Thom Hartmann

Posted at Thom Hartmann on Dec. 6, 2004

Hyping Terror For Fun, Profit - And Power

What if there really was no need for much - or even most - of the Cold War? What if, in fact, the Cold War had been kept alive for two decades based on phony WMD threats? What if, similarly, the War On Terror was largely a scam, and the administration was hyping it to seem larger-than-life?
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Nov. 28, 2004

How To Take Back A Stolen Election

"Never again!" says the slogan in an email I received from an activist friend. "Never again will we allow a stolen election in the USA!" But how are we going to stop it?
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Nov. 14, 2004

Restoring Trust in the Vote

Mea culpa.On November 6th, I submitted an article to Common Dreams that - based on interviews I'd done with a Florida Democratic candidate for Congress and information and people he'd pointed me to analyzing Florida's vote - suggested that small Florida counties may have been digitally "flipped" to benefit George W. Bush. The editors of Common Dreams published my article.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Nov. 3, 2004

The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy

The hot story in the Blogosphere is that the "erroneous" exit polls that showed Kerry carrying Florida and Ohio (among other states) weren't erroneous at all - it was the numbers produced by paperless voting machines that were wrong, and Kerry actually won.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Oct. 24, 2004

McKinley or Roosevelt? This Election is as Much About the Past as the Future

From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression to today, the economic agenda of conservatives has been easily summarized in two words: "cheap labor." Nowhere was that more clearly on display than in the recent decision by Judge William S. Howard that "relieved" coal companies from having to pay already-earned retirement benefits to coal miners in Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois.
Posted at Thom Hartmann on Oct. 12, 2004

Bush & Scalia: "You want privacy rights? Pass a law!"

In an eerie juxtaposition during the second presidential debate, both George W. Bush and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia - each in their own sort of code - were saying at the same time that if Bush is elected in 2004, women who get abortions will probably face criminal prosecutions, and our rights of privacy will evaporate.