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Thom Hartmann The Big Picture

Thom Hartmann The Big Picture

9/26/13: 'The corporate takeover of the commons'

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Thom Hartmann discusses how privatization is destroying American society and what we can do about it with Lisa Graves of the center for Media & Democracy. Also, Climate Week continues with a discussion with Dr. Paul Wignall on Permian Extinction. And in tonight's Daily Take, Thom explains why Republicans want all Americans to be greedy shills.

Read more: 9/26/13: 'The corporate takeover of the commons'

9/25/13: 'Countdown to the Implementation to Obamacare' but I feel like it's too vague

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Thom Hartmann discusses a new report on the cost of Obamacare and on executive comparing public outrage over CEO page to the lynching of African Americans in the deep south in the lone liberal rumble . Also, The Big Picture continues Climate Week, discussing the effects of global warming on the ocean climate with Dr. Peter Wadhams. Plus, in the Best of the Rest, Thom discusses the new Pope's relationship with conservatives with The Catholic Association's Ashley McGurie. And in tonight's Daily Take, Thom explains the effects of global warming and why we can't afford to do nothing.

Read more: 9/25/13: 'Countdown to the Implementation to...

9/24/13: The Republican Party's plan to shut down the government

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Thom Hartmann discusses the Republican Senator Ted Cruz plan to either shut down government if Congress does not defund Obamacare. Also, the Big Picture Politics Panel takes a closer look at a plan to tax the rich in order to deal with the national growing debt and Republican Congressman John Kline's plan to refuse to raise the debt ceiling unless the President agrees to cut millions from Medicare. Plus, Big Picture continues climate week with an interview with Climatologist Professor Jason Box on the effect of global warming on the earth's Arctic regions. And in tonight's Daily Take, Thom explains why privation of spying agencies has cast a dark cloud on U.S.

Read more: 9/24/13: The Republican Party's plan to shut...

9/19/13: Texas: The Conservative Dystopia

Thom Hartmann The Big Picture

Thom talks with Attorney and Radio Host Mike Papantonio on how the left is finally pushing back against Reagan's failed policies, and with Environmentalist Bill McKibben on 350.org's latest climate change documentary, "Do the Math." Thom takes viewer video questions and phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live," and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses Rick Perry's latest hustle to attract businesses to Texas.

Read more: 9/19/13: Texas: The Conservative Dystopia

8/23/13: North Carolina Republicans Don't Want Anyone to Vote

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" discusses the continued efforts by North Carolina Republicans to prevent people from voting, whether the U.S. Military should pay for Chelsea Manning's hormone therapy and the growing wealth inequality in America. In tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with New America Foundation's Michael Lind, author of the new book "Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States."

Read more: 8/23/13: North Carolina Republicans Don't Want...

8/22/13: Will the U.S. Military Accommodate Chelsea Manning?

Thom talks with Radio Host and Attorney Mike Papantonio on the fate of fracking in America and debates Libertarian Austin Petersen on whether real libertarians should agree with tort reform. Thom gives his take on Bradley Manning becoming Chelsea Manning, takes viewer video questions and phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live" and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses what U.S. teachers are not teaching our nation's children and who's to blame for it.

Read more: 8/22/13: Will the U.S. Military Accommodate...

8/21/13: Manning Sentenced While More NSA Spying Details Revealed

Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses the latest NSA spying details, the sentencing of Bradley Manning and why the world continues to use nuclear power. Thom talks with the Truman National Security Project's Rebecca Abou Chedid on the latest news out of Egypt and with Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fischer on how ALEC plans to further hurt the American middle class. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how we need to do whatever it takes to protect the 1st amendment and the press.

Read more: 8/21/13: Manning Sentenced While More NSA...

8/20/13: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than You Think

Tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" discusses whether the information stored on your cell phone is protected by the Fourth Amendment, the latest news regarding the detainment of Glenn Greenwald's partner and the right's "Just Say No to Obamacare" campaign. Thom talks the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections with The Washington Post's Dan Balz and the state of labor in America with Teamster President James Hoffa. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how climate change is happening faster than we think.

Read more: 8/20/13: Climate Change Is Happening Faster...

8/15/13: Should Bradley Manning Receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Thom talks with the Institute for Public Accuracy's Norman Solomon on whether Bradley Manning should receive the Nobel Peace Prize and wealth inequality with Libertarian Austin Petersen and Progressive Richard Eskow. Thom takes viewer video questions and phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live" and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses what bills House Republicans actually have enough votes to pass.

Read more: 8/15/13: Should Bradley Manning Receive the...

8/14/13: Libertarian Capitalism Killed My Dad

Thom debates Libertarian Ryan Radia on the potential merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines, and talks internet privacy with Cullen Hoback, Director of the new film "Terms and Conditions May Apply." Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses whether the Post Office should be allowed to offer an email service, BP's lawsuit against the federal government and how Arizona Republicans are already scheming up ways to rig the 2020 election. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how Libertarian capitalism killed his best friend, Dad and co-worker

Read more: 8/14/13: Libertarian Capitalism Killed My Dad

8/13/13: North Carolina is #1...in Suppressing the Vote!

Tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" discusses the signing of North Carolina's sweeping voter suppression law, Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reform drug sentencing in America and the Republican's continued push to get rid of the U.S. Post Office. Thom debates Conservative Scottie Nell Hughes on yesterday's "Stop-And-Frisk" ruling and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how Republicans have been profiting off prisoners since Reagan took office

Read more: 8/13/13: North Carolina is #1...in Suppressing...

8/12/13: "Stop-And-Frisk" Is Unconstitutional-And-Racist

Thom discusses the ruling in New York calling "stop-and-frisk" unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reform drug sentencing in America and the latest protest against the Keystone Pipeline. Thom talks to a veterinarian on whether marijuana could help sick animals in "Everything You Know Is Wrong," and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how democracy needs a clear set of rules just like major league baseball does.

Read more: 8/12/13: "Stop-And-Frisk" Is...

8/9/13: Another Teen Killed By Police Taser

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" discusses the taser death of an 18-year-old by police in Florida, CNN's Sanjay Gupta's recent reversal on marijuana and how it's ridiculous to think that it's possible to build a strong economy with low-paying jobs. In tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with religious scholar Dr. Reza Aslan, author of the new book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth."

Read more: 8/9/13: Another Teen Killed By Police Taser

8/8/13: If a Business Won't Pay a Living Wage, It Shouldn't Exist

Thom talks with Radio Host and Attorney Mike Papantonio on whether the BP cleanup efforts were more harmful to the environment than the actual spill, and with Wisconsin State Representative Chris Taylor on what's been going on at ALEC's annual meeting in Chicago. Thom takes viewer video questions and phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live" and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how a business shouldn't be allowed to operate if they won't pay their employees a living wage.

Read more: 8/8/13: If a Business Won't Pay a Living Wage,...

8/7/13: We're All Being Poisoned by Deregulated Capitalism

Thom talks with Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fischer on the start of ALEC's annual meetings and with Keystone Progress' Michael Morrill on how a militia group has taken over a town in central Pennsylvania. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses how 2012 ranked in the top 10 of the hottest years on record, how one in eight who have borrowed student loans are in default on their debt and the government's lawsuits against Bank of America. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how everyone, even the nation's wealthiest, are being poisoned by deregulated capitalism

Read more: 8/7/13: We're All Being Poisoned by Deregulated...

8/6/13: The DEA is Spying on You Too

Tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" discusses how the DEA is in the surveillance game too, Gov. Rick Scott's plan to further disenfranchise voters and FreedomWorks' campaign calling on people to burn their Obamacare cards (which don't actually exist). On the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing in Japan Thom talks with Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps on the radioactive leaking from the Fukushima power plant. Thom talks with Mediaite's Tommy Christopher on the GOP's new propaganda plan, and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how the media has failed us with their coverage of the Bradley Manning trial.

Read more: 8/6/13: The DEA is Spying on You Too

8/5/13: Are You Prepared to Shoot the Hostage?

Thom talks the voting rights act, NSA surveillance and Medicare Part E with Representative John Conyers, one of only two current members of Congress who voted for the voting rights act in 1965. Actress and activist Melissa Fitzgerald talks about her documentary, "After Kony: Staging Hope," and Thom speaks with Free Press's Craig Aaron on Washington's debate on what constitutes a journalist in the 21st century. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how the GOP has no problems with shooting the hostage

Read more: 8/5/13: Are You Prepared to Shoot the Hostage?

8/1/13: Conservative Policies are Driving Americans to Suicide

Thom talks with National Domestic Workers Alliance's Ai Jen Poo on today's immigration rally in DC and with Forecast The Facts' Brad Johnson on Google's funding of climate change denier Jim Inhofe. Thom debates Republican David Laska on President Obama's new "grand bargain," takes viewer video questions and phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live" and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom reveals the reasons why suicides are on the rise in the U.S.

Read more: 8/1/13: Conservative Policies are Driving...

7/31/13: Eminent Domain to Save Homeowners from Foreclosure?

Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses how extreme poverty in the U.S. is leading to child prostitution, if anything will come out of Obama's "grand bargain" with Republicans on taxes and Republican Congressmen announcing that they will not help their constituents navigate Obamacare.

Thom talks with a panel of experts on the newly released information that reveals the NSA has the power to look at your emails and chats with the simple click of a mouse, and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses a town in California that is using eminent domain to save their homeowners from foreclosure.

Read more: 7/31/13: Eminent Domain to Save Homeowners from...

Shoot First, Prosecute Later - 4/10/2012

no nukesThom looks at why it's easier to kill on the streets of Florida than on the streets of Baghdad. Also discussed: the history of the Koch Brothers and their continued influence on the Republican party, the radiation from the Fukushima disaster hitting California, and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the latest from the 1 percent's war against the middle-class.

Read more: Shoot First, Prosecute Later - 4/10/2012

Thom Hartmann The Big Picture - 11/14/11

Occupy Wall Street Evicted in Late Night Raid; Lawyers Secure Injunction to Reopen Zuccotti Park, Inside Occupy Wall Street Raid: Eyewitnesses Describe Arrests, Beatings as Police Dismantle Camp, Arundhati Roy: Occupy Wall Street is "So Important Because It is in the Heart of Empire", and Top Aide to Oakland Mayor Resigns over Occupy Raid: Mayors, Police Are Doing Wall Street’s Business

Read more: Thom Hartmann The Big Picture - 11/14/11

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