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Mike & Friends Blog from 'December 2013'

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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 31st, 2013

The Year End Countdowns Never Include the 45,000 Health Care Dead in the US

Soon, we'll begin counting down all the things about 2013 that were significant, And among those countdowns will be the list of those lost in 2013 -- the passing of people of note. Celebrities and politicians will be remembered. Media phony patriotism will allow a nod to the US troops ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

December 30th, 2013

2014: Seize the Moment

The Congress has just ended one of the worst and least productive sessions in the history of our country. At a time when the problems facing us are monumental, Congress is dysfunctional and more and more people (especially the young) are, understandably, giving up on the political process.  The people ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 24th, 2013

Christmas 2013: It's Cheaper for My Health Coverage by Half Thanks to Obamacare

The health reform I want and will continue to push to achieve is public, universal, single-payer -- improved and expanded Medicare for all for life. I hope that has been made clear not only in words written and spoken but also in the life I have lived through my fight ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 20th, 2013

The War on Marriage on Christmas

Very rarely does our government ask us what to have a war on.  The proposal for missile strikes into Syria was a rare occasion when public pressure and other factors compelled Congress to demand a say. Public pressure then compelled Congress to say No.But daily drone buzzings over various nations ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 18th, 2013

Tis the Season to Remember How Far We have Yet to Go to Fix the US Health Care System

There is nothing very pretty about hurting for health care. And during this season that is supposed to bring so many of us together to celebrate the possibilities for peace and goodwill toward one another, it's almost harder to watch the numbers keep mounting as the U.S. health care system ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 18th, 2013

Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

This morning it was announced by the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board that my first film, 'Roger & Me', has been placed on the National Film Registry -- the official list of films that are, according to an act of Congress, to be preserved and protected ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

December 17th, 2013

Has Morley Safer Ever Told John Miller This Story?: "Look, If You Think Any American Official Is Going to Tell You the Truth, Then You're Stupid"

Everyone who watched John Miller's 60 Minutes segment on the NSA should follow it up with this story involving Morley Safer—who, at 82 years old, is still a correspondent at 60 Minutes: In August, 1965 Safer appeared in what became one of most famous TV segments of the Vietnam War, ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

December 16th, 2013

Noam Chomsky Continues to Inspire

This month, Noam Chomsky turned 85 – and he’s the subject of a new animated movie focused on his scientific and social philosophies. He has actually seen this movie, unlike other works about him: “I can’t stand watching myself.” He’s one of the world’s best-known intellectuals and one of the least ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

December 16th, 2013

Fighting over Aetna's disclosure: Good government group claims insurer isn't coming clean about all its election spending

Two days before Aetna told Wall Street it would not allow policyholders who received cancellation notices to renew their cancelled policies next year, as President Obama had requested, the company was accused in a lawsuit of sending out false and misleading statements to shareholders about what it was spending to ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 14th, 2013

Michael Moore Tweets on Eve of Newtown Anniversary

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Bill Moyers

National Treasure

December 13th, 2013

The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

Crossposted from TomDispatchI met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document.  By then, he had served on the court longer than any of his colleagues and had written ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

December 13th, 2013

THE COAL INDUSTRY: A BAD SANTA Leaving Lumps of Coal in Your Lung And Nothing In Your Stocking. Absurdity Today Ep. 47

The Coal Industry is going to great lengths to screw its formers miners, upon whose labor their fortune and success was built, out of their Black Lung disability benefits. This comes from a report done by The Center for Public Integrity called Breathless and Burdened, a yearlong investigation examining how ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 12th, 2013

US Health Care System -- Needing the Same Beast that Broke Me

On the verge of my surgery tomorrow, I am worried as much about surprise financial impacts as I am unexpected health issues. The hospital's pharmacy already called me and collected, in advance, my co-pay for the anti-clotting shots I will need when I go home. Now I half expect to ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 7th, 2013

How Many Health Care Pearl Harbors?

It's a day we all remember in American and world history because of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the immediate escalation of World War II following that day. On December 7, 1941, 2,402 people were killed and 1,282 were injured. The US casualties during World War II exceeded 418,000 ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 5th, 2013

What Didn't Kill Mandela Made Him Stronger

Nelson Mandela's story, if told as a novel, would not be deemed possible in real life.  Worse, we don't tell such stories in many of our novels.A violent young rebel is imprisoned for decades but turns that imprisonment into the training he needs.  He turns to negotiation, diplomacy, reconciliation.  He ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

December 5th, 2013

Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage

In the past two days we've seen a federal judge rule that Detroit can go bankrupt, putting its workers' pensions in jeopardy, and we have seen Illinois' Legislature vote for substantial cuts in its retirees' pensions. Undoubtedly these two actions are just the tip of the iceberg. We have opened ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 4th, 2013

Paging Santa's Puppet Repair, Pentagon on Line 1

Vice Deputy Under Elf for Hearts and Minds: Good Afternoon, this is the Vice Deputy Under Elf for Hearts and Minds, how may I bring you joy?Anonymous Pentagon Official: Cut the crap, Nils, you know why I'm calling.VDUEHM: You've got me confused with the big man, Chuck. I can't see ... continue reading

Nima Shirazi and Jon Schwarz

Muftah/MichaelMoore.com

December 3rd, 2013

The Final Proof That You Can't Trust the Persians

This is complicated, but stick with us, it's worth it. If you've been following the news about the interim agreement with Iran on their nuclear program, you've seen warnings that the United States has fallen victim to Persian trickery yet again. Numerous Middle East experticians have long cautioned that Iranians ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

December 3rd, 2013

The American Way of Manners: Col. Manners Answers Your Questions on the Etiquette of War, Nuclear Threats, and Surveillance

Crossposted from TomDispatchBy Colonel Manners (with a helping hand from Tom Engelhardt) [Editor’s Note: Many publications have advice columnists, but none has our old friend Colonel Manners (ret.), whose experience in military and surveillance matters is evident from his impressive CV (unfortunately, a classified document).  His assignment: to answer questions ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 2nd, 2013

Waking Up in Strange Places -- Eight Moves in Seven Years

The first move I remember was when we moved from 483 East Merle Lane in Wheeling, IL, to 801 North Princeton in Arlington Heights, IL, when I was 9 years old. It was Thursday, March 21, 1963. I was terrified to move. And when I woke up the first morning ... 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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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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