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Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

July 21st, 2011

Congratulations Sen. Coburn

If there was ever a time in the modern history of America that the American people should become engaged in what's going on here in Washington, now is that time. Decisions are being made that will impact not only our generation but the lives of our children and our grandchildren ... continue reading

Dr Lisa Barr

New York farmer

July 20th, 2011

To Cuba, With Baggage, and Love

The Pastors for Peace (PFP) 22nd annual Friendshipment is gathering at the U.S./Mexican border, readying to defy the ridiculous cold war relic known as the Cuba embargo. Passed in 1961, the ban on trade with Cuba was invigorated or intensified to cruel effect by everyone from Jesse Helms (R) to ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

July 20th, 2011

The Murdochs must stop spinning and resign over the phone-hacking scandal

In 2004, I created Outfoxed to expose Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism. Focusing on Fox News, we examined how NewsCorp has long blurred the line between corporate interests and journalistic integrity. The film presented an in-depth look at the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

July 20th, 2011

ALEC Exposed: Milton Friedman's Little Shop of Horrors

Although he passed away in 2006, states are now grappling with many of the toxic notions left behind by University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman. In her groundbreaking book, The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein coined the term "disaster capitalism" for the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock. ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 20th, 2011

Balance the Budget on the Backs of Billionaires

The wealthiest nation on earth is not actually obliged to starve our senior citizens.  We don't need a military 670% more expensive than the next largest one on earth.  We don't need to fund health insurance corporations instead of healthcare.  And we don't need tax breaks for billionaires.  In fact, ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

July 20th, 2011

ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis

In the buildup to the bloodiest war of the 20th century, Benito Mussolini said, "Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power." He is one of history's most reviled characters for good reason. Now, corporations like Koch Industries are funneling money into ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

July 19th, 2011

Advice Hillary Clinton Should, But Won’t, Give to Economically-Strapped Greece

When U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Greece, she praised the Greek government’s austerity measures to reduce deficits and cut spending. The U.S. and Greece face a common challenge of dealing with soaring deficits, but they also face something else in common: a refusal to deal with out-of-control military ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

July 19th, 2011

Pro-Life

Recently, our air waves have featured a number of analysts and “experts” stating that American troops are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to preserve the American lifestyle.In another report a young woman spoke about the importance of finding a job that would allow her to have the lifestyle ... continue reading

Christian Parenti

Journalist

July 19th, 2011

Reading the World In a Loaf of Bread

Crossposted from TomDispatch What can a humble loaf of bread tell us about the world? The answer is: far more than you might imagine.  For one thing, that loaf can be “read” as if it were a core sample extracted from the heart of a grim global economy. Looked at ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

July 18th, 2011

Obama the Socialist?

Cross posted from thebloodycrossroads:  New York Post columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote in a November 2008 pseudo-retrospective on Obama’s presidency that, “It’s hard to believe that just four years ago, some were talking about Barack Obama as a national savior, a secular redeemer, a ‘light worker.’  Even more shocking, President Obama lost the ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

July 18th, 2011

Sarah Palin for Best Actress

Sarah Palin's movie opens with shots of celebrities like Matt Damon and Bill Maher wryly observing the oft repeated missive that she's basically unqualified for county dog catcher. We didn't want celebrities to be the only ones to have a chance to weigh in on Palin, nor did we want ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

July 18th, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Versus Barack Obama on Leadership

Last week, I caught some of the grilling of Elizabeth Warren by GOP Congressmen during the House Oversight Reform Hearing. At one point, a Republican Congressmen asked Warren if she was “running a campaign” to convince people of the validity of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she is in the ... continue reading

Stephan Salisbury

Author

July 18th, 2011

Islam-Baiting Doesn’t Work

Crossposted from TomDispatch During the 2010 midterm election campaign, virtually every hard-charging candidate on the far right took a moment to trash a Muslim, a mosque, or Islamic pieties. In the wake of those elections, with 85 new Republican House members and a surging Tea Party movement, the political virtues of anti-Muslim ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 17th, 2011

Wall Street will not let Republicans pull the debt ceiling trigger

The tension is building in the budget talks as the calendar closes in on the August 2 drop-dead date. According to Treasury Secretary Geithner, this is the date where the government would no longer have the money to pay its bills and a default on the debt would be looming. ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

July 16th, 2011

Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza

My co-passengers and I of the U.S. Boat to Gaza have now gone from “High-Seas Hippies,” according to the right-wing Washington Times, to participants in a flotilla full of “fools, knaves, hypocrites, bigots, and supporters of terrorism,” says Alan Dershowitz in his usual measured prose. Poor Alan, he seems upset ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 15th, 2011

‘Let ‘Em Eat Peas’ Can Be the Modern Age Elitist Mantra

It has been a challenging week for many people.  While our elected officials have been broadly reported to be at odds about exactly how to raise the debt ceiling or not, millions of Americans have no work, are running out of ways to keep their homes – rented or owned, ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

July 14th, 2011

Time for Congress to End Big Oil Subsidies

In Mario Puzo's The Godfather, a character named Don Fanucci is known as a ruthless, greedy black hand extortionist who skims a regular "protection" fee from those who operate in his neighborhood. Fanucci even threatened to disfigure the daughter of a man who refused to pay him, or allow him ... continue reading

Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

July 14th, 2011

Will North America Be the New Middle East?

The climate problem has moved from the abstract to the very real in the last 18 months.  Instead of charts and graphs about what will happen someday, we’ve got real-time video: first Russia burning, then Texas and Arizona on fire.  First Pakistan suffered a deluge, then Queensland, Australia, went underwater, ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

July 14th, 2011

Gaza Flotilla: American and Spanish Activists Hunger Strikes & Israeli Flag flying over the US Embassy

American Hunger Strikers at US Embassy in Athens, Greece, Met with DetentionLate in the day on July 3, 7 Americans began a peaceful, non-violent hunger strike across the street from the US Embassy in Athens, Greece to protest the July 2 arrest and imprisonment of Captain John Klusmire, the captain ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 14th, 2011

Murdoch Has Blood on His Hands

Nailing Rupert Murdoch for his employees' phone tapping or bribery would be a little like bringing down Al Capone for tax fraud, or George W. Bush for torture. I'd be glad to see it happen but there'd still be something perverse about it. I remember how outraged Americans were in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 13th, 2011

Who's Your Doctor's Daddy?

Patients in the United States have known for a long time that they are not the decision makers in matters related to their personal health and well-being.  Just as for-profit corporate interests control elections, candidates, public officials, policies and enforcement, for-profit health insurance companies control healthcare delivery.  So when a ... continue reading

David Mallon

Social Worker, Activist

July 13th, 2011

Kaiser Executive Ninjas

Visit us at http://kaiserunited.org/adopt-an-executive and tell Kaiser executives to put patients before profits! -David It was a broadside attack. I hadn’t set my foot down across the threshold of my front door when they emerged out of the bushes by the windows, from behind the sofa, descending on ropes from the rafters, ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

July 13th, 2011

Corporate Death Spiral

Cross posted from thebloodycrossroads:We often hear that corporations “get away with murder,” such as when the banks got bailed out and at worst faced meaningless fines, but many people are unaware of the many ways corporations are legally permitted to murder people. And we have virtually no recourse, at least ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

July 12th, 2011

Debt Ceiling: Both Sides Need To Come To Agreement Soon

Sometimes it seems that the ultra partisan nature of American politics is absolutely befuddling.  Many a time, if you are in the need to be thoroughly confused; turn on CNN or any of the cable news channels.  Take the fight between the Republicans and Democrats concerning the national debt ceiling.  ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 12th, 2011

Budget Blowhards: Why the Budget Debate Is Destined to Become Ever More Painful

There are few exercises more entertaining than ridiculing the nonsense that comes out of the mouths of leaders in Washington. The great part is that this is completely bipartisan. Neither party has a monopoly on solemnly stated absurdities. And of course we never have to worry about running out of ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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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
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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