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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 12th, 2010

How to Fight Fred

Eleven years ago I had the distinct weirdness of meeting the Reverend Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas. You know Fred. He's the head of the loony Westboro Church in Topeka, Kansas. They're the people who like to go around to funerals of gay men who've been murdered (Matthew Shepard) or ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 28th, 2010

Update about the Government’s New War on Peace

In the first of 20 some rallies being conducted outside FBI offices in cities around the country, a few hundred peace and civil liberties activists gathered yesterday in Lake Wobegon Minneapolis. Some of last week’s victims of FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas spoke out: The Minnesotans who had gathered ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 11th, 2010

If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

OpenMike 9/11/10 Michael Moore's daily blog I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice. I believe in an America ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

September 2nd, 2010

Another False Ending: Contracting out the Iraq Occupation

By Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond.  Bill and Laura work at the Center for Constitutional Rights.Another false ending to the Iraq war is being declared.  Nearly seven years after George Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, President Obama has just given a major address to mark ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

AP Exclusive: CIA flight carried secret from Gitmo

WASHINGTON – A white, unmarked Boeing 737 landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before dawn on a CIA mission so secretive, many in the nation's war on terrorism were kept in the dark.Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were aboard.They arrived at Guantanamo on Sept. 24, 2003, years ... continue reading

August 4th, 2010

Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California's gay-marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.The ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker touched off a celebration outside ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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July 12th, 2010

American Beauty

Dear Mr President,Finally, I was let out of Area Three at JFK airport after spending the first three hours in your country watching hefty men and women shepherd away rather small, unarmed, confused and fearful people towards officials who sit up on an elevated bench, much like what I have ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Cap on oil spill damages under fire

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers tore in to administration officials Tuesday, saying the law that may limit BP's liability for economic damages to $75 million needs to be changed retroactively."A year from now the TV cameras will not be there, and some fisherman will go try to get damages from BP, ... continue reading

May 4th, 2010

Progressives set to meet, support democracy

Chuck Ogg thinks the government needs to do more to help the people.Ogg, spokesman for the Rock County Progressives, said he and others decided to form a group after attending a MoveOn event and watching Michael Moore’s film: “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The movie examines the impact of corporate dominance ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

Honking horn for peace ignites a legal firefight

Bob Palmer doesn't seem like your average scofflaw. But there he was, sitting in court in Apple Valley last week, dressed in a rumpled suit, his hair pulled back into a ponytail."You clean up nice," said one of the people who had shown up to offer testimony in his behalf. ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Goldman may face Justice Department review

The Securities and Exchange Commission has referred its investigation of Goldman Sachs to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, less than two weeks after filing a civil securities fraud case against the firm, according to a source familiar with the matter. Any probe by the Justice Department, if underway, ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

April 15th, 2010

Asking Minnesotan Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar to Say NO to War

Tuesday evening over 100 Minnesotans demonstrated outside Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office with half of our group eventually going inside to seek a response from the Senator as to how she would vote on the upcoming $33 billion “war supplemental” to continue the escalation of war on Afghanistan.  After a couple ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens announces his retirement

Reporting from Washington Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican-appointed justice who emerged as a leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing over his 34-year tenure, announced his retirement Friday. Stevens sent a letter to President Obama on Friday, which read: "Having concluded that it would be in the best interests ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

January 26th, 2010

Leveling the Political and Economic Playing Field

The Supreme Court ruled last week that corporations could spend as much money as they want in elections, thereby making most existing restrictions on corporate election spending unconstitutional. This raises the prospect of US politics becoming even more corrupt than it already is. It will now be totally legal for ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

The Senator from Exxon-Mobil? As Supreme Court Throws Open the Floodgates to Unlimited Corporate Money in Campaigns, the Time for Real Reform is Now!

Folks, we have a problem. It's bigger than healthcare, global warming, and the economy because it cuts to the heart of every big issue we face.The symptoms of this problem are clear:Instead of doing the nation's business, elected officials are spending a third of their time or more dialing for ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON—A deeply divided Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate political spending, overturning two precedents and underscoring the impact of former President George W. Bush's appointments to the court. Writing for the court's five conservatives, Justice Anthony Kennedy ruled that a central provision of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance act ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Supreme Court decision lets Pentagon keep detainee photos secret

Washington - The US Supreme Court Monday vacated a federal appeals court ruling requiring disclosure of a cache of photos allegedly depicting abuse of US-held detainees overseas during the Bush administration. The high court action removed a legal precedent that made it harder for the government to withhold certain documents ... 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
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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
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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
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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
1:21 PM
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