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Carl Gibson

USUncut

November 30th, 2012

Why Democrats Should Embrace "Entitlement Reform"

(originally published on Reader Supported News) f a baseball player was on a hot home-run streak, and faced a pitcher who threw nothing but fastballs straight down the plate, wouldn't you be upset if the slugger let two perfectly good pitches go without swinging for the fences? If the batter ... continue reading

William Astore

USAF Lt. Col. (Ret.), Professor

November 29th, 2012

Sucking Up to the Military Brass: Generals Who Run Amuck, Politicians Who Could Care Less, an “Embedded” Media... And Us

Few things have characterized the post-9/11 American world more than our worshipful embrace of our generals. They’ve become our heroes, our sports stars, and our celebrities all rolled into one. We can’t stop gushing about them. Even after his recent fall from grace, General David Petraeus was still being celebrated by CNN ... continue reading

November 29th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Quantico psychiatrist: Bradley Manning's pretrial conditions worse than death row

Ft. Meade, MD -November 29, 2012 - Yesterday at Bradley Manning's Article 13 hearing, professional military psychiatrist Captain Kevin Moore testified that Bradley Manning's pretrial confinement conditions at Quantico military brig were worse than that of any other long-term pretrial prisoner he'd observed.  He added that Bradley's restrictive conditions, including being ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

November 29th, 2012

The Humiliation of Bradley Manning

It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment while other military officers privately took note but did nothing. That was ... continue reading

Beau Hodai

Freelance reporter

November 28th, 2012

Corrections Corporation of America Used in Drug Sweeps of Public School Students

An unsettling trend appears to be underway in Arizona: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy relationship with the for-profit prison industry. Such controversies have included the role of private prison corporations ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

November 27th, 2012

World Energy Report 2012: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Truly Ugly

Crossposted from TomDispatchRarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world.  That, however, is exactly what happened on November 12th when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook.  In the process, just about ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

November 26th, 2012

Monday Morning QB: Ndamukong's Bad Karma And Denard's Benching

For the second consecutive Thanksgiving, Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions put the foot back in football while the sports world watched on national TV. This time Suh’s cleats clipped Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin. Two days later, with a chance to salvage the national football image of ... continue reading

Oded Na'aman

Breaking the Silence

November 26th, 2012

“It’s Mostly Punishment…”: Testimonies by Veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces From Gaza and the Occupied Territories

Crossposted from TomDispatch“There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,” President Barack Obama said at a press conference last week. He drew on this general observation in order to justify Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel’s most recent military campaign ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 26th, 2012

Giving thanks for regulation of insurance industry greed

Although it’s a few days past Thanksgiving, I’m still feeling grateful, even to much maligned federal employees. Last week bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services did us a big favor by resisting pressure from insurance company executives. Those executives wanted to keep charging some of us more ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 25th, 2012

Howard Zinn's Echoes

We're approaching three years since Howard Zinn left us, and to my ear his voice sounds louder all the time.  I expect that effect to continue for decades and centuries to come, because Zinn spoke to enduring needs.  He taught lessons that must be relearned over and over, as the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 22nd, 2012

A Thanksgiving Day Note

As tough as times still are, I hope you can join me today in giving thanks that our country seems to have turned a corner – away from politicians who win with hate and fear, and toward a future where we can be the best of who we are. It's ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 22nd, 2012

Dead Woman Working: Thankful for Cancer Struggle

It’s Thanksgiving time again, and I do take time to pause and remember the things for which I am thankful.  This year, my struggle with cancer tops my gratitude list.  There is nothing quite like facing serious health challenge to bring into clearer perspective what matters most in life and ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

November 22nd, 2012

The Fall of the American Empire (Writ Small): History, Farce, and David Petraeus

Crossposted from TomdispatchHistory, it is said, arrives first as tragedy, then as farce.  First as Karl Marx, then as the Marx Brothers.  In the case of twenty-first century America, history arrived first as George W. Bush (and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith and the ... continue reading

Ellen Cantarow

Journalist

November 22nd, 2012

Frack Fight: A Secret War of Activists -- With the World in the Balance

Crossposted from TomdispatchThere’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement.  It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life. In the end, this conflict may matter more than those in ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 21st, 2012

December 1st Is Military Abolition Day

I've been fond of December 1st ever since I was born on it.  I later found out that it had been on a December 1st that Rosa Parks had sat down and refused to stand up or move to the back of that racist bus in Montgomery.  Later still I ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

November 19th, 2012

In Leaked Docs, Honeywell Cites Obama Ties As Key to Anti-Union Strategy

Crossposted from In These Times' Working blogIn These Times has exclusively obtained a leaked internal Honeywell document outlining an anti-union strategy that includes leveraging Obama administration connections. The documents suggest that the megacorporation is deeply concerned about recent union activity at its factories and the bad press that has resulted (one example cited ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

November 19th, 2012

Killing Hope: Why Israel Targets Sports in Gaza

Let's start with a fact. On November 16, the Israeli Air Force bombed the 10,000-seat Palestine Stadium "into ruins." The stadium also headquartered the center for youth sports programs throughout the Gaza Strip. This is the second time Israel has flattened the facility. The first was in 2006 and the ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 19th, 2012

The Usual Suspects Who Will Benefit From Gutting Obamacare Now Want You to Worry About 'Disruption'

Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway. "Disruption" will be the new buzzword in an upcoming advertising campaign aimed at scaring us. The campaign is selling the idea that millions of Americans will face higher ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

November 19th, 2012

Stand with Working Families

The Democrats won a major victory on Election Day. Despite dozens of billionaires spending huge amounts of money to defeat President Barack Obama, he won a crushing victory in the Electoral College and received 3 million more votes than former Gov. Mitt Romney did nationally. Democrats won 25 of 33 ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 19th, 2012

An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama: Good luck on your journeys overseas this week, and congratulations on decisively winning your second term as our president! The first time you won four years ago, most of us couldn't contain our joy and found ourselves literally in tears over your victory. This time, it was ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

November 16th, 2012

The Mandate of Hell: How Not to Change the World

Crossposted from TomDispatch In the fall of 1948, Harry Truman barnstormed the country by train, repeatedly bashing a “do-nothing Congress,” and so snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in that year’s presidential campaign.  This year, neither presidential candidate focused on blasting a do-nothing Congress or, in Obama’s case, “Republican ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 16th, 2012

No Need for Cliff Dive: Support Prosperity not Austerity

It seems like only moments ago when we were still hearing the polling about how close the Presidential contest was and our phones were ring incessantly with robo calls courting our votes.  Then with lightning speed following the elections, the horrors of falling off the impending fiscal cliff were all ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

November 15th, 2012

Did Irish Catholic law or malpractice kill Savita Halappanavar?

This is what is known. Savita Halappanavar was 31 years old and happy to be pregnant with her first child. Then, at 17 weeks, tragedy struck and she was “found to be miscarrying.” Her husband reports that she was in “severe pain” for three days at the hospital and a ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

November 13th, 2012

The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, famously bloviated two years ago “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Senator, now that you have failed miserably, what is your main goal for Mr. Obama’s second term?  Could it switch to ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 13th, 2012

Oliver Stone's Untold, Unboring History of the United States

American history! Whose heart doesn't race when you remember being initiated into its excitement and mystery in high school? There's the Logan Act of 1799! And the presidency of Benjamin Harrison! And the Open Door Policy. And, uh, the Fordney–McCumber Tariff of 1922 ... and "A Return to Normalcy" ... 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...

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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
1:21 PM
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