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David Vine

American University

July 17th, 2012

The Lily-Pad Strategy: How the Pentagon Is Quietly Transforming Its Overseas Base Empire and Creating a Dangerous New Way of War

Crossposted from TomDispatchThe first thing I saw last month when I walked into the belly of the dark grey C-17 Air Force cargo plane was a void -- something missing. A missing left arm, to be exact, severed at the shoulder, temporarily patched and held together.  Thick, pale flesh, flecked ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

July 17th, 2012

With needed defense cuts on the horizon, industry forces rev up the propaganda machine

Co-authored by John Amick You know it’s a big moment for defenders of the United States’ bloated military budget when some of the all-time superstars of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex descend on Capitol Hill to fight for their perceived right to profit. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to address ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 17th, 2012

California Gold Rush? Righting Underwater Mortgages

Ever since the housing bubble collapsed, the Federal government has refused to take major initiatives to help underwater homeowners. As a result, we are likely to see close to one million foreclosures both this year and next, with the numbers only gradually slipping back to normal levels by the end ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 16th, 2012

Why insurers want ObamaCare's Medicaid business

The House of Representatives voted for the 33rd time last week to repeal ObamaCare, and for the 33rd time it was an exercise in futility. The Senate will ignore the House vote and allow the reform law to move forward, just as the Supreme Court did last month. House members ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

July 15th, 2012

I Built a Movie Theater – and a Film Festival – and I'd Like You to Come to It

Here's something I haven't spoken much about outside of Michigan, mainly because I live here and I like what modicum of privacy I have in this place I call home and where I try to live a "normal" life. For instance, not a day goes by here where a Republican ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

July 15th, 2012

Time For a Maximum Wage

uring a February 1934 radio address, when unemployment and economic inequality were both rampant, Louisiana Senator Huey Long said, "We do not propose to say that there shall be no rich men. We do not ask to divide the wealth. We only propose that, when one man gets more than ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 14th, 2012

Abolishing War: One Last Step

Remarks delivered at Peacestock 2012 I want to thank Bill Habedank for inviting me here and everyone who's been involved in setting up this wonderful event, which ought to be replicated all over this country. Almost our entire population claims to favor peace. At least three quarters of us favor ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 12th, 2012

Medicare for all CA Bus tour: In West Covina Tonight SiCKO ‘Sisters’ Reunite

What: SiCKO Reunion on final summer 2012 Medicare for all bus tour stop in California When: Thursday, July 12 – health screenings 3:00-6:00 pm, and town hall at 6:30 pm Where: West Covina City Hall, 1444 W Garvey Ave Today in West Covina, the California Nurses Association summer 2012 Medicare ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

July 12th, 2012

Obama’s Scramble for Africa: Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Crossposted from TomDispatchThey call it the New Spice Route, an homage to the medieval trade network that connected Europe, Africa, and Asia, even if today’s “spice road” has nothing to do with cinnamon, cloves, or silks.  Instead, it’s a superpower’s superhighway, on which trucks and ships shuttle fuel, food, and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 11th, 2012

Why Not Healthcare for the World? Get On the Bus

After spending the past month on the California Nurses Association Medicare for all bus tour in California, I am more confident than ever about the prospects of winning guaranteed healthcare for all under an improved Medicare model.  Cradle to grave.  For life.  In California.  Everywhere. Our wonderful videographer, Erin Fitzgerald, ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

July 10th, 2012

The Mystery of Arafat’s Death

We may never know with complete certainty whether the still unexplained health crisis that suddenly did in Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was due to natural or unnatural causes. But the recent discovery of polonium on Arafat’s clothing, added to a considerable body of circumstantial evidence, has increased an already widespread suspicion ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

July 10th, 2012

Apologies to Mexico: The Drug Trade and GNP (Gross National Pain)

Dear Mexico, I apologize. There are so many things I could apologize for, from the way the U.S. biotech corporation Monsanto has contaminated your corn to the way Arizona and Alabama are persecuting your citizens, but right now I’d like to apologize for the drug war, the 10,000 waking nightmares ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 9th, 2012

The DC blackouts and global warming: The whole planet contributes to global warming, but the world's poor are facing the consequences

Millions of people across the US East Coast are sweltering in near record temperatures. In the Washington area, tens of thousands have been dealing with the heat without air conditioning or power due to a storm the prior weekend. The remarkable part of this story is that almost no one ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 9th, 2012

For Our Health or Your Wealth, That is the Question

Patients find it very difficult to tell in our dysfunctional healthcare system in the U.S. whether we are being cared for as people or being worked over for profit potential.  It’s frustrating and painful to hear ourselves referred to as consumers or customers rather than patients.   Rest assured that when ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 9th, 2012

Health care's community-based beginnings

Back during the debate on the Clinton health care reform proposal, insurance executives tried to convince lawmakers that they were on the same side of health care reform as consumers were, so they embraced the idea of “community rating” in which insurers charge everyone in a given community the same ... continue reading

William Hartung

Arms and Security Project

July 8th, 2012

Beyond Nuclear Denial: How a World-Ending Weapon Disappeared From Our Lives, But Not Our World

Crossposted from TomDispatchThere was a time when nuclear weapons were a significant part of our national conversation.  Addressing the issue of potential atomic annihilation was once described by nuclear theorist Herman Kahn as “thinking about the unthinkable,” but that didn’t keep us from thinking, talking, fantasizing, worrying about it, or ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

July 7th, 2012

Is Union Busting to Blame for Power Outages in D.C.?

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogYesterday, 15,091 Washington, D.C.-area residents were without power for the sixth day in a row, according to utility company Pepco spokesman Marcus Beal. As D.C. residents face record heat waves, many are upset and attribute the lack of power to incompetence on Pepco's ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 5th, 2012

What You Did for the Least of These, California, You Do for Us All

Notes from the road in California:  I’ve been on the National Nurses United Medicare for All for life bus tour since mid-June, with one break to travel to Philadelphia for the SiCKO 5th reunion.  So first let me admit I have a bit of “bus brain” going on.  It’s a ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

July 5th, 2012

The Military Solution: The Lessons Washington Can't Draw From the Failure of the Military Option

Crossposted from TomDispatchAmericans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began.  Certainly, a smaller percentage of us -- less than 1% -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington’s constant warring in distant ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 4th, 2012

Why Americans should work less – the way Germans do

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, a distinguished British economist, took the lead last week in drafting a sign-on "Manifesto for Economic Common Sense", condemning the turn toward austerity in many countries. This manifesto seems destined to garner tens or even hundreds of thousands of signatures, including mine. While ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 2nd, 2012

A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality

As the presidential election builds up steam, the Washington elites in both parties are actively scheming to find ways to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits for retired workers. The media have widely reported on efforts to slip through a version of the deficit reduction plan developed by Morgan Stanley ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

July 2nd, 2012

“Under Tents”: International Campaign Launch for Housing in Haiti

"The quantity of people who are homeless in Port-au-Prince today is not acceptable. We need the support of other governments, like the US, to demand that the Haitian Government create a social housing plan. We are looking for allies to help our advocacy. We are asking simply for quality homes ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 2nd, 2012

Translating the insurance industry's feel-good rhetoric

Health insurers avoided their worst case scenario last week — the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down the individual mandate but letting the rest of the health care law, especially profit-threatening consumer protections, go forward. Now the industry can focus on a goal it has had all along: getting ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 1st, 2012

For Tracy, Jr., and for Mychelle: Our SiCKO Struggle Continues

SiCKO turned five this week.  The Michael Moore film that exposed the brutalities of the U.S. healthcare system and what that system has done to injure real, insured Americans turned five.  And along with that anniversary came both sober realities and the healing support that only one SiCKO can give ... continue reading

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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
9:48 AM
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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
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 ...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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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
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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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 ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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