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September 25th, 2009

'Capitalism' as Comedy and Tragedy Now Playing in NY and L.A. ...a message from Michael Moore

Friends, The time has arrived for, as Time magazine called it, my "magnum opus." I only had a year of Latin when I was in high school, so I'm not quite sure what that means, but I think it's good. I've spent nearly two years on this new movie, "Capitalism: ... continue reading

September 18th, 2009

Michael Moore blames capitalism for meltdown

By Joe Garofoli / San Francisco ChronicleTwo weeks before his movie "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens nationwide, filmmaker Michael Moore swept through San Francisco on Thursday with a rally, a Commonwealth Club appearance and an unlikely new antagonist: Democrats. When Moore criticized Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., this week on NBC's ... continue reading

September 17th, 2009

Michael Moore on Leno: "Capitalism is Legalized Greed"

By John Nichols / The Nation Americans who didn't witness filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance Tuesday night on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" missed one of those rare moments when the vast wasteland gives way to an oasis of realism. Rarely since the days when author Gore Vidal regularly appeared on ... continue reading

September 15th, 2009

From Toronto to Pittsburgh to Jay Leno, "Capitalism" Marches On

Friends, It hasn't quite hit me that "Capitalism: A Love Story," my new film, will be opening in theaters in New York and L.A. just one week from tomorrow. And everywhere else on October 2nd. Is it already the fall? Having spent the last year and a half living pretty ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

The Night

VarietyHere's my story for on the dinner for the print edition of Variety: The arrival of President Obama's administration undoubtedly injected a new sense of energy into this year's White House Correspondent's Assn. dinner, transforming an event labeled the "nerd prom" into something more akin to the Golden Globes. In ... continue reading

April 20th, 2009

Bailout overseer draws fire from right

By Lisa Lerer / Politico Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor charged by Congress with overseeing trillions in financial rescue funds, has a surprising secret weapon: Dr. Phil. The outspoken consumer advocate has appeared on Phil McGraw's show twice to talk about the financial difficulties facing middle-class families. Another visit, ... continue reading

December 17th, 2008

December 15, 2008 Interview with Dick Cheney

ABC News JONATHAN KARL: Mr. Vice President, there has not been a terrorist attack in the United States in more than seven years. How important have your administration's policies on surveillance, interrogation and detention been in protecting the homeland? VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Well, I think they've been crucial, Jonathan. I ... continue reading

October 2nd, 2008

Make-Believe Maverick

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty By Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone At Fort McNair, an army base located along the Potomac River in the nation's capital, a chance reunion takes place one day between two former ... continue reading

August 28th, 2008

Carter: McCain 'milking' POW time

By Alan Gomez / USA Today DENVER — Former president Jimmy Carter called Republican presidential candidate John McCain a "distinguished Naval officer," but said the Arizona senator has been "milking every possible drop of advantage" from his time served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Carter spoke Thursday with ... continue reading

August 26th, 2008

McCain uses POW ordeal to fight housing gaffe

Candidate who miscounted his homes reflects on 5 1/2 years in captivity Reuters BURBANK, Calif. - John McCain, who often invokes his ordeal as a Vietnam war prisoner to show his devotion to his country as he runs for U.S. president, drew on the experience again on Monday -- this ... continue reading

January 2nd, 2008

Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible Bad News in Iowa

Campaign Insists Even a Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing By Rick Klein / ABC News As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa and can declare success ... continue reading

August 5th, 2007

One guy with two images

Moore on life as a celebrity — and neighbor By Kathy Gibbons / Traverse City Record-Eagle Michael Moore stopped at the Record-Eagle to talk the week before the start of the 2007 Traverse City Film Festival. He'd been asked to do an interview on his life as a celebrity vs. ... continue reading

July 26th, 2007

Michael Moore says he's been served

BURBANK, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- Michael Thursday said the Bush administration has served him with a subpoena regarding his trip to Cuba during the making of his new film, "Sicko." The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who appeared Thursday on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," said he was notified about ... continue reading

July 26th, 2007

See the Movie, Start the Revolution ...a letter from Michael Moore

Friends, I am overwhelmed by the response to "Sicko." And I'm not just talking about all the wonderful, heart-felt letters you've sent me and the stories you've shared with me about the abuse you've suffered from our health care system. No, I'm talking about how thousands of you are taking ... continue reading

July 17th, 2007

The 'I-word' spreads, but most in politics dismiss the impeachment talk

By Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star Darvin Muchow wants the world to know that he did not approve the single-word billboard message that graces his middle-of-Kansas wheat field along Interstate 70.“IMPEACH,” the sign reads in huge blue and red letters. It’s almost impossible to miss.Muchow leases the billboard space ... continue reading

June 4th, 2007

Michael Moore Wants to Reform Health Care

Big Pharma is already girding for battle against the filmmaker's latest effort, due in theaters this month. Will the new flick spur change in the U.S.? By Ron Grover / BusinessWeek He's rumpled, a little coarse, and shoots from the hip. But Michael Moore, the irreverent force behind such politic-bending ... continue reading

November 16th, 2006

Idaho town asks residents to own guns

By Jesse Harlan Alderman / Associated Press GREENLEAF, Idaho - After seeing the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, a city councilor in this tiny Idaho town founded by pacifist Quakers came up with a novel idea. Ordinance 208, passed by the City Council on Tuesday, asks Greenleaf's 862 residents who do ... continue reading

June 7th, 2006

Senate Contender in Florida Presses On

By Mark Leibovich / New York Times VENICE, Fla. — Undaunted by a run of horrific poll numbers, staff turmoil and public doubts from leaders of her party, Representative Katherine Harris is thinking confidently beyond November. Once Ms. Harris wins her race for a Senate seat, she says, she plans ... continue reading

April 30th, 2006

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

By E&P Staff / Editor & Publisher WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk-show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2,700 ... continue reading

December 17th, 2005


By Michael Moore / Rolling Stone They were the seven words you can't say on television: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." 2005 will be remembered for many things, from a rising body count in an endless war to the first criminal charges against a sitting White House official ... continue reading

January 4th, 2005

Just One Senator... An Open Letter to the U.S. Senate from Michael Moore

Dear Members of the U.S. Senate, Welcome back! The 109th session of Congress has just begun. I'm watching you on C-SPAN right now and you all look so snap-happy and clean-faced. It's like the first day of school all over again, isn't it? I have a favor to ask of ... continue reading

December 9th, 2004

Bush, Rumsfeld Try to Soothe Angry U.S. Troops

By Steve Holland / Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Thursday U.S. troop concerns about inadequate equipment for Iraq combat are being addressed and he did not blame soldiers for raising the issue with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. A day after he was bombarded with criticism from U.S. ... continue reading

December 9th, 2004

Rumsfeld Attempts to Respond to Troop Concerns

By Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters NEW DELHI, India - Under fire from troops who complain they are being sent to war in Iraq with inadequate gear, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised Thursday that more would be done to protect forces. Responding to criticism from troops a day earlier, Rumsfeld also ... continue reading

January 28th, 2000

How We Got Alan Keyes to Dive Into Our Mosh Pit (and other scenes from our first week of shooting)

Dear friends, Yes, that mosh pit - the one that has thrown a big, weird monkey wrench into the first week of the 2000 Presidential campaign - was ours. And the marching band outside the execution of Billy Hughes in Texas on Monday night, complete with cheerleaders chanting, "George [Bush], ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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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... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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