Thom Hartmann

Disquieting present linked to our disquieting past—and a strongly suggested solution!

Aug. 30, 2021

How Right-Wing Cults Have Plagued Our Politics

The latest white guy going on a rage-bender before being “respectfully” taken into custody for “mental health evaluation” was at the Miami airport, an incident that broke the internet last week. 

Olivia Ebertz
“I had to go 100 miles north up just to get my subsistence needs,” said Herman Hootch. CREDIT OLIVIA EBERTZ / KYUK

Aug. 13, 2021

This has been the worst salmon fishing season on record for the Yukon River. King salmon, a regional favorite, have returned in low numbers for years, but now a typically stable species, chum salmon, has also collapsed. Subsistence fishing on the lower Yukon River for both species is closed, and residents who usually depend heavily on the fish are pivoting towards other ways to get meat. 

Justin Ling
Erin O’Toole makes a transportation announcement at a trucking company while campaigning in Winnipeg, on Aug. 20, 2021 (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

This shows some disturbing smarts on the part of Conservative policy makers. Some workers are going to fall for it.

  • Gene McGuckin

Aug. 31, 2021

The policies put forth by the Conservatives are serious, sensible and pro-worker. They're also impressive when put next to the anemic NDP platform.

“It may surprise you to hear a Conservative bemoan the decline of private sector union membership,” Erin O’Toole told captains of industry last year.

Abrahm Lustgarten
Lake Mead, the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, has been losing water because of epochal drought since 2000. Credit:Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
27 August 21

One of the country’s most important sources of fresh water is in peril, the latest victim of the accelerating climate crisis.

Robin Urevich
Suburban tract housing near Santa Clarita, California. Photo by Hal Bergman.

The debate around SB 9 centers on equity, social justice, affordability — and whether it benefits residents or developers.

Jessica Corbett
An Extinction Rebellion demonstrator protests against oil companies in London on August 23, 2021. (Photo: Tejas Sandhu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

August 31, 2021

"If agencies want to remain relevant, and attractive places to work for top young talent, they need to end their work for the worst polluters on the planet."

"You had a future, and so should we."

"We, tomorrow's leaders, call on all agencies, from the holding companies to the independent shops, to stop working with fossil fuel clients. This means oil giants as well as the alphabet soup of trade associations and front groups."
—71 young professionals

The Energy Mix
 Woman shopping for food - U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr

Aug. 29, 2021

Recent studies measuring potential health and environmental benefits from strategic dietary changes have found that modest shifts in consumption patterns can significantly reduce the global footprint of food production.

Natasha Lennard
US Supreme Court

August 27 2021

The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.

AT 10 P.M. Thursday night, without oral arguments or a full briefing, the Supreme Court ruled to end the federal eviction moratorium. The eight-page order puts hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of tenants at risk of losing their homes as the coronavirus pandemic rages on — almost at the exact moment that federal unemployment benefits are set to expire.


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