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Mike & Friends Blog from 'November 2013'

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Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

November 30th, 2013

Uninsured Artist Kickstarts a New Set of Teeth

“I’m a storyteller, so I like Kickstarter,” Dan says. His words emerge lispingly. It’s either because of the phone connection or his broken teeth. He continues, “Anticipation mixed with uncertainty is the definition of drama.”Dan McCloskey is a 26-year-old writer and comic book artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. When he’s ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 27th, 2013

Grateful to Be Alive for the Fight for Health Care Justice

But for the grace of God, there go I. I am a member of the bankrupt-for-health-care-club in America, but I am not among the dead. I am grateful to be here for another Thanksgiving to keep up the fight for health care justice in my home state of Colorado and ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 26th, 2013

As glitches fade, Obamacare approval will rise

The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that almost half of those questioned last week had an unfavorable opinion of the law. Just a third had a favorable opinion, even less than the 40 percent support for the law in the Nov. 14 Gallup ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 25th, 2013

10 More Years in Afghanistan

When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.  Measured in financial cost, or death and destruction, Afghanistan is more President Obama's war than President Bush's.  Now the White House ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 23rd, 2013

FYI: The Case of David Miranda Shows Everything We Say About Supporting Free Speech Is Garbage

I've always loved the First Amendment, it's my favorite constitutional amendment of them all. (Close behind is the Third, which forbids the government from quartering soldiers in our homes.) So it makes me feel great when top U.S. officials talk about how much America supports free speech. As Obama told ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

November 21st, 2013

Rumors of War

By Michael McKee, Private Manning Support Network. Truth, as the adage goes, is the first casualty of war. Rather than collateral damage, however, it's long been a primary target, worthy of a $15 Billion budget and crucial to winning the hearts and minds of American citizens as well as foreign ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 21st, 2013

Wow, 2013 Samantha Power Was Just EXCORIATED by 2003 Samantha Power

This is what Samantha Power, now U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said today when asked whether the U.S. owes Afghans any kind of apology: POWER: We have nothing to apologize for. Our soldiers have sacrificed a great deal. This is what Power said at her confirmation hearings earlier this ... continue reading

Robert Naiman

Just Foreign Policy

November 20th, 2013

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization which would require for the first time -- if it became law -- that the administration publicly report on civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes. Sarah Knuckey, Director of the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 18th, 2013

Saving Money, But Losing Doctors on ACA Exchange

Finally, I was able to get the Medicaid denial I was waiting for and proceed to shop for new health insurance coverage on the Connect for Health Colorado Affordable Care Act/Obamacare exchange. As unpleasant as the unnecessary and intrusive Medicaid application process was, including the 37 day wait to have ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 18th, 2013

Sorting out why insurers cancel policies: Blaming Obamacare is a smokescreen obscuring the relentless search for profits

Now that President Obama has said it’s OK with him if insurance companies keep their policyholders in health plans that don’t meet the standards established by the Affordable Care Act, at least for another year, the big question is whether insurers will take him up on the offer. The answer: ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 17th, 2013

As I.F. Stone Said, All Timothy Geithners Lie

Here's Timonthy Geithner last January, at the end of his time in office as Treasury Secretary: Another fiction that has plagued Geithner is the idea that he is a creature of Wall Street...Geithner says it’s “extremely unlikely” he will take a job in the world of finance, but the idea ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 15th, 2013

Germany Says No to Weaponized Drones

Germany had planned to buy a fleet of "Euro Hawk" killer drones -- perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.But something happened on the way to the celestial colosseum.Of course, Captain Drone Man himself undoubtedly learned the news first, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 14th, 2013

Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

Ah, the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of the Healthcare.gov website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

November 14th, 2013

Volkswagen Isn’t Fighting Unionization—But Leaked Docs Show Right-Wing Groups Are

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogAfter Volkswagen issued a letter in September saying the company would not oppose an attempt by the United Auto Workers (UAW) to unionize its 1,600-worker Chattanooga, Tenn., facility, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was flabbergasted. "For management to invite the UAW in is almost ... continue reading

Ann Jones

Author

November 14th, 2013

A Trail of Tears: How Veterans Return From America’s Wars

[The text of this piece is an excerpt, slightly adapted, from Ann Jones's new book They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars -- The Untold Story, just published by Dispatch Books/Haymarket Books] In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 13th, 2013

Medicaid Denied, Now On to the Exchange Until We Have Medicare for All for Life

Well, it took 36 days, but I can finally begin the journey to see if I will be able to afford coverage under an insurance policy offered on the Connect for Health Colorado exchange. I had to first apply and be denied Medicaid benefits, and the denial was stalled. (You ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 12th, 2013

Separating myth from reality on Obamacare

My heart sank when I got an email late last month from my friend Robert, who has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past decade. He wrote to tell me that he was among the many Americans who in recent weeks received letters from their insurance companies saying that their ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 10th, 2013

Mark Dubowitz Is an Object Lesson in Where Bigotry Comes From

Mark Dubowitz is the director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank which was "founded by a group of former U.S. officials and visionary philanthropists shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 to help free nations defend themselves." Right now Dubowitz is defending America by ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 9th, 2013

A Masterpiece -- "12 Years a Slave" -- Opens Today at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan

Click here for this week's full schedule for the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. The day has arrived. For two months I have eagerly awaited the day when we could dim the lights at the State Theatre, flip the switch on the Barco 4K, ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 6th, 2013

Drones from the Other Side

Imagine you awake to the sound of a machine noisily buzzing over your house, and another machine nearby in the sky, and another.  These machines and others like them have been around for months.  They never leave.  While you live in the United States, the machines belong to the government ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 5th, 2013

Stop the Political Marketing and Get Honest: People are Going Broke and Dying

It is sickening and frightening. Think I am talking about my cancer struggle? Nope. It's the current state of discussion by elected officials and even by some health policy experts on the dysfunctional implementation of the insurance exchange sign-up portion of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.Behind all this political posturing on ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

November 1st, 2013

NY’s Public Universities Working Hard to Pre-Crush Dissent.

In a move likely to sharply curtail free speech and free assembly, administrators at The City University of New York (CUNY) are developing what they call a “Policy on Expressive Activity” to set severe limitations on who, how and where free speech and assembly rights can be exercised.  The proposed ... continue reading

Jeremy Scahill

Independent Journalist

November 1st, 2013

Perpetual War: How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?

Crossposted from TomDispatch[This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.]On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. Just as he had promised when he ... continue reading

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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:19 PM
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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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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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