https://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en None Dare Call It Treason & Murder https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/none-dare-call-it-treason-murder <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Americans "have got to know" if our last president conspired to commit treason and murder to end American democracy.<br /><br />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?<br /><br />Time and evidence will eventually prove or disapprove that question, but the evidence before us right now is pretty grim.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/none-dare-call-it-treason-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/none-dare-call-it-treason-murder#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:34:51 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113868 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 03 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/wednesday-03-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>The hearings on the Capitol attack...</li> <li>The Racist Republican Party Has Nothing Left But Voter Suppression - At this critical moment, there is something you can do...</li> <li>Are Republican Governors trying to kill people just to harm Biden? Republican governors throwing states off Covid cliff - counting on President Biden to catch them...</li> <li>Science Revolution: Cosmic Queries Takes Readers on an Awe-Inspiring Journey to the Forefront of the Galactic Frontier - Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist &amp; Director - Hayden Planetarium. Author of 17 books including his latest, Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/wednesday-03-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/wednesday-03-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:50:08 +0000 SueN 113863 at https://www.thomhartmann.com The Racist Republican Party Has Nothing Left But Voter Suppression https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/racist-republican-party-has-nothing-left-voter-suppression <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> At this critical moment there is something you can do<br /><br />It's no coincidence that in this same month that Republican state legislatures have introduced over 250 proposed laws to make it harder for people to vote, Arizona Republicans are also standing before the US Supreme Court trying to make voting more complicated, as well.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/racist-republican-party-has-nothing-left-voter-suppression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/racist-republican-party-has-nothing-left-voter-suppression#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:06:44 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113857 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 02 March '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/tuesday-02-march-21-show-notes <ul> <li>What's happening with America's relationship with Iran and Why? - Dr. Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft</li> <li>Here's the Genuine Litmus Test for Biden's Support of Unions- History shows that unions are the most powerful way to build a healthy and vibrant middle-class</li> <li>Biden just came out in support of the Amazon workers - What do conservatives have against workers organizing? - Julio Rivera, Editorial Director - Reactionary Times / Contributor - Newsmax, American Thinker &amp; Townhall.com</li> <li>Sen. Elizabeth Warren Reveals Wealth Tax Proposal...</li> <li>Geeky Science...What Happened the Last Time Earth's Magnetic Fields Flipped and Could It Happen Again?</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/tuesday-02-march-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/tuesday-02-march-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:18 +0000 SueN 113852 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Here's the Genuine Litmus Test for Biden's Support of Unions https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/heres-genuine-litmus-test-bidens-support-unions <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> History shows that unions are the most powerful way to build a healthy and vibrant middle-class<br /><br />Joe Biden just took a remarkable step toward restoring the American middle class: he openly defended the right of workers in Alabama to unionize their Amazon facility.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/heres-genuine-litmus-test-bidens-support-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/heres-genuine-litmus-test-bidens-support-unions#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:40:40 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113846 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 01 March '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/monday-01-march-21-show-notes <ul> <li>When has the minimum wage ever caused a recession...which states have more vibrant economies...red or blue? - Patrick Hedger, Vice President of Policy - Taxpayers Protection Alliance (Prior to joining TPA, Patrick was a Research Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Center for Technology and Innovation and also served as Director of Policy at FreedomWorks)</li> <li>The Fate and Future of American Democracy Hangs On the Minimum Wage - If Biden &amp; Harris don't act now, the window will close</li> <li>Time to Add the Republican Party to the Domestic Terrorism Watchlist - The terrorism we feared after 9/11 has now come to America but it came from within — it's time to crush it</li> <li>The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know - Covid may soon be the least of our worries</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/monday-01-march-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/monday-01-march-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:28:15 +0000 SueN 113842 at https://www.thomhartmann.com The Fate and Future of American Democracy Hangs On the Minimum Wage https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/fate-and-future-american-democracy-hangs-minimum-wage <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> If Biden &amp; Harris don't act now, the window will close<br /><br />It looks like President Joe Biden is going to cave on the $15 an hour minimum wage. And it looks like Chuck Schumer is going to cave on ending the filibuster.<br /><br />While these are disappointing failures to progressives because of the harm they'll do to working people, they're also extraordinarily dangerous to the future of American democracy.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/fate-and-future-american-democracy-hangs-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/03/fate-and-future-american-democracy-hangs-minimum-wage#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:51:39 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113835 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Time to Add the Republican Party to the Domestic Terrorism Watchlist https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/time-add-republican-party-domestic-terrorism-watchlist <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> The terrorism we feared after 9/11 has now come to America but it came from within — it's time to crush it<br /><br />It's time for American media to tell the truth about what's happening in the GOP: As the Republican Party continues to embrace Donald Trump and his white supremacist fascist ideology, that party is making the transition into a full-blown domestic-terror-supporting organization.<br /><br />No American political party should ever condone terrorists within its ranks. </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/time-add-republican-party-domestic-terrorism-watchlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/time-add-republican-party-domestic-terrorism-watchlist#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:36:28 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113830 at https://www.thomhartmann.com The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/real-story-covid-catastrophe-larger-you-know <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Covid may soon be the least of our worries<br /><br />Our planet is screaming a message at us, and Covid is part of that communication. The death of nature and the appearance of Covid are all part of the same thing.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/real-story-covid-catastrophe-larger-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/real-story-covid-catastrophe-larger-you-know#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Sun, 28 Feb 2021 11:21:05 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113829 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 26 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-26-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>There's a Nefarious Plot Underway Around the State of the Union Address</li> <li>Anything Goes Friday!</li> </ul> <p><!-- <li>Anything Goes!</li> --><!-- <li>Anything Goes!</li> --></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-26-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-26-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Sat, 27 Feb 2021 11:33:51 +0000 SueN 113827 at https://www.thomhartmann.com There's a Nefarious Plot Underway Around the State of the Union Address https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/theres-nefarious-plot-underway-around-state-union-address <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> America is, today, at a point of maximum peril only seen twice before in our history<br /><br />Multiple Republicans, from former NRA spokespersons and rightwing talkshow hosts, to Republican congressional candidates, to the rightwing media are speaking out, loudly, about their concern that Joe Biden has not yet held a State of the Union address. </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/theres-nefarious-plot-underway-around-state-union-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/theres-nefarious-plot-underway-around-state-union-address#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:31:04 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113823 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 25 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-25-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>Blowing the lid off the billionaires' big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic - Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country?</li> <li>What the Bond Market is, how it works, and why the average person should understand and pay attention to it (or not)? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System</li> <li>Geeky Science: Scientists entered people's dreams and got them 'talking'</li> <li>Conversations with Great Minds: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America - Dr. Keisha Blain, Historian &amp; Associate Professor of History-University of Pittsburgh / President-African American Intellectual History Society / Co-Editor (w/Ibram X. Kendi) of the new book, Four Hundred Souls / Author, Set the World On Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom and, the forthcoming, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Vision of America</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-25-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-25-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:02:10 +0000 SueN 113817 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Blowing the lid off the billionaires’ big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/blowing-lid-billionaires%E2%80%99-big-con-%E2%80%94-and-its-deadly-link-coronavirus-pandemic <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country?<br /><br />About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to "do what is right" when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency.<br /><br />In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent of Americans trusted their government. </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/blowing-lid-billionaires%E2%80%99-big-con-%E2%80%94-and-its-deadly-link-coronavirus-pandemic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/blowing-lid-billionaires%E2%80%99-big-con-%E2%80%94-and-its-deadly-link-coronavirus-pandemic#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:40:54 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113811 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 24 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/wednesday-24-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>National Progressive Townhall Meeting - Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)</li> <li>The Mess in Texas &amp; Who's To Blame - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt For America's Vanished Voters</li> <li>California Scores a Win for Net Neutrality!! - Evan Greer, Deputy Director - Fight for the Future</li> <li>Don't Eat That Crap... Literally! Exposing the Latest Filthy Conditions in Factory Farming - Zach Corrigan, Senior Staff Attorney - Food &amp; Water Justice (A Program of Food &amp; Water Watch and Food &amp; Water Action)</li> <li>The 'Fight For $15' in the Covid Relief Bill - Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-VT) / 2 time U.S. Presidential Candidate / Chair of the Senate Budget Committee</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/wednesday-24-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/wednesday-24-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:32:44 +0000 SueN 113807 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Republicans Go To War While Democrats Try To Negotiate https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/republicans-go-war-while-democrats-try-negotiate <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Dems must stop the religious hustlers, racists and billionaires from picking Uncle Sam's pockets<br /><br />There's a recurring pattern to American politics that began in the 1980s, right after the Supreme Court legalized billionaires owning individual politicians in 1976 with their <a href="https://www.salon.com/2019/10/30/how-the-supreme-court-and-the-morbidly-rich-are-ruining-democracy-in-america_partner/" linktype="link" track="on"><em>Buckley</em></a> decision.<br /><br />Prior to that, Democrats and Republicans worked together to craft legislation that involved some compromise on both sides but moved, generally, in the direction of enhancing the general health and welfare of the American people.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/republicans-go-war-while-democrats-try-negotiate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/republicans-go-war-while-democrats-try-negotiate#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:38:16 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113800 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 23 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/tuesday-23-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>The U.S. Supreme Court setting the stage for the release of Trump tax returns - Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., U.S. Congressman (D-NJ, 9th District) / Chairman-House Ways &amp; Means Subcommittee on Oversight</li> <li>"Know Nothing" Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for the Death and Suffering They've Caused</li> <li>Live coverage of the Joint Oversight Hearing on Security Failures During Attack on U.S. Capitol</li> <li>Thom's take on the Joint Oversight Hearing and your calls</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/tuesday-23-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/tuesday-23-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:57:43 +0000 SueN 113795 at https://www.thomhartmann.com "Know Nothing" Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for the Death and Suffering They've Caused https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/know-nothing-republicans-must-be-held-responsible-death-and-suffering-theyve-caused <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> The GOP's lies should land them in the dustbin of history<br /><br />Two weeks ago Jerry Schneiderman, my best friend for 50 years, didn't answer my call when I phoned his home to say hi. Instead, his stepson told me he'd been taken by ambulance to the hospital with Covid pneumonia.<br /><br />When I finally got through to him at the hospital ER, he told me between gasps for breath that the doctors "aren't optimistic," that he missed his beloved wife, and his final words to me that day were, "I don't want to die here all alone."<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/know-nothing-republicans-must-be-held-responsible-death-and-suffering-theyve-caused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/know-nothing-republicans-must-be-held-responsible-death-and-suffering-theyve-caused#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:21:59 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113787 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 22 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/monday-22-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>Trump's Ruthless Plan to Stomp Out Democracy in 2024 - Trump Still Has Majority Republican Support...most are ready and willing for a 2024 authoritarian coup</li> <li>This Week the GOP Will Again Roll Out the Brutal Scam They've Used to Con America for 40 Years - With Phony "Concern for the Debt", Republicans Will Try to Sucker Punch a 4th Democratic President: Will It Work Again?</li> <li>Progressive Town Hall - Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District)</li> <li>Another Earthquake... Water Leaks Indicate New Damage at Fukushima Nuclear Plant - Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist - Beyond Nuclear</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/monday-22-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/monday-22-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:23:42 +0000 SueN 113786 at https://www.thomhartmann.com This Week the GOP Will Again Roll Out The Brutal Scam They've Used To Con America for 40 years https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/week-gop-will-again-roll-out-brutal-scam-theyve-used-con-america-40-years <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> With phony "concern for the debt," Republicans will try to sucker-punch a fourth Democratic President: will it work again?<br /><br />"<em>The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus.</em>"<br />-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/week-gop-will-again-roll-out-brutal-scam-theyve-used-con-america-40-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/week-gop-will-again-roll-out-brutal-scam-theyve-used-con-america-40-years#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:01:49 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113781 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Trump’s Ruthless Plan to Stomp Out Democracy in 2024 https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/trump%E2%80%99s-ruthless-plan-stomp-out-democracy-2024 <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Trump still has majority Republican support; most are ready and willing for a 2024 authoritarian coup<br /><br />When Republicans in the United States Senate refused to convict Donald Trump of his crimes against democracy, they set up his comeback plans for 2024. Odds are he'll be either making an announcement at the upcoming CPAC conference, or at least will strongly hint at it.<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/trump%E2%80%99s-ruthless-plan-stomp-out-democracy-2024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/trump%E2%80%99s-ruthless-plan-stomp-out-democracy-2024#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 22 Feb 2021 13:57:46 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113775 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 19 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-19-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>Lucy, the Football, and "Bipartisanship" - Biden needs to avoid the old rope-a-dope</li> <li>Series of anti-voter bills steamrolling through the Georgia legislative process - Aunna Dennis, Executive Director - Common Cause Georgia</li> <li>Anything Goes Friday...What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-19-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/friday-19-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 22 Feb 2021 13:28:57 +0000 SueN 113774 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Texas Proves Libertarianism Doesn't Work https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-proves-libertarianism-doesnt-work <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Of course Ted Cruz left for Cancun: when government fails, it's party time for libertarian Republicans!<br /><br />Here's the one question that always stops libertarians dead in their tracks when they come on or call into my radio/TV program to proclaim the wonders of their political ideology:<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-proves-libertarianism-doesnt-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-proves-libertarianism-doesnt-work#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Sun, 21 Feb 2021 01:52:55 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113772 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Lucy, the Football, and "Bipartisanship" https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/lucy-football-and-bipartisanship <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> Biden needs to avoid the old rope-a-dope<br /><br />"Bipartisanship" is the word of the day. But what the hell does that mean?<br /><br />News commentators are asking Democrats on TV, as happened to Patrick Leahy on CNN this morning, "Without bipartisanship, won't will further divide the country?"<br /> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/lucy-football-and-bipartisanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/lucy-football-and-bipartisanship#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:20:21 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113767 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 18 February '21 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-18-february-21-show-notes <ul> <li>As Texas shows, the GOP "Big Lie" strategy has already destroyed much of America - when politics are based on lies, fascism thrives...</li> <li>Is there any legitimacy to the Republican's complaint that Biden's Covid relief plan will bring inflation? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System</li> <li>Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods - Amelia Pang, Journalist of Uyghur descent.<br /> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-18-february-21-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/thursday-18-february-21-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:27:50 +0000 SueN 113762 at https://www.thomhartmann.com As Texas Shows, the GOP Big Lie Strategy has Already Destroyed Much of America https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-shows-gop-big-lie-strategy-has-already-destroyed-much-america <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog" track="on"><img align="left" alt="Thom plus logo" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" vspace="5" width="156" /></a> When politics are based on lies, fascism thrives <ul> <li>Republicans and their media are lying right now about why people are dying from the cold in Texas.</li> <li>The GOP has been embracing lies instead of policy since the Reagan Revolution.</li> <li>It's become a way of life for Republican politicians.</li> <li>As a consequence, Republican voters are among the most misinformed people in America.</li> <li>When the electorate believes lies, democracy doesn't work.</li> <li>The Libertarian billionaires who own the Republican Party don't believe in democracy, so this is working out exactly the way they want.</li> <li>This is a formula for the destruction of democracy and the rise of fascism.</li> </ul> </div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-shows-gop-big-lie-strategy-has-already-destroyed-much-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2021/02/texas-shows-gop-big-lie-strategy-has-already-destroyed-much-america#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 18 Feb 2021 22:23:03 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 113757 at https://www.thomhartmann.com