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The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know

Thom plus logo Covid may soon be the least of our worries

Our planet is screaming a message at us, and Covid is part of that communication. The death of nature and the appearance of Covid are all part of the same thing.

There's a Nefarious Plot Underway Around the State of the Union Address

Thom plus logo America is, today, at a point of maximum peril only seen twice before in our history

Multiple Republicans, from former NRA spokespersons and rightwing talkshow hosts, to Republican congressional candidates, to the rightwing media are speaking out, loudly, about their concern that Joe Biden has not yet held a State of the Union address.

Blowing the lid off the billionaires’ big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic

Thom plus logo Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country?

About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to "do what is right" when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency.

In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent of Americans trusted their government.

Republicans Go To War While Democrats Try To Negotiate

Thom plus logo Dems must stop the religious hustlers, racists and billionaires from picking Uncle Sam's pockets

There's a recurring pattern to American politics that began in the 1980s, right after the Supreme Court legalized billionaires owning individual politicians in 1976 with their Buckley decision.

Prior to that, Democrats and Republicans worked together to craft legislation that involved some compromise on both sides but moved, generally, in the direction of enhancing the general health and welfare of the American people.

"Know Nothing" Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for the Death and Suffering They've Caused

Thom plus logo The GOP's lies should land them in the dustbin of history

Two weeks ago Jerry Schneiderman, my best friend for 50 years, didn't answer my call when I phoned his home to say hi. Instead, his stepson told me he'd been taken by ambulance to the hospital with Covid pneumonia.

When I finally got through to him at the hospital ER, he told me between gasps for breath that the doctors "aren't optimistic," that he missed his beloved wife, and his final words to me that day were, "I don't want to die here all alone."

This Week the GOP Will Again Roll Out The Brutal Scam They've Used To Con America for 40 years

Thom plus logo With phony "concern for the debt," Republicans will try to sucker-punch a fourth Democratic President: will it work again?

"The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus."
-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976

Trump’s Ruthless Plan to Stomp Out Democracy in 2024

Thom plus logo Trump still has majority Republican support; most are ready and willing for a 2024 authoritarian coup

When Republicans in the United States Senate refused to convict Donald Trump of his crimes against democracy, they set up his comeback plans for 2024. Odds are he'll be either making an announcement at the upcoming CPAC conference, or at least will strongly hint at it.

Texas Proves Libertarianism Doesn't Work

Thom plus logo Of course Ted Cruz left for Cancun: when government fails, it's party time for libertarian Republicans!

Here's the one question that always stops libertarians dead in their tracks when they come on or call into my radio/TV program to proclaim the wonders of their political ideology:

Lucy, the Football, and "Bipartisanship"

Thom plus logo Biden needs to avoid the old rope-a-dope

"Bipartisanship" is the word of the day. But what the hell does that mean?

News commentators are asking Democrats on TV, as happened to Patrick Leahy on CNN this morning, "Without bipartisanship, won't will further divide the country?"

As Texas Shows, the GOP Big Lie Strategy has Already Destroyed Much of America

Thom plus logo When politics are based on lies, fascism thrives
  • Republicans and their media are lying right now about why people are dying from the cold in Texas.
  • The GOP has been embracing lies instead of policy since the Reagan Revolution.
  • It's become a way of life for Republican politicians.
  • As a consequence, Republican voters are among the most misinformed people in America.
  • When the electorate believes lies, democracy doesn't work.
  • The Libertarian billionaires who own the Republican Party don't believe in democracy, so this is working out exactly the way they want.
  • This is a formula for the destruction of democracy and the rise of fascism.

Democrats Should Add Three States Now: Turnabout, as the old saying goes, is fair play

Thom plus logo And Dems should channel GOP talking points from when that Party added four states.
  • By 2040, 50% of America will live in 8 democratically-controlled states and only be represented by 16 out of 100 US Senators, creating an unbeatable majority for the GOP.
  • During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln & the GOP added Nevada, for purely partisan reasons, when it didn't qualify as a state. They did it again with Colorado and both Dakotas, just to add Republicans to the Senate.
  • Adding Washington DC and Puerto Rico as states will not only help the senate reflect who America is, but also gives representation to Americans who currently have no voice.
  • With a balanced Senate, impeachment, Medicare For All, the end of student debt and a Green New Deal would all be done.

Our Fossil Fuel Addiction is leading to "Bomb Cyclones" & Famines

Thom plus logo This week's wild weather is a glimpse of what's to come if we don't get our carbon omissions under control.

Famine, already stalking humans across the globe, could soon appear right here at home and in Europe, and this week's wild weather is a small taste of how it would play out.

It all tracks back to our fossil fuel addiction, which has been warming our atmosphere since the 1860s, and is now messing with atmospheric and oceanic rivers of warm and cold water and air.

Full-Blown Fascism: Is America Teetering on the Brink?

Thom plus logo You can only see fascism in the rear-view mirror and then it's too late…

History shows that most democratic nations don't realize how serious their fascism problem is until it overtakes them altogether. We saw it in the 1930s in Italy, Germany, Spain and Japan; today it's happened in Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, The Philippines and Brazil, and is well underway in Poland, India and multiple smaller countries.

Here in America, the GOP today has a serious fascism problem, and it's endangering all of us. It's closer than most of us realize.

Democrats Must Unpack the Courts Now

Thom plus logo After 6 years of McConnell's court-packing, we must restore balance to the federal judiciary

Unable to win a majority of votes nationally or in most states, Republicans have resorted to gerrymandering, voter suppression and the federal court system to promote their racist, misogynistic, anti-labor, monopolist and pro-billionaire policies.

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?

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