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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

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

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

November 30th, 2013

Uninsured Artist Kickstarts a New Set of Teeth

“I’m a storyteller, so I like Kickstarter,” Dan says. His words emerge lispingly. It’s either because of the phone connection or his broken teeth. He continues, “Anticipation mixed with uncertainty is the definition of drama.”Dan McCloskey is a 26-year-old writer and comic book artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. When he’s ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 27th, 2013

Grateful to Be Alive for the Fight for Health Care Justice

But for the grace of God, there go I. I am a member of the bankrupt-for-health-care-club in America, but I am not among the dead. I am grateful to be here for another Thanksgiving to keep up the fight for health care justice in my home state of Colorado and ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 26th, 2013

As glitches fade, Obamacare approval will rise

The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that almost half of those questioned last week had an unfavorable opinion of the law. Just a third had a favorable opinion, even less than the 40 percent support for the law in the Nov. 14 Gallup ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 25th, 2013

10 More Years in Afghanistan

When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.  Measured in financial cost, or death and destruction, Afghanistan is more President Obama's war than President Bush's.  Now the White House ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 23rd, 2013

FYI: The Case of David Miranda Shows Everything We Say About Supporting Free Speech Is Garbage

I've always loved the First Amendment, it's my favorite constitutional amendment of them all. (Close behind is the Third, which forbids the government from quartering soldiers in our homes.) So it makes me feel great when top U.S. officials talk about how much America supports free speech. As Obama told ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

November 21st, 2013

Rumors of War

By Michael McKee, Private Manning Support Network. Truth, as the adage goes, is the first casualty of war. Rather than collateral damage, however, it's long been a primary target, worthy of a $15 Billion budget and crucial to winning the hearts and minds of American citizens as well as foreign ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 21st, 2013

Wow, 2013 Samantha Power Was Just EXCORIATED by 2003 Samantha Power

This is what Samantha Power, now U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said today when asked whether the U.S. owes Afghans any kind of apology: POWER: We have nothing to apologize for. Our soldiers have sacrificed a great deal. This is what Power said at her confirmation hearings earlier this ... continue reading

Robert Naiman

Just Foreign Policy

November 20th, 2013

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization which would require for the first time -- if it became law -- that the administration publicly report on civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes. Sarah Knuckey, Director of the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 18th, 2013

Saving Money, But Losing Doctors on ACA Exchange

Finally, I was able to get the Medicaid denial I was waiting for and proceed to shop for new health insurance coverage on the Connect for Health Colorado Affordable Care Act/Obamacare exchange. As unpleasant as the unnecessary and intrusive Medicaid application process was, including the 37 day wait to have ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 18th, 2013

Sorting out why insurers cancel policies: Blaming Obamacare is a smokescreen obscuring the relentless search for profits

Now that President Obama has said it’s OK with him if insurance companies keep their policyholders in health plans that don’t meet the standards established by the Affordable Care Act, at least for another year, the big question is whether insurers will take him up on the offer. The answer: ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 17th, 2013

As I.F. Stone Said, All Timothy Geithners Lie

Here's Timonthy Geithner last January, at the end of his time in office as Treasury Secretary: Another fiction that has plagued Geithner is the idea that he is a creature of Wall Street...Geithner says it’s “extremely unlikely” he will take a job in the world of finance, but the idea ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 15th, 2013

Germany Says No to Weaponized Drones

Germany had planned to buy a fleet of "Euro Hawk" killer drones -- perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.But something happened on the way to the celestial colosseum.Of course, Captain Drone Man himself undoubtedly learned the news first, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 14th, 2013

Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

Ah, the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of the Healthcare.gov website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed ... 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
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
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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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