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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

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

August 6th, 2011

On Hiroshima Day

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011. Trust in the power of human intellect and the super ability sleeping in our subconscious. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

August 6th, 2011

Wake Up, America! Your House Is on Fire!

What else do we need to make it clearThat Doomsday is getting perilously nearOur safety net is torn to shredsTax breaks are given to corporate headsWhile we on the bottom and in the middleLose more each day while the leaders fiddleWe're making war all over the planetThough our citizens daily ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 6th, 2011

Stop Sacrificing US Soldiers for Afghan Debacle

The 38 deaths in Saturday’s helicopter crash in Afghanistan include 31 Americans, making this the deadliest day for U.S. forces since the war began. The tragic loss of American lives might be worth the sacrifice if it was making America safer, or if our presence was significantly improving the well-being ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 6th, 2011

How to Think About Standard and Poor's Downgrade

Standard and Poor's downgrade of U.S. government debt captured headlines across the country and around the world. It is a newsworthy event, but primarily as another colossal failure by a major credit rating agency. First, it is worth mentioning the important background here. S&P, along with the other credit rating ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

August 6th, 2011

Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor

The unconscionable result of the manufactured crisis over the debt ceiling shows that the political Right knows how to play hardball, and that President Obama and his hapless party know how to get rolled.  There are other options; and we, the people, need to press them home. The Obama-brokered deal ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

August 5th, 2011

Obama Promises New Opportunities For Veterans Seeking Jobs

Today at a press conference, President Obama took to a podium and finally spoke on an issue that I am sure has been sticking in the side of many veterans.  He said that the government was going to start giving tax incentives to employers that hire unemployed veterans and disabled ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

August 5th, 2011

30 Years Ago Today: The Day the Middle Class Died

From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent's income (and that college in states like California ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 5th, 2011

Is Obama a Fraud?

Cross posted from thebloodycrossroadsLike many, I was extremely hopeful when Obama won in 2008.  And like many I’ve become totally disillusioned with the president and the political process.  The debt ceiling fiasco is yet another illustration of Obama’s failures, not just because it’s a betrayal of his base and the ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

August 5th, 2011

Health Insurers Sacrifice Americans for Profit

Three of the biggest health insurers have announced quarterly earnings in the past few days. If Americans were able to eavesdrop on what executives from those firms tell their Wall Street masters every three months, they would have a better understanding of why premiums keep going up while the number ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

August 5th, 2011

Will Workplace Safety Become a Casualty of the Debt Deal?

WASHINGTON D.C.—This week, Congress passed a debt-ceiling deal that is expected to reduce the deficit by at least $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years. The debt deal sets up a “supercommitee,” which will identify $1.5 trillion in additional cuts by Thanksgiving. Congress will then vote on the recommendations in ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

August 3rd, 2011

Outfoxed vs. Rupert Murdoch: Seven Years On

Seven years ago, Outfoxed exposed Rupert Murdoch's top down journalism at FOX News, and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. In the wake of Murdoch's NewsCorp scandal, and as we witness the widening impact of corporate dominance on media practices, it is even ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

August 3rd, 2011

Enormous Cuts in Military Spending? Read the Fine Print

Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles DavisIn this age of austerity, all the politicians are talking about the need for spending cuts. But when it comes to shared burdens and slashed budgets, don't expect the Pentagon to start holding bake sales, despite what you may have heard about reductions to ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

August 3rd, 2011

The Tyranny of American Healthcare

Cross posted from thebloodycrossroads:Do you realize how badly you’re being screwed by the health insurance corporations?  Let me give you an idea.  While the average American family pays $13,770 a year in premiums, in France premiums are dirt cheap, with a single person making $20,000 a year paying only $12.25 a month ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 3rd, 2011

US debt deal: how Washington lost the plot

President Obama and the Republicans in Congress have finally worked out a deal over the debt ceiling. It appears as though the Republicans got most of what they wanted: big cuts to domestic spending and no tax increases. On the plus side, social security and Medicaid appear to be largely ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

August 3rd, 2011

What Presidency?

If you have only one rule in politics, I suggest the following – get your head of out your television set, and start paying attention to government. The narrow intense focus of TV can constrain us so powerfully that we are blinded by technicolor. To explain – there’s an endless ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

August 3rd, 2011

Lowering America’s War Ceiling?

By now, it seems as if everybody and his brother has joined the debt-ceiling imbroglio in Washington, perhaps the strangest homespun drama of our time.  It’s as if Washington’s leading political players, aided and abetted by the media’s love of the horserace, had eaten LSD-laced brownies, then gone on stage ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

August 2nd, 2011

"Until the Day I Die": Gerta Louisama on Haitian Women Winning Their Rights

Gerta Louisama is a member of the Executive Committee and the National Women’s Committee of Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen, Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti, Haiti’s largest and oldest peasant group. She is also head of the local Tèt Kole Women’s Committee in her village of Savanette. Here she ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 1st, 2011

Will the US Credit Rating Be Downgraded?

As we get the final details of the debt ceiling deal between President Obama and Congress, we still have to wait for the verdict of the credit rating agencies. Will they give us the thumbs up or will they tell Congress that it has to take even more money from ... continue reading

Joanne Doroshow

Center for Justice & Democracy

August 1st, 2011

Federal Medical Malpractice Bill Gets Hilarious Treatment

Here's a repost from our blog, ThePopTort: We love finding folks who share our irreverent approach to life.  Not easy when it comes to civil justice issues!  But here's one, about H.R. 5 - the medical negligence, nursing home and drug company immunity bill - that fortunately has somewhat stalled ... 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
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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
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
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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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