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How ALEC's Latest Actions Are Harming Our Planet

Brendan Fischer, Center for Media and Democracy / ALECexposed joins Thom. ALEC is the Koch brothers' affiliated group that's brought America such hits as voter suppression ID laws and stand your ground shoot first measures. So what's the corporate lobbying juggernaut up to now - and how are the group's latest actions harming our planet?

Tehran Tom Cotton Has Done it Again

After embarrassing himself, his party, and his country last week by sending a totally unprecedented letter to the government of Iran, the Arkansas Senator then went on CBS’ “Face the Nation” yesterday and said that, “Oh, my God, the Iranians have already secured Tehran.” Seriously, check it out...

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

The Bad! Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX)! The Texas senator reportedly made a little girl cry with some of the apocalyptic rhetoric. We're with you - little girl - We cry every time we think of Ted Cruz running for president.

Crazy Alert! A truly phallic flight pattern!

Users of the popular flight tracker website FlightRadar 24 got quite a surprise Thursday night when the pilot of a private airplane decided to have a little fun while flying over Florida - check it out…

Full Show 3/16/15: Tehran Tom Cotton Needs A Civic Lesson

Thom discusses Sen. Tom Cotton’s disastrous “Face the Nation” interview with The Daily Banter’s Tommy Christopher and how ALEC is working to undermine climate science with the Center for Media and Democracy’s Brendan Fischer. In tonight’s special Monday edition of “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom talks with award winning investigative journalist Gerald Posner, author of the new book “God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican.”

An eyewitness to Ferguson police shooting speaks...

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Fellowship of Reconciliation & Ron Hampton, Institute of the Black World / National Black Police Association (former) joins Thom Hartmann. Tensions are high once again in Ferguson - Missouri after the shooting of two police officers. So how are activists responding to the increased scrutiny?

Rumble: Don't we have a right to observe police?

Peter Roff, U.S. News & World Report & Shelby Emmett, Project 21 & TJ Helmstetter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee joins Thom Hartmann. Republicans in Texas have introduced legislation that would restrict a person's ability to film the police. What's the motivation behind that legislation - and don't we have a right to observe police in our communities?

Rumble: What Should Happen to Treasonous Senators?

Peter Roff, U.S. News & World Report & Shelby Emmett, Project 21 & TJ Helmstetter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee joins Thom Hartmann. The letter Republicans sent to Iran warning it not to make a nuclear deal with the U.S. was embarrassing. But was it also treasonous? 280,000 Americans think so...

Rumble: Unions Sue Over the Right to Work for Less Law

Peter Roff, U.S. News & World Report & Shelby Emmett, Project 21 & TJ Helmstetter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee joins Thom Hartmann. A group of unions - led by AFL-CIO - United Steelworkers - and the International Association of machinists - is suing the state of Wisconsin over its new right-to-work-for-less law. As the Guardian reports "The lawsuit argues that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property without just compensation by, in effect, obligating unions to provide services to those who do not pay for them."

Full Show 3/13/15: Ted Cruz Gets Schooled on Science by NASA Administrator

Thom discusses the latest from Ferguson following the shooting of two police officers with Pastor and Author Osagyefo Sekou and former DC Police Officer Ron Hampton and tonight’s “Big Picture Rumble” discusses the White House petition to prosecute the 47 Republican Senators who wrote the Iran letter, whether the OU fraternity is protected by the first amendment, and how Sen. Cruz was given an epic lesson in science by a NASA administrator.

Conversations w/Great Minds P1 - Prof Robert D. Putnam - The Opportunity Gap Explained

My guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is one of the world's leading political scientists. Currently the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University - Robert D. Putnam, who has been called "the most influential academic in the world." He has advised three U.S. presidents - and has won a number of distinguished awards. Professor Putnam's 2000 book Bowling Alone is considered a classic of its kind - an was a national besteller. His new book - "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" - is a fascinating and challenging look at our nation's deep crisis of opportunity.

Why TPP Will Be A Disaster for Americans

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America joins Thom. Just like every other so-called free trade deal - the Trans Pacific Partnership is a raw deal for the American people. So why is Congress doing everything in its power to make this bad deal a reality as soon as possible?

Conversations w/Great Minds P2 - Prof Robert D. Putnam - The American Dream in Crisis

My guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is one of the world's leading political scientists. Currently the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University - Robert D. Putnam, who has been called "the most influential academic in the world." He has advised three U.S. presidents - and has won a number of distinguished awards. Professor Putnam's 2000 book Bowling Alone is considered a classic of its kind - an was a national besteller. His new book - "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" - is a fascinating and challenging look at our nation's deep crisis of opportunity.

Is it Time To Disband the Republican Party?

While the Republican Party may have started out with some progressivism in its blood - today all that party cares about is money - big business - and serving the needs of the wealthy elite. Today’s Republican Party is completely corrupt. It’s that simple. And in America - when something is filled with corruption - we get rid of it. We shut it down. So - maybe it’s time to shut down the Republican Party - and replace it with something that might actually do some good for the American people...

Fukushima …Yet Another Radioactive Leak!

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom. .It's been four years since the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster - and the bad news keeps on coming. What's the newest scare out of Fukushima - and what could mean for Americans?

Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.

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