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The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.

The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.
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The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.

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Episodes

IMPEACHMENT: TOO NARROW, TOO THIN, OR JUST RIGHT?

12/4/2019
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Today, Thom tackles the testimony and cuts through Republican lies, misdirection and bull with his sharp knife of truth. But are the Democrats making a mistake by not including Donald Trump's many other huge and blatant crimes in the impeachment process?

Duration:01:00:40

THE REAL HEART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

12/3/2019
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Thom wonders if neoliberal Democrats may be blindsided because they have no idea their voters are about to dump them... Can Progressive democrats recapture the love that presidents like FDR, JFK, and LBJ inspired by making sure the American system really works for the common person? And the latest poll shows a dead heat between Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders, and Warren for the Democratic primary. Can we overcome a system that has been rigged ever since the Supreme Court betrayed us by...

Duration:01:02:15

CAN KAMALA FIX HEALTHCARE?

12/3/2019
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Thom debates Charles Sauer, libertarian economist & president of The Market Institute, on Kamala Harris' plan to regulate prescription drug prices, followed by a hearty discussion of health care policy in this country with Thom's callers. Plus, Thom reads from 'No Visible Bruises' by Rachel Louise Synder.

Duration:00:57:59

FAIR FIGHT FOR 2020

12/1/2019
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Greg Palast talks about support from Stacey Abrams and how to reverse 14 million voters from removal on the electoral roll in the past year. And you could be one of them. Ending voter suppression and preventing your name from being purged is really important as the 2020 election draws closer. Callers respond. Book Club : Minority Leader and Frederick Douglas.

Duration:00:59:47

FIGHTING THE BILLIONAIRE TAKEOVER

11/30/2019
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Mark Pocan joins Thom for a fascinating town hall on what New Progressives in Congress are doing to push back against the billionaire-led takeover of our nation. Topics include - How many articles of impeachment? Why were the tactics of the Patriot Act activists poorly planned? What is the best strategy to influence your representatives? What's the real deal with Russia? Plus Thom reads from 'Revolutionary Love' by Ruth Marcus' book as well as 'Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the...

Duration:00:59:26

PEAK REAGANISM = A MAJORITY-POOR AMERICA

11/29/2019
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As of this year, new data shows that for the first time since World War II middle class Americans are no longer a majority. We are a majority-poor country now. Death rates for young working people have increased substantially- for the first time in the modern era- because of poverty in general and lack of access to health care in particular. Why is it so expensive for working people to merely live, and why is it so expensive to get ahead or pay for a college education? Where is all the...

Duration:00:59:05

TRUMP'S BIGGEST LIE

11/28/2019
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Donald Trump is following an old script, lie to the people to stay in power. How Far Will It Go? Callers respond.

Duration:00:58:57

AMERICAN OLIGARCHS LEADING US TOWARDS CIVIL WAR?

11/27/2019
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Thom makes the case that American oligarchs already control much of the media, can legally bribe elected officials, and are taking control of the courts -- so will a police state marked by selective prosecution of political enemies be the next step down this road that many other societies have traveled before us? How is billionaire propaganda dividing us deeply as a nation? Is there an analogy to the first civil war, that was also created by the oligarchs of South? And if Fox News cult...

Duration:00:59:12

FIGHTING BILLIONAIRE PROPAGANDA

11/26/2019
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How do we reclaim an independent press so we can actually learn what our candidates will do and our elected officials are doing? By only talking about horse-races and scandals, the press is letting the GOP get away with murder, while keeping people ignorant about Democratic Party solutions to our problems. David Brock from Media Matters for America joins Thom to discuss why our media is broken, and why Billionaire owned media is working as a propaganda arm of the oligarchs-- threatening our...

Duration:01:00:00

WHAT TO SAY AT THANKSGIVING

11/25/2019
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Today - Thom's tips on talking impeachment at Thanksgiving Dinner- the latest on the impeachment inquiry- and with Guiliani's buddy Lev in custody, will we get to hear what recordings he may have of Trump? And then we once again get the straight scoop from House Progressive Democrat Mark Pocan. Plus- Thom reads from Michael Lewis's fascinating new book 'The Fifth Risk'.

Duration:00:59:03

IMPACT OF IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

11/24/2019
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Thom discusses the recent debate with callers and reviews some of the key testimony from the impeachment hearings.

Duration:00:57:19

THE LONG ROAD WE'RE ON

11/23/2019
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As Progressive congressman Ro Khanna once again joins Thom, a fascinating discussion of the powers of Congress- are we building an Imperial Presidency based on the Republican-packed supreme court? Can pardons apply to impeachable crimes? Is the House oversight committee powerful enough to police federal government corruption? Will the Roger Stone conviction of election crimes unlock the part of the Mueller Report we still have not seen? What would it take for the Senate to hold a secret...

Duration:00:58:05

FROM JFK TO WATERGATE TO TRUMP

11/22/2019
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On yet another anniversary of the JFK assassination, why has Trump -still- not followed the law Congress passed requiring the publication of all papers relating to the JFK assassination? Author-researcher Lamar Waldron joins Thom with evidence that ties JFK to Watergate to Donald Trump and Bill Barr- with stops along the way for Roger Stone and other career Washington shysters.

Duration:01:00:03

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS: HILL & HOLMES TESTIMONY

11/21/2019
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Thom reviews the fifth Democratic debate and Netanyahu news plus caller questions before giving commentary on live congressional testimony. Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official, and David Holmes, a diplomat in the U.S. embassy in Kiev, testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.

Duration:00:58:22

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS: SONDLAND TESTIMONY

11/20/2019
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A few notes from the inside track on Trump's RICO operation to force the Ukraine to smear his political opponent, as the impeachment hearings continue with Ambassador Sondland's damning testimony. Thom theorizes that Sondland may have figured out Trump and Giulianni decided to make Sondland the fall guy, a move that may have inspired Sondland to become yet another of Trump's fixers to open up and give us another good look at the ugliness of Trump's mob-like tendencies.

Duration:00:58:03

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS: VINDMAN & WILLIAMS TESTIMONY

11/19/2019
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Thom reviews the hearings with comments and callers. Colonel Vindman‘s testimony pretty much proves that Trump was trying to shake down Ukraine for information on Biden, and that the Republicans are doing everything they can to cover up this extortion attempt. The only question now is how far the Republicans are willing to go in supporting Trump’s effort to damage Ukraine and extort them to create false information about Joe Biden. We Know How Far Trump Will Go - How Far Will Republicans...

Duration:00:58:49

DANGEROUS WOMEN

11/18/2019
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Today we hear from co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus Primila Jayapal on the challenges facing Progressive Democrats, from impeachment to bringing health care to all. And then, Thom us joined by proud feminist Pat Mitchell. Author of 'Becoming a Dangerous Woman', Pat talks about the need to be safe in our workplaces, homes and communities. She says gaining equality in even its basic forms needs to be talked about, especially in politics. Plus - Thom wonders if Trump might be thinking...

Duration:01:00:29

ZEBRAS UNITE & RANKED CHOICE VOTING EXPLAINED

11/17/2019
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Guest-host Jefferson Smith speaks with Switchboard Inc's Mara Zepeda, who found that companies that were for-profit and enabled social good, face systemic challenges so we wrote the Zebra Manifesto which gave birth to the Zebras Unite movement! Drew Penrose from Fair Vote joins the program to explain how rank choice voting works. Jefferson concludes with a discussion of just what is a moderate anyway? Callers respond. Book Club reading from "Stop Being Reasonable: How We Really Change Our...

Duration:01:01:35

UNWRAPPING THE HEARINGS

11/16/2019
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Thom Hartmann reviews and analyses the testimony of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, at the recent Congressional impeachment hearings with commentary and insights on the Republican strategies to try to defend a corrupt president.

Duration:00:58:40

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS: MARIE YOVANOVITCH TESTIMONY

11/15/2019
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Thom airs and discusses The Trump Impeachment Hearings Day 2 - Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from her position, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:59:30