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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

September 12th, 2012

Activists Cheer Court's Ruling Against Indefinite Detention Law

StopNSAA.orgNew York - Judge Katherine Forrest today ruled that the so-called "indefinite detention" provision of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act violates the Constitution and issued a permanent injunction against its use. The law would have allowed the military to indefinitely detain civilians -- even Americans -- without charge ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 12th, 2012

The Environmental Antiwar Movement

Events in South Korea are putting U.S. and international environmental groups into coalition with antiwar groups, and in rare opposition to one of the most environmentally destructive forces on earth: the military industrial complex.  Normally, this doesn't happen.  Typically, civil liberties groups oppose the detention and torture and assassination that ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

September 12th, 2012

The Persecution of John Kiriakou: Torture and the Myth of Never Again

Crossposted from TomDispatchHere is what military briefers like to call BLUF, the Bottom Line Up Front: no one except John Kiriakou is being held accountable for America’s torture policy. And John Kiriakou didn’t torture anyone, he just blew the whistle on it. In a Galaxy Far, Far Away A long ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 11th, 2012

Haitian activist tours U.S. demanding housing rights for the country’s 400,000 displaced

  Housing activist Reyneld Sanon is beginning a tour to key cities in the United States. The tour will raise awareness about Under Tents, the international campaign for housing rights in Haiti. The campaign is a joint initiative of Haitian grassroots groups and more than 30 international organizations that are ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

September 11th, 2012

Today Is the Eleventh Anniversary of an Enormous Opportunity

Today, September 11, 2012, is a good time for a short quiz. Here are the questions: 1. What is this? What did you answer? Did you say "That's the last moments of the lives of thousands of people"? Or "That's a hideous act of mass murder"? Or "That's the beginning ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 11th, 2012

September 11th and Love

Each year on September 11th, I feel a deep sense of love and peace.  In fact, it is one of the few days of the year that remains so for me.  I understand that for those who lost loved ones and friends in the September 11th attacks of 2001 in ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

September 11th, 2012

George W. Bush Did NOT Keep Us Safe

Like the assassination of President Kennedy, the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center will forever hold a sense of horror for those alive at the time of the crimes. As we again commemorate the memories of the victims of the 2001 terrorist attack this week, ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

September 10th, 2012

Maine's health care fantasy

What happened in Maine is a sobering reality check on the oft-repeated myth that getting rid of ObamaCare and other consumer protections is the answer to our health care problems. If the government will just get out of the way, the myth-makers would have us believe, the free market will ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 10th, 2012

9/11 From One Sailor's Perspective

I’m no hero.  I’m not by any means what one could call a major player in the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.  Like anybody that was in the military at the time of the attacks, I was merely a cog in a machine.  I was nowhere near the ... continue reading

Jeremiah Goulka

Writer

September 9th, 2012

Joining the Reality-Based Community: Or How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bombs and Start Worrying

Crossposted from TomDispatchI used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics.  But I am a Republican no longer. There’s an old joke we Republicans used to tell that goes something like this: “If you’re young and not a Democrat, you’re ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

September 8th, 2012

The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

While listening to the promises to repeal ObamaCare during the Republican National Convention, I was reminded of what those of us in the health insurance industry said when our friends in Congress were able to block passage of President Clinton’s health care reform legislation 18 years ago. Like the politicians ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

September 7th, 2012

Obama Ruling Shields Torturers

When Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu said last week that the ex-leaders of the U.S. and U.K. should be made to “answer for their actions” in attacking Iraq on the basis of lies, Western savants and pundits greeted the remarks from the retired archbishop of South Africa with an all-too-familiar knowing, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 7th, 2012

"President Romney" – How to Prevent Those Two Words From Ever Being Spoken

In two months we Americans will go to the polls once again to decide who the president will be for the next four years. We will not be allowed to vote on those who wield the true power in this country. On November 6th we will not vote for the ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 6th, 2012

I don't mean to say the party conventions are unnecessary....

But they are.  Think about this for five seconds.  Think of all the money that could have gone to worthy causes.  That could have helped build someone a house that needed a house.  Wasted over a period of three days grandstanding and stalling to make an official decision that had ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

September 4th, 2012

Why Gas and Groceries Are So Damn Expensive

amie Denson is a single mother in Jackson, Mississippi. She has two daughters, ages 13 and 11, who love theatre and music, respectively (Jamie's youngest invited me and other musicians over for her jam band-themed 11th birthday party), whom Jamie lives for and would die for if necessary. Jamie is ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 2nd, 2012

Poverty: The New Growth Industry in America

Recent trends in poverty rates should have the country furious at its leaders. When we get the data for 2011 next month, we are likely to see yet another uptick in poverty rates, reversing almost 50 years of economic progress. The percentage of people in extreme poverty, with incomes less ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

September 2nd, 2012

How Legal Marijuana Could Save $72 Billion Each Year

f there was something readily available that had proven to successfully grow brain cells, kill cancer cells, treat glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, PTSD, insomnia, loss of appetite and other ailments, how infuriating would it be to know that both state and federal governments were spending in excess of $26 ... 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
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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
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
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
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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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