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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

June 23rd, 2011

Obama Announces Troop Withdrawal: But Be Patient

When people want something, they want it now.  They don’t want to wait, no matter how tough the logistics of an immediate solution would be.  In his speech last night, President Obama announced the start of a gradual drawdown of troops starting this year and finishing up in 2014.  In ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

June 23rd, 2011

Increased Solidarity with Unions at Netroots Nation, But at the Cost of Net Neutrality?

Crossposted from In These TimesThis Netroots Nation in Minneapolis marked a turning point for the conference's relationship with organized labor. In the past, many have complained that the netroots and bloggers have failed to pay proper attention to labor struggles. This year there were many panels focusing on organized labor ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

June 22nd, 2011

Burying the Lede

For more work from Marc Adler, check out his blog: http://thebloodycrossroads.com/Before I lost faith in the integrity of The New York Times, I used to read the articles the paper wanted me to read—the front page, editorials and those singled out in the blurbs at the bottom of the front page ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

June 22nd, 2011

Nurses Take on Wall Street

From Maine to California, nurses have launched a campaign for a new direction for America to reverse the disastrous course of policies that demand ever more hardship for Main Street, while giving more tax breaks and special favors to Wall Street. National Nurses United proposes a Main Street Contract for ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 22nd, 2011

Inside the Koch Brothers' Expensive Echo Chamber

Documents and interviews unearthed in recent months by Brave New Foundation researchers illustrate a $28.4 million Koch business that has manufactured 297 commentaries, 200 reports, 56 studies and six books distorting Social Security's effectiveness and purpose. Together, the publications reveal a vast cottage industry comprised of Koch brothers' spokespeople, front ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 21st, 2011

Setting Sail for Gaza, Armed with Love Letters and a Missive from Dr. King

“I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him,” said Dr. Martin Luther King as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. These words will guide me and other passengers aboard ... continue reading

Karen Greenberg

Center on Law and Security

June 21st, 2011

Business as Usual on Steroids

Crossposted from TomDispatchIn the seven weeks since the killing of Osama bin Laden, pundits and experts of many stripes have concluded that his death represents a marker of genuine significance in the story of America’s encounter with terrorism.  Peter Bergen, a bin Laden expert, was typically blunt the day after ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

June 21st, 2011

NLRB Issues Rule to Prevent Union Busting and Speed Up Elections

Crossposted from In These TimesToday, the National Labor Relations Board proposed a rule that would dramatically speed up and reduce frivolous challenges to union elections. Companies seeking to stop union drives often delay union elections by months in order to allow more time for extended anti-union intimidation sessions and campaigns, ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 21st, 2011

The Endgame on the Debt Ceiling

As we know, President Obama and his team do not appear to be very effective negotiators when it comes to dealing with the Republicans in Congress. Last December, the Republicans forced the president to renew the Bush tax cuts for the rich. More recently, they got him to make $38 ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 20th, 2011

How the Mayors Debated and Passed an Antiwar Resolution

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has just done something it hasn't done since Vietnam, passing a resolution that supports efforts to speed up the ending of our current wars and calls on the President and Congress to "bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs." Here's a page ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

June 17th, 2011

Imperial Initiatives

For more work from Marc Adler, check out his blog: http://thebloodycrossroads.com/The nature of imperial politics has largely remained consistent since World War II, as historian Lloyd C. Gardner’s Three Kings, the Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East after World War II illustrates. Our leaders, bent on global domination, always mask ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 17th, 2011

Bloombergvilles of the Future

We're years behind Tunisia and Egypt in public understanding of how government of, by, and for the people works, but some in the United States have been inspired and begun forming a path that has real potential. In New York City, students, academics, activists, and workers have joined together to ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

June 16th, 2011

Got Health Insurance Through Your Employer? Maybe Not for Long (But Not Because of Reform)

The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company set off a firestorm when it released a report last week suggesting that 30 percent of U.S. businesses will stop offering health care benefits to their employees after most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014. The ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

June 16th, 2011

Why the Tea Party Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Vermont

While Vermont may be stirring the waves with its march towards universal health care, and marching to its own drummer by expanding collective bargaining rights in the state, its most pressing and immediate issue is one that should rally tea party folks from across the nation to come to its ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 16th, 2011

Will U.S. Mayors Vote Against War?

Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin—a Democrat from Michigan--had just put down the gavel, marking the end of the confirmation hearing for Leon Panetta to be the next Secretary of Defense, when Detroit-born CODEPINK activist Tighe Barry jumped up. “Shame on you, Senator Levin, for supporting endless wars while Detroit ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 16th, 2011

America for Sale: Is Goldman Sachs Buying Your City?

Introducing America for Sale, a new Huffington Post-Dylan Ratigan Show collaboration. In Chicago, it's the sale of parking meters to the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi. In Indiana, it's the sale of the northern toll road to a Spanish and Australian joint venture. In Wisconsin it's public health and ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

June 15th, 2011

Health Insurers Pump Your Premiums Into a Financial Black Hole

Ever wonder what happens to the premiums you pay for your health insurance? You might be surprised to learn that more and more of the dollars you pay for coverage are being sucked into a kind of black hole.  It doesn't really disappear, of course. It just doesn't do you ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

June 14th, 2011

Abolish the Imperial Project

For more work from Marc Adler, check out his blog: http://thebloodycrossroads.com/ I recently watched an excellent HBO documentary called Burma Soldier about Myo Myint, a heroic dissident who left the Burmese army to fight against his country’s evil system.  It is a terrifying story—the man was arrested, tortured and locked up in solitary ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 14th, 2011

SiCKO’s 4th Anniversary – Heaven Can Wait, Wall Street Needs a Protest

We were on an airplane returning from the NYC Ziegfeld Theater premiere of Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary film, SiCKO, and I told my husband that if the plane went down and we died, I would now feel just fine about that.  Our story, so like so many millions of other ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 14th, 2011

Needed: An Antiwar Movement That Puts Peace Over Politicians

Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles DavisAfter campaigning as the candidate of change, the man awarded a Nobel Prize for peace has given the world nothing but more war. Yet despite Barack Obama's continuation – nay, escalation – of the worst aspects of George W. Bush's foreign policy, including his ... continue reading

William Astore

USAF Lt. Col. (Ret.), Professor

June 14th, 2011

Siamese Twins Sharing the Same Brain

Originally posted at TomDispatchI have a fairy tale for you.  Once upon a time, a representative democracy was established with a constitution that distilled the wisdom of the ages.  Its foundational principles included civilian control of the military and a system of checks and balances that encouraged vigorous public debate ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 14th, 2011

PalinGate, too much Sarah Palin, Not Enough Substance

There's nothing funny about Sarah Palin or her influence on our democracy, but together we can use satire to make an impact and undermine her aura of authenticity and altruism. Brave New Films is out today with a People's Cut of Palin's upcoming movie, and you won't believe what she's ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 14th, 2011

Children and War

Recently, I was listening to KGO radio and in case you don’t know, KGO is the ABC affiliate super-station here in San Francisco that can be heard by millions of people with it’s mega-wattage transmitter. Gene Burns happened to be the host at that time. The night that I was ... continue reading

Anthony Romero

Executive Director, ACLU

June 13th, 2011

Dear President Obama

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, I am writing to raise the ACLU’s concerns about recent restrictions on the rights to free speech, peaceful assembly, and freedom from police violence and abuse in Puerto Rico. Currently, a Department of Justice ... continue reading

Lewis Lapham

Lapham's Quarterly

June 12th, 2011

The Midas Touch

[A longer version of this essay appears in "Food," the Summer 2011 issue of Lapham's Quarterly and is posted at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of that magazine.] Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of ... continue reading

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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
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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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com 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 www.theguardian.com 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? www.huffingtonpost.com 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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org 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? ...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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