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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 10th, 2010

PacMan vs. Palin? You Betcha!

Have an electoral hangover?We've been coping by playing Brave New PacMan -- that's Progressive Against Conservatives Man.Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly call YOU out by name and you won't believe what they say! Reignite your progressive passion by showing them what you got. We don't want ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 24th, 2010

Selfish Sarah, Selfish Sharron not the Women I Learned to Trust

Why in the world we’ve been asked to trust the selfish sisters of the 2010 American political races, I do not know. Sarah Palin is a woman of privilege who preaches the gospel of selfishness, yet she travels around the country providing motivation for her minions and for candidates like ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 18th, 2010

Is Carly Fiorina Really Sarah Palin?

'I support offshore drilling.' With this position, Carly Fiorina is falling in line with her 'Drill, Baby, Drill' comrades and continues her work to become the Sarah Palin of California.In the latest video from Brave New Films, Carly shows us her history of supporting those who want to drill in ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 23rd, 2010

Gray Panthers Urge an End to Tax Cuts for the Rich

The Panthers are dedicated to creating a humane society where the needs of people are put over profit.As the tax-cut debate rages through the Senate, the House, and among the prospective candidates for public office, the Gray Panthers are firmly committed to their stance that tax cuts for the wealthy ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

U.S. Democrats see good news in primary results

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 - After hearing months of dire political predictions, President Barack Obama's Democrats took heart on Wednesday from primary results that spared an endangered senator and highlighted Republican Party divisions ahead of November's elections. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet's primary win in Colorado bucked a national anti-incumbent trend and ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 11th, 2010

Hopium and Hypocritium

The arrogance of the Bush administration could never be surpassed, right? Wrong! Today, Whore House (again, with my apologies to my sex-worker friends) spokeswhore, Robert Gibbs, was quoted as saying this of the “professional left” who liken Obama to his predecessor: “(They) need to be drug tested,” and that these ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's up to...something

Michael Moore is on the phone while driving around Traverse City. As always he's got lots to say and bounces from subject to subject with glee. But the one thing he doesn't want to talk about is what Michael Moore the filmmaker is up to these days. Last year at ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

Tea party group on defensive over blog about NAACP

JUNEAU, Alaska – An official with the Tea Party Express on Monday blasted its expulsion from a national coalition over its refusal to oust a former chairman who satirized the NAACP in a controversial blog posting.The political action committee that raises money for Republican candidates was booted from the National ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 9th, 2010

Requiem for the Antiwar Movement

“When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it.”– Cindy Sheehan “I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan.”– Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

Solider accused of murder in Afghanistan crossed paths with the Palin family

A U.S. Army soldier who's been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians appears to have crossed paths with the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Friday, Spc. Jeremy Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, was arrested on charges of premeditated murder related to the deaths of three Afghans near ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

May 7th, 2010

Is Your Senator a Bankster?

The one main benefit to the financial reform effort so far is that it helps further do away with the false paradigms of "left" or "right" and "Democrat" or "Republican" - fewer and fewer people are falling for those lies anymore. Try to get an ideological conservative to explain why ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Protestors Show Up for Palin

EUGENE, Ore. -- Sarah Palin may have attracted thunderous applause inside, but outside was a different story.Protestors lined 6th street hours before her speech.Palin said her daughter Bristol went down to talk with members of Code Pink, a women's peace group.Though they were said to have been friendly with Bristol, ... continue reading

April 15th, 2010

GOP brass steers clear of tea parties

Some of the GOP’s grassroots heroes will be loudly applauded on the National Mall Wednesday by an adoring crowd of tea party activists, but the true power centers of the Republican Party will be nowhere in sight.Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

NC GOP wants national party head Steele to quit

RALEIGH, N.C. — The head of the North Carolina Republican Party asked Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to step down Thursday, saying the resignation is the only way to end scrutiny of the national party over lavish spending.A day earlier, national party leaders had a conference call with Steele ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

Sarah Palin to RNC: Take me off fundraiser

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has asked the Republican National Committee to remove her name from a fundraiser the committee is planning, piggybacking off the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, POLITICO has learned.Palin’s staff has twice told the RNC to remove her name from an invitation sent to donors, obtained by ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

Recharging debate, Obama expands offshore drilling

WASHINGTON – Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas.Obama's ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Tiny Town of Searchlight Prepares for Tea Partiers

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. -- Over 10,000 people from around the country are expected to descend on the tiny town of Searchlight, Nevada this weekend. They're coming for the kickoff of the Tea Party Express Tour and they're doing it in Harry Reid's hometown.Searchlight is about 60 miles south of Las Vegas ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

GOP operative transforms into tea party strategist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Tea Party Express is one of the most visible factions of the national movement that has taken on the appearance of a grassroots groundswell of anger against the federal government.The organization has led two national bus tours and will begin a third this weekend with a ... continue reading

March 24th, 2010

Poll: Tea partiers like GOP

While tea party activists have described themselves as political free agents disgusted with both parties, a new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that a majority have a close connection to the GOP.Almost three quarters of those who identified themselves as part of the tea party movement – 74 percent – ... continue reading

March 8th, 2010

Palin Crossed Border For Canadian Health Care

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health care -- admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada's single-payer system."We used to hustle over the border for health ... continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Robert Gibbs Scrawls Notes on Hand, Mocking Sarah Palin (Video)

Following President Obama's surprise appearance at the White House press briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs garnered laughter from the press corps by holding up his hand to reveal that he had written notes on his palm in black marker. Gibbs' move was a jab at Sarah Palin, who was shown ... continue reading

February 8th, 2010

Palin's Tea Party Crib Notes

UPDATE: (New updates and media reactions after the photos)Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand. The words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits" are clearly visible. ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Why Obama Must Take On Wall Street

It has been more than a year since all hell broke loose on Wall Street and, remarkably, almost nothing has been done to prevent all hell from breaking loose again.In fact, close your eyes and you could be back in the wilds of 2007. Bankers are still making wild bets, ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Check from Palin in the mail?

Sarah Palin not only annoyed leaders of the Utah Republican Party when she didn't have time for them during her book signing stop in Salt Lake City last week. She also took off from her hotel after arranging for a last-minute hair appointment without paying the hairdresser and leaving her ... continue reading

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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...

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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
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
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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
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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
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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
9:40 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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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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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
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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