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Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 28th, 2010

Fix the Deficit: Clawbacks Before Cutbacks

Today we launched Fix It week on my show. I hope this week will help aid what I believe is already a growing movement to finally acknowledge and address the long-standing issues that continue to unnecessarily harm our great country. Fortuitously, considering the recent news from the G20, we kick ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 25th, 2010

I Can See Healthcare From Here

DETROIT – As I wake each morning here in Detroit at the US Social Forum, I glance just a few hundred yards across the way, and I know people have healthcare without regard to financial or other barriers. And it hurts like hell to see the cars “over there” winding ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study

(Reuters) - Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a report released on Wednesday. The United States ranked last when compared to six other countries -- Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 22nd, 2010

US Social Forum in Detroit: Activists Converge on Motor City

The summer sun was hot as marchers made their way down Woodward back to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the opening ceremonies of the US Social Forum.  But spirits were high and the collective energy of so many activists devoted to social justice gathering in one place was more than ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

American SiCKOs Head to Detroit

WASHINGTON - June 21 - Three women who were featured in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, SiCKO, will be marching, meeting and speaking in support of healthcare as a basic human right in the United States this week in Detroit at the U.S Social Forum. Each woman will convey the message ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

McDermott says health care reform is only the first step

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, calling the nation’s new health care law “the biggest change in social policy since 1930,” told Islanders he’s running for a 12th term in the House because the landmark legislation needs much more work. Sounding at once both pleased by what Congress accomplished and frustrated by ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 15th, 2010

Humiliation and Shame: Part of Being Insured in America

Oh, the things we did not fix in the healthcare bill are shocking. Just as seniors falling into the Medicare drug benefit donut hole begin to get the $250 checks meant to calm their fears about our new healthcare legislation, the rest of us would do well to remember the ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Bush's Daughter Barbara Glad Obama's Health Care Reforms Passed

Barbara Bush, the daughter of former Republican President George W. Bush, made clear yesterday she doesn't take the traditional conservative position on health care reform. "Why do, basically, people with money have good health care, and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good health care?" Bush ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

UAW protester briefly detained

A UAW dissident was briefly detained at Cobo Center in Detroit today for allegedly distributing leaflets for that promote health care reform and other changes at the union.Alan Benchich, a UAW retiree and elected delegate for the union’s 35th Constitutional Convention, was carrying the leaflets, but said he was not ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Doctor makes case for single-payer care

PORTSMOUTH, NH — More than 100 business owners, health care professionals, patients and elected officials gathered Thursday to learn about a single-payer health care system, many stating their support.Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, presented "Everybody In, Nobody Out, One Group, One Plan, One Rate," ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

President Barack Obama pitches health care overhaul to seniors, including Amherst Senior Center

WHEATON, Md. - President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to sell the health overhaul law to skeptical seniors, including those in Amherst, Mass., launching a defense of his presidency’s biggest accomplishment as the election season gets under way and the Gulf oil spill dominates news. The questions Obama got from ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Fighting For Healthcare Reform

Some people who fought for healthcare reform, are now holding their applause. Tuesday night, North Alabama Healthcare For All held an event to question "what's wrong with the new healthcare law?"It's a group that fought hard for healthcare reform, but not for the bill that passed. Now they're taking a step back, ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

Poll: Support for Health Care Reforms Increases

CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.Public support for President Obama's health care reforms has increased since they were signed into law in March, a new CBS News poll shows - 43 percent of Americans now support ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 17th, 2010

More for TV than for Healthcare in America’s Hospitals

Many American patients pay more for television access in their hospital rooms than foreign patients pay for the care they receive. It’s yet another hard reality of our system. We know what we value in our nation’s healthcare empire, and what we value is profit. And while it might be ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

Universal health care advocates rally in Vermont

MONTPELIER, VT -- Hopeful that Montpelier can do what Washington didn’t, hundreds of people who want single-payer health care gathered in Vermont’s capital Saturday, staging a noisy, sign-waving march and rally. The medium was the message -- busing or driving in from Bennington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Burlington and elsewhere, they sang ... continue reading

Paul Harwood

Paul Harwood lives outside Portland, Oregon

April 27th, 2010

The Hundred Dollar Car Wash

If there are two things I enjoy doing, they’re watching Countdown and catching interviews with Michael Moore, so I got a two-fer last Friday when I watched the podcast of Thursday night’s edition of Countdown. (Please: Don’t tell Keith Olbermann that I watch the podcast rather than the broadcast. Let ... continue reading

April 24th, 2010

House passes Vt.'s own take on health reform

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont lawmakers made clear Friday that recently enacted federal health care reform did not go far enough toward a public model, passing legislation that could bring to the state the "public option" health insurance rejected by Washington or even a Canadian-style single-payer system.By a vote of 91-42, ... continue reading

April 24th, 2010

House Passes Vermont's Take On Health Reform

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- It's expected a House-Senate conference committee will have to work out differences between Vermont's two legislative chambers over health care reform.The House on Friday passed its own version of a bill passed earlier by the Senate that could move the state toward a Canadian-style single-payer health care ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore on Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Guest Host Lawrence O'Donnell) - Part 2

(At 1:55)MOORE: If the insurance company is caught denying somebody because of a preexisting condition ... their fine, according to this new law, is $100 a day. One hundred dollars. Now, do you think they're going to take the fine, or do you think they're going to pay thousands of ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2010

Exclusive: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients

LOS ANGELES – One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been canceled. First there was Yenny Hsu, who lived and worked in Los Angeles. Later, Robin Beaton, a registered nurse from Texas. And then, most recently, there ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 21st, 2010

The Greening of the Gray Panthers

One had always thought of the Gray Panthers as an admirable organization advocating for the dignity and rights of older people, as so brilliantly represented by its founder, the magnetic Maggie Kuhn.But, one would have been not fully informed. On Saturday, April 17, the Panthers celebrated their 40 years of existence, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 15th, 2010

24 Hours in a U.S. Patient’s Life with No Hope for Change

It’s 10:45 p.m. when the patient’s legs begin to shake.  First like a chill setting in and then more like a tremor.  The only thing that helps is standing.  As the shaking continues, the patient breaks out in a cold sweat and has a mild chest discomfort, something he has ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

Grayson has another huge fundraising quarter

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson continues to convert his fiery partisan rhetoric and populist political stands into big campaign dollars. The often-polarizing Orlando Democrat expects to report raising $803,000 in the first three months of 2010, a haul that will likely eclipse what all his Republican opponents have raised combined and ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Stupak at peace with health vote

MENOMINEE -- Regardless of whether he decides to fight to keep his current job, U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak is proud of his controversial vote that helped pass health care reform and is willing to defend it. Stupak, under fire from the right and left and the subject of national speculation ... continue reading

March 30th, 2010

Obama signs law finalizing health care, loan redo

WASHINGTON — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. The overhaul of the student loan industry could mean layoffs for Sallie Mae, which employs ... 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...

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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... 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 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 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
9:48 AM
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors 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
2:00 PM
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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
7:38 PM
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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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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
5:38 PM
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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 Nick Turse 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
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? 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
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
1:02 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | 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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