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Author: Thom Hartmann

A Party of Business: The false Conservative belief that what’s good for the rich is what’s good for America

As predictably as the sun rises and sets, every commentator or politician on the Sunday political talk shows say, without being challenged, that the Republican Party understands and supports business better than the Democrats. All my life, in fact, I have been told by the media that the GOP is the “party of business.” It may have once been true when I was a very young child, but today it is a lie — and has been so in a huge way since the neoliberal Reagan Revolution. Republicans kill economies; Democrats rescue and build them Between 1933 and 2020...

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Supreme Court power grab: How to dethrone America’s self-appointed political royalty

America was never intended to have kings or queens, unaccountable to the people, ruling for life. But that is what we have, because Congress and the White House never seriously pushed back against a power grab executed by the Supreme Court itself. It is time to reduce the Court’s power in a way that agrees with the Constitution. We’ll almost certainly have to wait until the next time Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House, but that could happen in another 20 months, so we need to start planning now. I am proposing Congress change the rules of...

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Why the GOP is using Red State media tactics with Radio and TV to court the Hispanic vote in a big way

If you are a Democratic candidate for office in New Mexico, Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York or Illinois, get ready: the ceiling is about to fall in on you. The White vote in America is split, leaning 53%-42% toward the GOP. The Black vote is reliably 83 percent Democratic. But the Hispanic vote is up for grabs: they represent the second largest and fastest growing demographic group in the country at 13.3 percent of the 2020 electorate (Blacks were 12.5 percent, Whites 66.7 percent) and, as conservative Spanish-language radio proliferates, they’re shifting to the right. If Republicans can pull just...

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Twisting a narrative: Why the Durham Report avoids the possibility that Trump was a Russian asset

Imagine you are in the FBI overseeing national security and a candidate for President for the United States hired to run his campaign a man who had: Taken $66 million from Russian intelligence services via Putin-friendly oligarchs, helped Russia install their own puppet government in Ukraine in 2010, was paid $1 million a year to help the corrupt dictator Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), solidify his relationship with Moscow, forced his party to remove references in their platform to defending Ukrainian democracy, gave a Russian intelligence agent top-secret insider campaign information about voters in 6 swing states so they could run an...

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Identity Politics: When patriots cheer a legally defined sexual predator and twice impeached insurrectionist

“Is @CNN still going to do a town hall with the sexual predator twice impeached insurrectionist?” – Lt. Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, retired On CNN’s May 10 broadcast Donald Trump doubled down on his lies in support of the White Supremacist haters convicted of violently killing one police officer and sending 140 others to the hospital on January 6. This should not surprise us. He is getting ready to repeat January 6th after the 2024 election, and in the meantime is encouraging more hate crimes and violence against Americans whose skin is not White, are queer, or simply support...

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Weapons of War: We already have a Federal law to get military-style guns off our neighborhood streets

Steven Spainhouer’s son worked at one of the stores in the Allen, Texas shopping mall chosen by America’s most recent mass shooter. He arrived at the mall just after the neo-nazi murderer had slaughtered several people, sometimes ripping their bodies and faces into an indistinguishable mass of flesh with his military-style ammunition. The killer had moved on into the mall, Steven Spainhouer was probably thinking, when he saw a 5-year-old child. “The first girl I walked up to was crouched down covering her head in the bushes, so I felt for a pulse,” Spainhouer, who is trained in CPR, told CBS...

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