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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Thom:

Will Trump End Up In Prison?

The Biden administration on Thursday laid it right out in the open.It's time to seriously discuss a 60-year problem we've had with treasonous and illegitimate Republican presidents.When Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort was passing secret polling information about swing states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to Konstantin Kilimnik, as is laid out in the → Read More

Could This Be the Smoking Gun of Trump's January 6 Treason?

Probably the largest question that the Trump impeachment trial must answer is both simple and straightforward: “Did the President lead or participate in a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and install himself as a strongman dictator-for-life?”Proving this first requires connecting Trump to the traitors who actually, physically tried to seize the → Read More

This Election Proves the Need for a Right to Vote

America needs an absolute right to vote, like most other major democracies.One legacy of slavery is that our Constitution does not contain an absolute right to vote for all citizens who have achieved the age of majority.Our property rights are totally intact. If the government wants to take away your house or your car because, for example, you didn’t pay your taxes, they have → Read More

Was April 7, 2020 the Day That Sealed the Fate of America?

On April 18, Bob Woodward recorded Jared Kushner saying that Trump had taken control away from the doctors and was going to open the country back up. So what might have provoked that? What was happening right around that time? Trump’s official national emergency declaration came on March 11, and most of the country shut down or at least went partway toward that outcome. | By → Read More

It's Time to Unpack the Court

Mitch McConnell has been packing the federal courts for six years now, and, as a result, the nation is calling out for rebalancing... Donald Trump was bragging a week or so ago that Obama had “left me 128 judges to fill” as if Obama was just sloppy. → Read More

Trump Goes Full Authoritarian Dictator

What we saw last night was the dictator‘s playbook.Tell violent white supremacist racists to “stand by” and encourage them to show up at polling places to intimidate voters.Bully, bluster and threaten like Mussolini did, promoting your brand as “tough guy“ when in fact you’re a lazy coward. Claim that the other side is evil, like Hitler did, setting up excuses for state-run → Read More

Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate and Division?

Donald Trump has falslely told us that only 9,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the United States, that shooting an unarmed man in the back seven times is like a bad putt at golf, that protests are being led by an airplane full of black-jacketed "thugs," and refused to condemn a vicious murderer who killed two people and blew the arm off a third. Now, he is → Read More

Republicans Struggle to Reboot Their “Small Government, Personal Responsibility” Scam

Will Americans Buy It Again?.. Joe Scarborough, on his morning TV show, had a roundtable with George Will and David Frum in which these three old conservative war horses discussed the possibility of the Republican Party returning to its "conservative values." Those values they identified included balanced budgets, personal responsibility, and small government. → Read More

Trump's Big Lie About Covid-19 vs. Grieving Families and a Dying Democracy

It’s showing up in the obituaries.People in the throes of agony from losing someone close to them are writing things like, "Instead of flowers, donate to a Democrat," or "Instead of flowers, tell everyone to vote against Trump and the GOP this fall." It's become a national trend. | By Thom Hartmann → Read More

Will Trump’s Secret Police Succeed in Provoking Riots in Your City?

Portland is a test... but only a test... The Republican Trump administration has gone full authoritarian. Portland is a test, but only a test. → Read More

Did The Banks Just Tell Us A Massive Crash Is Coming? w/Richard Wolff

The Fed just dumped $75 Billion into the economy…. and possibly to avert a massive financial crash Monday morning, large short term loans became unavailable and rates for these gigantic loans shot up. The Fed panicked and flooded the market with lots of money! Professor Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss more. → Read More

Beyond Brett Kavanaugh's Crimes & Cover Ups

The sensationalist coverage around Brett Kavanaugh only scratches the surface of Brett Kavanaugh’s crimes and cover ups. Many of which go all the way back to the George W. Bush administration. Can we reopen the investigation into Brett Kavanuagh? Thom Hartmann reveals what you don’t know about Trump’s controversial Supreme Court pick. → Read More

The Last Time Banks Did This... They Caused A Financial Crash

Banks make their money from depositors by lending to others. Banks lend out almost all the money they have on deposit and this means that there could be a bank panic if a lender can’t retrieve their deposits. The banks are supposed to hold a percentage of every dollar in reserves, which means they have … → Read More

Valerie Plame: The Secret Agent Running For Congress

Valerie Plame-Wilson is stepping to run for Congress in New Mexico. Valerie is a former CIA covert ops officer and has shared here experience in her book ‘Fair Game: My Life as a Spy’. Valerie Plame-Wilson joined Thom Hartmann to discuss her book and why she feels it it important to run for Congress. → Read More

SHOCKING & Wasteful Price Of Nuclear Power Revealed!

A whopping $49 billion has been recently been spent in the US on propping up 15 aging reactors through subsidies and building two new — and still incomplete — ones. How did $49 billion get spent? Kevin Kamps joined Thom Hartmann to discuss current dangers. → Read More

Why Did Ohio Stop Anti-Pollution Bill Of Rights?

Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce shut down an anti-pollution bill of Rights, after having obtained the help of a key republican official. Organizer for Toledoans for Safe Water Markie Miller joins Thom Hartmann to discuss whether Lake Erie has rights and what organizers on the ground are doing to help Lake Erie out! → Read More

Why Big Agriculture Is The Biggest Obstacle To Solving Climate Change

Is big agriculture the biggest obstacle to solving climate change? Chemical intensive agriculture is kicking our planet and actually contributing to world hunger. The deforestation in Brazil is contributing to CO2. Why is the US federal government promoting the industrializing of land and pushing the same in other countries. Small scale farmers around the world … → Read More

Exposing Why The News Won't Talk About Climate Change

Hurricanes are in the news a lot right now, but the media won’t talk about the cause of these hurricane’s power, global climate change! So how do we get the media to report on Climate change? Our very way of existence could depend on a media willing to report on things the Fossil Fuel industry doesn’t want them to. Thom Hartmann discusses. → Read More

How The Governor Of Texas Empowered Mass Shooters

Should we name the mass shootings after people who created the environment where would be mass shooters had easy access to weapons, bullets and political hatred? Thom Hartmann discusses. → Read More

Capitalism Is Hurting Your Democracy

Why are there so few companies competing with each other? One word, monopolies. This isn’t the capitalism that Adam Smith envisioned. Now giant corporations own whole industries and if you want a phone service, internet or groceries, you have to go through them. And they can treat you, the customer, however, they want. So why isn’t anyone breaking up these corporations? Thom Hartmann discusses. → Read More