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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 15th, 2011

Philadelphia Councilman At-Large Bill Green discusses Open Government, Flash Mobs and more

On Thursday August 11th, I had the opportunity to sit down with Philadelphia Councilman At-Large Bill Green.  Bill is a Democrat that has held his City Council seat since first being elected in 2007 and hopes to get re-elected.  He has been an extremely vocal figure in Philadelphia politics and ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 15th, 2011

President Obama's re-election economic policy

A front page story in Sunday's New York Times gave the country the bad news. President Obama is no longer paying attention to economists and economics in designing economic policy. Instead, he will do what his campaign people tell him will get him re-elected, presumably by getting lots of money ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

August 15th, 2011

Texas Man Making Dangerous Voyage to Site of 1967 Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

Larry Toenjes, 74, from Clear Lake Shores, Texas, is sailing his 39-foot sailboat, the s/v Liberty, to the coordinates of the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 sailors and wounded another 173. 207 were killed or wounded out of the 294 on board the ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 15th, 2011

Want to see how the Kochs are ending public education?

The Koch brothers have more than $42 billion to make public policy out of their anti-government ideology, and their assault against public education epitomizes their tactics to remake our nation. The Koch brothers founded Americans for Prosperity and have contributed more than $5 million to its political coffers. Americans for ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 15th, 2011

How Many Dead Children for Profit?

To the right is a photo of a dead child from Pakistan, Syed Wali Shah, 7, that Michael Moore’s site featured when showing the continued prospects of civilian deaths attributable to U.S. drone strikes.  Syed is one of 168 children killed in seven years of CIA drone strikes, said the ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 14th, 2011

The Coup In Slow Motion

Cross posted form thebloodycrossroads: Many Americans know that our government is run by and for the rich.  But few understand just how dramatically the game is rigged.  Investigative reporter and specialist in tax and economic issues David Cay Johnston describes in his 2007 book, Free Lunch, How the Wealthiest Americans enrich themselves ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

August 13th, 2011

An excuse for slashing entitlements

Crossposted from PoliticoWith all the talk of Standard & Poor’s downgrade, no one mentioned that the ratings agency’s business model is, essentially, lying for money. Instead, many politicians insist that the S&P downgrade is the reason for the market turmoil — not the banking freeze-ups in the Eurozone or political ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 13th, 2011

They Died in Vain; Deal With It

Many of those preaching at American church services Sunday extolled as “heroes” the 30 American and 8 Afghan troops killed Saturday west of Kabul, when a helicopter on a night mission crashed, apparently after taking fire from Taliban forces.  This week, the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) can be expected to ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

August 13th, 2011

Watch the film #BEDPEACE starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono *** FREE *** This weekend only!

(Click here to watch Bedpeace) Message from Yoko Ono   Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 12th, 2011

The Military: Closer to You Than Your Family

Two blocks from my house in a nondescript little building on the edge of our residential neighborhood is an office with a small sign reading "DVBIC of Charlottesville" which turns out to mean "Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center." Now, I'm in favor of caring for people with brain injuries.  ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

August 11th, 2011

Could the Pentagon Be Responsible for Your Death?

Crossposted from TomdispatchPut what follows in the category of paragraphs no one noticed that should have made the nation’s hair stand on end.  This particular paragraph should also have sent chills through the body politic, launched warning flares, and left the people’s representatives in Congress shouting about something other than ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 11th, 2011

War Budget Cuts Possible If We Counter Contractors' Multimillion-Dollar Campaign Spending

The deal worked out to allow a rise in the debt ceiling gives us our first real chance in more than a decade to make significant cuts to our country's out-of-control war budget, but we are going to have to fight for them. The war industry is already deploying their ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 11th, 2011

Does Your Congressperson Represent You - or Israel?

In this time of economic austerity, when jobs are being slashed and Americans are fearful about their future, the Congressional recess is the time for our elected representatives to be home in their districts, reaching out to their constituents and servicing the people they are paid to represent. Instead, this ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 10th, 2011

Financially Motivated Murder-Suicides Trumpet Silent Suffering

Twice in the past week, those of us who live in the metro Washington, D.C. – Baltimore corridor have seen reports about murder-suicides that had at least some component of causation related to the dead families’ money problems. In one instance, a single mother who was also a psychologist killed ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

August 10th, 2011

Austerity: The Wrong Prescription

If you were a patient in intensive care, sick and in pain, what would you say to a doctor whose only recommendation was cutting off your blood supply, meals and therapy, and redirecting your pain medicine to another patient who was already healthy and well? Would you follow your doctor's ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 10th, 2011

WI: The Kochs, Colbert And $ In Politics

Much of the nation watched last night with breath held, waiting to see the recall results in Wisconsin. In the end, two WI Senate Republicans were replaced with Democrats, falling short of the three needed to take control of the Senate. While this wasn't the outcome many hoped for, it ... continue reading

Barbara Ehrenreich

Author

August 9th, 2011

Nickel and Dimed (2011 Version)

Crossposted from TomDispatchI completed the manuscript for Nickel and Dimed in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity. Technology innovators and venture capitalists were acquiring sudden fortunes, buying up McMansions like the ones I had cleaned in Maine and much larger. Even secretaries in some hi-tech firms were striking it rich ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

August 9th, 2011

Military Industrial Complex at 50 - A National Conference in Charlottesville, Va.

A Conference on Moving Money from the Military to Human Needs -- http://micat50cville.org Reserve your spot to attend this conference now!  The fees increase after September 1st: Register. Over 20 speakers will lead the discussion, planning, and organizing.  Speakers will include retired Army Colonel Ann Wright, author Bruce Levine, retired ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 9th, 2011

The Economic Illiterates Step Up the Attack on Social Security and Medicare

Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of US debt should be seen as the joke it is. The rating agency, which gave investment grade ratings to hundreds of billions of dollars of subprime mortgage-backed securities, made an accounting error of $2 trillion in doing its assessment of the US financial situation. ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

August 8th, 2011

Time to Stand Up to a Government That Does Not Represent Our Views

Elections no longer work. Lobbying no longer works. Email and telephone campaigns no longer work. Symbolic protests no longer work.  Americans need to get organized and mobilized to demand what we want. The occupation begins on October 6, 2011 when thousands of Americans enter Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 8th, 2011

Making Ourselves Sick with Their Worry? Not Any More

For some time now, my disabled and retired machinist husband has watched with amusement when stock markets crash and rebound and broad financial indicators stutter and stammer.  He has lived a lifetime of economic stress and difficulty and never once has he seen his personal wealth or lack thereof be ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 8th, 2011

Eight Syrian Babies Die Due To Intolerance

To be perfectly honest with my readers here, I do not know as much about the situation in Syria as much as I did about the uprisings of other nations.  During the Arab Spring, you saw many nations begin fighting for their independence.  Some like Libya are still fighting for ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

August 8th, 2011

Sometimes, Nothing Works

When I went to the Daily Kos website earlier today, I was surprised to see three – count ‘em, three – diaries about me.  One of them drew over 600 comments.  Hey, I’m not that important.  I’m just a former Congressman.  There are 10,000 former Members of the House of ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

August 8th, 2011

A New Kind of House Call

Dr. Bruce Kinosian still makes house calls, and he’s proud of it.  In fact, he introduces himself as a physician who goes to see his patients in their homes rather than insisting that they come to see him at his office. He’s convinced that if more doctors did what he ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

August 8th, 2011

Matt Stoller: Standard & Poor’s Predatory Policy Agenda

While it’s useful to think of the ratings agencies as incompetent, or as greedy, it’s important to remember that they have an actual policy agenda. They weren’t just wrong in rating subprime tranches of toxic dreck AAA. They were also pivotal in actively creating the policies that led to the ... continue reading

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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
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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
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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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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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