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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 31st, 2013

Wish Someone Had the Courage to Wage a Humanitarian Rescue of Those Dying for Health Care in the US

Is it because the deaths aren't seen as being so gruesome as a drone strike or chemical weapons launch? Is it because the deaths happen slowly, painfully, but often quietly at home or on the streets of America where we accept death will come to the poor and those who ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 29th, 2013

Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria

Evidence of "weapons of mass destruction" is "no slam dunk," U.S. officials are saying this time around, reversing the claim made about Iraq by then-CIA director George Tenet.Opposition to a U.S.-led attack on Syria is growing rapidly in Europe and the United States, drawing its strength from public awareness that ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 27th, 2013

The Broader Stakes of Syrian Crisis

Amid the increased likelihood that President Barack Obama will cave in to pressure from foreign policy hawks to “Libya-ize” Syria and to accord Syrian President Bashar al-Assad the same treatment meted out to Libya’s Col. Muammar Gaddafi, the main question is WHY? Obviously, there is concern about the human rights catastrophe ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

August 26th, 2013

The Poetics of Health Care

Over 20 million Americans pursued education at colleges and universities in 2012. Many were aspiring writers – crafting manuscripts, researching texts, attending classes, and studying for exams, while juggling unpaid internships, part-time jobs, and day-to-day living. Some broke a sweat to graduate summa cum laude. In this economy, what percentage ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 25th, 2013

Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

"U.S. prepares for possible retaliatory strike against Syria," announces a Los Angeles Times headline, even though Syria has not attacked the United States or any of its occupied territories or imperial forces and has no intention to do so.Quoth the article:"the president made no decisions, but the high-level talks came ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 23rd, 2013

Circular Political Logic Kills People and Single-Payer Reform, So Long as We Allow It

On an early morning conference call this morning, I heard the circular logic being used in high level political circles to effectively block any progress beyond the Affordable Care Act. Many elected officials in the United States are playing political games with next steps for advancing health reform as they ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 22nd, 2013

Killing of Australian Chris Lane in OK Shameful Example of Societal Ignorance

It is heartbreaking to think of any young person being gunned down for fun or for sport or for just about any reason (especially to relieve boredom), but after just having returned from Australia where I was so warmly received by its gracious and generous people, it hurts to learn ... continue reading

Jesse Lava

Criminal Justice Activist

August 21st, 2013

50 Years After MLK's Speech, THIS Is the New Dream

Next week, it will be 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech. He railed then against "the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination," contending that the African-American was "an exile in his own land." Yet he could not have imagined that ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

August 21st, 2013

Sending a Kid Into the World

I sent off the last of the heirs to the We Meant Well fortune to college. She's a good kid, smarter than me hopefully, and she should do well at school. Though she is more embarrassed than anything about half the stuff I write, her heart's in the right place. ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 18th, 2013

Aetna Keeps Lying as My Welcome Home Doesn't Seem So Welcoming, and Health Care Dead and Broke Mounting Up

While I was in Australia speaking to audiences about why that country would do well to fight off more privatization of their health system, little changed here in the U.S. in terms of the poor coverage of our national health crisis and the numbers of people dying or going broke. ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 15th, 2013

Screaming in Bradley Manning's Trial

I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning's trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down.  Just a few minutes in and ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 14th, 2013

Have You Heard The "Good" News About Monsanto? Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano, Episode 44

Finally, some 'good' news about Monsanto, followed up with some actual good news, and a tip for how to deal with all the bad news. Brought you to by Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano. continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

August 14th, 2013

The Third Carbon Age: Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy

Crossposted from TomDispatchWhen it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems.  Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded by the Age of Renewables, just as oil had long since ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 12th, 2013

The Moral Imperative of Activism

That America is in deep moral and legal trouble was pretty much obvious to everyone before Edward Snowden released official documents showing the extent to which the U.S. government has been playing fast and loose with the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans to be protected against unreasonable searches and seizures. ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

August 12th, 2013

Reality check on the Affordable Care Act: Misleading information, sloppy coverage are confusing the public about Obamacare

Not confused enough yet about how much health insurance might cost some of us next year when the consumer protections in Obamacare kick in? Just wait. It’s likely you’ll soon be far more confused — and alarmed — than you already are. Take, as an example, the CNNMoney story from ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

August 12th, 2013

Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates

By Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth WarrenThe decisions made by the next chair of the Federal Reserve will have a powerful impact on the economic well-being of every person in America. While the largest financial institutions and corporations in this country have been bailed out and are now back to making ... continue reading

August 11th, 2013

Traverse City Film Festival 2013 Awards!

During our fantastic Filmmaker Party, Founder and President Michael Moore announced our 2013 Award Winners. We have had so many incredible films, a few new categories and so many fun contests this year, here is a complete list of all of our award winners. Congrats to everyone! AUDIENCE AWARDS Audience ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

August 8th, 2013

I Only Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Country: Yours

Crossposted from TomDispatchHey, let’s talk spying!  In Surveillance America, this land of spookery we all now inhabit, what else is there to talk about? Was there anyone growing up like me in the 1950s who didn’t know Revolutionary War hero and spy Nathan Hale’s last words before the British hanged ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 7th, 2013

Activists Identify DC Cop Who Infiltrated Bangladesh Sweatshop Protests

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogRumors have flown for many years that DC police routinely infiltrate and spy on the frequent protests in the nation’s Capitol. But until now, activists have never been able to identify a specific undercover cop at a protest. Now, after months of piecing ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 7th, 2013

Are Democrats ANTI Science Too, Now? Or Is This One Just ANTI Common Sense? Absurdity Today Ep 43

Weiner's fundamental misunderstandings, mind control and the reason Nazi war criminals are staying in the US are all covered in this week's Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano. Not to shabby for a comedy show... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 6th, 2013

Now Two States Pursue Truly Affordable Education

Maryland may soon join Oregon in exploring solutions to the crisis of student debt and unaffordable education.Education is supposed to be a human right.  But the United States puts people into deep debt to pay for it.  Short of taxing billionaires or dismantling bombers (both of which we're all, I ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

August 6th, 2013

What One Washington Could Learn From the Other About Reducing Health Care Spending

For decades, the American Medical Association and other health care special interests have pretty much had their way with Congress when it comes to Medicare. Even though the program is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, members of Congress frequently exert their influence over that agency to ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 5th, 2013

He saw something. He said something. And THIS is What Happened! Absurdity Today Ep 42

He saw something. He said something. Absurdity Today takes on the surveillance state. continue reading

John Feffer

Foreign Policy in Focus

August 5th, 2013

Retiring the American Empire: The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.

As people near retirement age, they enter the twilight years. Sometimes, they rebel against retirement. They want to keep working. They’re not interested in shuffling out of their office never to return. And if they’re in fact the owner of the workplace, conflicts often ensue. Those who have power rarely ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

August 5th, 2013

Dream Defenders Florida Take Over Enters Week Four

Packed into the small reception area of the Florida Governor’s office in Tallahassee, a couple dozen determined Dream Defenders conducted a people’s hearing on racial profiling.  Black and brown college and high school youth took turns giving compelling testimony of being profiled at school, in public and by the police.  ... 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...

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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
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
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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
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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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