Thom Hartmann Show

The Thom Hartmann Show: Extreme Vetting for People, but Not for Banks

Thom Hartmann: Welcome back. Thom Hartmann here with you, and I'm very pleased to have on the line with us Professor William Black. He's a Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One. Professor Black is a former bank regulator who led investigations into the Savings and Loan crisis in the eighties. He blogs or writes for neweconomicperspectives.org and you can tweet him at WilliamKBlack. Professor Black, welcome back to the program.

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How Much Danger Is Net Neutrality in Now?

Basically all the progress—or much of the progress, anyway—the Obama administration has made over the past 8 years is now in danger—and so is the internet as we know it.

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The Corporate Food Industry Has Created a Diet That Is Literally Killing Us

Thom Hartmann: In the best of the rest of the news, "you are what you eat". A phrase we've all heard from a friend, a parent, or maybe even a teacher. Sounds like a myth but it's actually true and it could save your life. Every year tens of millions of Americans die from health problems that are totally preventable. These health problems are totally preventable because they all have the same root cause: the animal-based diet that is being forced down our throat by the food industry, big ag and the politicians they own.

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Will Trump Provoke a Serious Conflict with China?

Thom Hartmann: Hello. I'm Thom Hartmann, in Washington DC. Welcome to the Big Picture.

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The Mind of Our Narcissist in Chief

Thom Hartmann: Welcome back. So pleased to have in the studio with us our old friend Dr. Justin Frank, MD, psychoanalyst, clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at George Washington University. He is the author of Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, in fact we talked about this on this very program back a decade ago, it seems.

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The Man Who Predicted Trump Now Predicts He Will Fail

The following is a transcript of a recent interview conducted by Thom Hartmann:

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How Right-Wingers in One State Are Trying to Give Elites Control of the Marijuana Industry

Conservatives live in a fantasy world, and nowhere is that more clear right now than in the state of Washington.

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Billionaires Won't Be Happy Until America's Economy Looks Like Greece

Billionaires don't need a social safety net, so they're using the right-wing spin machine to destroy it.

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Pulled over for Playing the Wrong Song? Authoritarianism Is Creeping Up on America

Are we really the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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Conservatives Lie About Net Neutrality for Big Bucks

When it comes to net neutrality, conservatives are absolutely clueless.

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A Red State Privatization Horror Story

Conservatives and libertarians have been saying for a long time that if we just get rid of government and replace it with the private sector, everything will run a whole lot better.

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How Privatizing Medical Records Will Harm You

Imagine you're a doctor at a clinic in New York City.

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Time for the U.S. to Dump the Word "Homeland"

It's time to do away with the word "homeland."

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Dick Cheney Should be in Jail

Just when you thought Republicans couldn't sink any lower, they ask Dick Cheney, the guy who screwed up Iraq, for advice on how to fix Iraq.

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We're Being Robbed Every Time We Fly

There's a stunning lack of choice for American consumers today, and nowhere is that more evident than in our nation's ever-shrinking airline industry.

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Does NASA's Data Spell Doomsday for New York City?

If we don't do something quick to stop global warming, some of the biggest cities in America could go the way of Atlantis in just a matter of decades.

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Wall St. Landlords on a Cul-de-Sac Near You

It's time to put an end to the financialization insanity that's hurting average people, destroying the American dream, and turning our economy into one big giant casino.

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The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race

There's something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it could spell disaster for our planet.

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The GOP Is the Pro-Death Party

Republicans say they're pro-life, but in reality, they're pro-death.

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Dick Cheney Should be Rotting in a Prison Cell, Not Opining About Iraq

If there's one person who has absolutely zero business criticizing anyone for how they're running the country, it's Dick Cheney.

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There Is an Enormous Amount of Unregulated Poisonous Chemicals In Our Country

We are all lab rats in one giant, toxic, and deadly experiment.

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Why Paul Ryan Is a Very Useful Idiot for the Right-Wing 1%

There are a whole lot of useful idiots in America.

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Is America Going to Be the Flintstones or the Jetsons?

America could be flying high with The Jetsons. But instead, we're stuck hoofing it with The Flintstones.

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Is Congress Guilty of Torture?

George W. Bush was a war criminal, but Republicans are doing everything they can to erase that from the history books, and make sure that Obama shares in the blame for Bush's war crimes.

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It's Time for People to Start Paying Insurance Premiums on the Guns They Own

Kentucky State Representative Leslie Combs had an embarrassing moment last Tuesday.

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A Simple Economic Truth America's Super Rich Don't Want Us to Know About

For the past 32 years, Americans have been living a lie. It's a lie that helps out rich people and screws working people, and it's a lie that needs to be called out.

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Why High Unemployment Actually Destroys the Fabric of American Life

The Declaration of Independence was the first founding document in the history of the world to specifically mention happiness.

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Supreme Court's Right-Wingers Show They're Only Interested in Free Speech for Corporations ... Not So Much for People

The free speech rights of American citizens are under attack all across America, but if you’re a corporation, you can have all the say you want.

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Are the Bankers Now Setting Up the Crash of 2016?

This article was first published on Truthout and any reprint or reproduction on any other website must acknowledge Truthout as the original site of publication.

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