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Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 12th, 2011

One Big Reason Why Small Biz Job Growth Has Slowed to a Crawl

Want to be an entrepreneur but also be certain you'll have health insurance? Good luck with that. You might seriously consider moving to Denmark or Canada. Those countries have not only achieved universal health care coverage for their citizens -- coverage that's not tied to employment -- but they have ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

July 12th, 2011

Obama’s Bush-League World

Crossposted from TomDispatchGeorge W. who?  I mean, the guy is so over.  He turned the big six-five the other day and it was barely a footnote in the news.  And Dick Cheney, tick-tick-tick.  Condoleezza Rice?  She’s already onto her next memoir, and yet it's as if she's been wiped from ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

July 12th, 2011

Why I'm Boycotting Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Arizona

Crossposted from The NationOver the last year, civil rights organizations, politicians, sportswriters and baseball players have asked Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to move Tuesday’s 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona. He chose not to listen and now I choose not to watch. If I lived within a day’s ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 11th, 2011

Why Not a Generation of Graft Dodgers?

If ever there were a crime being committed on a massive level in which many of us are being forced to participate, this is it.  The funneling upward of money from those who need it most to those who need it least and the gutting of our social safety net ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 11th, 2011

Manufacturing deficit fear

The conventional wisdom among the current generation of school reformers is that bad teachers are to blame for the failure of many of our children to learn. Applying this logic to the current debates over the budget and the economy, we should be pointing a big finger of blame at ... continue reading

Barbara Ehrenreich

Author

July 11th, 2011

War Without Humans

Crossposted from TomDispatchFor a book about the all-too-human “passions of war,” my 1997 work Blood Rites ended on a strangely inhuman note: I suggested that, whatever distinctly human qualities war calls upon -- honor, courage, solidarity, cruelty, and so forth -- it might be useful to stop thinking of war ... continue reading

Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

July 11th, 2011

PFC Bradley Manning, Conscience & Agency

Serving with my unit 2nd battalion 16th infantry in New Baghdad Iraq, I vividly remember the moment in 2007, when our Battalion Commander walked into the room and announced our new rules of engagement:"Listen up, new battalion SOP (standing operating procedure) from now on: Anytime your convoy gets hit by ... continue reading

Chase Madar

Lawyer

July 10th, 2011

Bradley Manning, American Hero

Crossposted from TomDispatchWe still don’t know if he did it or not, but if Bradley Manning, the 24-year-old Army private from Oklahoma, actually supplied WikiLeaks with its choicest material -- the Iraq War logs, the Afghan War logs, and the State Department cables -- which startled and riveted the world, ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

July 10th, 2011

Tax the Rich. Problem Solved

What if there was a group of terrorists holding your family hostage with a gun pointed at themselves, demanding the account number to your pension fund? Would you negotiate with the terrorists by allowing them access to your savings, or would you let them shoot themselves and keep your retirement ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

July 10th, 2011

By Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk its Own Ship

Instead of high-fiving each other for their success in thwarting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israeli officials should be throwing overboard the propaganda hacks who catapulted the flotilla into headline news for weeks and left Israel smelling like rotten fish.Last year, when the Israeli military killed nine aboard the Turkish ship, ... continue reading

Tangerine Bolen

RevolutionTruth

July 9th, 2011

WikiLeaks is the New Red Scare

I founded and lead RevolutionTruth, a growing, global community and organization dedicated to defending WikiLeaks, whistleblowers, and legitimate democracies. RevolutionTruth defends WikiLeaks (WL) - not because WikiLeaks is perfect or uncomplicated. The WikiLeaks phenomenon is indeed, very complex. We defend them for two primary reasons: First, the way the U.S. ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 9th, 2011

The There's Plenty of Money Act of 2012

112th CONGRESS1st SessionTo highly resolve that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the United States of America.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJuly 12, 2011A BILLBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION ... continue reading

John Hardesty

Attorney/Economist

July 8th, 2011

We Can't Go Back

“To boldly go where every man and woman over the age of 34 has gone before.”  That seems to be the rallying cry of the dying liberal intelligentsia.  First, there was Charles Ferguson’s documentary film “Inside Job,” which yearned for the good old forty years of wise economic regulation that ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

July 8th, 2011

Don't Make Me Go to Rehab

Cross posted from http://thebloodycrossroads.com/Bruce, who would not share his last name, is homeless, his house was burned down, and he has nobody to help him. He walks around New York City, asking people to give what they can so he can buy some food. Although he has no time to spare, ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 7th, 2011

Death Panels Real and Imagined

On behalf of Grigor and Hilda Sarkisyan, I would like to invite Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia to attend the 21 st birthday celebration of the Sarkisyans' only daughter, Nataline, this coming Saturday, July 9, in Calabasas, Calif. Gingrey could consider it a legitimate, reimbursable fact-finding mission. He clearly ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

July 6th, 2011

Women’s Groups Call on Judge to Step Down Pending Investigation into Choking Incident

In the wake of allegations that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser placed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold in her office, women’s rights organizations and elected officials across the state are calling for him to step down until investigations are complete. Tense Confrontation Over Collective Bargaining Ruling ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 6th, 2011

Economists: laissez-faire or plain lazy?

Two prominent medical researchers reviewed hundreds of thousands of records on infant and childhood mortality dating back over the last eight centuries. They discovered that over the vast majority of this 800-year period, only around half of newborns survived to adulthood; they concluded that we should not expect our children ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

July 6th, 2011

It's Time to Get Outraged

One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." That's sort of how I feel about the health care debate. If more Americans paid attention to the fate of neighbors and loved ones who have fallen victim to the cruel dysfunction of our health ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 5th, 2011

Saving Social Security From Its Saviors

As a result of the collapse of the housing bubble and the resulting economic downturn, Social Security is more important than ever. Already, two thirds of people age 65 rely on it for more than half their income. With traditional pensions disappearing and many near retirees losing much or all ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 5th, 2011

If You Had A Stroke Tomorrow: What’s Your Situation?

Wrapped in my own gratitude for my husband’s safe journey through a difficult surgery this week, I listened as another patient and another family struggled with a less favorable course.  And my heart still hurts for this stranger.  I will never see him again in all likelihood, but his trauma ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

July 5th, 2011

Lockheed Martin's Dangerous Power

Cross posted from http://thebloodycrossroads.com/The sad truth about unfettered capitalism is that it is a revolutionary force, as Marx understood, that invariably devolves into a dangerous form of corporate socialism without regulations. Big corporations become so powerful that they create monopolies over their industries and accrue extraordinary control over the government. Their ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

July 5th, 2011

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs

Crossposted from TomDispatchLike the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. In a car, you can zip in bare moments from northwest District of Columbia, its streets lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, its inhabitants sporting one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to Anacostia, a mostly ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

July 5th, 2011

The Labor Movement Needs an Anti-Concession Movement

In the wake of the historic pushback to Gov. Scott Walker's antiunion agenda in Wisconsin, there has been a lot of talk about what is needed to revive the labor movement. Some claim that what is needed is a change in the overall political environment and labor’s public image to ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

July 3rd, 2011

A July Fourth Shame on the Founders

Yes, that was I standing before the U.S. Embassy in Athens on the eve of the July Fourth weekend holding the American flag in the distress mode — upside down.  Indignities experienced by me and my co-guests on “The Audacity of Hope,” the American boat to Gaza, over the past ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 1st, 2011

How to make short work of unemployment

Washington always does a superb job of focusing intently on problems that are of little importance. The current, end-of-the-world debt/deficit negotiations is a great case in point. President Obama and the Republican congressional leadership are heatedly negotiating a deal on the deficit that has almost nothing to do with the ... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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