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Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our CountryThom Hartmann - Unequal Protection

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Last Month Was the Hottest June on Record, and More

The Rise of the American Taliban

The Rise of the Bankster Landlord

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fewer Than 12 Percent of US Workers Belong to Unions, and More

Legalized Bribery Has Allowed Sheldon Adelson to Buy and Sell Politicians

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Majority of Americans Favor of Action on Climate Change, and More

A Mysterious Hole at the End of the World

Which Is Worse - Government or Corporate Bureaucracy?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Eight Years of Bush Cost Us Trillions of Dollars, and More

Why Do Banksters Get Help but Not Homeowners?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Oil Industry Is Cashing in on Subsidies, and More

How to Leapfrog Carbon

Japan's Near Miss Shows It's Time to Say ''No'' Nukes

Should We Serve the Economy or Should the Economy Serve Us?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow to Unions, and More

What West Virginia Can Learn From Sarah Palin

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Renewable Energy Is Spurring Billions of Dollars in Economic Development, and More

The Crash of 2016 Gets Closer Every Day

Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights - Where Are We Now?

The Giant Methane Monster Lurking

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Supreme Court Eliminates President's Power to Make Recess Appointments, and More

The Supreme Court Thinks Corporations Are People but Women Aren't

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Former Bush Administration Official Favors Carbon Tax, and More

The Boehner Lawsuit: The Caucus Room Conspiracy Continues

Hate Summer? Just Wait Until Global Warming Really Kicks In

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The IMF Calls Lawmakers to Raise the Minimum Wage, and More

Could John McCain Be Responsible for the Next 9/11?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: GOP Considers Government Shutdown to Protect Big Oil, and More

The GOP Is the Pro-Death Party

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Intelligence Agencies Say They're Too Big to Follow Regulations, and More

The NRA's "Look, but Don't Touch" Approach Is a Real Killer

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Strong Hurricanes Developing Earlier Than Usual, and More

Health Care: Let's Have People Over Profits Once and for All

What Happens When the Tea Party Goes to Washington

The Dark Money Machine That Beat Eric Cantor

The James Risen Case Cuts to the Heart of "Freedom of the Press"

On the News With Thom Hartmann: President Obama Announces an Order to Help Americans Pay Student Loans, and More

Fox News Has Finally Yelled Fire in a Crowded Theater

On the News With Thom Hartmann: President Announces Plans to Cut Emissions by 30 Percent by 2030, and More

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

How a Lack of Power and Guns Go Together

The Labor Games: Time for an American Comeback

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Corporations Have Almost Erased Workers' Rights in the US, and More

Our Militarized Police Tossed a Stun Grenade at a Baby

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Are Blocking the Pentagon From Taking Action on Climate Change, and More

Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Largest Food Companies Are Big Polluters, and More

If the Law Is Bullsh*t, You Must Acquit

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Poor Are More Ethical Than the 1%

Students Now Indentured to the Banksters

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Net Neutrality Is Hanging by the Thinnest of Threads, and More

How the War on Workers Is Changing

The GOP Death Panel

On the News With Thom Hartmann: To Switch to Green Energy, We'll Have to Embrace New Ideas, and More

The End of Choice

United States Divided: Galt's Junction and the Canadian Dream

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Austerity Measures Are a Bad Idea, and More

The Mitch McConnell VA Scandal

Did Reagan Kill Entrepreneurialism?

Does Cliven Bundy Represent the Ugly American?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Climate Change Isn't a Problem of the Distant Future, and More

Instead of Exploiting the Newest Generation of Americans, Let's Invest in Them

The War on Voting Comes Home

USA: The World's Newest Third World Nation

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Refuse to Allow Debate on the Minimum Wage, and More

The United States Military Junta

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Big Oil Is Putting Money Behind the NRA, and More

Bundy's Friends Have Become the Kochs' Useful Idiots

Tim Carpenter Fought Relentlessly for Social Justice - Now It's Our Turn

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Super-Rich Don't Make Money by Hard Work, and More

How George W. Bush Screwed This Generation of College Students

Poverty Is Killing Us

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Conservatives Are Scared Straight by a Frenchman

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Coastal Regions Are Still Dealing With the Effects of the BP Oil Spill, and More

Each One of Us Is a Toxic Superfund Site

The Middle Class Is Not ''Normal''

Why Ordinary Citizens Have No Say

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Groups Hold Week of Action for Better Wages, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 100 Scientists and Economists Called on the Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL, and More

American Democracy No Longer Works

The Conservative Death Panel

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Wealth Gap Today Is as Bad as It Was in the 1920s, and More

The Climate Deniers Are Using the Same Tactics as the Tobacco Industry

Let's Repudiate Reaganomics

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Lawmakers Are Calling on the EPA To Investigate Water Contamination From Fracking, and More

Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World Bank

Shouldn't GM Get the Death Penalty for 57 Cent Premeditated Murder?

Charles Keating and the Lessons of the S&L Crisis

When Capitalism Fails, a Job Should Still Be a Right

On the News With Thom Hartmann: We're Still Seeing the Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 25 Years Later, and More

Is It Time To Charge People With Ecocide?

It's Time To Put America First

On the News With Thom Hartmann: College Students Are Increasingly Turning to Food Banks, and More

Hope Dies Last

Is Rick Scott Guilty of Murder?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: When Business and Politics Mix, the Public Pays the Price, and More

Democratizing the Global Food Crisis...

The Cancer Stage of Reaganomics

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Koch Brothers Spent More Money Than the Top 10 Unions Combined, and More

Abby Huntsman Promotes the Wall Street Banksters' Big Lie

The Useful Idiots of the Corporate Elite

Billionaires... First They Came for the Economy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Nuclear Regulators Are Hiding the Risk of a Fukushima-Style Incident, and More

C'mon America ... Let's Keep the Lights on

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Higher Levels of Unionization Can Contribute to Economic Stability, and More

It's Time to End All Drug Testing

Rick Perry Killed An Innocent Man

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Environmental Protection Agency Has Some New Standards for Vehicle Emissions, and More

The Failed Libertarian Experiment in Chile

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Extreme Inequality Is Dragging Down Our Economy, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Next Report From the IPCC Is Due in March, and More

We Have the Right to Know What's in Our Food

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The UAW Isn't Giving Up on Workers in Chattanooga, and More

The Mainstream Media's Criminal Climate Coverage

Is It Time for a New Church Committee?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The USDA Has Opened a Public Comment Period on GMO Policy, and More

Net Neutrality Died With the Comcast/Netflix Deal

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Over 1,000 Medical Professionals Say That Fracking Must Be Stopped, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Denton, Texas Is Taking on the Fracking Industry, and More

Time for White Americans To Wake the Hell Up!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Raising the Minimum Wage Could Decrease Jobs for Low-Wage Workers, and More

How Obama Could Kill the Democratic Party

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Hospitals Close as Georgia Continues to Block the Medicaid Expansion, and More

The New Fascism: Terms and Conditions

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Workers at a Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee Voted Against Joining a Union, and More

Are We Going to Be the Flintstones or the Jetsons?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congressional Democrats Are Done Waiting on Republicans, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: West Virginia Is Dealing With Another Coal-Related Toxic Spill, and More

Time to End the Cheney/Halliburton Loophole

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Want to Hold Our Economy Hostage Again, and More

Close the "Water's Edge" Loophole

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More than 80,000 people Marched Against Right-Wing Policies in North Carolina, and More

What American Taxpayers Should Really Be Outraged About

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Four Thousand Organizations Are Fighting Back Against Internet Surveillance, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Alaska Could Be the Third State to Legalize Recreational Pot, and More

Keystone XL Pipeline to America: Bend Over and Take It

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Living Close to Nature Improves Our Mental Health, and More

CVS Shows That Big Government Is Working

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Internet Companies Are Fighting to Restore Public Trust, and More

The GOP's Coke Freak-Out

On the News With Thom Hartmann: 25 States Have Refused to Expand Medicaid, and More

Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn't Have to Die

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Opposes Giving the President New Fast-Track Powers, and More

Time for Big Oil to Pay for Its Pollution

On the News With Thom Hartmann: States Have Lost $1.76 Billion Dollars Since Congress Allowed Long-Term Unemployment Benefits to Expire, and More

The Republican Conspiracy Has Worked

On the News With Thom Hartmann: President Obama Delivered His State of the Union Address, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The NSA Is Spying on Angry Birds, and More

A Declaration of the End of the Reagan Era

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Americans Are Better Off Living in a Blue State, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Government Oversight Panel Says That NSA Spying Programs Are Illegal, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Want to Protect Tax Havens for Billionaires, and More

Could a Rand Paul Candidacy Be the Best Thing Ever for Liberals?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Economic Inequality Is a Major Threat to Human Progress, and More

Why Did Police Beat An Elderly Man for Jaywalking?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congress Chips Away at Social Safety Net, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Forbes 400 Are as Rich as All US African-Americans, and More

Let's Talk About a World Without Net Neutrality

On the News With Thom Hartmann: President Obama Spoke in Defense of Massive Government Spying Programs, and More

Time for a New Works Progress Administration?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The TPP Is a Threat to the Environment, and More

The Internet is Dead, Long Live the Internet!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Republicans Manage to Block Two Different Attempts to Extend Long-Term Unemployment Benefits, and More


On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Delays Vote on Unemployment Benefits, and More

America's Real Welfare Queens

On the News With Thom Hartmann: West Virginians Facing Fifth Day of Chemical Spill Disaster, and More

Is Congress Guilty of Torture?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans In Missouri Began the New Legislative Year With a Bang, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Two MIT Students Show How Collecting Metadata Is a Major Privacy Violation, and More

It's Time for Shooter's Insurance

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Our Cars and Hamburgers Are Even More Toxic Than We Thought, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Right-Wing Media Point to Polar Vortex to Support Climate-Denial, and More

The Republican Sabotage of America

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Won't Approve Extension of Unemployment Benefits Without Concessions, and More

Who Are the Real Obamacare Hypocrites?

Corporations Control Our Lives

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Federal Judge Has Rejected the Mandatory Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Japan Is Recruiting the Homeless to Clean Up Fukushima, and More

Time to Close the Red State Doughnut Hole

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 1.3 Million People Have Lost Their Unemployment Benefits, and More

For Economic Stability, Follow the French

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Three Days After Christmas, 1.3 Million Americans Will Lose Their Unemployment Benefits, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Last Month Was the Warmest November in Over 100 Years, and More

The GOP Is a Cult Worthy of Jim Jones

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Super Rich Have Skipped Out on Paying $100 Billion Dollars in Estate Taxes Since 2000, and More

Why Are Republicans Socking It to the Unemployed?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Federal Judge Ruled That the NSA Is Likely Violating the Fourth Amendment, and More

Goodies for the Rich, Pennies for the Poor

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Japan Not Capable of Decommissioning Fukushima Alone, and More

When Happiness Died in America...

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The State of Connecticut Says You Have a Right to Know What's in Your Food, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: America's Pensions Are Under Attack, and More

How Do You Destroy a Presidency?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The $85 Billion Budget Agreement Does Not Address the Budget-Slashing That Already Took Place, and More

GOP Governors - Give Taxpayers Back Their Money!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Regulators Are Expected to Adopt the Volcker Rule, and More

Death With Dignity vs. Death for Profit?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Conressional Negotiators Close to "Fast-Tracking" the TPP, and More

Put the "United" Back in the United States of America

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Refusing to Accept Defeat in Colorado Fracking Bans, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Wildlife Services Is Killing Millions of Animals With No Accountability to the American Public, and More

SCOTUS Prefers Free Speech for Corporations, Not People

On the News With Thom Hartmann: ALEC's 2014 Legislative Agenda, and More

What the Media Isn't Telling You About Detroit's Bankruptcy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Banksters Could Be Forced to Pay Billions for Crashing the Economy, and More

The Banksters Are Now Setting Up the Crash of 2016

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Massachusetts Might Be Next In Line To Legalize Marijuana, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Methane Emissions Are Higher Than Previously Thought, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: ALEC Wants to Kill Obamacare, and More

Without Reagan's Treason, Iran Would Not Be a Problem

On the News With Thom Hartmann: JPMorgan Has Agreed to a $13 Billion Settlement With the Justice Department, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Nation's First Coal Gasification Project May Start Soon, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Late Season Tornadoes Devastate Illinois, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The IRS Can Go After People Who Stash Fortunes Overseas, and More

Thom Hartmann on "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America - and What We Can Do to Stop It"

On the News With Thom Hartmann: GDP Grew by 2.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2013, and More

The Real Web of America's Economic Life

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Many Americans Haven't Heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Voters in Switzerland Have the Chance to End Outrageous Corporate Compensation, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Policy Holders Sue Anthem Blue Cross for Intentionally Misleading Clients, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The CIA Has Been Bribing AT&T to Help the Agency Spy on International Communications, and More

You Might Have Been Fooled by Republicans If ...

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Terry McCauliffe and Bill De Blasio Defeat Republican Opponents, and More

Privatizing Our Vote: The Ultimate Crime

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Voting Laws Threaten State Elections, and More

Food Stamps Are Affordable; Corporate Welfare Is Not

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Insurance Companies Are Trying to Cheat Customers Out of More Money, and More

The Super Rich Don't Need Our Middle Class Infrastructure

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Economy, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: NSA Infiltrated Communications Hubs of Yahoo and Google, and More

Stop the Cruelest Cuts!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Keith Alexander and James Clapper Answered Questions on Government Spying, and More

America Was Once a Superpower - Now It's Not

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Since Sandy Hook, Guns Have Killed 10,000 More People in the US, and More

Republican War on Food Stamps: One Giant Lie

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Report Reveals NSA Has Been Spying on 35 World Leaders, and More

Time for America to Be a Level Playing Field Again

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Groups Want Congress to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and More

How America Could Be the Happiest Country on Earth

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Many States Don't Require a Background Check to Buy a Gun, and More

Stop Treating Capitalists Like They're Gods

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fracking Companies Want to Start Drilling at the Source of Washington's Water Supply, and More

Are the Koch Brothers the New "Copper Kings"?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obamacare Website Glitches Keeps Hundreds From Enrolling, and More

Let the Dysfunctional Plantation-Based Red States Secede

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Report Reveals 48 Percent of School Children Come From Low Income Families; Indicates Long-Term Trend in American Poverty, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Five Million Low-Income People Will Go Without Basic Health Benefits Because of Their Republican Governors, and More

How the "Know Nothing" Press Extended the Shutdown

On the News With Thom Hartmann: John Boehner Finally Agrees to Bypass the Tea Party on Senate Plan, and More

Here Lies the Tea Party, 2009 - 2013

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans and President Obama Stalemate in Fiscal Negotiations, and More

Columbus Raped the Redskins ... Time to Change the Name

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Complete Economic Disaster May Be Temporarily Avoided, and More

It's Going to Be a Scorcher ... of a Century

On the News With Thom Hartmann: President Obama Declares He Is "Not Budging" on Debt Ceiling, and More

Mitch McConnell Wants America to Be an Oligarchy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Continue to Blame President Obama for the Government Shutdown, and More

Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction

On the News With Thom Hartmann: SCOTUS Prepares to Hear New Cases Despite Government Shutdown, and More

 Kings, Warlords and Theocrats Have No Place in America

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Capitol Police, Who Defused Dangerous Situation in DC, Will Lose Pay Due to Shutdown

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obamacare Is Off to a Great Start, and More

There Is No Such Thing as the Tea Party; There Is Only a Collection of Billionaires

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Wages Have Gone Down Nearly 7 Percent Since the Recession, and More

Obamacare: The GOP's Waterloo

On the News With Thom Hartmann: For the First Time in 17 Years, Our Government Is Officially Shut Down, and More

Obama Makes an Exceptional Phone Call

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Government Shutdown Is Right Around the Corner, and More

Republicans Want All Americans to Be Greedy Shills

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Even Business Lobbyists Oppose a Government Shutdown, and More

Texas: The Conservative Dystopia

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Have Come Up With Their Latest Plan to Hold Our Economy Hostage, and More

The President's Speech Reveals He Has Never Seen War

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Chamber of Commerce Isn't Getting Much Return for the Money They Invested in Republican Candidates, and More

Are Shoplifting and Parking Violations "Minuscule?"

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Our National Deficit Is Shrinking, and More

Libertarian Capitalism Killed My Best Friends

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The DoJ to Reevaluate How It Handles Non-Violent Drug Offenders, and More

If Sports Had No Rules …

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Our Government Is Going After Bank of America, and More

We're All Being Poisoned by Deregulated Capitalism

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Democrats in Congress Are Standing Up to the Supreme Court, and More

Bradley Manning and Government's Cheating Heart

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Reuters Report Reveals DEA's Involvement in NSA Surveillance Coverup, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A New Report on Student Debt Proves Overall Loss of Wealth for American Students, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden Granted a One-Year Asylum in Russia, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Federal Reserve of Dallas Estimates the Real Cost of the Economic Meltdown Between Six and 14 Trillion Dollars, and More

 Eminent Domain to Save Homeowners?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Hampshire Is the 19th State to Approve Medical Marijuana, and More

Let's End James Crow, Esq.

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Your Local Police Department May Be Tracking Your Every Move, and More

Does the NRA Want African-American Men to Stand Their Ground?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Protesters Opposing Stand Your Ground Laws Occupied the Office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and More

Why Were Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Held to Two Different Standards of Justice?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: North Carolina Citizens Are Protesting Out-of-Control Republicans, and More

The Koch Brothers Are Waging War Against the Poor

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Snowden's Revelation Paves the Way for Federal Lawsuit Against NSA

America First

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Koch Brothers Fund Misinformation Campaign Aimed at Turning Americans Against New Healthcare Laws, And More

Americans Need to See the Violence of War, Police and Torture

On the News With Thom Hartmann: 20,000 Protested Government Spying Programs on July 4, and More

Why We Have a Do-Nothing Congress

What We Can Learn From America's First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Administration Delays Major Provision of the Affordable Care Act, and More

Koch Brothers' New Pledge for Planet Destruction

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walmart Is Getting Dumped, and More

The Fossil Fuel Industry Must Pay for Its Sins

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Report Predicts Green Energy Will Beat Out Natural Gas in Five Years, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The US Senate Approved the So-Called Comprehensive Immigration Bill, and More

Time To Move Away from the Reagan Revolution

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republican Sequester Wreaks Havoc on Our Economy, and More

Issa: "Fool me once..."

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Votes Today on "Border Surge" Amendment to Immigration Bill, and More

Oil Industry Must Pay for Its Waste

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Supreme Court Has Once Again Taken the Side of Big Business, and More

Time for the Fossil Fuel Industry to Pay for Their Waste

On the News With Thom Hartmann: FBI Admits to Using Surveillance Drones on US Soil, and More

Are Non-Violent Protestors Now Labeled "Terrorists?"

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congressman Clears White House of Any Involvement With IRS/Tea Party Scandal

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Food Recycling Program in New York City Will Convert 100,000 Food Scraps Into Bio-Gas, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Supreme Court Curtails Arizona's Disenfranchising Voting Laws, and More

Checks, Lies and Bankster Red Tape

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Food Recycling Program in New York City Will Convert 100,000 Food Scraps Into Bio-Gas, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduced the "Restore Our Privacy Act" to Limit the Spying Power of the NSA and the FBI, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Supreme Court Rules That Human Genes Cannot Be Patented, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Democratic Congressman from CA Attempts to Put an End to Perpetual War; and More

Who Will Watch the Watchers?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Senate to Begin Immigration Debate; and More

Bring Back the Boring Bureaucrat Bankers

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Sanders to Introduce Bill to Fund Youth Jobs With $3 Billion, and More

Sensible Security or American Dystopia: Is It Too Late to Choose?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walmart Is Using the Court System to Silence Protesters, and More

On the News with Thom Hartmann: IMF Admits It Made Serious Mistakes in Handling of Greek Debt Crisis; and More

It's Time to Do Away With Homeland Security

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walmart Is Using the Court System to Silence Protesters, and More

Last of the New Deal Liberals: Senator Frank Lautenberg

 On the News with Thom Hartmann: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Wastes Tax Payers Money for Reelection and More

Republican Lies Thwart Attempts to Reach Democratic Ideal of Educated Citizenry

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Doctors Agree About the Medicinal Benefits of Pot, and More

We Need to Kill the Double-Standard

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Unions Are Pressing the Obama Administration to Take a Stand Against the Slave Labor Conditions in Bangladesh, and More

The Death of Nutrition

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Received Letters Poisoned With Ricin, and More

How Electric Cars Save Human Lives

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walmart Pleaded Guilty to Criminal Charges of Dumping Hazardous Fertilizers and Chemicals in Two States, and More

The Corporate Dictatorship of PBS and NPR

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Media Ignores World Wide Protests Against Monsanto, and More

The Federal Government Has Forgotten Freedom of the Press

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Chicago Made History by Closing 50 Public Schools in Under Two Minutes, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senator Leads Fight to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Senate Judiciary Committee Has Advanced a So-Called "Comprehensive" Immigration Plan, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Oklahoma Tornado Highlights Need to Address Climate Change, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: Reid Threatening "Nuclear Option" to Banish Filibuster, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Retailers Are Refusing to Help Stop Slave Labor, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Committee Agrees to Cut Over $4 Billion of Food Aid from the Farm Bill, and More

Memo to Bush Administration Leftovers on Fox: Shut UpWe've Been Warned About the Smooth Evasion Before ...

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Detroit Emergency Manager Poised to Sacrifice City's Unions to Investors, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann:According to SCOTUS, Monsanto Has the Right to Control Our Food Supply

It's Time for a Manufacturing Revolution

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The IRS Has Apologized to Conservative Political Groups for "Singling Them Out for Additional Review", and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: 11 States Have Affirmed That Gay Rights Are Civil Rights, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Banksters Are Violating Their $25 Billion Settlement

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Report Charts Capitalism's Cancerous Spread Into Social Programs, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New York State's Highest Court Upheld Two Towns' Right to Keep Toxic Energy Production Out of Their Communities, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US Apparel Companies Start to Rethink Their Use of Slave Labor, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Want to Eliminate Your Overtime Pay, and More

Thom Hartmann on the News: Criminalizing Immigration, Florida Rejects Medicaid Funding, and More

If Bangladesh Can Hold Their Corporate Fatcats Accountable - Then So Can We!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congress Pushes for Unnecessary Tanks Despite Sequester Cuts, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Washington State Wants to Protect Businesses' Right to Discriminate, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Rise in Food-Borne Illness One of Many Signs of Austerity Fallout, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Foreclosure Fraud Victims Re-Victimized by Mishap With Long-Awaited Settlement Checks, and More

"Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became 'People' and How You Can Fight Back"

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: This Is What Happens When Congress Is for Sale

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Little-Known "Monsanto Protection Act" Shields the Company From Being Sued by Consumers Who Claim They've Been Harmed by Monsanto's Products, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: America's Newest Penis Enhancer - the AR-15 Assault Weapon

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: Conservatives Benefit From Instant Runoff Voting, Too

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The GOP Is Already Hatching Its Next Plot to Take Our Nation Hostage, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: How the Media Fueled the War in Iraq

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: Ted Cruz Was Too Busy Playing With His "Gun" in Sixth Grade to Pay Attention

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Detroit Will Now Be Ruled By an Unelected Dictator, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann | Conservatives: The New Taliban

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Senate Democrats Will Introduce a Plan to Replace the Sequester, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: If Women Were in Charge

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Won't Give Up Their Efforts to Voucher-ize Medicare, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: How to Know When to Tax and When to Spend

On the News With Thom Hartmann: 131 Republicans and 60 Corporations Submitted Friend-of-the-Court Briefs in Favor of Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court This Week, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann | Warren vs. Bernanke: Too Big to Fail?

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: The Draft: A War-Killer

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Biggest Opponents of Immigration Reform Are Those Receiving Prison Industry Cash, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Wisconsin's Private Sector Unions Are Under Attack, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: You've Heard of the Birthers, Now Meet the Simpson-Bowlers

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The White House Is Circulating a Draft Immigration Bill, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: Banksters Rip Apart Spanish Health Care

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Facebook Will Pay No Taxes, but Will Be Getting a Tax Refund of $429 Million, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: Meet the 102-Year-Old Face of Voter Suppression

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Senate Finally Reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: Marco Rubio and the Republican Ibogaine Problem

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Fight for Election Reform Got Some Huge Support, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann: A New Manhattan Project

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Largest Nurses' Union in the US Has Joined the Fight Against Keystone XL, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The Question No One Is Asking About Keystone XL

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Senate Tackled the Issue of Gun Control Today, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The March for Death

On the News With Thom Hartmann: CIA Whistleblower Gets 30 Months in Jail for Releasing Classified Information on Waterboarding, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: We Must Stop the Tyrannical Minority

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Are "We the People" the Terrorists Now?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: We Could Be Just Hours Away From Filibuster Reform in the Senate, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Exposed! How the Billionaires Class Is Destroying Democracy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Corporate America Is Doing Very, Very Well Under President Obama, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: No, Actually, This Is What a Fascist Looks Like

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Two GOP Congressmen Want to Impeach Obama Over Gun Reforms, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: How to Stop the Next Pandemic: End Factory Farming

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 8,000 New York City School Bus Drivers Go on Strike, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The GOP’s Boldest Election-Rigging Move Yet

Thom Hartmann for Truthout: The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

On the News With Thom Hartmann: First New Gun Law Since Sandy Hook Massacre Set to Pass Today, and More

 On the News With Thom Hartmann: White House Supports Immigration Reform With Pathway to Citizenship, and More

 The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Aaron Swartz, a Spark in Life and Death

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Another School Shooting in America, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Corporations Spread the Flu

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More States Are Considering Ditching the Death Penalty, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Corporate America: A Whale in a Fish Tank

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Dangers Ahead If Debt Limit Isn't Raised, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: GOP Undeterred by 2011 Credit Downgrade After Last Debt Limit Showdown, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Want to Buy Lifetime Disaster Insurance?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Voted to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Pay Private Lawyers to Defend DOMA in Court, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The Battle for 2014 Begins on Day 1 in the Senate

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Civil Liberties Were Once Again Defeated in the Senate on Thursday, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Republicans Are the Ruling Party of Billionaire-istan

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Stakes of So-Called "Fiscal Cliff" Just Got Higher, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Netflix Blacks Out the Revolution

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans in Three States Have Introduced New Voter Suppression ID Laws, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Report Shows More Damage From the Massive LIBOR Manipulation Scandal

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The New Defense Act Will Not Include an Amendment to Protect Americans From Indefinite Detention, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Republicans Debating Republicans: Social Welfare Cuts

Thom Hartmann on the News: The Corporatists Are Buying Our Infrastructure, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: NRA Has More Blood on Its Hands Than al-Qaeda: What Do We Do?

Thom Hartmann on the News: Michigan May Have Passed an Even More Undemocratic Law Than Right-to-Work

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Sandy Hook and President Obama’s Shared Legacy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Michigan Passes Another Anti-Democratic "Emergency Financial Managers Law", and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Conservatives and Corporatists Hope to Spread Right-to-Work-for-Less Laws, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: A Former Republican Insider Begs for Sanity

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Michigan Can Restore Unionization Rights by Gathering Enough Signatures for a Ballot Initiative, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Don't Follow Republicans Into the Wilderness

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Hostess to Lay Off 18,000 Unionized Workers in Its Liquidation, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Labor Unions on the Brink

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Google Hid Money Offshore to Dodge $2 Billion in Taxes, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The Ghettoization of Public Education

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Introduces Right-to-Work Law, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Death and Number-Crunching in Corporate America

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Revolving Door Claims Another Willing Public Official Turned Lobbyist, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: One Party Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Budget Proposal a Kick in the Guts to Working Americans

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The Battle for Democracy Is Year-Round

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Study Shows Carbon Emissions Up 3 Percent From Last Year, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Reagan's "Welfare Queen" FOUND!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Thanks to Citizens United, Foreign Entities Are Meddling in Our Elections, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Obama Breaks the Golden Rule on Drones

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Movement in the US Senate Aims to Abolish Indefinite Detention, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: "Stand Your Ground" Gun Law Strikes Again in Florida, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The "Congressman with Guts" Attended Walmart Protests, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Florida Republicans Admit to Planned Voter Suppression, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 2 Million to Lose Extended Unemployment Benefits if the Nation Tumbles off the "Fiscal Cliff", and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: France Officially Ended Its Combat Operations in Afghanistan Tuesday, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Pelosi Calls GOP Stance on Sequestration "Disaster Capitalism," and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Anonymous, Karl Rove and 2012 Election Fix?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: BP Pled Guilty to 14 Charges Related to 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Give BP the Death Penalty

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Something Fishy is Happening in Florida's 18th Congressional District, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: A Wall Between Corporation and State

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Is Proposing $1.6 Trillion in New Revenue From Letting the Bush Tax Cuts Expire, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Civics 101: Spending Vs. Investing

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Spanish Bank Association Freezes Eviction Orders in Cases of "Extreme Hardship" Following Suicides, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Attention Conservatives: Canada has a Home for You

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Occupy Forgives $14K of Debt Using $500, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Applebee's CEO and Millionare Zane Tankel vs. Working Americans

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Report Finds That Allowing the Bush Tax Cut for the Rich to Expire Will Have the Least Negative Effect on the Economy, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: America the Third-World Nation in Just 4 Easy Steps

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Must Compromise on Taxes, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Monopoly Endgame for the Global Economy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Re-Elected by a Landslide, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Harry Reid: Fix the Filibuster Now!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Every Major Poll in the Nation Shows Obama in the Lead, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: GOP Efforts to Restrict the Vote, Outside Groups Spend $1 Billion, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Romney Campaign Is Caught Lying to Potential Poll Watchers, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: The Corporate Masters of the Universe

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Courts Help Disenfranchise Voters in Ohio

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Election 2012: They Will Steal It!

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Romney Campaign Is Trying to Deceive Voters in Swing-State Wisconsin

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Obama's FCC Set to Give Rupert Murdoch a Media Monopoly

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Goldman Sachs' Global Coup D'etat

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fukushima Is Having Trouble Disposing of Hundreds of Thousands of Tons of Contaminated Nuclear Waste Water, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Walmart's Hunger Games

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The European Union to Approve a Financial Transaction Tax on Banksters in 10 Countries, and More

The Daily Take With Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks: Agenda 21: The Latest Sleight of Hand Trick by Corporate Elite

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama and Romney will Square Off Tonight in the Third and Final Debate, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Jersey Becomes the 9th State to Call for an End to Citizens United, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Republicans Fight It Out in CNN-Hosted Debate, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Workers Pick Up the Bill if Corporations Don't Pay Their Fair Share, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Painted Romney as Out of Touch in Last Night's Debate, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Portugal's Largest Union Calls for National Strike in Face of New Harsh Austerity Measures There, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Rigging of Libor Upped Homeowners' Mortgage Repayments, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Private Health Insurers Are Preying on Medicare, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Mexico's Attorney General Is Launching an Investigation Into Voter Suppression Efforts in His State, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 250 Walmart Workers and Sympathizers From Southern California Walked Out on the Job Thursday, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Unionized Public Water Service Workers Are Striking Against Privatization in Detroit, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: US's Most Dangerous City Lays Off Its Last Unionized Police Officers, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: France's Socialist Government Unveiled a New Tax Package That Targets the Rich, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Julian Assange Addressed the UN on Wednesday, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama's Lead Over Romney Is Growing in Key Battleground States, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Germany Moves to Outlaw High-Speed Trading Robots, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Anti-Trust Suit Challenges Exclusion of Third Parties From Presidential Debates, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Republican Party Is a Joke to the Rest of the World, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Mitt Romney Derides His Own Electorate, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Mitt Romney Would Only Represent Half the Nation, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Protests in the Middle East Are About a Twisted Foreign Policy

On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Federal Judge Struck Down the Indefinite Detention Provision Within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: At This Year's DNC, President Obama Offered Choice, Not Change

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The World's Richest Woman Suggests Australia Pay Workers a $2 a Day Wage, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Are Republicans Trying to Redefine Labor Day?

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Romney Overshadowed by an Empty Chair During End of RNC, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Higher Education Was an All but Absent Topic the First Day of the RNC, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: GOP Is Desperately Trying to Downplay Fears of a Civil War Brewing Within Their Party, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Court Upholds Governor Perry's Decision to Deny Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Ron Paul Announces His Policy Positions Will Be Rolled Up Into the Official Party Platform, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Colorado, Washington and Oregon Are Giving Voters a Chance to Legalize Marijuana, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Paul Ryan Pick Has Republican Operatives Enraged, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New York City Is Poised to Become the Surveillance Capital of America, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Legislation Would Place a Tax on Carbon Emissions, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Files Civil Suit Against JP Morgan Chase, and More

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Thom Hartmann is a New York Times bestselling Project Censored Award winning author and host of a nationally syndicated progressive radio talk show. You can learn more about Thom Hartmann at his website and find out what stations broadcast his radio program. He also now has a daily independent television program, The Big Picture,  syndicated by FreeSpeech TV, RT TV, and 2oo community TV stations.  You can also listen or watch Thom over the Internet.


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