Thom Hartmann: Will it be, like the “Epic of Gilgamesh” and so many others, a story of a sick and twisted leader who courted disaster by ignoring the warnings of the gods, thus allowing his people to be wiped out?
Thom Hartmann: The 40-year embrace of that neoliberalism—by both Republican and Democratic administrations—is every bit as responsible for our coronavirus mortality rates as is the incompetence of the Trump administration.
Thom Hartmann: On its surface, the question seems silly—nobody who has lost both the popular vote and an uncontested Electoral College vote has ever gone on to become president, right?
Thom Hartmann: Because it’s such a potent biological agent, NDMA is also extremely poisonous; a Chinese medical student put a few drops in his roommate’s water and killed him. Ditto for a Canadian grad student, who injected it into a colleague’s apple pie.
Virtually the ntire nation’s press is now in the hands of oligarchs and corporations loyal to Orbán, with talk radio and television across the country singing his praises daily.
Thom Hartmann: Has Facebook gone from merely being a destination on the internet to something so interwoven in our lives that it should now be considered part of the commons and regulated as such?
Thom Hartman: Today’s Republican politicians are wholly owned agents of corporations and the billionaire class, stoking extreme anger over a few social issues (immigration, guns, God, gays, race) and using it to bring in the Fox rubes that the billionaire Murdochs kindly hand them.
Thom Hartmann: It won’t just be a war of white supremacists and Trump cultists against the rest of us, but a war between those comfortable with oligarchy versus those who believe in democracy.
Thom Hartmann: The corporate and billionaire takeover of the American government that began with Reagan in 1981 (based on the Supreme Court decisions of 1976 and 1978) has gotten more complete and more brazen with every election.
Thom Hartmann: This transition in business ethics has led to an ongoing crisis in democratic institutions and governments around the world.
Thom Hartmann: America and the world have been in the midst of “great change” many times before, including during and after two world wars, but this trend toward authoritarianism has been happening uniquely since the 1980s.
Thom Hartmann: A much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It’s the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes.