reassure us that the professionals are in charge?
Or scare us even more?
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Donald Trump threatened to cancel key Obamacare payments that the federal government makes to insurance companies.
For decades Republicans have been the party of federalism and local control.
So why are they now threatening to shut down the government if police departments all over the country don't bow down before their far-right agenda?
If the government shuts down again, you can probably blame the Trump administration.
United Airlines stock continued to plummet yesterday after a passenger was violently removed from his seat after refusing to give it up.
The whole incident was caught on camera - complete with screaming passengers and bloody noses - and it's rapidly turned into a public relations disaster for an already struggling airline.
Just a few days after striking the Assad regime in response to a chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is now hinting at even greater involvement in Syria's bloody civil war.
Trump's new Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, recently co-authored what is either an intentionally or naively deceptive op-ed in The Washington Post.