Stories by Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is an author and nationally syndicated daily talk show host. His newest book is "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America — and What We Can Do to Stop It." subscribe to Thom Hartmann's feed

Posted on: Jun 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

He tried to sell so-called "free trade" to us as a way of ending Communism in China.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Why don't the rich pay their fair share in taxes?

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Our railroads used to be the envy of the world, but now they're a joke - a joke that in some cases, leads to tragedy.

Posted on: May 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If elected president, Jeb Bush will run this country just like his dad and brother did.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Prison phone contracts have become a major source of revenue for state and local governments.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's about the enthronement of the business class above everyone else in our society.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Right-to-work-for-less laws ensure the cheap labor conservatives have sought for generations.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Founding Fathers were very clear that they didn't want America to ever degenerate into an oligarchy.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If we retain the vigilance and energy of Jefferson, we shall prevail.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We must teach our children US history accurately and inform the world about the essentials of human rights.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

When are we going to do in Iraq what we did in Europe after war destroyed that continent?

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Even when it comes to marijuana, they're out to help the 1%.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's time for us to honestly and accept the fact that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The new Congress is busy manufacturing a Social Security crisis.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

They want to protect failed policies that allowed the government to detain people.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Trans Pacific Partnership deal will likely be the death of American industry.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It used to be more difficult for the ultra wealthy to buy American democracy.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

They don't want the working-class to be anything but so terrified they'll take any kind of crap wages.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Wealth accumulates at the very top among the elites, not among everyday working people.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It’s time for high-speed internet access for all.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Foreign policy blunders going back to the '80s led to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

We need to retrieve our values from the trash-heap of history where Bush and Cheney threw them.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

They are completely clueless on the idea of a free and open Internet.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

How GOP governors used the cover of privatization to enrich campaign donors and political cronies.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

It's becoming increasingly hard to treat patients, because of electronic health record systems that don't share information with competing systems.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The term has a dark historical connotation.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

When we don't punish the worst political criminals in our history, it sets a terrible example for the rest of the world.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2014, Source:

Libertarianism is not what most Americans think it is...

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The lack of competition is the main reason why air travel is so expensive.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Urban drowning is a growing possibility.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Institutional investors are capitalizing on the foreclosure crisis by buying homes cheaply and then converting them into rental homes.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Nowhere in the Constitution is the Supreme Court given the power to strike down laws or to create law -- but that's what they're doing.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As individual companies become more productive, the economy has remained stagnant because there is little demand for goods.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This new attack by Boehner on Obama's legitimacy as president is nothing more than an extension of the earlier Republican Birther attack.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Conservatives like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal give tax breaks to the rich but won't fund health care for working-class Americans.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The former VP's hypocrisy on Iraq makes him the worst person to ever listen to for advice on everything.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

David Brat's "surprise" win over Eric Cantor was in the works for years.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source:

Jury nullification is among the most important rights we have as Americans.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP knows that if it can damage the economy, the average voter might blame it on the president