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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 13th, 2011

Lawmakers in Idaho Fail test

Every morning, I tend to follow a usual pattern.  Wake up, make my son breakfast.  Then I drop him off at school.  Followed by pouring a cup of coffee, I then turn to peruse several of my favorite online news sources.  For a little bit of light entertainment, I always ... continue reading

January 13th, 2011

3 events led 'Deadly Spin' author to turn on health insurance industry

Wendell Potter speaks about his new book Deadly Spin with a voice as crisp and dry as a laundered dress shirt. The Tennessee twang got washed away during the decades he spent as a corporate spokesman for CIGNA Corp., but his Appalachian roots held firm. During a trip back home ... continue reading

January 11th, 2011

A Brief History of the United States of America ...from Bowling for Columbine

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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 11th, 2011

Tell Joe Klein It's Stupid NOT to Get Out of Afghanistan

Joe Klein thinks you're stupid for wanting to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.Here's what he said on a recent CNN appearance: "I was on Ed Schultz' show to discuss Afghanistan...And the guy writes on a piece of paper, 'Get out now,' and holds it up on the screen. That's ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

January 11th, 2011

OMB Orders Government Agencies to Monitor Disgruntled Employees -- What's Next?

By Linda Lewis and Coleen Rowley As Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano recently admitted, the notion of "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here" is so totally passé. (She didn't explain, of course why, if Bush's old rationale is no longer valid, we still ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

January 11th, 2011

The Progressive Case Against Obama’s New Team

Most reports on the selection of William Daley as President Obama’s new chief of staff and Gene Sperling as the head of his National Economic Council included a few lines of criticism from progressives who were unhappy with these picks. Since there was not much space for the argument, these ... continue reading

January 10th, 2011

Fox News: The No. 1 Name in Murder Fantasies

Bill O'Reilly's recent "joke" about decapitating Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was only the latest example of a demented Fox News culture that permits on-air personalities to fantasize about assassination and other forms of violence against those deemed enemies of the station, its personalities or their worldview.During the cable channel's ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

January 9th, 2011

Guns and Terrorism: Two Unasked Question in Tucson Mass Murder

Question: How does a mentally unstable man who was kicked out of school and had run-ins with the law buy an assault weapon? The weapon reportedly used in the mass murders in Tucson was an assault weapon - a Glock 19, semi-automatic pistol, with an extended magazine. That weapon was ... continue reading

January 9th, 2011

US Rep. Giffords responsive after shooting -doctor

Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head on Saturday at a event with constituents in Tucson, was able to communicate and follow simple commands, giving doctors a reason to be optimistic for her recovery, doctors said on Sunday. "We are very encouraged by that," said ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 8th, 2011

The History Channel Says No to JFK Doc

The History Channel chose to live up to their name today, by refusing to air a propaganda miniseries about President Kennedy, staring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes.Brave New Films has been in the fight to stop this series since before it went into production. The series was nothing but a ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 8th, 2011

How Many Dead Arizonians?

The budget crisis in Arizona means the Republican Governor Jan Brewer and her Republican legislature have decided some death is preferable to more debt. Human life has a very measureable price in Arizona, and those who look the other way as folks who might be saved die in Arizona can ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 8th, 2011

Don't Change That Channel!

Whenever I started a new job, there was one thing that was always told to me after employee orientation and given my start date.  One tiny little sentence that served as a potential tone setter for my entire time at whatever place of employment I was going to be at.  ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

January 8th, 2011

Illnesses linked to BP oil disaster

Despite BP having capped its well in the Gulf of Mexico in July, the health-related after-effects of the disaster subsist.Gulf Coast residents and BP cleanup workers have linked the source of certain illnesses to chemicals present in BP's oil and the toxic dispersants used to sink it - illnesses that appear to be both ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

January 8th, 2011

'Dear Afghanistan': A New Year's Call for Peace

Here are some of the e-mails from Minnesotans (beginning with my own) sent today, New Year's Day 2011, taking advantage of the "Dear Afghanistan" communication exchange opportunity organized by the Afghan Youth Voices of Peace. Given our ongoing war situation, some (like mine) probably commenced a little awkwardly but at ... continue reading

January 8th, 2011

Icelandic MP fights US demand for her Twitter account details

A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages. Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the "USA government wants to know about all ... continue reading

January 8th, 2011

U.S. Subpoenas Twitter Account, WikiLeaks Says

LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, the group announced Saturday, adding that it suspected other American Internet companies were also being ordered to hand over information about its activities. In a statement, WikiLeaks said U.S. investigators had gone to the ... continue reading

January 7th, 2011

Robert Greenwald on the Ed Show -- January 6, 2011

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January 7th, 2011

Detained American Says He Was Beaten in Kuwait

WASHINGTON — An American teenager detained in Kuwait two weeks ago and placed on an American no-fly list claims that he was severely beaten by his Kuwaiti captors during a weeklong interrogation about possible contacts with terrorism suspects in Yemen. The teenager, Gulet Mohamed, a Somali-American who turned 19 during ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 6th, 2011

Will Vermont’s Babies Have a Better Chance?

As Peter Shumlin was officially sworn in as governor of Vermont, there was and is great hope that at least in one state we may see passage and implementation of a truly universal, single-payer healthcare system. From Shumlin’s January 6, 2011, inaugural address: The rising cost of healthcare for Vermont's ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Anti-war activists cheer judge's ruling

ALBANY -- A Washington, D.C., judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against dozens of anti-war veterans and activists who protested in front of the White House last month. At least three Capital Region residents were among more than 130 people charged with "failure to obey a lawful order" on Dec. 16, ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 6th, 2011

Wall Street Attacks Your Garbage Collector

The wealthy right wing have always liked to pick on the working class. And now Wall Street wants to blame Main Street for the financial crisis our country is in. Big bankers taking home large bonuses are blaming the childcare workers and parking-meter collectors in this country, saying that their ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals

Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases — this time it's Blue Shield of California seeking cumulative hikes of as much as 59% for tens of thousands of customers March 1. Blue Shield's action comes less than a year after Anthem Blue Cross tried ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

The Tyranny of Defense Inc.

American politics is typically a grimy business of horses traded and pork delivered. Political speech, for its part, tends to be formulaic and eminently forgettable. Yet on occasion, a politician will transcend circumstance and bear witness to some lasting truth: George Washington in his Farewell Address, for example, or Abraham ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Private memo exposes US fears over Wikileaks

The White House has instructed every US government department and agency to create "insider threat" programmes that will ferret out disgruntled or untrustworthy employees who might be tempted to leak the sort of state secrets recently made public by the website WikiLeaks. A 13-page memo detailing the new policy urges ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Israel pushed Gaza to 'brink of collapse': WikiLeaks

JERUSALEM — Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was meant to push the area's economy "to the brink of collapse," according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks on Wednesday, signaling that Israel was well aware that the policy was taking a heavy toll on the area's civilian population. Israeli ... 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
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 ...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
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
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
9:08 PM
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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
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
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 www.theguardian.com 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? 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
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 . . . | 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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