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Jennifer Granholm

Current/Former MI governor

October 31st, 2012

Apart from the storm news, there has been some political news that I cannot let go of

Apart from the storm news, there has been some political news that I cannot let go of.  Mitt Romney must realize that he has lost the industrial Midwest because he's completely lost a grip on reality. He's decided to throw a Hail Mary pass that will cause his already-struggling campaign ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

October 31st, 2012

Searching for Occupy

Last year, after years of signing Internet petitions and not seeing anything change, I embraced the Occupy movement.  I lived in a tent in the middle of Washington D.C. for 4 months. Through snowstorms and harassment of every sort, we formed a community and discovered what true democracy felt like ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 31st, 2012

Dead Woman Working: Fear in Every Storm

Working people in America have so much more to fear than brutal weather conditions when horrible storms like Hurricane Sandy (aka, tropical cyclone Sandy or super storm Sandy) come into our lives. Of course we fear the physical threats that the news and weather stations forecast. But we also fear ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 31st, 2012

90 Million Are Planning Not to Vote – Your Mission: Take Just One of Them to the Polls

I have a personal favor I'd like to ask each of you. We all know the election next Tuesday is going to be very close. But I've got an idea that could help put President Obama over the top. I want you – yes, YOU, the person reading this right ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

October 30th, 2012

Our Words Are Our Weapons: Against the Destruction of the World by Greed

Crossposted from TomDispatch In ancient China, the arrival of a new dynasty was accompanied by “the rectification of names,” a ceremony in which the sloppiness and erosion of meaning that had taken place under the previous dynasty were cleared up and language and its subjects correlated again. It was like ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 29th, 2012

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Explain the Past Four Years

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are touring the country with a new book that everyone should have and read.  "The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope" is a history of the Obama Years in the form of a thematically organized collection of columns -- columns that grew ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

October 26th, 2012

We Pay More

Since I pinned a dollar bill on my jacket lapel with "I PAY MORE" written on it in black marker, I've had countless conversations during my travels across the United States that went something like this: Them: "I pay more? What does that mean?" Me: "This dollar bill right here ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

October 25th, 2012

A Failed Formula for Worldwide War: How the Empire Changed Its Face, But Not Its Nature

They looked like a gang of geriatric giants. Clad in smart casual attire -- dress shirts, sweaters, and jeans -- and incongruous blue hospital booties, they strode around “the world,” stopping to stroke their chins and ponder this or that potential crisis. Among them was General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 25th, 2012

This DEA Agent Went To Mexico To Beat The Drug Cartels. It Didn't Turn Out Well.

Co-authored by Jesse Lava Sean Dunagan went to Monterrey, Mexico, to crack down on drugs. As an intelligence analyst for the Drug Enforcement Administration, he wanted to bring down the cartels and other trafficking organizations. He brought his family with him because Monterrey seemed like a peaceful, vibrant place to ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 25th, 2012

Drone War Protesters Arrested in NY State

Once again nonviolent protesters of U.S. drone wars have been arrested at the gates of Hancock Air Field in New York State.  Thursday morning, 19 people blocked the three gates to the base for a period of hours beginning at 8 a.m.  Eventually, the front gate was opened after 11 ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

October 24th, 2012

Democratic Mockpocalypse: How Big Can One Election Get?

Obesity is an American plague -- and no, I’m not talking about overweight Americans.  I’m talking about our overweight, supersized presidential campaign.  I’m talking about Big Election, the thing that’s moved into our homes and, especially if you live in a “swing state,” is now hogging your television almost 24/7. ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

October 23rd, 2012

America: Land of Shady Elections

If a country proclaimed itself as the standard-bearer for Democracy around the world, while a son of one of that country's presidential candidates owned voting machines in a state known for swinging elections, would you take that country's claims seriously? Would you believe that nation's claims of love for Democracy ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 21st, 2012

Dead Woman Working: Who is the Best Looking Candidate?

Several years ago, it made me angry when I heard a family member remark that she was voting for the candidate who she felt was the best looking.  How superficial, I thought. Certainly, we ought to be voting more for a person's policies and leadership qualities rather than having a ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

October 20th, 2012

The Price of a Different Kind of Gas

Sean Hannity is the right wing’s most annoying propagandist because he constantly repeats simplistic distortions of fact, when he isn’t just plain lying. One example is the price of gasoline.  On syndicated radio and Fox News Channel, Hannity chants a daily mantra that “gasoline prices have doubled under (President Barack) ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 19th, 2012

When Will Kent State University Exhibit Truth at Kent State?

Third installment in a four part series on the May 4th Kent State Massacre More than 42 years ago, four Kent State University students were murdered and nine were wounded on their campus during an anti-war demonstration against the Vietnam War. At the time of the massacre, more than 2,000 ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

October 17th, 2012

In Conference Call, Romney Urged Businesses To Tell Their Employees How to Vote

Crossposted from In These TimesIn a June 6, 2012 conference call posted on the anti-union National Federation of Independent Business’s website, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney instructed employers to tell their employees how to vote in the upcoming election.     Romney was addressing  a group of self-described "small-business owners." Twenty-six ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 17th, 2012

Obama Says Romney Thinks People at the Top Should Get to Play by a Different Set of Rules; Romney Immediately Proves Obama's Point

One of the very first things Barack Obama said during the second presidential debate was this: OBAMA: Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 16th, 2012

Tweets on Second 2012 Presidential Debate, 10/16/12

"C'mon BHO - this one's for us.""Obama is rockin' outta the gate! Alive! Awake! Slice, then dice!""By limiting this audience of questioners to only 'undecided voters from LongIsland/NY', you can see on your TV that we're in for a very white night""Romney to middle class: I'm going to cut taxes ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 16th, 2012

Koch Brothers: We're Victims

Co-authored by Jesse Lava In the wake of Mitt Romney's griping that 47% of the country is mooching off rich folks like him, Charles and David Koch are now suggesting that they, too, are victims. The billionaire Koch brothers and their aptly-named political strategist Rich Fink spoke publicly about the ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

October 16th, 2012

Romney affirms commitment to fetus, but not heart attack victims

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting an interview with Mitt Romney where he once again voiced his belief that a lack of health insurance is just no big deal: “We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re ... continue reading

October 15th, 2012

GEORGE AND MITT: Like Father, Like Son? Not quite

By Walt De VriesFrom 1961 through 1967, Walt De Vries served George Romney as a campaign strategist during Romney's terms as Michigan governor; heading campaign research and strategy for three campaigns and as executive assistant in the office of the governor. He is co-author, with Lance Tarrance, of "The Ticket ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 15th, 2012

How Paul Ryan Is Like John Brennan and Madeleine Albright (also, Saddam Hussein)

If you hate ever being asked tough questions — i.e., ones where an honest answer would make you look horrible – you should definitely go into American politics. The U.S. media is awesome at putting together video promos with Brian Williams where he furrows his brow and crosses his arms ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

October 15th, 2012

The Real Blame for Deaths in Libya

If you prefer charade to reality, inquisition to investigation, trees over forest – the House Government Oversight Committee hearing last Tuesday on “Security Failures of Benghazi” was the thing for you. The hearing was the latest example of the myopic negligence and misfeasance of elected representatives too personally self-absorbed – ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 15th, 2012

The wrecking society: Economics today

There is an old story from the heyday of the Soviet Union. As part of their May Day celebrations they were parading their latest weapon systems down the street in front of the Kremlin. There was a long column of their newest tanks, followed by a row of tractors pulling ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 15th, 2012

Myths of the healthy uninsured

I understand where Mitt Romney was coming from when he said last week that Americans without health insurance don’t have to worry about dying at home. “We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance,” the GOP presidential nominee told members of ... continue reading

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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...

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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
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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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
12:35 PM
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