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Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 6th, 2011

Health insurers win big in Maine

Augusta, Maine — Almost 3,200 miles separate Sacramento and Augusta, but the gulf between those two state capitals actually seems much greater when measuring the comparative trust that political leaders there have placed in health insurance companies.   This week and next, I will provide a glimpse into the contrasting ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

October 6th, 2011

"We are Tired of Living under Tents"

By Alexis Erkert, Another Haiti is Possible Co-Coordinator, Other Worlds On Monday morning, October 3, ten women stood across the street from the Ministry of Social Affairs, waving their arms, wailing and chanting. They were calling on Osany, of the pantheon of vodou lwa, or spirits, for assistance. The lyrics ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 6th, 2011

Ron Paul Wants Obama Impeached For Al-Awlaki Killing

Ron Paul has gone too far this time.  He has simply stepped over the line on this one.  For those of you that missed it, this past Wednesday, he was at the National Press Club and said that the killing of Anwal Al-Awlaki was a violation of our country’s Fifth ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 6th, 2011

Steve Jobs and Alan Greenspan

On the tragic passing of Steve Jobs, while still a relatively young man, it is interesting to juxtapose him to Alan Greenspan, one of the other iconic figures of our time. One made us rich, with a vast array of new products and new possibilities. The other made us poor ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 5th, 2011

Are the Koch brothers lying about the Keystone XL oil pipeline?

Billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch have long relied on deceptive tactics and aggressive denials to distance themselves from the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline- the almost 2,000 mile development linking Canadian tar sands fields to Texas oil refineries. Our Koch Brothers Exposed video investigation and persistently dogged reporting by ... continue reading

Debra Sweet

Director, World Can't Wait

October 5th, 2011

Occupy Against U.S. Occupying the Globe

On October 6, 2001 George W. Bush announced to the world that the U.S. was poised to invade Afghanistan. On October 6, 2011, the world must know that there’s a section of people in this country who are determined that we will not allow these wars to continue in our ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

October 5th, 2011

We Are the 99 Percent

In Les Confessions, Rousseau wrote, "Finally I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: 'Let them eat cake.'" This 1782 quote has become the iconic slogan of class oppression by the ruling elite. While the right cries ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 5th, 2011

OCCUPY Your City and Make History

The Occupy Wall Street protest is a full bore indictment against corporate greed and dysfunctional government. It's a demand for nation building here at home. People young and old are taking the streets, sleeping in tents, donating pizza, even publishing their own Occupy Wall Street Journal newspaper, to let our ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 5th, 2011

Protestors' Message Pretty Simple and Clear: Enough is Enough

No matter how the media folks seem befuddled by what they claim is a lack of clarity from those at the Occupy Wall Street and its solidarity events throughout the nation, I hear one clear and concise message from them all.  I am not speaking for them, but I live ... continue reading

John Feffer

Foreign Policy in Focus

October 4th, 2011

Why 2012 Will Shake Up Asia and the World

Crossposted from TomDispatchThe United States has long styled itself a Pacific power. It established the model of counterinsurgency in the Philippines in 1899 and defeated the Japanese in World War II. It faced down the Chinese and the North Koreans to keep the Korean peninsula divided in 1950, and it ... continue reading

Patricia Tamayo

Registered Nurse

October 4th, 2011

Kaiser Permanente: Absolute Greed

If I told you that thousands of healthcare workers who provide care to patients at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics every day are routinely forced to work short staffed, to defer patient appointments, to float to unfamiliar departments we're not adequately trained for and to work long hours of overtime ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

October 4th, 2011

The Police State and Occupy Wall Street

I wrote an article over a month ago exposing the Obama administration’s crackdown on civil liberties.  The piece begins with the assertion that “the United States is still the freest country in the world.”  I was curious to see how readers would react.  A number of people commented that such a statement ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 4th, 2011

Veterans Denounce Obama's Claimed Authority to Kill Anybody He Wants to, as Long as They Are Overseas

As of September 29, 2011, we are only one step away from a government where the top official can kill anybody, anywhere, any time he feels it necessary – and do it in complete secret. With last week’s lawless killings of two U.S. citizens living in Yemen, Anwar Al-Awlaqi and Samir ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 4th, 2011

The Truth About Congressman Rangel's Visit to 'Occupy Wall Street'

There are so many people at Zucotti Park, the locale for the New York City Occupy Wall Streeters, that it's hard for the many media journalists there to keep track of what's happening. It was particularly difficult on Saturday, Oct. 1, when thousands descended on the little space to gather for ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

October 4th, 2011

The Occupation Is On The Move, Find a Big Bank Protest Near You

U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone used to say "sometimes you have to pick a fight to win one." Now Occupy Wall Street has picked one, right in Jamie Dimon's backyard. But it won’t stay contained in Zuccotti Park. While Brookfield Properties called the park a "public sanctuary" in 2005, they have ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 4th, 2011

Hidden Koch Brother Abuse Exposed in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Uncovered emails between lobbyists and oversight officials in the Obama administration reveal new pay-to-play tactics favored by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who donate millions to promote an anti-government agenda. The brothers stand to make a fortune from an international oil pipeline that's making headlines for its divisiveness ... continue reading

Celia Chazelle

History Professor, Prison Activist

October 4th, 2011

How to Cut the Deficit: Increase Prison Education Programs

The practical benefits of educating prisoners are well documented. Over ninety percent of inmates eventually return to society; those who receive educational programming behind bars are more likely to find jobs and do without government assistance. They have greater capacity to support relatives financially, contribute in positive ways to their ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 4th, 2011

Rebuild the Dream in the Streets

Remarks at Take Back the Dream conference, October 3, 2011.For videos of this speech and of remarks by Derrick Crowe and Jo Comerford click here: http://warisacrime.org/content/rebuild-dream-streets Back around May or June a bunch of us announced plans for this coming Thursday, October 6th, to occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

October 3rd, 2011

Get Money Out: Making Waves

Three years ago, I left my 15-year career as a financial professional, because I was disgusted and disturbed by the rampant evidence of corruption in the relationship between our banking system and our government. At the time the Tea Party was emerging and I was confident that between their exploding ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 3rd, 2011

Bill Clinton Is Baaaaaaaaack!

The New York Times reported last week that former President Bill Clinton is working on a new book on economic policy to be released in time for next year's election. This is unfortunate, since Clinton stands alongside Alan Greenspan as one of the last people who should be giving the ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 3rd, 2011

There Are Many More Koch Brother Secret Sins (VIDEO)

The Bloomberg news investigation into Charles and David Koch has uncovered unlawful and unpatriotic environmental crimes, political donations and business decisions benefiting Iran. There are so many secret sins committed by the Koch brothers no one story can cover it all. But this is the story everyone will be talking ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

October 3rd, 2011

Chickening Out in Iraq

Crossposted from TomDispatchWho doesn’t like roasted chicken? Fresh, crispy with a little salt, it falls off the bone into your mouth. It’s a great thing, unless the price is $2.5 million of your tax dollars. As a Foreign Service Officer with a 20-year career in the State Department, and as ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 3rd, 2011

NJ Governor Christie, Weight Should Not Be An Issue

At the time of this writing, it is still unclear as to whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will run for President.  A movement like this if he does run will definitely be a game changer in the GOP field if he does make the decision to run. With Perry ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 3rd, 2011

Rick Perry's Rock Blunder

If you’re going to run for president, you better make sure that everything bout you is squeaky clean.  If it’s not squeaky clean, than you better make sure you tell everyone before they find out for themselves.  It’s just like when you were a child and spilled something on the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 2nd, 2011

Keep It Simple, Keep It Real – Hundreds Arrested on Bridge as Hundreds Die at Home

Hundreds of Wall Street protestors were arrested yesterday on the Brooklyn Bridge.  Even the mainstream media is reporting that.  That in itself is a milestone.  For many years, groups organized by one faction or one political party or one self-motivated organization or special interest or another have tried to grab ... continue reading

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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
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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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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