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Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

December 23rd, 2010

Black History of the President’s House

On December 15, 2010 the National Park Service inaugurated its new exhibit, “President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation” at the Liberty Bell Center pavilion in Philadelphia’s Independence Park. The pavilion has been built on the site where the first home for U.S. presidents once stood, and ... continue reading

Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

October 18th, 2010

From the White House to Obama's House

As he faces a critical juncture in his presidency, it is perhaps useful for President Obama to reflect upon an obscure but relevant anniversary. On October 17, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt officially changed the name of the president’s residence to the “White House.” Significantly, this occurred on the day after ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Biden to Dems: 'Stop whining'

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday – demanding that the Democratic base “stop whining” and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House. Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted to “remind our base ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Liberals seethe over Dem punt on tax cuts

Liberals are expressing outrage that Democrats are not holding a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class before the elections.Two weeks after President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the need to raise taxes for the wealthy, Democrats on Capitol Hill have delayed a vote on the politically ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Summers to Leave White House After Election

White House officials expect Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president’s National Economic Council director after November’s congressional elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original top-tier economic team. Summers, 55, ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Obama puts bark in consumer watchdog: Elizabeth Warren

President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren to oversee the creation of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection cheered consumer advocates and Democrats, while dismaying Republicans and business groups. Warren was one of the intellectual architects of the new bureau, created by the recent ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

All Saints Episcopal Church of East Lansing will still have Quran reading Saturday

EAST LANSING – The small Gainesville, Fla. church which threatened to burn the Quran may have postponed, or even canceled, its protest, but All Saints Episcopal Church will still conduct its open reading of the Muslim holy book.All Saints Episcopal Church rector Kit Carlson posted this on Facebook:"We will still ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Obama Meets With Elizabeth Warren

A White House official confirms that President Obama met with Elizabeth Warren at the White House on Tuesday, a top contender for heading the Consumer Financial Protection Board.“Elizabeth Warren is a respected advocate and she was meeting at the White House Tuesday, but no decision has been made about the ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

No decision imminent on US consumer chief-W.House

The White House said on Thursday that a decision on the nomination of the new head of the consumer financial protection bureau was approaching but not imminent. "I don't anticipate an announcement in the next couple of days but probably in the not too distant future," said White House spokesman ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Consumer agency candidate Warren meets with Obama

Elizabeth Warren, whom the left is aggressively pushing to be named to head the new consumer protection agency, met with President Obama on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The meeting is fueling speculation that the Harvard law professor will be tapped for to lead the agency.Warren's potential nomination has ruffled ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Reaction to proposed Koran burning doesn't faze Florida church

The pastor of a tiny, fringe evangelical church in Florida on Tuesday rebuffed a plea for restraint from Gen. David H. Petraeus, who warned that a plan to burn the Muslim holy book could provoke violence against American troops and citizens overseas."Instead of possibly blaming us for what could happen, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 6th, 2010

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of]Dear Rahm Emanuel: Happy Fuckin' Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" — during White House meetings about how to ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

More Dems buck plan to let taxes increase for rich

WASHINGTON – Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire.Democratic ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

Warren fuels speculation by dropping class

When fall classes began Wednesday at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was scheduled to be teaching contract law to first-year students. But something happened on the way to the chalkboard."I'm writing to let you know that Professor Jerry Frug will be teaching your Contracts class this term instead of Professor ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

VIDEO: Soldier Appearing In Controversial Video Speaks Out

As the president talks about ending the War in Iraq, a former soldier is speaking out about his role in the war. One Wichita man, who served in Iraq also appeared in a controversial video that went viral. The video captures an attack that happened more than three years ago. ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

President Obama salutes George W. Bush as ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ declared over

WASHINGTON - Opposed to the Iraq war from the start, President Obama yesterday formally declared an end to the U.S. combat role there last night, saying, “It is time to turn the page.”Obama said the United States “has paid a huge price” to give Iraqis a chance to shape their ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Obama won't say `Mission Accomplished' in speech

WASHINGTON — The White House says there are two words President Barack Obama will not say Tuesday night in his speech about the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq: "Mission accomplished."Seven years ago, President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier to declare an end to major ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

W.H.: Iraq violence won't affect withdrawal

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House said the outbreak of deadly violence in Iraq during the past 24 hours, as President Barack Obama is preparing to speak to the nation Tuesday about the end of the U.S. military’s combat mission there, will not affect the administration’s timetable for withdrawal. “The ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Pressure mounts for 'Sheriff' Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON -- Pressure continues to mount on President Obama to select Elizabeth Warren as the nation's first consumer financial protection regulator.Warren, 61, has become something of a cause célèbre as the administration's top pick to run the new agency charged with protecting consumers from abusive mortgage and credit card practices. ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Dozens killed in coordinated attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD — A day after the U.S. declared the number of American troops in Iraq had fallen to their lowest level since the war began in 2003, insurgents on Wednesday launched more than two dozen attacks across the country, killing at least 56 Iraqis.The coordinated assaults rekindled memories of the ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

CIA sees increased threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen

For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, CIA analysts see one of al-Qaeda's offshoots - rather than the core group now based in Pakistan - as the most urgent threat to U.S. security, officials said. The sober new assessment of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen has helped prompt ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Michael Moore calls soldier accused of leaks 'patriotic'

Michael Moore called Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected in the leak of tens of thousands of classified Afghanistan war documents to the WikiLeaks website, "courageous" and said he'll donate $5,000 toward his defense.The controversial filmmaker told the Associated Press that Manning did the right thing in exposing "war crimes." Manning, 22 ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Moore backs WikiLeaks accused

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $5,000 US to the defence of the U.S. Army private who is suspected of giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.Moore told The Associated Press that he hopes to make the public understand that Pte. Bradley Manning allegedly exposed what Moore called "war crimes."The ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

BP oil spill: US scientist retracts assurances over success of cleanup

White House claims that the worst of the BP oil spill was over were undermined yesterday when a senior government scientist said three-quarters of the oil was still in the Gulf environment and a research study detected a 22-mile plume of oil in the ocean depths.Bill Lehr, a senior scientist ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors 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
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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith 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 . . . | 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? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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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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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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