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Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

April 18th, 2014

Who are the Koch Brothers and What do They Want?

As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process.  The results of that decision are clear.  In the coming months and years the Koch brothers and other extraordinarily wealthy families will ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 15th, 2014

Happy April 15th! What If Our Taxes Paid for Our Health Care?

It's tax day, April 15th. It's a day most Americans learn to dislike. Even some of the most liberal people I know will say negative things about the government collecting taxes, and many conservatives take the anti-taxation talk to extreme levels.I wonder how different this would be if most Americans ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 11th, 2014

Rumsfeld Personifies Our Society

When Donald Rumsfeld used to hold press conferences about the Iraq war, the press corps would giggle at the clever ways in which he refused to actually say anything or answer any questions. In a new film about Rumsfeld called The Unknown Knowns, the aging criminal is occasionally confronted with evidence ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 7th, 2014

Putting Resources Into the Single-Payer Movement -- Now More than Ever

During the most intense period of debate about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, those who advocated for an improved and expanded Medicare for all for life system -- single-payer reform -- activists and advocates gave their time and money to support the movement. It has never been easy for social justice ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

April 5th, 2014

The War Against Poets and Adjuncts: Is Obamacare Enough?

This article originally appeared at Huffington Post on April 4th 2014.“Other than teaching, how does one earn a living as a poet?” I ask.“Right,” Yona says and laughs. I’m not posing the question hypothetically, but in earnest. After filming Yona for my documentary series Healthy Artists – on the lives ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 1st, 2014

So Many Ways Corporations Kill People -- GM Robbed Us and Risked Our Lives

This blog isn't really about health care and the need for an improved and expanded Medicare for all for life system, as my writings normally are. But it is about corporate greed and willful disregard for the lives of millions of people. Today I am angry about how GM put ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

April 1st, 2014

In Memoriam: Jonathan Schell (1943-2014)

Crossposted from TomDispatch “Up to a few months ago, Ben Suc was a prosperous village of some thirty-five hundred people.”  That is the initial line of The Village of Ben Suc, his first book, a copy of which I recently reread on a plane trip, knowing that he was soon ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

April 1st, 2014

Democracy vs. Oligarchy

In his 1943 painting "Freedom of Speech," Norman Rockwell illustrated American democracy in action by depicting a man speaking up at a town meeting. A framed poster of Rockwell's painting hangs proudly on a wall in my Senate office in Burlington, Vt.Since 1990, when I was first elected to Congress, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 31st, 2014

How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law

Many millions of Americans are familiar with the dance of the profit-first health care system in the US. Many have died trying to access care for which they had neither the coverage nor the cash/credit to pay. Many millions of others found a way to get care but were later ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

March 29th, 2014

The single payer movement expands

This article originally appeared in Health Care Finance News on March 14th 2014.  Article by Tammy Worth. Even as the Affordable Care Act is in its nascent stages, some states are already looking toward 2017 when they can request waivers to opt out of the healthcare exchanges. And a small, ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 26th, 2014

There Is A Deeper Wave Than This

A wave of action is coming on April 4th, the date they killed MLK, the date Cindy Sheehan lost her son, the date cherry blossoms and resisters to fascism begin to show after an endless winter of many, many years.  Take a look at https://waveofaction.org Electing a different president six ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 25th, 2014

Searching for the US Health System's 10,000 Missing Dead in 2014

Who is searching for the US health care system's dead this year? More than 10,000 people have died this year already because they lacked the private or public health coverage or the cash/credit to access the health care that might have saved their lives. And so far as I know, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 21st, 2014

Kent State Truth Tribunal Addresses the United Nations Human Rights Committee

On March 13, 2014 the Kent State Truth Tribunal addressed the United Nations Human Rights Committee at the United States 4th Periodic Review in Geneva: My sister Allison Krause was one of four students shot to death by American military personnel in the parking lot of her university campus at Kent State, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 19th, 2014

When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight?

We can tally the deaths that we know are caused by denials of care or medical errors in the U.S. health care system, and those numbers are horrifying. Yet most of the American public doesn't pay much attention to the issue, and many only gripe about the health care system ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 17th, 2014

Kent State Truth Tribunal Heads to Geneva

On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired between 61 and 67 shots into a crowd of unarmed anti-war protestors at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others. My 19-year-old sister, Allison Krause, was one of four students shot to death by ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

March 17th, 2014

Secrets: The True Nature of America's War Machine

Daniel Ellsberg’s 2002 book, Secrets, A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, offers a timely and chilling account of the nature of America’s war machine.  For those who don’t know, Ellsberg famously leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and other sources in 1971, exposing how the United States government systematically ... continue reading

Lewis Lapham

Lapham's Quarterly

March 17th, 2014

Crowd Control: Political Revolt and the Accumulation of More

[This essay will appear in "Revolution," the Spring 2014 issue of Lapham's Quarterly. This slightly adapted version originally appeared at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of that magazine.] In case of rain, the revolution will take place in the hall.-- Erwin Chargaff For the last several years, the word “revolution” has ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

March 17th, 2014

Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa: America’s New Model for Expeditionary Warfare

Crossposted from TomDispatch Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron? You could be forgiven if this jumble of words looks like nonsense to you.  It isn’t.  It’s the language of the U.S. military’s simmering African interventions; the patois that goes with a set of missions carried out in countries most ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 13th, 2014

World Has No Idea How U.S. Decides on Wars

People from Yemen and Pakistan and elsewhere have told me, and have testified in the U.S. Congress, that they have a hard time convincing their neighbors that everyone in the United States doesn't hate them.  There are buzzing killer robots flying over their houses night and day and every now ... continue reading

Nathaniel Batchelder

Peace House Oklahoma City

March 12th, 2014

Negotiations With Iran Serve U.S. Interests

Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the US. Iran would import US beef and grains, benefitting producers. US firms serving the petroleum and other industries are eager to open offices in Iran and become trading partners.  Releasing Iran’s oil production would ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

March 12th, 2014

By the Way, Your Home Is On Fire: The Climate of Change and the Dangers of Stasis

Crossposted from TomDispatch As the San Francisco bureaucrats on the dais murmured about why they weren’t getting anywhere near what we in the audience passionately hoped for, asked for, and worked for, my mind began to wander. I began to think of another sunny day on the other side of ... continue reading

David Bromwich

Professor

March 12th, 2014

The Voice: How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President)

Crossposted from TomDispatch Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia was putting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a surprising thing for an American president to say. The ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 9th, 2014

Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch

Michael Milligan has been touring Colorado with the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation performing his one-man play, Mercy Killers. I don't want to give away the plot or the whole story here in case you would yet like to see the show, but I have to write something because ... continue reading

Mattea Kramer

National Priorities Project

March 6th, 2014

The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War: Or How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then Asked for Billions More

Crossposted from TomDispatch Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivered last week when he announced that the Army would shrink to levels not seen since before ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

March 6th, 2014

Silencing Whistleblowers Obama-Style: Supreme Court Edition?

Crossposted from TomDispatch The Obama administration has just opened a new front in its ongoing war on whistleblowers. It’s taking its case against one man, former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Marshal Robert MacLean, all the way to the Supreme Court. So hold on, because we’re going back down the rabbit ... continue reading

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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
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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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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