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Book Review: The Hidden History of American Healthcare

In The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, author Thom Hartmann returns to familiar themes of greed, racism and oligarchic corruption. He applies them to a system of healthcare that profits the … Continue reading

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What Is The Democrats’ Killer App?

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More Dark Money To Corrupt Elections

If you are like my family, beginning Wednesday it was nice to be able to let a little bit of the guard down that we have had in place for at least four years. It was nice to hear the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of American Oligarchy

In The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class, Thom Hartmann recounts three periods of increased hegemony of oligarchs in American society. He posits that with the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on Jan. … Continue reading

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An Epistemological Crisis

It’s no secret there is an epistemological crisis undermining the authority of knowledge. It may be the most significant problem to grow out of the Reagan administration. That the discussion of creationism versus evolution returned during the 1980s was only … Continue reading

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Defund The GOP

I have never been sorry I took the time to listen to a Thom Hartmann program. “The Republican party has turned into either an organized crime syndicate or a cult. We have to stop them from destroying our democracy. These … Continue reading

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Perception is Reality

Thom Hartmann does a Democratic post-mortem with Indivisible Director Megan Hatcher Mays.  This video is about 9 minutes. Last week I discussed the proliferation of conservative media, particularly talk radio, in rural areas throughout the country including Iowa. Progressives have … Continue reading

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Voting Rights And The 2020 Election

Native Iowan Ari Berman discusses SCOTUS and voting rights with Thom Hartmann in the context of the 2020 election.  Ari is Senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights. He is author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of Monopolies

In The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream, Thom Hartmann takes the reader from the founders’ fight against the monopoly of the British East India Company to the borking of the country by President Donald … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann Answers The Question “When Will Americans Wake Up?”

“Things don’t get real for Americans until it affects them personally….when it gets to 5 or 10% of Americans who have a family member who has died.”

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