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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 19th, 2010

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it's just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing? That's what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when "Sicko" was being ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 19th, 2010

Confusion Trips Up 'Confuser' Turned Whistleblower

Sometimes you cannot make up the twists and turns in life that burst forward out of the relatively predictable stuff. Such is the case as for-profit, private health insurance spokesperson turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter, made what might have seemed at the time a minor gaffe. During one of his book ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 18th, 2010

GM (and Capitalism) Dodge a Bullet ... for Now

And so, that is that. With the government selling a chunk of its stock in General Motors today, you and I are no longer majority shareholders in one of the world's largest industrial companies. And the window that was briefly open for the most important kind of democracy -- democracy ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

November 18th, 2010

"The People Must Be Agents of Change:" The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Josette Pérard is director of Fon Lanbi Haiti, the Haitian counterpart of the Lambi Fund. Fon Lanbi trains, builds capacity of, and gets grants to women’s and small farmer organizations in rural areas. Josette’s perspectives on community development follow.The idea of development is to provide everyone with the means to ... continue reading

November 18th, 2010

Wendell Potter on the Anti-SiCKO Smear Campaign on Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- 11/17/10

OLBERMANN: Last night, we told you about the anti-government health care congressman-elect who demanded his government health care the very day he starts his new job. Today, the anesthesiologist from Maryland attempted to remove the foot from his mouth and botched the procedure. Also, in our fourth story, more details ... continue reading

Reggie Cervantes

9/11 Rescue Worker

November 17th, 2010

Mitch McConnell: Pass the 9/11 First Responders Bill for NYPD Officer David Mahmoud

David Mahmoud served as one of New York's Finest for 15 years. On 9/11 at the World Trade Center, Officer Mahmoud responded with his NYPD's brothers and sisters from the 75th Precinct. Together with many other responders, Mahmoud now joins a list none of us wants to belong to: the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 17th, 2010

They Said They Would Push Me "Off a Cliff"

Yesterday, on the TV and radio show "Democracy Now" hosted by Amy Goodman, the former Vice President of CIGNA, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, revealed that CIGNA met with the other big health insurers to hatch a plan to "push" yours truly "off a cliff." The interview ... continue reading

November 17th, 2010

"Push Michael Moore Off a Cliff:" Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter Details How the Industry Attacked Michael Moore’s Film Sicko

When Academy Award-winning film director Michael Moore announced he would be making a documentary about the American healthcare system in 2004, it put the health insurance industry on high alert. One person who immediately went on the offensive was Wendell Potter, who at the time was the chief spokesperson for ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 17th, 2010

What Value Do They Add to U.S. Healthcare?

Most Americans I know really don’t like to get ripped off. We don’t mind paying for something that is what we thought we were paying for. We just hate the feeling of having been taken. And boy, are we being taken en masse by the private health insurance industry. Doubt ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 16th, 2010

Let's Pass Some Laws Before the Republicans Head Into Town (after all, that's what they'd do)

Dear Congressional Democrats: Welcome back to our nation's capital for your one final session of the 111th Congress. Come January, the Republicans will take over the House while the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. But Dems -- here's something I don't understand: Why do you look all sullen ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 16th, 2010

Aqua Buddha, the Number 21 and the Deficit Commission

At this point most of the country has heard the story of "Aqua Buddha." According to an anonymous account, during his college days, Kentucky Sen.-elect Rand Paul dragged a woman down to a river and told her to bow down to the river, which he referred to as "Aqua Buddha." ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 15th, 2010

Pennsylvania Fugitives Given Clean Slate

While sipping coffee and reading my morning paper this past Sunday, I saw something that should honestly be a national outrage.  The Philadelphia Inquirier reported that at the behest of the  Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille and District Attorney Seth Williams that over nineteen thousand open criminal cases have been ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 15th, 2010

Thank You, Alan Grayson

Written by Robert Greenwald and Tanene AllisonAlan Grayson was a hero for progressive politics in Congress. On November 2nd he lost his seat in the House. Watch this video tribute and join us in thanking Alan Grayson for his fearless work.Share your stories of how Grayson inspired and affected you.We ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

November 15th, 2010

How to Argue

The strangest thing about the low quality of Internet argument is that effective argument isn't really so difficult. Sure, not everyone can be Clarence Darrow, but anyone who wants to be at least competent at argument can do it. Here are a few guidelines.I'll start with a hint: note the ... continue reading

November 14th, 2010

Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher, Part 2 - 11/12/10

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November 14th, 2010

Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher, Part 1 - 11/12/10

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November 13th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Part 4 - 11/12/10

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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 13th, 2010

Did a 'Thank You' Miss The Mark?

Well, I never really expected my article saying that thanks was good enough to have such a backlash. Seems like some of you that read it got it. Some missed the point entirely. Judging from a good portion of the feedback the article received; some of you think that I ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

November 13th, 2010

Take a Stand for Peace

This letter invites you to join what will be the largest veteran-led civil resistance to U.S. wars and occupations in recent history, Washington, D.C., December 16. www.stopthesewars.org. During the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King called our government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." That was true then—and ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 13th, 2010

Savage Austerity

"Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class." James Connolly, Irish Freedom Fighter and founder of the Irish Labor Party “We’re all in this together,” is the chorus the ruling class loves to sing while it simultaneously bestows ... continue reading

November 13th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Part 3 - 11/12/10

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November 13th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Part 2 - 11/12/10

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November 13th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Part 1 - 11/12/10

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Other Worlds

Economic Justice

November 12th, 2010

Amid Haitian Crisis, Opportunity

When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.It’s more tempting to think that the situation is so hopeless that it can’t any worse, especially right now. Last week, Hurricane Tomas brought three days of heavy storms, causing ... continue reading

November 12th, 2010

Amnesty: prosecute Bush for admitted waterboarding

(Reuters) - The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday. In "Decision Points," published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorize waterboarding, a form of simulated ... 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
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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
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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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