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Debunking the Latest Smear Campaign Against Marijuana

Paul Armentano, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Thom Hartmann. A new study claims that smoking will make you go crazy - as in psychotic crazy. But what does the majority of scientific research say? And could smoking marijuana actually improve your mental health?

Malcolm X Remembered 50 Years Later

Herb Boyd, The Diary of Malcolm X: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz 1964 / City College of New York joins Thom Hartmann. 50 years ago this past Saturday - El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz - better known to most Americans as Malcom X - was assassinated while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was just just 39 years old and would have been 90 this May 19th. Almost a half century later Malcolm X is still a mystery to many - if not most Americans.

Scientists vs Feminists - The Fight Over Female Viagra

Martha Kempner, RH Reality Check, joins Thom Hartmann. Viagra - it's not just for men anymore. Last Tuesday - a company called Sprout Pharmaceuticals asked the Food and Drug admininstration to approve a drug it says will help the almost 40 percent of American women - according to some studies - who suffer from a low sex drive. This is the third time Sprout has put the drug - which is called flibanserin - before the FDA. And just as has been the case the other two times Sprout has asked the FDA to approved its so-called "little pink pill" - a controversy is brewing. Siding with Sprout - many women's groups have called for a quick approval of the drug for sale - suggesting that if this was something that helped men sexually, it would have been on the market years ago.

The Conservative Attempt to Re-Write Our Progressive History

Conservatives are going absolutely bonkers over the latest AP U.S. history curriculum. But as silly as this controversy looks on the surface - conservatives have every right to be afraid of history class.

Geeky Science - The Dinosaurs Got High!

According to scientists at Oregon State University - a recently-discovered amber fossil preserved ancient grasses - which were covered by fungus that was similar to ergot. That's the same substance that's used to make LSD.

The Good -The Bad - and the Very Very Cuculinely Ugly

The Bad! Rick Lively! The far-right anti-gay activist has a warning for America: if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage - it will start the apocalypse. Check it out...

Full Show 2/23/2015: Progressives Shaped America, Why Republicans Want to Change History Books

In tonight’s show, Thom talks about how Republicans are trying to bring job crushing austerity to the United States. Mark Weisbrot, President of “Just Foreign Policy” and co-director for the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) talks about the Greeks debt extension with the E.U. and why austerity is the real economic killer.

Jeremy Holden of Media Matters talks about Bill O’Reilly and his Falklands War lies. Martha Kempner of RH Reality Check talks about the ‘Female Viagra’ and why the FDA is blocking the drug. Herb Hoby, co-editor of The Diary of Malcolm X, talks Malcolm X legacy 50 years after his assassination.

Thom debunks pot as a psychotic drug with Paul Armentano from NORML in Everything You Know is Wrong. Plus, Thom’s his Daily Take, The Good, The Bad, and the Very Very Ugly, Geeky Science.

Rumble: The Real Terrorist Threat in America

Stewart Acuff, Playing Bigger Than You Are & Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom Hartmann. Believe it or not - there are terrorists who aren’t Islamic extremists and who aren’t in the Middle East. In fact - some of them are already right here in America - and they’re very - very dangerous

Conversations w/Great Minds - Steve Fraser - The Myth of the Free Market - Part 1

Thom's guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is award-winning historian Steve Fraser. Currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University - Steve is one of America's leading labor historians and is the co-founder - along with Tom Engelhardt - of the American Empire Project books series. Steve is also the editor-at-large of the journal New Labor Forum and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books - including his latest -"The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power" - a fascinating look at America's new Gilded Age. From the Sons of Liberty to the Wobblies - America has always been a revolutionary country. So why with wealth inequality at record highs does it now seem like everyday Americans are terrified of taking on the powers that be?

Rumble: America Was Founded on Liberal Values

Stewart Acuff, Playing Bigger Than You Are & Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom Hartmann. Some Conservative lawmakers in Oklahoma want to ban AP US History classes in that state - while others want to take away AP classes altogether. Why are conservatives waging a war on education? Do they want a nation filled with useful idiots?

Conversations w/Great Minds - Steve Fraser - The Second Gilded Age? Part 1

Thom's guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is award-winning historian Steve Fraser. Currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University - Steve is one of America's leading labor historians and is the co-founder - along with Tom Engelhardt - of the American Empire Project books series. Steve is also the editor-at-large of the journal New Labor Forum and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books - including his latest -"The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power" - a fascinating look at America's new Gilded Age. From the Sons of Liberty to the Wobblies - America has always been a revolutionary country. So why with wealth inequality at record highs does it now seem like everyday Americans are terrified of taking on the powers that be?

Full Show 2/20/2015: Conversations with Great Minds: Steve Fraser

In tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds, Steve Fraser co-founder of the American Empire Project and author of The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power talks with Thom about the rise of American capitalism, attempts to save democracy, and today’s era of delusional freedom and fear.

Veteran Union Organizer and author Stewart Acuff, American Encore Policy Director Patrick Hedger, and Jennifer Kerns of the Washington Times and The Blaze join Thom on set for the Big Picture Rumble. The Big Picture panel discusses the Department of Homeland Security’s ring-wing warning, AP history on the chopping block, the union comeback, Bill O’Reilly’s faux pas, and Mayor Giulian’s Obama slam.

Jeb Bush has a Bush Problem

Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist joins Thom. Jeb Bush is as neocon as they come - and don’t let him convince you otherwise. During an appearance in Chicago Wednesday - the former Florida governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate outlined his vision for American foreign policy. Bush’s speech covered everything from ISIS to Latin America - but if there was one thing he wanted to make absolutely crystal clear - it was this…tune in.

The Myth Big Oil Wants You To Believe

Dave Saldana, Center for Media & Democracy / PipeLIES Exposed joins Thom. Monday's train derailment and oil spill in West Virginia has suddenly become ammunition for pipeline supporters - who argue that pipelines are much safer than trains filled with high explosive oil. But is that really the case? Or is Big Oil just trying to exploit the situation so it can get more pipelines and more profits?

BIG Oil Chooses Profits Over Worker's Safety

Cole Stangler, International Business Times, joins Thom Hartmann. While pipelines are leaking and oil trains are exploding - oil and gas workers in North Dakota are putting their lives on the line each and every day. Oil and gas extraction is one the most dangerous and deadly industries in the United States - and in North Dakota - where oil and gas are suddenly king. In fact - the oil and gas industry death rate in North Dakota is a staggering six times the national average - and more workers are getting hurt - or worse - each day. When they get hurt - they get workers compensation insurance which is funded through the state. But - the oil and gas companies they work for are supposed to be paying premiums to help fund that insurance - and they're not. So - what's going on here?

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Is the Republican Party Fit to Govern?

Repeal and replace is dead.

Long live repeal and replace!

Whatever the fate of the Senate GOP's so-called healthcare bill, this chaotic week of Obamacare repeal makes one thing very, very clear: the Republican Party is simply not to fit to govern.

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