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Are Our Oligarchs Going to Drag Us Into Civil War?

yesterday 6

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

US Oligarchs Started One Civil War — and They Could Do It Again

yesterday 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

More Dangerous to Your Dog Than Kristi Noem? Private Equity

14.05.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

How Will Trump 2024 Add to the GOP’s Long History of Election Theft?

14.05.2024 30

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

Trump Keeps Dragging America Into More Moral Sewers Than We Can Count

09.05.2024 70

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

Right-Wing CEOs and Billionaires Think Trump Will Protect Them. Wrong.

The oligarchs are on the move, and they know who they want leading America. The Republican National Committee held an annual fundraiser at...

06.05.2024 20

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

What’s More Deadly—a New H5N1 Flu or the Republican Party?

The H5N1 “bird flu” is ripping across America, decimating bird flocks and even infecting a few humans and other mammals. Should we be concerned?...

03.05.2024 20

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

The True Shocking Driver Of Crime In America – OpEd

In the midst of all of his trials, in a moment pregnant with irony, Donald Trump recently claimed that if he was reelected he would seize direct...

02.05.2024 10

Eurasia Review

Thom Hartmann

Why Democratic Voters Would Never Accept Republican Defectors

Last week Dan Poulter, a Conservative Party member of Great Britain’s Parliament, abandoned the Tories to become a member of the Labour Party. In...

29.04.2024 30

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

The UAW’s Historic Tennessee Victory Is Breaking GOP Brains

The problem for Republicans is that unions represent a form of democracy in the workplace, and the GOP hates democracy as a matter of principle.

26.04.2024 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Southern Autoworkers Call B.S. on Republican Anti-Union Agitprop

The UAW’s successful unionization effort last week at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee—the first successful unionization effort at a...

25.04.2024 60

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

How Reaganomics Fueled America's Homelessness Crisis

Forty-three years into America's Reaganomics experiment, homelessness has gone from a problem to a crisis.

22.04.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Real Culprit in Our Housing and Homelessness Crisis: Wall Street

Back in 1967, a friend of mine and I hitchhiked from East Lansing, Michigan, to San Francisco to spend the summer in Haight-Ashbury. One ride dropped...

22.04.2024 10

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

How Conservative Policies and Rhetoric Kill People

Want to die young? Immerse yourself in conservative media, and vote Republican. Seriously. We should have known, but, still, the science is shocking:...

19.04.2024 8

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

Boeing’s Safety Scandal Is an Object Lesson in the Dangers of Stock Buybacks

Boeing, instead of building new airplanes to expand and upgrade their fleet, spent over $60 billion on stock buybacks in the years leading up to the...

17.04.2024 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

How This Trump Prosecution Could Have Happened Years Ago

Congressman Jim Jordan wanted revenge on behalf of Donald Trump against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for bringing the election interference...

16.04.2024 8

New Republic

Thom Hartmann

Maine Took the US One Giant Step Toward More Democratic Elections

On Wednesday, Maine’s legislature passed a bill joining a compact to commit all of their electoral votes, regardless of who won in their individual...

05.04.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Recognizing the Fascists in Our Midst—and Supporting Those Fighting Back

Donald Trump and his MAGA movement check every single box in the fascism playbook. We all have a role to play in making sure they are not allowed to...

29.03.2024 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Abortion Rights and the Cold, Dead Hand of Anthony Comstock

Anti-abortion activists want to use the Comstock Act to ban all abortions in the nation, and most birth control pills and devices as a bonus.

27.03.2024 2

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

When Will We Hold the Murderous Sociopathic Big Oil Executives to Account?

Today there are families all across the country who are mourning the loss of their loved ones to climate-change-fueled floods, heatstroke, and violent...

23.03.2024 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Corrupt Supreme Court Could Make Political Bribery Even Easier

The plaintiff in Snyder v United States is claiming that when a public official accepts a “gift” from a person or corporation who has benefited...

20.03.2024 6

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Want to Kill Social Security? Vote for Donald Trump in 2024

Republicans refer to it alternatively as a Ponzi scheme, a con, or as socialism. They want to destroy it. They admit it but then hope you forget....

10.03.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Warning: The Great GOP Voter Purge of 2024 Is Underway

Using arcane laws and loopholes, Republican-affiliated groups are challenging the right to vote of thousands of mostly Democratic voters across the...

07.03.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Supreme Court Is Doing Everything It Can to Get Trump Back in Office

This is one of the most naked partisan power grabs in the court’s history, particularly given that the future makeup of the court itself hangs on...

01.03.2024 20

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

MAGA’s Plan to Steal the 2024 Election, Legally

Trump Republicans are committed to abandoning America’s historic embrace of democracy.

27.02.2024 9

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Restoring the 52% Corporate Tax Bracket Would Make America Stronger

The higher wages and increased innovation that derive from a high corporate tax rate all benefit the company, the workers, and the communities where...

22.02.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Supreme Court Won't Save Us From Trump So We'll Have to Beat Him at the Ballot—Again

The simple reality is that the future of American democracy is as much on the line in the case against Trump as it was in 1866. That was completely...

10.02.2024 5

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Republican Party and Their Billionaire Backers’ Plot Against America

The GOP’s bet is that if they can keep things broken and bad enough long enough, then people will demand a dictator “who can get things done.”

08.02.2024 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

We Ignore the Ongoing Collapse of American Democracy at Our Peril

Fascism can happen here and we know this because it is happening here. And unless more people wake up and fight back, it will be too late.

03.02.2024 50

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Can Democracy Survive The Morbidly Rich? – OpEd

So, Donald Trump won Iowa. A crazed billionaire who wants to “suspend the Constitution” and claims the right to a murder his political enemies. It...

02.02.2024 4

Eurasia Review

Thom Hartmann

From Argentina to the United States, Libertarians Come to Destroy the Common Good

Please name one country, anywhere in the world, any time in the last 7000 years, where libertarianism has succeeded and produced general peace and...

30.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Will the US Choose Democracy or Extreme Wealth Concentration?

This year’s election will not only decide whether we’re going to let Trump or a similar Republican end American democracy; it will also, if enough...

17.01.2024 20

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Trump and His Political Allies: Fascists and Bullies All

Bullying has now become the trademark behavior of the GOP, the result of Donald Trump’s entrance on the scene in 2015 when he successfully bullied...

11.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Billionaires Got Organized. The People Didn't. The Rest Is History

Why don’t Americans know who’s manipulating our political system and why?

04.01.2024 7

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Haley Shows the GOP Base Is All About Racism and Oligarchy

As Nikki Haley well knows, the Confederacy rose up not simply to preserve slavery and the Southern oligarchy, but to extend that oligarchy to the rest...

31.12.2023 20

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Victory Over Fascism in America Must Come From the Ballot Box

Americans who believe in democracy and reject strongman oligarchy must turn out next November in overwhelming numbers and so shatter the GOP that the...

28.12.2023 6

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

We Need a Progressive Democracy Movement to Defeat Fascism—Now!

If we don't get it together, people, things are about to get ugly. Very ugly.

16.12.2023 30

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Constitutional Convention: A Right-Wing Fever Dream Would Destroy This Nation Once and for All

Time to wake up, people. It's no longer just a dream—but a nightmare one step closer to happening.

14.12.2023 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Cowardly For-Profit Journalism Is Bringing Trump's Fascism Back to Our Door

For voters to make intelligent decisions about candidates, they must be well-informed. Sadly, that is very much not what is happening today in...

02.12.2023 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Is COP28 Rigged to Fail From the Start?

We can't let those opposed to a livable future win the battle now being waged over where our energy comes from.

01.12.2023 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

MAGA Mike Johnson's Catfood Commission 3.0 Is Part of GOP Obsession to Kill Social Security

Tomorrow’s hearing will be behind closed doors, and, if mainstream media’s historic reluctance to highlight the GOP’s hatred of Social Security...

28.11.2023 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Trump's Similarities to Hitler Prove It Certainly Could 'Happen Here'

There are few Americans alive today who remember Hitler, and for most of us the details of his rise to power are lost to the mists of time. But Donald...

21.11.2023 4

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

GOP Will Always Lie About Social Security, But Corporate Media Should Not

What baffles me is why a TV news personality who earns $2.9 million a year would go to such lengths to avoid even mentioning a solution that’s been...

16.11.2023 10

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

Looming Government Shutdown Is No Accident—It's What Republicans Want

They think it will discourage voters by amplifying American cynicism, making it easier for them to take over.

11.11.2023 4

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The GOP’s ‘Red Caesar’ New Political Order Plan Marches Forward – OpEd

“Thirty years ago,” Damon Linker told The Guardian, “if I told you that a bunch of billionaires and intellectuals on the right are waiting in...

04.11.2023 10

Eurasia Review

Thom Hartmann

The American Oligarchs Have Arrived to Destroy US Democracy

Oligarchy is corrosive. It destroys trust and confidence in government. It breeds cynicism and discontent. If not challenged, it will swallow us...

30.10.2023 4

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The GOP Is Attacking the Infrastructure of US Democracy

The three core pillars that hold up democratic republics are a vibrant and free press, trustworthy electoral systems, and academic independence, which...

24.10.2023 2

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The right's "Red Caesar" plan: GOP's new order marches onward — only voters can stop it

"Thirty years ago," Damon Linker told The Guardian, "if I told you that a bunch of billionaires and intellectuals on the right are waiting in the...

09.10.2023 2

Salon

Thom Hartmann

If You Don't Know Medicare Advantage Is a Scam, You're Not Paying Attention

We’re on the edge of the open enrollment period for Medicare, and the Advantage scammers will be carpet-bombing America with advertisements over the...

07.10.2023 2

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

The Billionaires Who Have Purchased the US Supreme Court May Soon Have Their Dreams Come True

It's time to raise some serious hell if we want to protect Social Security, Medicare, and the planet itself from these corrupt right-wing jurists.

05.10.2023 2

Common Dreams

Thom Hartmann

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