Stories by Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is an author and nationally syndicated daily talk show host. His newest book is "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America — and What We Can Do to Stop It." subscribe to Thom Hartmann's feed

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The social and cultural problems that we see in black communities across America, are responses to poverty, not the causes of it.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

McDonald's offered wages designed to keep their workers in poverty.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama has got to push the executive branch to regulate and reduce our CO2 output. Now.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Banks are some of the worst offenders.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

We've got to stop handing out tax cuts for the rich, and invest in the public.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In a world without net-neutrality, internet service providers will be able to “package” websites, a lot like cable providers do with TV channels.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We'll never know if the target poses a direct imminent threat to the American homeland, because there's no due process.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

America's politicians are stupid, and are bought off by Big Oil tycoons, Wall Street billionaires, and giant transnational corporations.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: Truthout

Our streets have turned into a battle zone.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Freedom Industries should face some serious accountability.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Guantanamo Bay is an abomination and "Al Qaeda's number one recruiting tool."

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

if we started treating guns like cars, people would think twice about leaving their shotgun hanging around the house.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

It's politics at its most cynical.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The war on terror was just an excuse; the neo-cons wanted to topple Saddam Hussein all along.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The truth about how different types of tax cuts really impact American society.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

The pursuit of happiness is about the thrill of achievement in life -- three decades of Reaganomics have taken that away.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's time for the US to look abroad for answers to our big economic problems.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There's a growing smear campaign underway against progressive ideas that might represent a threat to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Supreme Court's latest behavior shows that if you’re an American citizen, your right to free speech is under attack.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Conservative lawmakers overreact to progressive American changes—pushing the economy toward another crash.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Doing business is a privilege, not a right. Let's take our power back.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our planet has experienced five major extinctions over the past billion or so years -- do we really want to launch an irreversible 6th?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There was a time when there was competition in the American marketplace, when one corporation didn't own 200 other companies -- that time is long gone.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: Twelve Books

How to stop the looters from taking the reins of power and pillaging the nation into collapse -- an excerpt from the new book, "The Crash of 2016."

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Truthout

Times have changed -- and the elites inhabit their own private economy.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

Spending hundreds of millions to buy as much political power as they can for a project that could earn them over $100 billion.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Thom Hartmann Show

We must stop the carbon madness and move, worldwide, to renewable 21st century energy sources.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This all could be solved by Speaker John Boehner allowing a vote on fiscal legislation in the House.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: The Big Picture With Thom Hartmann

The Tea Party's astroturf roots should have been obvious to anyone paying attention to their rallies.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We've been conned. The media has been conned. And libertarian billionaires who want America to be a "me" society and not a "we" society won.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: Truthout

It means wars. It means famines. It means raging forest fires and the death of grasslands.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: Truthout

The lines between public and private, corporations and government have become blurred.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Scientists knew as far back as 100 years ago that asbestos caused a god-awful form of lung cancer, but the insatiable hunger for profits in America prevented it from being banned.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Turning unemployed Americans into very profitable prisoners is a booming business.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Walmart employees are the single largest group of Medicaid recipients in the United States.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Americans higher-up on the socioeconomic ladder have high amounts of toxic chemicals in their bodies. We’re all – rich and poor – being poisoned by deregulated capitalism.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Republican leaders plotted to intentionally sabotage and undermine the Obama presidency at every turn, no matter how much damage it did to the American people.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The very same austerity policies that Republicans in Washington are constantly pushing on us are the same policies that are driving Americans to kill themselves.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our nation was formed because our founding fathers wanted to escape the clutches of British royalty and nobility.