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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 30th, 2010

News Flash: 123 Americans Dead, No WikiLeaks Connection

Today, in cites and states across the United States, 123 people died because they lacked enough money to buy healthcare services. That brings the annual death toll for 2010 to 41,082. WikiLeaks had nothing to do with the deaths of the 123 people who died today or any of the ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

November 30th, 2010

Why Wikileaks Is Good for Democracy

“Information is the currency of democracy.” Thomas Jefferson. Since 9-11, the US government, through Presidents Bush and Obama, has increasingly told the US public that “state secrets” will not be shared with citizens. Candidate Obama pledged to reduce the use of state secrets, but President Obama continued the Bush tradition. ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 30th, 2010

Five Questions the Mainstream Media Won't Ask About the Wikileaks Release

251,287 secret State Department cables, released into the public domain by Wikileaks! You'd think this amazing treasure trove of inside dope would prompt the media to ask some real questions. But so far, the likes of the New York Times and CNN have shown no interest in delving into obvious ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

November 29th, 2010

Krause to Congress: This Wednesday, December 1st Examine the Kent State Tape

The government crossed the line in the killing of four young peoplein the killing of our Allisonas she rallied against the war on May 4, 1970A civil rights battle on U.S. soil in our timesKent State is personal for us yet important for allRepresentative Dennis Kucinich upon learning of the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 27th, 2010

He Shoots! He Scores! Obama Suffers Cut Lip But Takes it All the Way for the USA

(As heard this morning on WUSS-AM, Home of DemSports and the Fightin' Wussies) Sportscaster #1: Well fans, it was a sight to behold. At half time it looked like it was all over for the lanky, amiable Obama who came into this game with huge expectations, but for some reason ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

November 26th, 2010

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP’s oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.“Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach,” Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told IPS. “This looks like bleeding under the skin.”Rednour lives near the coast and has been ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 25th, 2010

Last Thoughts Before the Turkey Comes Calling

As I head off for Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a final thought with you about this past week's news regarding the health care executives who sat around that table in Philadelphia four years ago and decided on a course of action to, if need be, "push Michael Moore off ... continue reading

Adrian Campbell Montgomery

American SiCKO and activist

November 24th, 2010

A Few Thanks, as We Try to Ride Out the Storm

When the House decided before Thanksgiving not to extend unemployment benefits, anxiety set upon my family. My husband will reach his 99 weeks at the end of December, with no job prospects in sight. We’ll lose 40 percent of our income if the new batch of Republicans doesn’t reauthorize benefits ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

November 24th, 2010

The True Afghanistan Withdrawal Date

The seemingly endless war in Afghanistan is now admittedly endless, as Obama has officially announced at the NATO summit in Lisbon that the U.S. military will remain heavily engaged, with “eye-watering levels of violence,” beyond 2014. (Sacramento Bee, Nov. 18)When the Bush administration launched a full-scale invasion of Afghanistan in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 23rd, 2010

Rich Person's Tempest: Patients are used to being frisked

The TSA doesn’t hold a candle to the admissions’ desk clerks in U.S. hospitals or the front desk personnel in most U.S. doctors’ offices. Patients – especially the poorer among us whether insured or not – are used to being felt up and checked out before we get any services. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 22nd, 2010

Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends Are Wrong

In recent days several center-left blogger/columnists have suggested that progressives should be happy to cut a deal now on Social Security and other issues related to the budget. The argument is that the cuts being put forward by the commissions are not that onerous, they don't involve privatization, and we ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 22nd, 2010

Me and Whistleblower Wendell Potter on Olbermann Tonight: "We Knew as Much About Michael Moore as He Knows About Himself"

Tonight at 8:00 PM ET on Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC I will meet for the very first time the man the health industry sent to Michigan to, in his words, "spy" and do "reconnaissance" so they could try to defame me and my movie ("We knew as much about ... continue reading

Jefferson Cowie

Professor & Author of 'Stayin' Alive'

November 22nd, 2010

Reason Frum the Right?

One of the things I miss the most in the current conservative movement is conservative thought. Right wing intellectuals used to be the ones who scowled at the histrionics of the left, who warned against passions overruling reason, who counseled fact over polemic. Obviously that's no longer the case--by a ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 19th, 2010

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it's just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing? That's what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when "Sicko" was being ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 19th, 2010

Confusion Trips Up 'Confuser' Turned Whistleblower

Sometimes you cannot make up the twists and turns in life that burst forward out of the relatively predictable stuff. Such is the case as for-profit, private health insurance spokesperson turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter, made what might have seemed at the time a minor gaffe. During one of his book ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 18th, 2010

GM (and Capitalism) Dodge a Bullet ... for Now

And so, that is that. With the government selling a chunk of its stock in General Motors today, you and I are no longer majority shareholders in one of the world's largest industrial companies. And the window that was briefly open for the most important kind of democracy -- democracy ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

November 18th, 2010

"The People Must Be Agents of Change:" The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Josette Pérard is director of Fon Lanbi Haiti, the Haitian counterpart of the Lambi Fund. Fon Lanbi trains, builds capacity of, and gets grants to women’s and small farmer organizations in rural areas. Josette’s perspectives on community development follow.The idea of development is to provide everyone with the means to ... continue reading

Reggie Cervantes

9/11 Rescue Worker

November 17th, 2010

Mitch McConnell: Pass the 9/11 First Responders Bill for NYPD Officer David Mahmoud

David Mahmoud served as one of New York's Finest for 15 years. On 9/11 at the World Trade Center, Officer Mahmoud responded with his NYPD's brothers and sisters from the 75th Precinct. Together with many other responders, Mahmoud now joins a list none of us wants to belong to: the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 17th, 2010

They Said They Would Push Me "Off a Cliff"

Yesterday, on the TV and radio show "Democracy Now" hosted by Amy Goodman, the former Vice President of CIGNA, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, revealed that CIGNA met with the other big health insurers to hatch a plan to "push" yours truly "off a cliff." The interview ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 17th, 2010

What Value Do They Add to U.S. Healthcare?

Most Americans I know really don’t like to get ripped off. We don’t mind paying for something that is what we thought we were paying for. We just hate the feeling of having been taken. And boy, are we being taken en masse by the private health insurance industry. Doubt ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 16th, 2010

Let's Pass Some Laws Before the Republicans Head Into Town (after all, that's what they'd do)

Dear Congressional Democrats: Welcome back to our nation's capital for your one final session of the 111th Congress. Come January, the Republicans will take over the House while the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. But Dems -- here's something I don't understand: Why do you look all sullen ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 16th, 2010

Aqua Buddha, the Number 21 and the Deficit Commission

At this point most of the country has heard the story of "Aqua Buddha." According to an anonymous account, during his college days, Kentucky Sen.-elect Rand Paul dragged a woman down to a river and told her to bow down to the river, which he referred to as "Aqua Buddha." ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 15th, 2010

Pennsylvania Fugitives Given Clean Slate

While sipping coffee and reading my morning paper this past Sunday, I saw something that should honestly be a national outrage.  The Philadelphia Inquirier reported that at the behest of the  Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille and District Attorney Seth Williams that over nineteen thousand open criminal cases have been ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 15th, 2010

Thank You, Alan Grayson

Written by Robert Greenwald and Tanene AllisonAlan Grayson was a hero for progressive politics in Congress. On November 2nd he lost his seat in the House. Watch this video tribute and join us in thanking Alan Grayson for his fearless work.Share your stories of how Grayson inspired and affected you.We ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

November 15th, 2010

How to Argue

The strangest thing about the low quality of Internet argument is that effective argument isn't really so difficult. Sure, not everyone can be Clarence Darrow, but anyone who wants to be at least competent at argument can do it. Here are a few guidelines.I'll start with a hint: note the ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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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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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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