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Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 24th, 2011

Draconian Crackdown

The United States is still the freest country in the world. I can write critically of the government and not feel threatened. I can walk down the street and not worry about being stopped by a cop for no reason. But our freedoms are in serious jeopardy. It’s well known ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 24th, 2011

Time For Gadhafi To Give It Up?

Alright folks, here is the column that I was going to present to you yesterday that was preempted by the East Coast Earthquake.  By the way, those of you on the West Coast that are insistently teasing us saying, “you babies, it’s just a little 5.8 earthquake; we get them ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 23rd, 2011

The Kochs are scared, and they've bought the web domains to prove it

Charles and David Koch, and their related businesses, have poured money into politicking across the country. In Wisconsin alone, they were Gov. Scott Walker's largest out-of-state contributor, and they famously bought all kinds of advertisements and electioneering courtesy of their Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity. They aren't done. The ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 23rd, 2011

Why Is President Obama So Anxious to Cut Social Security?

On his tour of the Midwest last week, President Obama again indicated his interest in cutting Social Security. He repeated a proposal that his administration first put forward in the debt ceiling negotiations: he wants to cut the annual cost of living adjustment by 0.3 percentage points. This cut may ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

August 23rd, 2011

The Badger State's Bloody Stalemate

Crossposted from TomdispatchStephanie Haw needed a good cry. On the night of August 9th, the rowdy crowd inside Hawk's bar in downtown Madison grew ever quieter as the election results trickled in. Earlier that day, with the nation watching, voters statewide cast their ballots in Wisconsin's eagerly awaited recall elections ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

August 23rd, 2011

Afghan Peace Youths Feel Hopeless

On Sunday, Aug. 21, I had the privilege of speaking via conference call with several young people from the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers.  It was the occasion of what they have termed the "Global Day of Listening," during which the kids spoke with supporters and sympathizers all over the world ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 23rd, 2011

Nurses say: Come Join Us on September 1 on Main Street, Don’t Return to DC

Main Street, USA –  Nurses call their neighbors and  their elected officials  to come to Main Street on September 1, even as many of the elected officials continue chiding one another about returning to DC. Main Street is where the damage has been done and is being felt most deeply; DC ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

August 22nd, 2011

America is Crumbling: Hire Us to Fix It

The drought in Texas is so severe that this month, the city of Kemp shut off the city’s water, leaving hundreds of people in the small North Texas town without a basic necessity for two days. Kemp’s pipes haven’t been updated since the 1930s. Consecutive weeks of 100-degree days have ... continue reading

Karen Greenberg

Center on Law and Security

August 22nd, 2011

Crisis of Confidence

Crossposted from TomDispatch As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the unexpected extent of the damage Americans have done to themselves and their institutions is coming into better focus.  The event that “changed everything” did turn out to change Washington in ways more startling than most people realize.  On terrorism ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

August 22nd, 2011

Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty

Written by Bill Quigley and Davida Finger Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast.  The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind.  It is impossible to understand what happened and what still remains without considering race, gender, and poverty.  ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

August 21st, 2011

Republican Golfing, Political Kabuki Theater and W.A.R. (Wasted American Resources)

As you can see, the John Boehner-Minnesota Golfing Fundraiser in Minnesota enjoyed beautiful weather on Wednesday August 17, 2011.  So did our Come Home America group as we traveled to Wayzata, Minnesota to banner outside the event.  We had read that House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Erik ... continue reading

August 21st, 2011

ABC's This Week, 8/21/11: David Axelrod Talks and Talks and Talks, Says Nothing at All

At 7:10: JAKE TAPPER: Progressive filmmaker Michael Moore had this question that he wanted me to ask you: "Are you aware of how profoundly disappointed so many of the President's supporters are? Do you realize that each time the President moves to the right, he picks up no votes and ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 20th, 2011

Mann v. Ford

A new shocking HBO documentary, Mann v. Ford, offers a gut-wrenching account of the horrible consequences of corporate greed and government corruption.  It is the story of the Ramapough Mountain Indians’ struggle to attain justice and secure safety for their community, which has been ravaged by Ford...  Read more continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 20th, 2011

Are the Koch brothers afraid of the facts?

Charles and David Koch responded to our video, "Why do the Koch brothers want to end public education?" Friday night. They didn't like our video it seems. Our film was about the big-money and high-stakes school board election in Wake County, North Carolina. We were able to connect the dots ... continue reading

Lisa Engles

NUHW activist

August 19th, 2011

What Do Kaiser Permanente and Verizon Have In Common?

It's so inspiring to see tens of thousands of Verizon workers on the East Coast fighting for their rights and their future.  I know exactly how they feel.  Verizon, sadly, isn't the only huge, brand name corporation that's trying to cut workers' healthcare benefits at a time of record profits. ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 19th, 2011

Gabby Giffords Asked By GOP In AZ If She Is Going To Run In 2012

There’s a long standing truth in American politics that has outlived the founding fathers, will outlive all of you reading this and will probably outlive the folks reading this a hundred years from now.  When someone has something you want, that you really want; you will go for the throat.  ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 19th, 2011

Murdoch's Web of Corruption Continues To Demand An Independent Investigation

The story of News Corps ever unraveling corruption is still far from over. This week's revelations in the News Corp drama highlights the lies in the Murdochs' prior testimony to parliament, and demands that more questions be answered regarding who knew what and did what. At this point the level ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 18th, 2011

John Kerry, the Lazy Senator Who Would Not Learn

Senator John Kerry, along with the two other Democratic senators appointed to the "Super Committee", had a column in the Wall Street Journal yesterday on their approach to the committee's work. This piece is infuriating for its empty platitudes and the refusal to acknowledge economic reality. In just 700 words ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 18th, 2011

Enough With the Scare Tactics, Secretary Panetta

If you thought we were going to have a rational, fact-based debate about cuts to the out-of-control military budget in this country, think again. The Pentagon and their war industry allies are mounting an aggressive, fear-based campaign of hyperbole and spin to scare Congress away from cuts that could affect ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 18th, 2011

Stark and Dreadful and Inescapable

Mike Judge’s 2006 film Idiocracy portrays a society that very closely resembles the world we live in today. The film is a satire in which the protagonist, Joe Bauers, participates in a military experiment gone awry that leaves him in a futuristic dystopia where everyone is unbelievably stupid. Natural selection has gone ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 17th, 2011

Seven Years After Outfoxed, Murdoch's Empire Continues Corruption

Seven years ago, Brave New Films and I exposed Rupert Murdoch's top down journalism at FOX News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. As recent news makes clear, Murdoch only has continued to lead a legacy of corrupting journalism and harming the ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 17th, 2011

Did Tenet Hide Key 9/11 Info?

Bulletin for those of you who get your information only from the New York Times, the Washington Post and other outlets of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM): Former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke has accused ex-CIA Director George Tenet of denying him and others access to intelligence that could ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 17th, 2011

Why Won’t Obama Join the Verizon Picket Line?

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogCiting Obama's healthcare reform legislation, the company wants concessions. Union members want a show of solidarity Last Saturday, about 100 Verizon workers and their supporters from the Washington D.C. area —some of the 45,000 company employees who went on strike last week around ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 16th, 2011

Why didn’t Americans for Prosperity love our video?

The Koch brothers - founders of the Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity - were the subject of our latest investigative video, "Why Do the Koch Brothers Want to End Public Education?" AFP didn't much like it, and that's disappointing. With its extensive track record of influencing and supporting elections ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 16th, 2011

Iraq Withdrawal? Don't Take It to the Bank

Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles DavisSince coming to Washington, Barack Obama has won a Nobel Prize for Peace, but he hasn’t been much of a peacemaker. Instead, he has doubled down on his predecessor’s wars while launching blatantly illegal ones of his own. But, as his supporters would be ... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...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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