Posted at Salon on Dec. 10, 2019

Is It Time to Regulate or Nationalize Facebook?

I was oblivious to the real significance of Facebook in everyday life until the company disabled my personal, private thomhartmann account. The list of “possible” reasons they posted for doing this included “impersonating a celebrity,” so maybe they shut me down because they thought I pretending to be that guy who’s a talk show host and author. (Facebook, if you’re reading this, I am that guy.)
Posted at Salon on Dec. 4, 2019

Why have no Republicans turned on Trump?

There is a very simple reason why some Republicans voted for the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, but none have so far broken ranks against Trump.
Posted at Salon on Oct. 21, 2019

Is war on the menu for 2020 elections?

We complain that democracy is under assault from Donald Trump, but he’s just a cog in a much larger worldwide machine that is tearing down democratic self-governance.
Posted at Salon on Mar. 24, 2018

Thanks to Facebook, our economy is based on spying

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton sold us on the idea that we no longer needed a manufacturing economy in the U.S. because the internet was coming and it would provide entirely new business models.