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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 30th, 2012

Mitt Didn't Build That

Nothing makes the 1% angrier than any suggestion that anyone else helped them acquire their beautiful, beautiful cash.So I was a little surprised to find out from the New Yorker magazine this week that one of Bain Capital's very first deals was buying "a small airline that ran military shuttles ... continue reading

Mattea Kramer

National Priorities Project

September 30th, 2012

Tough Talk for America: A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won’t Hear

Crossposted from TomDispatch Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but here’s a guarantee for you: you’re not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. Yes, there will be questions and answers focused on deficits, ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

September 29th, 2012

Let's Fight for a Progressive Agenda

There are two major economic and budgetary issues which Congress must address in the lame-duck session or soon afterward. First, how do we reverse the decline of the middle class and create the jobs that unemployed and underemployed workers desperately need? Second, how do we address the $1 trillion deficit ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 28th, 2012

U.S. and U.K. War Veterans Against Drones

"What, quite unmanned in folly?" --Lady MacBeth This past Thursday was a beautiful day for a protest, both in London, England, and in San Diego, California.  Fortunately for those of us who still care about peace and justice in the world -- even to the point of opposing cold-blooded murder ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 28th, 2012

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

And what kind of mind-boggling corruption -- of the worst kind -- influence peddling by a "foreign power" (as defined by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to include foreign terrorist groups) -- lies hidden behind the curtain? Could some members of the MEK "foreign terrorist organization," their murderous history ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

September 27th, 2012

Scab Refs Gone, What About the Scab Congress?

n Monday, September 24, we saw what happens when under-qualified, bottom-dollar replacements are in charge of an NFL football game. And every day in Washington, we see what happens when they're in charge of providing education for our children, protection for our neighborhoods, and health care for the sick and ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 27th, 2012

PROJECT CENSORED Kent State: Not One More Protester Death

Second installment in a four part series on the May 4th Kent State Massacre with special introduction from Kainah of Daily Kos, 9/25/12:In early January 1979, I sat in a Cleveland federal courtroom and listened to Judge William Thomas read a prepared statement agreed to by both the plaintiffs and ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

September 27th, 2012

It's Over: The NFL's Union Referees Return to Work in Style

The NFL referee lockout is over and we now have an answer to the question, "What does it take to pierce the shame-free cocoon of unreality where NFL owners reside?" All you need, it seems, is condemnation across the political spectrum ranging from the President of the United States to small-town mayors, to even ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

September 27th, 2012

The Rain on Our Parade: A Letter to My Dismal Allies

Crossposted from TomDispatch Dear Allies, Forgive me if I briefly take my eyes off the prize to brush away some flies, but the buzzing has gone on for some time. I have a grand goal, and that is to counter the Republican right with its deep desire to annihilate everything ... continue reading

Jennifer Granholm

Current/Former MI governor

September 26th, 2012

Debunking the myth of Obama’s two-year supermajority

Mitt Romney’s at it again -- shading the truth on CBS News' “60 Minutes.” In this video he's perpetuating the false Republican narrative that President Obama should have gotten more done during his first two years in office because he had a super-majority in the Senate.   A super-majority is ... continue reading

Andrew Bacevich

Historian/Veteran

September 26th, 2012

Boykinism: Joe McCarthy Would Understand

Crossposted from TomDispatch First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.”  Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.”  Most recently, we have an American posting a slanderous anti-Muslim video on the Internet with all the ensuing turmoil. Throughout, ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

September 25th, 2012

Let’s Shake Up the Presidential Debates

If the Major League Baseball playoffs can expand again, why not the same with the coming Presidential debates? It’s fine to have President Barack Obama debate Republican opponent Mitt Romney and for Vice-President Joe Biden to debate Republican opponent Paul Ryan. But why not add one more round in two brackets?  Have ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

September 24th, 2012

NFL Scab Referees and the Return of TV Bloopers

Crossposted from The Nation As a child, my family owned just one lonely Zenith-brand television with no remote and no cable box. My fearsome big sister controlled the set under threat of violence and would subject me to the lowest form of entertainment: bloopers. Shows like TV’s Bloopers and Practical ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

September 24th, 2012

Mitt Romney channels Ebenezer Scrooge on 60 minutes

Last night on 60 minutes Mitt Romney was questioned about health care. When asked if the government had a responsibility to care for the fifty million Americans who don’t have health insurance he replied, “Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance, people — we– if someone ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

September 24th, 2012

Center series demonstrates dangers of 'captured' regulators

The months-long Center Public Integrity investigation into the Medicare program has uncovered a textbook example of the expensive consequences of  what’s known as “regulatory capture.” Doctors and hospitals are likely being overpaid billions of dollars, which is hastening the depletion of the Medicare trust fund, because lawmakers and regulators put ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

September 24th, 2012

Neither Candidate: Fifteen Issues this Election is Not About

Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes. Neither candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads. Neither candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison. Neither candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

September 23rd, 2012

Obama Against the World: Forget Mitt Romney, Can the President Make It to November 7th?

Crossposted from TomDispatch Since this is my version of an election piece, I plan to get the usual stuff out of the way fast. So yes, the smartest political odds-givers around believe President Obama has a distinct edge over Mitt Romney coming out of the conventions, the Senate is trending ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

September 21st, 2012

"Won't Back Down" Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Well-funded advocates of privatizing the nation's education system are employing a new strategy this fall to enlist support for the cause. The emotionally engaging Hollywood film "Won't Back Down" -- set for release September 28 -- portrays so-called "Parent Trigger" laws as an effective mechanism for transforming underperforming public schools. ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 21st, 2012

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or Murdering Student Protesters?

Written with Mickey HuffFrom the forthcoming book Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution, intending to expose the lies of American leadership in order to uncensor the “unhistory” of the Kent State massacre, while also aiming toward justice and healing, as censoring the past impacts American Occupy protesters today. Due to ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 19th, 2012

Dead Woman Working: Cancer and Multi-tasking for Care

It’s 2012, and being a cancer patient means being prepared to multi-task.  From the first inklings that cancer might be one of the possible outcomes of a diagnostic journey, to notifying family and friends of test results, to studying up on treatments and drugs, to staying current with work and ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 18th, 2012

Here Comes Trouble Again (The Paperback Is Out Today!)

Today my publisher is releasing the paperback edition of my book, 'Here Comes Trouble.' This is my best book. Ever. How do I know that? The New York Times said so! Well, this ad in today's Times said so. You can get the paperback right now, real cheap, by clicking ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 18th, 2012

The Military Spending Cut Scare

The fearmongering is on.  Here's a typical article, this one from the only daily newspaper in my hometown: "Defense spending could face large loss from federal cuts "By: NATE DELESLINE III | ndelesline@dailyprogress.com | 978-7243 "Published: September 17, 2012"Charlottesville Daily Progress "Charlottesville and Albemarle County could see a potential loss ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

September 17th, 2012

Why the Mideast Exploded, Really

“Why Is the Arab world so easily offended?” asks the headline atop an article by Fouad Ajami, which the Washington Post published online last Friday to give perspective to the recent anti-American violence in Muslim capitals. While the Post described Ajami simply as a “senior fellow” at Stanford’s conservative Hoover Institution, ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

September 17th, 2012

Rather Not Go Bankrupt When You Get Sick? Another Reason to Support Obamacare

Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended. On the contrary, premiums have increased on average only 4 percent over the past ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

September 16th, 2012

Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary

Occupy is now a year old.  A year is an almost ridiculous measure of time for much of what matters: at one year old, Georgia O’Keeffe was not a great painter, and Bessie Smith wasn’t much of a singer. One year into the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott ... 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...

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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
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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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