https://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en Thursday 22 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-22-february-18-show-notes <p> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><br /> <html><br /> <head> <title> NL Thu 22 February 2018 </title> </head></html></!doctype></p> <!-- check for politicalbrief --><!-- check for politicalbrief --><!-- January February March April May June July August September October November December NL 20180222 Thu.html February 22 2018 Thursday The Thom Hartmann Program Thurs 22 February 2018 --><!-- January February March April May June July August September October November December NL 20180222 Thu.html February 22 2018 Thursday The Thom Hartmann Program Thurs 22 February 2018 --><p><body></body></p> <ul> <li>Julio Rivera, Reactionary Times/Newsmax/Right Wing News/Politichicks: How to Protect America From Gun Violence</li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-22-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-22-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:39:10 +0000 SueN 106720 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Idaho State Senator Threatens High School Kids with Arrest for Participating in Democracy https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/idaho-state-senator-threatens-high-school-kids-arrest-participating-democracy <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> The ugly face of Republican authoritarianism.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/idaho-state-senator-threatens-high-school-kids-arrest-participating-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/idaho-state-senator-threatens-high-school-kids-arrest-participating-democracy#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:13:03 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106718 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 21 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-21-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence...</li> <li>Florida House Debates Porn - But - Won't Discuss Assault Weapons...?!</li> <li>Thomas Linzey, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF): Protecting Our Rights to a Clean Environment...One Community at a Time</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-21-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-21-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:44:39 +0000 SueN 106705 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/two-simple-laws-could-solve-americas-epidemic-violence <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America's gun violence problem:<br /><br /> 1. Treat all semi-automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully-automatic weapons.<br /> 2. Regulate gun ownership and usage the same way we regulate car ownership and usage.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/two-simple-laws-could-solve-americas-epidemic-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/two-simple-laws-could-solve-americas-epidemic-violence#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:17:00 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106703 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 20 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-20-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>Old White GOP'er Goes Berserk When Young People Ask for Sex Ed... When Do We Stop Electing FOOLS?!</li> <li>Did Trump Remove White Supremacists From the Terror Watch List?!</li> <li>Plus, a High School Student Asks Thom for Advice on Speaking Truth to Power...</li> <li>The Time Has Come to Regulate Guns Like Cars</li> <li>Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH): 10 Years Since the Last Crash, How Are the Banksters &amp; the GOP About to Trick Us Again?</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-20-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-20-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:52:25 +0000 SueN 106695 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Gun Lobby Shills Ask For More Surveillance Instead Of Needed Gun Control https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/gun-lobby-shills-ask-more-surveillance-instead-needed-gun-control <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> The meme that I was hearing over and over after the Florida shooting, and I was yelling at the TV, the meme that they kept promoting that was making me so crazy was, "oh, if you see something, say something - we should have been able to see this coming." As if to say that only in the United States do we have people who have mental illness problems. This is just total crap.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/gun-lobby-shills-ask-more-surveillance-instead-needed-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/gun-lobby-shills-ask-more-surveillance-instead-needed-gun-control#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:36:09 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106694 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday February 20th, 2018 https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-tuesday-february-20th-2018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-show-header" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-items" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="field-item odd" style="font-size: 14px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> </div></div></div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-tuesday-february-20th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-tuesday-february-20th-2018#comments Live Blog Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:16:43 +0000 thboardop 106686 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 19 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-19-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District): Will Young People Save America Again?</li> <li>Mark Potok, Former Sr. Fellow-Southern Poverty Law Center &amp; expert on the American Radical Right: Why are all mass shooters men?</li> <li>Will young people save American again?</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-19-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-19-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:49:58 +0000 SueN 106678 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Thom Hartmann: We Live in a Country That Has a Totally Corrupted Political System https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thom-hartmann-we-live-country-has-totally-corrupted-political-system <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> As the school shooting in Parkland, Florida has shown, what was considered insanely corrupt political behavior 40 years ago is now normal. And you can thank right-wingers on the Supreme Court.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thom-hartmann-we-live-country-has-totally-corrupted-political-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thom-hartmann-we-live-country-has-totally-corrupted-political-system#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:39:38 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106677 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 16 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-16-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>The Best Parallel in History for Trump...Hitler? Mussolini? Or, Caligula?</li> <li>Why Does America Have So Many More Gun Deaths Than Other Countries???</li> <li>Where Does the Responsibility for School Shooters Lie? With the NRA? Congress?</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-16-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-16-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:20:01 +0000 SueN 106665 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Are ALEC and the Politicians They Fund Complicit in Niklas Cruz's Florida School Shooting? https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/are-alec-and-politicians-they-fund-complicit-niklas-cruzs-florida-school-shooting <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/are-alec-and-politicians-they-fund-complicit-niklas-cruzs-florida-school-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/are-alec-and-politicians-they-fund-complicit-niklas-cruzs-florida-school-shooting#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:04:28 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106664 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 15 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-15-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>A Thought and a Prayer for Politicians Who Take Money From the NRA...</li> <li>Does the NRA &amp; Congress Hold ANY Responsibility for These Gun Deaths?</li> <li>Economist Michael Hudson, J Is For Junk Economics: The Economics of Gun Violence</li> <li>Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Vengeance: How the Oil Giants &amp; the Gun Lobby Are Destroying the Planet...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-15-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-15-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:16:30 +0000 SueN 106652 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Why We Can't Privatize Fire Fighters... Again https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/why-we-cant-privatize-fire-fighters-again <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> This should be the metric by which we determine what is public and what is private - public being government-run, we all own it collectively, and private being privately owned, it's owned by capitalists, essentially.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/why-we-cant-privatize-fire-fighters-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/why-we-cant-privatize-fire-fighters-again#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:54:53 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106651 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 14 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-14-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District): Mid-day with Mark</li> <li>Why Don't We Call Billionaire Corruption What It Is?</li> <li>James Suzman PhD, Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen/anthropos/Things From the Bush: How Hunter/Gatherers May Hold the Key to Our Economic Future...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-14-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/wednesday-14-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:16:27 +0000 SueN 106637 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Trump's America First Policy Is Leading America To Last Place in Healthcare https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/trumps-america-first-policy-leading-america-last-place-healthcare <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Everybody has the right to education. It's a basic right. Everybody has the right to housing. It's a basic right. Everyone has the right to food. It's a basic right.<br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/trumps-america-first-policy-leading-america-last-place-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/trumps-america-first-policy-leading-america-last-place-healthcare#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:01:50 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106636 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 13 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-13-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>How do Democratic Countries Succeed? Here's An Example...</li> <li>David Daley, RATF**KED: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy/FairVote.org: How the GOP is Stealing Your Vote</li> <li>Professor David Sloan Wilson, Evolution Institute: Economics New Invisible Hand &amp; Why We Need It</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-13-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/tuesday-13-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:53:40 +0000 SueN 106625 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Donald Trump's Budget Will Cut Trillions From Social Safety Net To Give Tax Breaks To Morbidly Rich https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trumps-budget-will-cut-trillions-social-safety-net-give-tax-breaks-morbidly-rich <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> This is fascinating because the Trumpistas, the Republicans, just released a budget which is going to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps. It's going to cut everything. It's just right across the board, it's three trillion dollars in cuts over a ten-year period. Three hundred billion dollars a year.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trumps-budget-will-cut-trillions-social-safety-net-give-tax-breaks-morbidly-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trumps-budget-will-cut-trillions-social-safety-net-give-tax-breaks-morbidly-rich#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:37:43 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106624 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 12 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-12-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>How the Next Recession is Really Going to Suck Big Time...</li> <li>How the EPA's Scott Pruitt Thought He Was Royalty &amp; How Horribly Corrupt He and the GOP Are...</li> <li>Richard Lang, Virtual Country: Strategy for 21st Century Democracy: Do We Need a Virtual Democracy?</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-12-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/monday-12-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:04:33 +0000 SueN 106612 at https://www.thomhartmann.com How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/how-gop-used-two-santa-clauses-tactic-con-america-nearly-40-years <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /><br /> <strong>This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.</strong><br /><br /></p> <blockquote><p>"The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus."</p></blockquote> <p>-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976 <br /><br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/how-gop-used-two-santa-clauses-tactic-con-america-nearly-40-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/how-gop-used-two-santa-clauses-tactic-con-america-nearly-40-years#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:50:49 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106611 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday February 12th, 2018 https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-monday-february-12th-2018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-show-header" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-items" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="field-item odd" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="views-field-field-show-header-value" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-content" style="font-size: 14px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom </a></em></p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-monday-february-12th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-monday-february-12th-2018#comments Live Blog Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:41:50 +0000 thboardop 106606 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 9 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-9-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>Jude Wanniski's 2 Santa Clauses... alive &amp; well in 2018</li> <li>Garrett Hour, Municipal Broadband PDX: The Battle For Net Neutrality... Municipal Broadband for All</li> <li>Anything Goes... What's on Your Mind? Thom takes YOUR Calls...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-9-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/friday-9-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:56:43 +0000 SueN 106594 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Neoliberalism Is Creating a Mental Health Crisis https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/neoliberalism-creating-mental-health-crisis <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> Meagan Day writing over at <a href="https://jacobinmag.com/2018/01/under-neoliberalism-you-can-be-your-own-tyrannical-boss" linktype="link" track="on"><em>Jacobin magazine</em></a> is quoting from a <a href="https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/bul-bul0000138.pdf" linktype="link" track="on">new study</a> that was published in <em>Psychological Bulletin</em> written by Thomas Curran</p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/neoliberalism-creating-mental-health-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/neoliberalism-creating-mental-health-crisis#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:40:52 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106593 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 8 February '18 show notes https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-8-february-18-show-notes <ul> <li>How neo-liberalism is destroying us psychologically</li> <li>Chair Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee (DNC): Turning red states blue, government shutdown, Nancy Pelosi's stand in the House and more...</li> <li>Evan Greer, Fight for the Future: Who is winning the battle to return net neutrality...</li> <li>Millennials just got a lesson from the stock market...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-8-february-18-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/thursday-8-february-18-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:52:54 +0000 SueN 106580 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Donald Trump Orders Test Of Nuclear Weapons as North Korea Crosses Red Lines https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trump-orders-test-nuclear-weapons-north-korea-crosses-red-lines <p><img alt="" height="156" src="http://www.thomhartmann.com//sites/default/files/thom20and20logo_179_80.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; float: left;" width="156" /> W.J. Hennigan wrote a fairly lengthy <a href="http://time.com/5128394/donald-trump-nuclear-poker/?xid=homepage&amp;pcd=hp-magmod" linktype="link" track="on">piece in Time magazine on the first of February</a>. He writes:</p> <p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trump-orders-test-nuclear-weapons-north-korea-crosses-red-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/donald-trump-orders-test-nuclear-weapons-north-korea-crosses-red-lines#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:33:49 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 106579 at https://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday February 8th, 2018 https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-thursday-february-8th-2018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-show-header" style="font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(20, 24, 35);"> <div class="field-items" style="font-size: 14px;"> <div class="field-item odd" style="font-size: 14px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em style="font-size: 14px;">Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat" style="font-size: 14px;">chatroom</a> during the program!</em></p> </div></div></div><p><a href="https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-thursday-february-8th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2018/02/daily-topics-thursday-february-8th-2018#comments Live Blog Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:11:19 +0000 thboardop 106573 at https://www.thomhartmann.com