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Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

August 14th, 2012

As Social Security Turns 77, the Most Successful Program in American History is Under Fierce Attack

In the 77 years since President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935, the retirement program has been one of the nation’s most successful anti-poverty programs. Before Social Security existed, about half of America’s senior citizens lived in poverty. Today, less than 10 percent live in ... continue reading

Kathy Kelly and Dr. Hakim

Peace Activists

August 14th, 2012

Stand together as friends of 30 million Afghans

Here is a simple, reachable step towards peace in Afghanistan: build international relationships by befriending the Afghan Peace Volunteers Ali and Abdulhai and bringing their forgotten, alternative voices of non-violence to the United States - support their U.S. visa re-applications. The Afghan population is estimated at 30 million, with about ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 14th, 2012

Paul Ryan Closely Tied To Corrupt Union Accused of Violently Threatening Dissidents

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogThe GOP has often accused unions of unfairly coercing members into paying dues--dues that happen to be a major source of support for Democratic candidates. However, an investigation by In These Times reveals that GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is closely tied to a union ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 13th, 2012

NBC's Celebrity Warriors: "They barely survived the first week!"

If you sat through the two-hour debut of NBC's "Stars Earn Stripes" on Monday, you heard the promotion for next week's show: "They barely survived the first week!"  And you thought to yourself: "Uh, no, that was me." What intolerable filth!  In this "reality" show, "celebrities" we've mostly never heard ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 13th, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan's Far-Right Agenda: The Media Can't Take the Truth

In principle, the country faces a choice this fall between a moderate conservative, President Obama, and Governor Romney, an extreme conservative who wants to privatize Social Security and Medicare and eliminate most of the services that the public expects from the federal government. The reason why this choice only exists ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 13th, 2012

Israel’s ‘Bomb Iran’ Timetable

More Washington insiders are coming to the conclusion that Israel’s leaders are planning to attack Iran before the U.S. election in November in the expectation that American forces will be drawn in. There is widespread recognition that, without U.S. military involvement, an Israeli attack would be highly risky and, at best, ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

August 11th, 2012

Better than Palin, but Ryan has major flaws

Perhaps Mitt Romney did not speak another “gaffe” Saturday when he introduced Paul Ryan as “the next President of the United States.”  Maybe the Romney-Ryan Republican ticket will lose to President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden in November. That might make Ryan a favorite choice for the Republican Presidential nomination in ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

August 11th, 2012

"Path to Prosperity?" For Many Senior Citizens, VP Pick Ryan's Plan Would Be Path to the Poorhouse

If Americans who are embracing Rep. Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" -- and that now includes Mitt Romney -- spent a few minutes reviewing a few recent research reports, they just might conclude that the Wisconsin Republican's plan to reduce the deficit might better be renamed the "Path to the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 10th, 2012

As Some AT&T Unions Strike, Others "Scab"

Crossposted from the In These Times 'Working' blogOn Tuesday, 20,000 AT&T workers in California, Connecticut and Nevada went out on a two-day strike to protest unfair bargaining by AT&T. The striking members of West Coast-based Communication Workers of America District 9 and Connecticut-based CWA Local 1298 claim that the company ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 9th, 2012

Soldiers Who Refuse to Kill

One of the most inspiring events thus far at the Veterans For Peace National Convention underway in Miami was a presentation on Thursday by several veterans who have refused to participate in war. Typically, they have done this at the risk of significant time in prison, or worse. In most ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

August 9th, 2012

Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War The Election Year Outsourcing that No One’s Talking About

Crossposted from TomDispatchIn the 1980s, the U.S. government began funneling aid to mujahedeen rebels in Afghanistan as part of an American proxy war against the Soviet Union. It was, in the minds of America’s Cold War leaders, a rare chance to bloody the Soviets, to give them a taste of ... continue reading

Kathy Kelly and Dr. Hakim

Peace Activists

August 8th, 2012

Why Afghanistan Can't Wait

Two days ago, we spent three anxious hours in an outer waiting area of the “Non-Immigrant Visa” section of the U.S. consulate here in Kabul, Afghanistan, waiting for our young friends Ali and Abdulhai to return from a sojourn through the inner offices where they were being interviewed for visas ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

August 7th, 2012

A Victim of Teapublican Policies

Even a "yes" from someone in the Party of "No" means no. Tea Party Republicans have made it clear their agenda isn't to help America, but obstruct all progress during the Obama presidency and blame the tough economy on their political opponents. One victim of Teapublican policies is Jack Cochrane ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 7th, 2012

Profits or Patients? Aetna and HCA Answer Without Hesitation

My tweet yesterday said I’d write about the three pieces of mail I received from my insurance company, Aetna, this week.  All three confirmed it.  In their eyes and in every manner of decision they make, I am either a medical loss if a claim must be paid or I ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

August 7th, 2012

The Hunger Wars in Our Future: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest

The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn, soybeans, and other food staples is guaranteed to fall far short ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

August 5th, 2012

Gov. Christie: Is it OK to talk about gun massacres now?

With crass cynicism last month, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey led a chorus of belligerent, right-wing politicians in a particularly unsavory bleat.  Christie and his conservative colleagues attacked progressive and liberal elected leaders for suggesting regulation of guns and ammunition This was right after 12 people died and dozens ... continue reading

Subhankar Banerjee

Writer, Activist

August 5th, 2012

Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Crossposted from TomDispatch When you go to the mountains, you go to the mountains.  When it’s the desert, it’s the desert.  When it’s the ocean, though, we generally say that we’re going “to the beach.”  Land is our element, not the waters of our world, and that is an unmistakable ... continue reading

Alex Caballero

Founder, Cuéntame

August 5th, 2012

U.S. Weapons Plant Destruction Both Here and Abroad

Written with Kristel Mucino The tragedy in Colorado demonstrated the devastating lethality of AR-15 type guns, like the one used in the Aurora shooting, and has caused many to question whether it makes sense to allow the purchase of military-style assault rifles. What a lot of people don't know is ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 3rd, 2012

The High Cost of U.S. Health System Dysfunction

While the human costs of our dysfunctional health system are staggering in terms of death, suffering, and financial trauma for patients and families, we pay a steep economic price over the long haul when we follow patients and discover the ongoing costs and the collateral damage to our economy.  A ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

August 1st, 2012

The Romney Slogan: 'Kiss My A**!'

The best slogan ever in American politics was “I Like Ike.” You didn’t have to support Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President in 1952 and 1956 to acknowledge that “I Like Ike” offered rhyme, simplicity and a direct message in three, simple, one-syllable words.  They fit neatly on a sign or ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

August 1st, 2012

Mission Failure: Afghanistan

Crossposted from TomDispatchImagine for a moment that almost once a week for the last six months somebody somewhere in this country had burst, well-armed, into a movie theater showing a superhero film and fired into the audience. That would get your attention, wouldn’t it? James Holmes times 21?  It would ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 1st, 2012

Romney Adds to Iran Tensions

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s strong pro-Israel statements over the weekend, including his endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy), increases the pressure on President Barack Obama to prove that he is an equally strong backer of Israel. The key question is whether Israeli Prime ... continue reading

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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
2:58 AM
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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
7:31 PM
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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
7:28 PM
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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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