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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.

"GameStop" & Donald Trump Are the Same - Both Hijacked a Rigged Game

Thom plus logo Is America Up to the Task of Reforming Both the GOP and the Options Markets?

GameStop and Donald Trump are the same thing.

In both cases, outsiders saw a decaying, billionaire-run and corrupt insider-only system, figured out how it worked, and used that system's own corruption against it.

If "Good Government" Doesn't Make American Lives Better Soon, the Coup of 2024 is Inevitable

Thom plus logo We must expose the real threat to liberty

You think things are bad in America now? Wait until hungry heads-of-households stop hoping for help and start stealing from stores or kicking in doors to get food for their kids. It's already starting to happen.

We're in an unacknowledged Second Republican Great Depression.

We're at the Threshold of a Fascist Authoritarian Takeover & January 6th Was Our Kristallnacht

Thom plus logo The work of 245 years & millions of lives dedicated or given to defend the American ideal could vanish

Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and is also the day after 45 Republicans in the Senate voted that Trump's attempt to turn America into a fascist state was just fine with them.

How does this kind of horror happen in otherwise civilized, advanced countries?

If America Doesn't Implement the "Buy American" Vision Now, the 21st Century Will Be the Chinese Century

Thom plus logo Technological independence and repudiating "free trade" are key.

A technological arms race is underway right now between China, the United States and Western Europe.

The stakes include military superiority, economic prosperity, and the status of being the political and economic system the world wants to emulate.

The Filibuster Was Grounded in Slavery and Now Threatens All Life on Earth

Thom plus logo It has to end, and you can help

It's time to end the filibuster and bring democracy to the US Senate.

Framing is the key to waking up Americans to the real forces behind GOP policies

Thom plus logo If Dems don't figure this out soon 2022 is a loss.

In politics, framing is everything, and Democrats must get with the program or 2022 will be a disaster.

Framing is when you define an issue by placing it within a particular context, usually done by careful choice of language.

Merciless Republican Traitors Beg for Mercy While Many Still At-Large

Thom plus logo Don't give it to them: the moment demands justice

For many Americans, it's just now starting to seriously sink in that on January 6th Donald Trump's allies killed five people in an attempt to violently overthrow the government of the United States and replace it with an strongman oligarchic dictatorship.

America is at a fascist turning point - and only totally disempowering and humiliating Trump will stop it

Thom plus logo Will our leaders and media have the courage to do it?

If Trump isn't exposed as a weakling fraud, our country dies.

Battle lines are now drawn in neighborhoods, workplaces, and even families, as longtime relationships are torn apart over loyalty to America's strongman fascist leader, Donald Trump.

How Much Better Off would America be If 6 Republican Presidents Hadn't Stolen The White House?

Thom plus logo It's about time the last one, Trump, is held accountable

Trump's impeachment trial is coming up in the Senate, and already his allies are trying to throw up procedural roadblocks to exhaust the effort to hold him accountable. Should America "move beyond" Trump? No friggin' way.

Shameless Radical Religious Leaders Have Now Corrupted Government

Thom plus logo It's time to cut them off from the "free lunch" of tax exemption

It's time for average Americans to stop being forced to subsidize politically radical religious leaders.

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and heir to the multimillion-dollar Graham fortune, just publicly said that the 10 Republicans voting to impeach Donald Trump and the US House of Representatives were like Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.

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None Dare Call It Treason & Murder

Thom plus logo Americans "have got to know" if our last president conspired to commit treason and murder to end American democracy.

Did Donald Trump and some of the people around him conspire to have others murder the Vice President and Speaker of the House in order to hold power and conceal his crimes for another four years?

Time and evidence will eventually prove or disapprove that question, but the evidence before us right now is pretty grim.
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