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Michael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author. His films 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' 'Bowling for Columbine' and 'SiCKO' are among the all-time top ten grossing documentaries.

Michael Moore's Blogs

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 21st, 2010

Burning Down the House: A Crime Beyond Denunciation

So how do the Wall Street boys feel after destroying the world economy while pocketing billions, and then getting bailed out by everyone else in America? I'm sure they're filled with remorse and desperately trying to make it up to us. Right? "The first thing that needs to happen, I ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 19th, 2010

Michigan Blues

I have a rule of thumb that's served me well my whole life: whenever corporate executives begin talking about how they support "free markets" and "competition," check to see if you still have your wallet. That's because no one -- not Karl Marx, not Fidel Castro, not your niece who ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 12th, 2010

How to Fight Fred

Eleven years ago I had the distinct weirdness of meeting the Reverend Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas. You know Fred. He's the head of the loony Westboro Church in Topeka, Kansas. They're the people who like to go around to funerals of gay men who've been murdered (Matthew Shepard) or ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 7th, 2010

A Senseless War Begins Its 10th Year ...an address to the nation from President Barack Obama (as reported by Michael Moore)

My Fellow Americans: Nine years ago today we invaded the nation of Afghanistan. I’d just turned 40. I had a Discman and an Oldsmobile and had gotten really into LiveJournal. That was a long time ago. It was so long ago, does anybody remember why we're even there? I think ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 5th, 2010

LeBron Sets a Good Example

LeBron James begins the pre-season tonight with the Miami Heat as they take on the Detroit Pistons in Miami. I saw an article yesterday on the Nation's website that showed LeBron on the list of most hated athletes (spoiler alert: they're all black). The anger up in Cleveland continues over ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 4th, 2010

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Just to help you kick your week off on a positive note, please enjoy this heartwarming story from the state of Tennessee: Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight. A local neighborhood ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 1st, 2010

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Today's OpenMike blog The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn. Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 30th, 2010

Dwight Was Right

Today's OpenMike blog So...it turns out President Eisenhower wasn't making up all that stuff about the military-industrial complex. That's what you'll conclude if you read Bob Woodward's new book, Obama's War. (You can read excerpts of it here, here and here.) You thought you voted for change when you cast ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 28th, 2010

A Fine Whine

Today's OpenMike blogBIDEN: (sniffling) What's the matter with our base? Why don't liberals like us any more! OBAMA: They like us still... but they're mean to us! BIDEN: And we're the opposite of mean! Like, we're so nice to the Republicans -- we don't even make them have to do ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 20th, 2010

A Canadian’s Response

Today's OpenMike blog On Thursday I was invited by the Toronto Film Festival to interview on the stage the great British director Ken Loach and his screenwriter Paul Laverty. It was a fascinating and fun discussion, and when I opened it up to the audience for questions, an American soldier ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 18th, 2010

Mike's Yom Kippur Blog

Today's OpenMike blogAlthough I am not Jewish, I do hate to be left out of any cool bitchin' holy day, especially since this year's falls on one of the worst days in memory for lamest college football matches on TV. So with nothing better to do -- and remembering how ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 17th, 2010

Detroit, You're Out, Even When You're Not

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore It's bad enough that capitalism (i.e., organized corporate crime) has bludgeoned Detroit to near death. But after stealing tens of thousands of jobs from us, after stealing our middle class, after stealing our tax base that has decimated the police and fire departments (over ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 14th, 2010

Heroes of the GOP on Religious Freedom

OpenMike 9/14/10 Michael Moore's daily blog Here are three quotes I'd like to share from three heroes of those who consider themselves to be Republicans and opponents of the "ground zero mosque." My, how far we've come...President George Washington, 1790: The citizens of the United States of America have a ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 13th, 2010

Thousands of True Americans Respond to Call for Donations to Islamic Center

I knew that many of you would respond to my call to help out the embattled Islamic community center being built in lower Manhattan. I asked each of you to send a dollar (or five or ten) to their nonprofit organization, Cordoba Initiative, as a symbolic act against the bigotry ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 11th, 2010

If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

OpenMike 9/11/10 Michael Moore's daily blog I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice. I believe in an America ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 9th, 2010

Burn, Baby, Burn!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com] So the friggin' SECRETARY OF DEFENSE took time off running all our wars to call some nutjob preacher in Florida. And we have to witness the sissy sight of Gen. Petraeus begging from ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 8th, 2010

A Week of Proclamations

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com]Last week, President Obama addressed the nation, declaring the war in Iraq to be over and that combat troops were all home. Yesterday, two American soldiers were killed in Iraq -- by an Iraqi ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 6th, 2010

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com]Dear Rahm Emanuel: Happy Fuckin' Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" — during White House meetings about how to ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

August 13th, 2010

Profits Up at GM! And You're Still Unemployed

So General Motors is back to making billions in profit. And if the past is any guide, we know what that means: time for some layoffs!Or maybe not. Back in the '80s and '90s, when GM was consistently posting giant profits, they were simultaneously firing tens of thousands of workers ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

April 30th, 2010

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

When Brazilians first elected Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva President in 2002, the country's robber barons nervously checked the fuel gauges on their private jets. They had turned Brazil into one of the most inequitable places on earth, and now it looked like payback time. Lula, 64, was a genuine ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 21st, 2010

My Personal Note This Morning to My Neighbors Here in Bart Stupak's District

I sent this letter this morning to my neighbors here where I live in Bart Stupak's Michigan congressional district. I thought I would share it with the rest of you -- and please feel free to share it with others you may know in Michigan:Dear Northern Michigan Democrats, Independents, and ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 3rd, 2009

Yes, That Was Me Visiting the White House

I guess I should come clean and admit it.I've been hangin' out with the Obamas at the White House. Late on Friday, Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, after many requests by the news media (and many demands by right-wing groups), released the list ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 11th, 2009

Pilots on Food Stamps

This week, the new 'Mike & Friends Blog' section will be added to MichaelMoore.com. In additional to my blog, I have asked a few people, like Rep. Marcy Kaptur (the Democrat from Toledo who has deservedly become the star of my movie!) and Leah Fried (who helped organize the sit-down ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
1:08 PM
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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