The Hartmann Report

The Hartmann Report

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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May 15, 2022 62 min

Republicans rule from the minority in some states because they've rigged the system. Dave Daley from FairVote.org joins Thom with the details. Also- why do right-wingers tend to become petty tyrants when they gain power- and then take away women's bodily autonomy?

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Former fundamentalist Frank Schaeffer explains how the radical right hijacked religion and become the biggest threat to individual rights & democracy. Senior Fellow at FairVote, David Daley writing for the Boston Globe writes the thought provoking article "Your Vote Won't Help restore abortion rights" WHAT!? How Republican led efforts to disenfranchise voters, gerrymander voting districts and more all make it so tha...

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Republicans not only cling to minority rule, they now want to impose a neofascist government in America. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse comments on the future of Roe & the Supreme Court. National Affairs Correspondent from The Nation Magazine, John Nichols reports that operatives Manafort and Davis efforts on Putin’s decades long influence on GOP. Also Thom Hartmann staffer and author, Joyce Nance explores The Romancification of C...

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To stop our climate-change-driven suicide, Congress must stop allowing oil exports, end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, and promote clean American energy. A simple question for Justice Clarence Thomas: Why are you such a hater? Senior Campaign Specialist for 350 dot org, Clayton Thomas-Muller joins Thom to discuss Witigo: A Battle Against the Winter Spirit. Also are the oceans developing amnesia and what will be the impact o...

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It’s time to establish an ethics standard for the Court, as well as passing a law that legalizes abortion nationwide that can’t be struck down by 5 handpicked religious fanatics. Republicans are whining that Biden could help inflation. Professor Richard Wolff explains why. Crazy Alert! Trump kept asking if China was shooting us with a ‘hurricane gun.' How are the murders, bombings and arson acts committed by anti-choice pro-lif...

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Because he has not been held to account, Trumpism has spread across the US landscape like metastasized cancer, with GOP politicians who aspire to corrupt strongman status emulating him in every state. The real truth of why DeSantis wants communism lessons taught in schools. Another MAGA clerk is busted for breaking voting machines. Also is the housing bubble 2.0 underway?

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America is no longer all-white or all-under-white-control and white supremacists on the Supreme Court are bound and determined to do something about it. Should Rupert Murdoch’s & Tucker Carlson's assets be frozen for Russian propaganda? Russians had infiltrated the GOP as early as 2008 and Mark Esper outlines Trump's most 'outlandish' plans to abandon South Korea, Poland and all of Africa. Greg Palast does a tak...

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"We want to elect MPs in a majority of constituencies to stop Emmanuel Macron from pursuing his unjust and brutal policies and beat the far-right." Less than two weeks after France's neoliberal president, Emmanuel Macron, defeated the far-right's Marine Le Pen to win a second five-year term, the country's four major left parties have agreed in principle to form an electoral coalition that aims to deny Macron a p...

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May 7, 2022 61 min

The mainstream media never calls Republicans what they are- reactionaries who want to take us backwards. What does the uproar over Madison Cawthorn say about the soul of the Republican Party?

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Predatory industries making millions by helping billionaires squeeze pennies out of working class people are a tragic indicator of our having reached what I call “the cancer stage of capitalism.”  Louisiana wants to be the first state to send women to prison for murder. Senate Republicans make it plain: A federal abortion ban is in the offing. Texas GOP Governor considers challenging a 1982 ruling requiring free public education. C...

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It’s time to discuss religion, because it’s no longer just knocking on our door. Sam Alito shoved it in the house with a no-knock warrant along with stun grenades that threaten to catch the place on fire!.. Plus - What happened to the principle of bodily autonomy?

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May 4, 2022 58 min

How do things stand today in the ongoing battles in the House and Senate? Progressive Congressmen Mark Pocan and Ro Khanna catch us up as they answer listener questions.


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Abortion can be re-legalized if Democrats in Congress choose to set aside the filibuster and either pass a law codifying Roe or, with a more long-term strategy, add new members to the Court. With a federal abortion ban court packing should be back on the table! Biden responds with calls on Congress to ‘Adopt Legislation That Codifies Roe.’ Director of State Abortion Access - National Women's Law Center, Heather Shumaker explain...

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Is it time to start calling Republicans out for white supremacy? Or is that part of the population just a lost cause? Plus - Professor Yascha Mounk shares the findings of his new book, "The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure".


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President of the Center for Health and Democracy, Wendell Potter explains why healthcare insurance is so expensive and restrictive, and that there is an ever-increasing number of people turning to crowdfunding. This is little short of begging and is the face of American for-profit health care. Discover the story of Gill and Ron, who are an example of people turning to a Go Fund Me page to survive, after having to pay deductibles fo...

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Director of Rethink Trade, American Economic Liberties Project, Lori Wallach reveals the biggest trade vote you’ve never heard about. Holey Moley! More inflation & shortages are coming from the Shanghai shutdowns. Labor organizer Daisy Pitkin reports that Starbucks workers are fighting one of the most intense union-busting campaigns in decades.

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Some say the Republican Party has gone nuts. In reality, they’ve simply reached the endpoint toward which they’ve been moving for 62 years: fascism.  According to a new report - Medicare Advantage plans are frequently denying needed care.  Connecticut offers refuge to red state women with a “Fugitive Woman Act.” The situation for girls and women in red states is surprisingly analogous to that of enslaved people escaping their torme...

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Have we all been witnessing a young con-man walk away with billions after selling out Yemen, Khashoggi, and Ukraine?.. and with virtually no questions from the mainstream media?

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April 27, 2022 57 min

As Putin talks nuclear while losing in Ukraine, are our leaders preparing us to go to war with Russia? Also, why does Rand Paul repeat Russian talking points?


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Newly released text messages show Greene prompted Mark Meadows to suggest suspending democracy to keep Trump in power. Why do Republicans keep flirting with totalitarianism? Does this lead some- like Greene- to support Putin's Russia?


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