- Oct. 15, 2020 4:25 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...Scientists are projecting 400,000 deaths by the end of the year from coronavirus, although a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that we have already undercounted the total deaths so far by as many as 75,000.
Meanwhile, we're learning that back in February the Trump administration gave a private briefing to elites at the conservative Hoover Institution, telling them the economy was about to get into big trouble because of the virus. As a result numerous multimillionaires and billionaires made a huge killing, while the American middle class got wiped out.
- Oct. 14, 2020 2:14 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...It's now semi-official. People within the Trump administration have laid it out: the actual coronavirus strategy of the federal government is now herd immunity.
That will require roughly 70% of America's 340 million people to become infected, a total of 238 million people.
- Oct. 13, 2020 4:34 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...Donald Trump is running around the country encouraging people to congregate and behave in ways that spread the coronavirus, and not a single Republican in Congress is warning their constituents about the dangers.
How is this different from Jim Jones encouraging his followers to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid while his enablers stand by? Isn't it just a matter of severity?
- Oct. 12, 2020 2:25 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...Donald Trump was bragging a week or so ago that Obama had "left me 128 judges to fill" as if Obama was just sloppy. The actual number was 105, but Obama didn't "leave" them; he'd appointed genuinely qualified people, many women and minorities, to fill every single one of those judicial slots, and Mitch McConnell simply blocked them in the senate for the last two years of the Obama presidency.
- Oct. 9, 2020 3:28 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...People are acting shocked-shocked, I tell you!-that the Trump/GOP strategy on coronavirus is essentially one of promoting herd immunity with the possible downside of as many as 2.5 million dead Americans.
We shouldn't be surprised. It's simply the logical extension of conservative policies on pretty much everything for the past 90 years-policies that have killed a hell of a lot more than just 2.5 million people.
- Oct. 8, 2020 4:28 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...Donald Trump was on television this morning sounding manic but not coughing. It seems he's gotten another steroid shot and is feeling better.
He attributes his recovery, or has in the last week, to the new monoclonal antibody cocktail from Regeneron that he took early in the course of his disease. And it may well be a wonder drug.
- Oct. 7, 2020 4:47 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...The polls all show that Joe Biden is winning the presidential race in a landslide, but Americans are worried that Donald Trump will nonetheless steal this election.
Americans have been told to tolerate the fact that a man who lost an election by 3 million votes sits in the White House.
- Oct. 6, 2020 3:11 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...Donald Trump is stuck.
Back in March and early April, the Trump administration relied on science and epidemiologists and put together a plan for the coronavirus. The Post Office would send five high-quality masks to every American. The economy would be shut down for a month or two so we could assess the situation while aggressively testing and doing contact tracing to isolate outbreaks and control and confine the disease.
Will Republican voter suppression efforts be enough to block the tens of millions of Americans who have discovered that Trump and the Republicans don't give a damn about them?Oct. 5, 2020 4:02 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...In a stunning proof that he doesn't care about anybody's life except his own, a sick and infectious Donald Trump ordered two Secret Service agents to join him in "The Beast," the presidential limousine, which is "hermetically sealed against chemical attacks" so it has absolutely no fresh air.
- Oct. 1, 2020 4:20 pmBy Thom Hartmann A...We're now learning that the Department of Homeland Security officials were given talking points to share with the media the defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who traveled with his semiautomatic assault rifle from Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin to kill two people and blow the arm off a third.