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Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

August 31st, 2011

Sell America to Communist China Faster, Says New York Fed Official and Schneiderman Foe Kathryn Wylde

The elite consensus in American politics is held together by a small group of well-paid and well-connected insiders who are marbled throughout the world of corporations, banks, government service, and elite nonprofits. Who are they? And what do they believe? One way to start is to look at who is ... continue reading

Adrian Campbell Montgomery

American SiCKO and activist

August 31st, 2011

How Walmart Trains Managers

The brave Walmart workers who belong to OUR Walmart say fear is the main thing stopping their fellow retail workers from organizing. As an assistant store manager at Walmart, I saw how managers were trained to put that fear into hourly workers’ heads. When I was hired four years ago, ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 31st, 2011

Do Liberals Have to Be Losers?

National political discussion of the economics and budgets over the last two decades have been dominated by the debate over President Clinton's tax increase and President Bush's subsequent reversal of this tax hike. If we narrow down the focus to the hike on the richest 2 percent of the population, ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 31st, 2011

Republican Candidate Roundup

I have to admit, I do not know as much about Texas Governor Rick Perry as I probably should.  After all, he is a man that wants to be President of the United States.  But let’s face it people, there’s just so many candidates out there for the Republican Party ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

August 31st, 2011

GOP's Debt Solution: Soak the Poor

magine a bulky schoolyard bully routinely holding you and your classmates upside-down by your shoes and pocketing the money that falls out, using the amount gained from his extortion to buy a new bike at the end of each semester. Now imagine enduring this process every day, all year, throughout ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 31st, 2011

US or the War Machine

An upcoming Charlottesville conference highlights the importance of whistleblowers when addressing the corruption present in military contracting By David Swanson, Guest Viewpoint on August 31, 2011, Cavalier Daily Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse YOU MAY have heard something about a budget crisis in Washington this summer. Were you aware that in the ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 30th, 2011

Meet The New American Sweatshop

The professional carwash industry is a $23 billion enterprise, one which more and more Americans make use of every year. If you visited a carwash lately – which judging by the latest industry report you probably have or will in the near future – you may have noticed the fast ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 30th, 2011

Demand justice for SSG Jared Hagemann

Staff Sergeant Jared Hagemann, an Army Ranger in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Wash., was found on June 28 at a training area on base with a gunshot wound to the head. He was suffering from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and had been trying desperately ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 29th, 2011

President Obama's job creation mirage

President Obama has discovered how serious the recession is. That's what he told an audience in Chicago last week. To be fair, he was referring to revised data from the commerce department showing that the falloff in GDP was larger than originally reported. But ridicule is appropriate. He and we ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 29th, 2011

Ten Reasons to Move Cheney’s Book to the Crime Section

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was given a multi-million contract to write a book about his political career. According to Cheney’s media hype, the book, called In My Time, will have “heads exploding all over Washington.” The Darth Vader of the Bush administration offers no apologies and feels no remorse. ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 29th, 2011

Bachmann Puts Foot In Mouth, Too Little Too Late George W. Bush

Couple of quick political pieces for all of you.  I sit down at the desk to write something about the Hurricane Irene media coverage and what do I get hit with?  Link after link of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann stating that the hurricane was God’s way of telling us ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

August 29th, 2011

Power Politics – What Eric Schneiderman Reveals About Obama

A lot of people have asked why New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is going after the banks as aggressively as he is. It’s almost unbelievable that one lone elected official, who happens to have powerful legal tools at his disposal, is doing something that no one with any serious ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 27th, 2011

No Oil in Our Soil

The Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline proposal is one of the biggest tests of Barack Obama’s presidency. The major oil corporations, from Exxon Mobile to Koch Industries, are lobbying hard to compel the administration to issue a license for a new, massive pipeline that will transport tar sands oil ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 27th, 2011

The Hurricane’s Eye Wall: Andrew to Irene

As the early rain bands of Hurricane Irene inch into my neighborhood this morning, I am caught off guard by the flood of terror and emotion surfacing for me that is disproportionate to the impending threat (at least at this moment).  The memories of the pain and the fear spent ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 27th, 2011

Drowning Government in a Hurricane (Why Wait for a Bathtub?)

"Shrinking government" in American political discourse has, for decades now, meant the following. We enlarge the government's budget through taxation and penalties on working people and through borrowing and printing money. We not only tax the wealthy and corporations less, but we massively subsidize them with public funds. We move ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 27th, 2011

Double-dip recession is unlikely

The latest fad among economic forecasters is to talk about the growing probability of a double-dip recession. They have raised fears that the economy will again go spiralling downward at a point where it has hardly made up any of the ground lost in the last recession. This is indeed ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

August 26th, 2011

Vermonters Building a Peoples' Sovereignty Movement to Counter Corporate Abuse of Power

A classic David v. Goliath battle is taking shape in the courtroom and in the streets and fields of Vermont as Entergy Nuclear of Louisiana tries to overturn Vermont law in the federal courts. The state has thoughtfully and repeatedly voted no to the extension of Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 26th, 2011

Remembering Steve Jobs’ Record on Workers’ Rights

Crossposted from In These Times' Working blogYesterday, Twitter was abuzz with reactions to Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple, among reports that his health is in bad condition. Progressives and conservatives alike praised Jobs as someone who had revolutionized industry with Apple’s innovative computer designs. “Thanks Steve for pushing ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 26th, 2011

Historic speak out at Ft. Lewis brings together active-duty soldiers, veterans and military families

March Forward! veterans organized a historic speak out at Ft. Lewis Army base in Washington state on Aug. 12. The event, organized in less than one week’s time, built upon the hard work that March Forward! has carried out over the past year. The main goal of the speak out ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 26th, 2011

No Way to Honor Dr. King

The ceremonies for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC were kicked off on August 24 at an event billed as Honoring Global Leaders for Peace. But some of those honored are a far cry from King’s beloved community of the poor and oppressed. The tribute to ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 26th, 2011

Hurricane Irene: Finally A Jobs Plan We Can Believe In

While our friends on the left coast are chuckling about Tuesday’s 5.8 on the Richter scale earthquake on the East Coast and its apparent lack of sufficient disaster drama on the Hollywood scale,  tens of millions of us are gearing up for Hurricane Irene’s strike.  From North Carolina to Maine, ... continue reading

Don Soeken

Social Worker

August 26th, 2011

Bombs Away In West Virginia!

Written by Donald R. Soeken and Tom Nugent   “West Virginia is the template for what happens when corporations take over democracy.”  – Environmental activist Robert Kennedy, Jr. Charleston, W. Va. – Ever wondered what would happen if an invading power suddenly attacked the gorgeous, summer-green mountains of Appalachia with ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 25th, 2011

This Un-Labor Day: Disasters Natural and "Un"

Not earthquake, not hurricane, not blizzard, not dark of night – no, it’s not the Postal Service, it’s the nurses you and I expect to be there for us and with us and among us when health disasters strike us without any warning or with as much lead time as ... continue reading

Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

August 25th, 2011

Arrested at the White House

Crossposted from TomdispatchI didn’t think it was possible, but my admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr., grew even stronger these past days. As I headed to jail as part of the first wave of what is turning into the biggest civil disobedience action in the environmental movement for many years, ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 24th, 2011

Do the Koch Brothers Want A Toxic Disaster?

Koch Industries and its army of subsidiary corporations operate 57 chemical facilities in the U.S. and have fought in and out of Congress to avoid a comprehensive safety solution that would mitigate fallout from any natural and man-made disasters, according to a new investigation from Greenpeace. Even though the Koch ... 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
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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