The Hartmann Report

Thom Hartmann

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The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.


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IF TRUMP IS SHOWN TO BE A TRAITOR WILL HIS FOLLOWERS BE MORE LOYAL TO HIS FASCIST VISION OR OF AMERICA?

Investigative Journalist for Daily Kos, David Neiwert reports: Will Idaho Become the First Aryan Nation? How Do We Stop Them? Also we need a probe of the GOP-led effort to break into voting machines in MI - Will it happen? Professor Richard Wolff examines if right-wingers are threatening a 2nd Civil War - What role will economics play in an American coup? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Aug 10
HOW MANY RUSSIAN & CHINESE SPIES SAW TOP SECRET DOCS AT MAR-A-LAGO?

So what is it that Republicans actually do love? It appears they love illegal wars, tax cuts for billionaires, subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, white supremacist racists and raking in millions to their super pacs -- Is that it? Oh btw - Dear Media, Biden actually got Mexico to pay for The Wall! Now we know the going price/bribe of one vote in the Congress. Sinema received over $500K from private equity before shielding industry from tax hikes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 09
THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT'S STEALTH PLAN FOR AMERICA

Guest-host Jefferson Smith reviews the recent super gain in Congress with the Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill, the Inflation Reduction Act.  Author of Democracy in Chains, Nancy MacLean joins the show to explain how the radical right played and won the long game and what is at stake for the next election. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Aug 08
WHOSE JOB IS DEMOCRACY? WITH GUEST-HOST JEFFERSON SMITH

So many of the challenges we face are nobody’s job. In a market sense, what big company benefits from fundamentally improving our health system? Whose job is it to save the climate? Whose job is it to redeem ourselves from the oppression of black slavery and the genocide of Native Americans? Whose job is it to restore the middle class? So many of the most daunting challenges and exciting opportunities we face are, in a market sense? Nobody's job. You are the coalition of the benevolently irrational. The good people are doing good things for no good reason. And you are priceless. Definition of priceless? Worth a lot, not for sale.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 07
DID KANSAS SEND A MESSAGE TO REPUBLICANS TO WORRY ABOUT NOVEMBER?

Key Republican Senate candidates called the Dobbs decision a 'huge victory.' Kansas has given us undisputed proof that abortion is now a Democratic vote-driving single issue. National Progressive Townhall Meeting - Pramila Jayapal U.S. Rep (D-WA, Chair-Congressional Progressive Caucus, Senior Whip-Democratic Caucus. Topic: Did Kansas send a message to Republicans? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 06
HOW TO FIGHT THE NEW G.O.P. SCHEME TO KILL SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE

Let’s take the first small step rolling back Reagan’s neoliberalism by making “income” from Social Security, unemployment benefits, and tips tax-free once again! Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh shares a warning from the MAGA world: If Trump is indicted, expect "major violence." Also the GOP plan to purge un-loyal civil servants Is going to be YUGE in 2024. Was the Pentagon corrupted by Trump and part of the Jan 6th Coup? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 05
THE "SHARE BUYBACK" RAPE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS

How CEOs pulled off their coup, ending the golden age of growth for the middle class while beginning the current era of the CEO as modern-day superyacht-owning emperor. Also, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Mark Weisbrot postulates if the Fed may cause a recession. Professor Richard Wolff examines if capitalism should be regulated or changed.    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 04
REPUBLICANS HAVE A PLAN TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION AND IT JUST MAY WORK

If the GOP plan works, they’ll rewrite our Constitution and state governors, the US Congress, and the President will have no say whatsoever in the process to halt it. President Roosevelt and Vice President Wallace’s warnings have come full circle. It’s critical that we call out these economic royalists for what they’re doing, and not let them and their minions rewrite our Constitution. Also President Joe Biden reunites 400 migrant families separated under Trump. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 03
AUTOCRATIC LIES AND THE FOOLS WHO REPEAT THEM

As Pelosi visits China, why do some Republicans parrot Chinese and Russian talking points? And will right wing propaganda be able to stop even the skinny version of the Biden agenda? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Aug 02
HOW A CHILD-KILLER SET THE STAGE FOR TODAY'S REPUBLICANS TO REVEL IN CRUELTY

The libertarians have had 40 years to make their project work, we’re hitting peak libertarianism and it’s tearing our country apart, pitting Americans against each other, and killing people every day. Crazy Alert! Trump grimly reaps tax benefits from Ivana's paltry cheap grave - Is there anything sacred to Trump? The GOP wants to ban child support because they say it incentivizes abortion - Wow! Geeky Science - The hidden history of lawns - Could America kiss elite grass goodbye? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Aug 01
ABORTION, GUNS, and CLIMATE CHANGE

Are these the three things Democrats should run on this Fall? The abortion ban is already endangering the lives of women. Will the uproar across the country against the Dobbs decision make a difference come election day? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59m
Jul 31
AS INFLATION TAKES A BITE

Will the inflation reduction act provide some relief to the middle class? Will efforts to reduce drug prices make a real difference? Thom's listeners share how they're surviving rising costs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jul 30
REAGAN DUMPED AMERICAN VALUES FOR GREED

The GOP has become a rotting corpse, politically... infested with maggots and defended by wealthy vultures. It has only one true principle- greed, and is determined to reinvent America in greed’s image. Can we take our country back? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 29
"FREE TRADE" HAS PUT AMERICA AND DEMOCRACY AT THE MERCY OF CHINA

Bringing our manufacturing back from overseas will reverse the 40-year-long slide of the American middle class and rebuild our nation’s security & economy.  Author and radio host Laura Flanders warns that it can happen here: A White Supremacist Coup That Succeeded. Professor Marcia Pally reports that Christian Nationalism is on the march, and how we got here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Jul 28
NOW WE KNOW - TRUMP 2.0 WOULD BE MASS EXECUTIONS, INTERNMENT CAMPS AND MARTIAL LAW

It’s not about “law and order,” which interests Trump not at all. It’s about authority and brutality. But the most horrible thing is, there are buyers. Economist and Co-founder of Democracy At Work, Professor Richard Wolff explains how the catastrophic heat is affecting the economy and what the new Fed rate hike will do to the economy. Investigative journalist Mike Rothschild explores how QAnon themes burrowed deeper into GOP politics this year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 27
POISON IN THE BLOODSTREAM OF DEMOCRACY

Congress must act to get money out of politics- or heartless oligarchs and "Christian Nationalists" will continue to corrupt the secular democracy the founders so proudly created in America. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 26
LONG HOT DEMOCRACY SUMMER

Guest host Jefferson Smith wants to know what you're doing this summer to keep our Democracy alive! Patriotic Millionaires' Morris Pearl is taking it to the people to figure out why they vote against their own interests. And author and activist David Daley shares how the folks at FairVote and elsewhere are doing their part. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Jul 25
AMERICA IS OCCUPIED BY A DANGEROUS SECOND AMENDMENT SCAM

War is the use of armed violence to achieve political ends. If the armed, uniformed militias who attacked our Capitol on January 6th weren’t “levying War against” America, what were they doing? Also how Don Jr ripped off millions of the world's poor that he promised to house. Geeky Science focuses on the decline of the Monarch Butterflies and what can be done. And a National Progressive Townhall Meeting with Congressman Ro Khanna. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Jul 24
WHEN THE GOP CALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS "COMMUNIST" IS IT JUST CODE FOR RACISM?

Do Republicans really think that public schools are communist or is there something else going on here? Plus a National Progressive Town Hall Meeting with US Representative Mark Pocan from Wisconsin. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56m
Jul 23
WHAT ARE THE FOUR TAKEAWAYS FROM THE JANUARY 6 HEARING ON TRUMP'S ACTIONS AND INACTION

Trump's 2024 coup plan to fill the government with America first zealots is already underway. Pennsylvania is refusing to count absentee ballots because they're Democratic voters. One in five US adults condone ‘justified’ political violence, mega-survey finds. Boston Globe's Rhode Island reporter Amanda Milkovits looks into the growing signs of white nationalist recruitment across New England. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 22
HOW DO WE STOP THE 27 MEN WHO RUN AMERICA?

In 1776 we declared independence from the world’s richest man and the planet’s largest corporation. Today, we’re again confronting a similar challenge… Professor Richard Wolff opines on why people are calling for the end of the Fed...what would the alternative be? Or, are they just crack pots? What exactly does the Fed do besides raise & lower interest rates? Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Dr. Trita Parsi explains why MBS is playing hardball with the United States, and the White House is just letting him win. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 21
THE SO CALLED PRO-LIFE GOP PROMOTES POLICY THAT CAUSES WOMEN TO DIE

Counsel Member of the City of Austin, TX District 4 José “Chito” Vela explains how Austin is fighting back against the TX Abortion Ban. Also the Idaho GOP rejects platform change allowing abortion to save a person’s life - How can you call yourself pro-life when you are willing to kill women? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 20
HOW DO WE AWAKEN WHITE AMERICANS TO RACISM'S DAMAGE TO DEMOCRACY?

Barack Obama‘s election in 2008 was the tipping point for racist Republicans trying to tear down our second Reconstruction.   America today is in the midst of our second attempt at creating a truly pluralistic, multiracial democracy. The GOP is doing everything they can to sabotage the effort: can we pull it off despite their treachery? Plus will Biden declare a Climate Emergency to get around Manchin? U.S. Intelligence expert, Malcolm Nance - Are Trump & trumpsters willing to kill Americans? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56m
Jul 19
MIGHT TRUMP END UP PRESIDENT AGAIN IF THE DOJ DOESN'T GET GOING?

When Donald Trump formally declares his 2024 candidacy, he won’t just be running for another term in the White House. He’ll be running away from legal troubles, possible criminal charges, and even the specter of prison time. Also watch out! The billionaires are already buying up the Midterm Elections. And what will you do when the GOP persecutes your wife, daughter, or sister? The Republican death cult is playing Russian Roulette with women’s lives. People will die because of this grotesque effort to court the vote of misogynist men and religious zealots… See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 18
THE BIG BUSINESS PLOT TO OVERTHROW DEMOCRATS REVEALED?

How is it possible that the rest of the world is recovering from the Covid/Oil/War inflation bump, but things are getting worse here in the USA? What Will Ted Cruz Do With All Those "Mile Long" Items From Shooting Victims? The Recall Alert Regarding Honey in Viagra Gives New Meaning To "Honey, I'm Home..." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 17
WHERE DID THE RELIGIOUS NUTTERY COME FROM?

Will enough Americans finally wake up to this 40-year grift to put an end to it and return our country to sanity? Spencer Schneider spent over 20 years inside a NYC cult, having been sucked in through a meeting. A cult of lawyers, investment bankers, accountants and doctors? Are they a cult? Oh yes! He escaped successfully and joins Thom Hartmann to explain how our country can escape Trump's dangerous cult alive. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 16
JOE MANCHIN IS STABBING THE DEMOCRATS IN THE BACK

Senator Bernie Sanders joins the program to explain the betrayal of Sen Joe Manchin. The W. Virginia corporate Dem delivers a potentially fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s ambitious economic agenda. Also because we haven't held Trump accountable he is now forming a shadow government. And are Lindsey Graham & Kevin McCarthy the most pathetic men in America? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 15
A POLITICAL PARTY WITH AN ARMED PARAMILITARY WING IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH DEMOCRACY

The NRA used to say, “An armed society is a polite society.” The truth is that an armed society is a fearful, dangerous, and — eventually — authoritarian society. In California - It looks like the gun industry can't hide from accountability Crazy alert! Is the new right wing "Trump's tampering call to Jan 6th witness" theory that he "butt-dialed" accidentally? Really?! Also the right wing terror machine targets abortion doctor. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 14
DEAR MILLENNIALS: I'M SORRY WE DIDN'T STOP THEM

Thom Hartmann asks Dr. Mary L. Trump, "Can you help us understand how your uncle came close to overturning democracy?" Also Thom's Daily Take today is- "Dear Millennials: I’m Sorry We Didn’t Stop Them. Your generation today holds only 4.6% of the nation’s wealth and you’re most likely struggling to own a home & are deeply in debt. What happened? In a word, Republicans…" Prof. Richard Wolff returns to explain further - What again is quantitative easing & why should I care? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 13
WILL THE INSURRECTION HEARINGS FINALLY NAIL TRUMP?

Polls are showing a large number of Republicans moving away from supporting Donald Trump. Will the latest hearings finally produce the smoking gun that the GOP will have to reckon with? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 12