Posted at Thom Hartmann on Jul. 4, 2005

Supreme Court - Media Ignore Possible "Fascist" Play

The Bush administration is spectacularly good at sleight-of-hand tricks, directing public attention in one direction while they're working diligently in another. The latest trial balloon of "probable" Supreme Court nominees is no exception. While everybody is worried about abortion rights and corporate power, a far more insidious agenda may be at play.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Jun. 19, 2005

They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate

The real scandal of the Downing Street Memos, with the greatest potential to leave the Bush presidency in permanent disgrace, is their implication that lies may have been put forward to help Bush, Republicans, and Blair politically. If Bush lied to gain and keep political power, precedent suggests he and his collaborators in the administration may even be vulnerable to impeachment.
Posted at Buzzflash on May. 22, 2005

What Went Wrong In Ohio: The Conyers Report On The 2004 Presidential Election" by Anita Miller (Editor), Gore Vidal (Introduction) Review by Thom Hartmann

Two weeks before the presidential election of 2004, The Washington Post ran an article titled"Some Fear Ohio Will Be Florida." "Florida" has become shorthand for the illegal purging of tens of thousands of largely Democratic African American voters by Jeb Bush, Katherine Harris, and that state's Republican machine just before the election of 2000.
Posted at Buzzflash on May. 3, 2005

"Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine

Some people think that FDR invented the progressive income tax when he raised income tax rates on the super-rich to 90 percent. Some believe that LBJ invented anti-poverty programs when he more than cut in half severe poverty in the US by introducing Medicare, housing assistance, and food-stamp programs in the 1960s.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on May. 2, 2005

Carter Tried To Stop Bush's Energy Disasters - 28 Years Ago

In his recent news conference, George Bush Jr. suggested that our nation's "problem" with high gasoline prices was caused by the lack of a national energy policy, and tried to blame it all on Bill Clinton. First, Junior said, "This is a problem that's been a long time in coming. We haven't had an energy policy in this country." As is so often the case, Bush was lying.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Apr. 30, 2005

Save Andy - And Save America, Too!

Just as we occasionally see community fundraising efforts surface with donation collection cans in convenience stores for local folks experiencing medical emergencies, today the progressive community is working to save one of its own.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Apr. 24, 2005

The Frauds of the Clergy

Why would a multi-multi-millionaire Senator, who consistently votes to harm the hungry and the poor who so concerned Jesus, join forces with religious fundamentalists to stack this nation's highest courts? Could it be because he and his wealthy Republican friends see huge financial benefits for themselves and their corporate patrons in a compliant court?
Posted at Buzzflash on Apr. 3, 2005

"After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order" by Emmanuel Todd Review by Thom Hartmann

In 1976 -- long before American conservatives would claim that Ronald Reagan's 1980s debt-driven massive military spending "bankrupted" the Soviet Union -- French demographer and author Emmanuel Todd wrote a best-selling book titled La Chute finale (The Final Fall), predicting the imminent fall of the USSR. He based his projection, in large part, on a careful study of the increase in infant mortality in that empire, one of the leading indicators of the health of a nation.