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Mike & Friends Blog from 'September 2011'

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 13th, 2011

Opening Day

Today's the day! So many months -- and years -- of one's life go into writing a book, and then one day, if you're lucky, it's placed on the shelves of a bookstore (and now, in the new century, it is converted to ones and zeroes downloaded onto your e-reading ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 12th, 2011

Does President Obama Want to Impose a Crushing Burden on Our Children?

Sorry deficit fanatics, this one has nothing to do with the cost of the stimulus or the deficits run-up during the Obama years. We're talking real money here. We're talking about plans to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67. To deficit hawks everywhere this is a great way ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 12th, 2011

Mr President, Let Us Live in Peace on a Healthy Planet Earth

PRESIDENT OBAMA promised on October 27, 2007: "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am President, it is the FIRST THING I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

September 12th, 2011

The Constructive Anarchy of a Vermont Peoples' Movement

A blue sky dawned on the day after Irene blew through Vermont last week. At first sight of the colossal damage that their rivers and creeks had caused, Vermonters were stunned and shocked. Just as quickly, they went to work. The overwhelming magnitude of the damage prevented our local town ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 10th, 2011

"My Terrorists" -- The Excerpt Everyone's Talking About from "HERE COMES TROUBLE" by Michael Moore

This week, I gave permission to London's Guardian newspaper to publish an excerpt from my new book, HERE COMES TROUBLE, before it hits the shelves next week (or, to put it another way, no American paper was going to run a 4,000-word piece from yours truly!). This excerpt, which the ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 9th, 2011

The True Nature of the War in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan war is not the good war we should have fought instead of Iraq.  It is not about making us safer from terrorism.  It is not about suffocating the rising tide of Islamic extremism.  It is not about spreading women’s rights.  And it is certainly not about exporting democracy.  ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 9th, 2011

Book Tour Dates Announced for Michael Moore's HERE COMES TROUBLE -- and How You Can Get an Autographed Copy No Matter Where You Live

My publisher has put together the first batch of dates for my book tour which begins this Tuesday, September 13, in New York City. If you're in the neighborhood, come be part of my very first reading and signing at Barnes & Noble in Union Square at 7:00pm. C-Span will ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

September 8th, 2011

My 10-Year-Old's Jobs Program

I like to help my children with their homework, whenever I have time. (And since January, I've had more time.) It's great to help them -- I know all the answers, and I never have to take the exams. Last night, we tried something different. They helped me with my ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 8th, 2011

Ron Paul: Too Unbalanced For His Own Good

I want to preface the following column with a little bit of background information.  I am a veteran of the United States Navy.  I served for four years, with most of that time stationed onboard the USS Bataan.  Two combat deployments to the Middle East.  One shortly after 9/11 and ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 8th, 2011

The War Budget Is Burning Down Our Economy

President Obama will talk jobs tonight. Good. That's what we should have been talking about all year. Here's all thirty-four words of our suggested script for the speech:   "Good evening. To get American working again, we must cut our massive war budget and find better ways to spend that ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 8th, 2011

What Really Irks Me About The GOP

You know what really makes me sick about the Republican Party?  For eight years, we had what they want us to think was the blissful splendor that was the George W. Bush administration.  Well, we know what a complete mess that turned out to be.  No matter how much the ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

September 7th, 2011

The Corrupt Establishment Begins Smearing Eric Schneiderman

Last month we had New York Fed Board Member Kathryn Wylde whining and meddling about Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into big banks. That seriously backfired. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan put pressure on him as well, and that didn’t go over so well. And after Tom Miller petulantly stopped allowing Schneiderman on ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 7th, 2011

Will President Obama side with the Koch brothers or American families?

Charles Koch, one of our country's most prolific conservative donors, was recorded praising his oil, energy and Wall Street friends who contributed millions of dollars to his political causes. That Koch likely referred to President Obama as Saddam Hussein and framed the upcoming election as the "mother of all wars" ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 7th, 2011

Here Comes "HERE COMES TROUBLE" -- My New Book Arrives September 13 ...from Michael Moore

I have some good news to share with you. I have written a big, new book! It is, without a doubt, the most personal work I've ever done. It's called HERE COMES TROUBLE. It contains two dozen short stories, all based on events in my early life, before I became ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 7th, 2011

Brief Analysis Of Obama's Job Initiative

The old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, you try and try again.  We’re taught this almost from infancy.  You fall off your bike?  Get back on or you’ll never learn how to ride without the training wheels.  Sometimes it’s pretty painful to learn things in this manner.  ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

September 6th, 2011

More for Them, Less for You

hat would you say to a family financial adviser who suggested your wisest investment would be to liquidate your own retirement account and empty out your kids' college fund to buy your wealthy cousin a new Bentley? Would you go ahead and gamble with your life savings in hopes that ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

September 6th, 2011

Peace Prizes for War Presidents, Missile Tests on Day of Peace

The U.S. missile ‘defense” system is simply not defensive.  It is offensive in every sense of the word and it is increasing tensions throughout the world. Even on the day where the world is to think about peace--- World Peace Day on September 21—you would not know that the day existed ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

September 5th, 2011

Labor Day Reflection: Time for Americans to participate in power

The Roman philosopher and statesman, Marcus Tullius Cicero said “Freedom is participation in power.”  By that standard Americans are not free.  We do not participate in power. We do not even have power over our own economic lives, our elected “representatives” ignore us and listen to the moneyed interests sending ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 5th, 2011

Worker’s Ode to Labor Day 2011

Work ‘till you drop.  Stop. Drop. Get up. Do it again.Work.  Be grateful to be working.  Work harder.  Work ‘till you drop.  Stop. Drop. Get up.  Do it again.Give up time with growing children.  Work.  Keep bills paid. Years pass.  Chances pass.Work ‘till you drop.  Stop. Drop. Get up. Do ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 3rd, 2011

The Mental Health Paradigm

Shulamis Lieber, a social worker from New York City who works for a nonprofit called The Institute for Family Health and specializes in mental health for HIV patients, is on the front lines of America’s health care crisis. She has three years of experience in the field and sees first-hand how ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 2nd, 2011

I Just Found 29 Million Jobs

No, not 29 million job offers. I'm no better at applying for jobs than you are, and my town offers nothing but dead-end McJobs or positions in the military industrial complex, just like yours. I mean I just spotted an easy way to create 29 million jobs, one for every ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 1st, 2011

A Summer of Extreme Weather

Hurricane Irene caps a summer filled with unprecedented extreme weather events and ominous news about the climate, from historic dust bowls sweeping across America to revelations that a mass extinction unprecedented in human history is well under way. Yet, as with most of these events, if you followed the mass ... continue reading

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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
12:41 PM
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
2:19 PM
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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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