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Why Is Trump So Enthusiastic About Americans Dying?

By Thom Hartmann

Two weeks after America diagnosed its first case of COVID-19, Republicans in the United States Senate (with the single exception of Mitt Romney) refuse to vote to impeach Donald Trump.

How Trump’s Promotion of Mask Stupidity Could Lose Him the Election

by Thom Hartmann
May 28, 2020

Every advanced democracy in the world has its coronavirus epidemic largely under control except the United States. And we’re on the verge of melting down again because a substantial minority of Americans simply don’t know the basic science of how an epidemic works and why wearing masks is part of breaking the epidemic chain.

Research reveals the damage right-wing media has inflicted on America — and it’s just the tip of the iceberg

by Thom Hartmann
28 May, 2020
Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being its help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

There's Only One Reason Trump and the GOP Don't Want Mail-in Voting

Vote-by-mail makes voting easier. And when voting is easier, Republicans have a much harder time suppressing the vote.

by Thom Hartmann
27, May 2020

Trump and Republicans don’t want mail-in voting this November because it blows up a couple of their most effective voter suppression schemes.

The Next Death Wave From COVID-19 Will Be the Poor, Rural and White

by Thom Hartmann
May 22, 2020
What do you call a crisis that kills a hundred thousand Americans? It all depends on who does the dying.

At first, it seemed like it was mostly white people infected and/or killed by the coronavirus.

History Will Not Be Kind to the Billionaire Trump Whisperers Responsible for So Many COVID-19 Deaths

by Thom Hartmann
May 21, 2020

Several new studies and models suggest that if Donald Trump had simply declared a state of national emergency, largely shutting down the country, a few weeks earlier than he did, tens of thousands of people who are dead right now would still be alive.

Green World Rising : Press Release

GREEN WORLD RISING
Press release : 20 August 2014

Tree Media rarely sends out email, but in this time of accelerated climate change, we felt that this was an important moment. We are releasing a series of short films, free to the public this week, called Green World Rising.

Thom Hartmann Show Creates 21% Growth For Free Speech TV Network Viewership Nationwide


Thom Hartmann Show Creates 21% Growth For Free Speech TV Network Viewership Nationwide

Washington, D.C. -- August 1, 2011 -- Top-ranked television and radio personality Thom Hartmann’s nationally syndicated cable television program, The Big Picture, has grown in viewership by an impressive 19% since going on the air in late January of this year, while his simulcast (a’la Imus) TV/radio viewership has surged by 57% since it debuted on TV in October of 2010.

James Lee Burke : The Tin Roof Blowdown & Hurricane Katrina


The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
Reviewed by Thom Hartmann

James Lee Burke is, in my humble opinion, the best living writer in America. He's the Hemingway of our generation. One of my most valued possessions is a first edition of Purple Cane Road, one of his Dave Robicheaux novels. My son-in-law's father walked down the street to his friend Burke's house and asked him to autograph it to me as a Christmas gift.

Daniel Brook - The Trap : Selling Out to Stay Afloat


The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat, by Daniel Brook
Review by Thom Hartmann

The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America by Daniel Brook is one of the most brilliant and important books to come along in many years.

Michael Klare - Blood and Oil DVD, ex-Soviet state of Georgia

Blood and Oil, by Michael Klare

A review by Thom Hartmann

If you want to understand what’s really behind the current goings-on in the former Soviet state of Georgia, immediately buy Michael Klare’s DVD, produced by the Media Education Foundation, “Blood and Oil.”

Ravi Batra - Greenspan's Fraud, screw the working people

Greenspan's Fraud by Ravi Batra Buy online

A review by Thom Hartmann

Dean Baker : The Conservative Nanny State

The Conservative Nanny State, by Dean Baker - economist

Review by Thom Hartmann

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of "The Conservative Nanny State" by Dean Baker, a macroeconomist with a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.

It's brilliant, encompassing some of the most important and relevant economic issues of our day.

It's easy to read - at 108 pages and written with a comfortable average-guy style.

Barbara Ehrenreich - Bait and Switch

Bait & Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich

A review by Thom Hartmann

Walking through a park on a sunny summer day in Portland, Oregon last week, I got a glimpse of the world Barbara Ehrenreich so brilliantly chronicles in her new book "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream."

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We Must Stop Republicans from Helping Trump "Poison the Wells" and "Salt the Fields" of America.

Thom plus logo Donald Trump's treason extends far beyond his efforts to damage Americans belief in our form of government, our elected democratic republic, that Trump's oligarch buddies in Saudi Arabia, Russia and China also regularly disparage.

Trump's also actively damaging the ability of the incoming Biden administration to aid Americans during the Trump Depression, and to get the virus in check. In this, he has help from Steve Mnuchin and Mitch McConnell.