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Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

November 14th, 2013

Volkswagen Isn’t Fighting Unionization—But Leaked Docs Show Right-Wing Groups Are

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogAfter Volkswagen issued a letter in September saying the company would not oppose an attempt by the United Auto Workers (UAW) to unionize its 1,600-worker Chattanooga, Tenn., facility, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was flabbergasted. "For management to invite the UAW in is almost ... continue reading

Ann Jones

Author

November 14th, 2013

A Trail of Tears: How Veterans Return From America’s Wars

[The text of this piece is an excerpt, slightly adapted, from Ann Jones's new book They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars -- The Untold Story, just published by Dispatch Books/Haymarket Books] In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 13th, 2013

Medicaid Denied, Now On to the Exchange Until We Have Medicare for All for Life

Well, it took 36 days, but I can finally begin the journey to see if I will be able to afford coverage under an insurance policy offered on the Connect for Health Colorado exchange. I had to first apply and be denied Medicaid benefits, and the denial was stalled. (You ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 12th, 2013

Separating myth from reality on Obamacare

My heart sank when I got an email late last month from my friend Robert, who has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past decade. He wrote to tell me that he was among the many Americans who in recent weeks received letters from their insurance companies saying that their ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 10th, 2013

Mark Dubowitz Is an Object Lesson in Where Bigotry Comes From

Mark Dubowitz is the director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank which was "founded by a group of former U.S. officials and visionary philanthropists shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 to help free nations defend themselves." Right now Dubowitz is defending America by ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 6th, 2013

Drones from the Other Side

Imagine you awake to the sound of a machine noisily buzzing over your house, and another machine nearby in the sky, and another.  These machines and others like them have been around for months.  They never leave.  While you live in the United States, the machines belong to the government ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 5th, 2013

Stop the Political Marketing and Get Honest: People are Going Broke and Dying

It is sickening and frightening. Think I am talking about my cancer struggle? Nope. It's the current state of discussion by elected officials and even by some health policy experts on the dysfunctional implementation of the insurance exchange sign-up portion of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.Behind all this political posturing on ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

November 1st, 2013

NY’s Public Universities Working Hard to Pre-Crush Dissent.

In a move likely to sharply curtail free speech and free assembly, administrators at The City University of New York (CUNY) are developing what they call a “Policy on Expressive Activity” to set severe limitations on who, how and where free speech and assembly rights can be exercised.  The proposed ... continue reading

Jeremy Scahill

Independent Journalist

November 1st, 2013

Perpetual War: How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?

Crossposted from TomDispatch[This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.]On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. Just as he had promised when he ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 31st, 2013

Want to Be Terrified? You Could Be as SiCKO as Me

Happy Halloween out there. Since it's the day for all things scary, keep this in mind. You could be just one illness away from the same sort of SiCKO financial collapse that my husband Larry and I experienced while carrying health insurance, disability insurance and a small health savings account.Worse ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 29th, 2013

Unmanned

"What, quite unmanned in folly?"--Lady MacBethThe new film Unmanned: America's Drone Wars should be required viewing in all schools and homes in the United States, including the home of the U.S. president who could not be bothered to meet with the child victims of his drones who spoke in Congress ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

October 28th, 2013

For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed.But I am also aware that real unemployment is close to 14 percent, that tens of millions of ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2013

Keeping Our Health Care Heroes In Mind and Heart

As we all listen and watch the political posturing around the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, which has dragged on for years now but elevated in intensity as the state insurance exchanges went live, perhaps we can pause to pay attention to some of the heroes for health care justice in the ... continue reading

Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

October 28th, 2013

X-Ray of a Flagging Presidency: Will Obama Block the Keystone Pipeline or Just Keep Bending?

Crossposted from TomDispatch  As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, worldviews, styles. ... continue reading

Andrew Bacevich

Historian/Veteran

October 28th, 2013

Always and Everywhere: The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism

Crossposted from TomDispatch  The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy. It inhibits trade and therefore prosperity. It allows evildoers to get away with murder. Isolationists prevent the United States from accomplishing ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

October 28th, 2013

Why Washington Can’t Stop: The Coming Era of Tiny Wars and Micro-Conflicts

Crossposted from TomDispatch In terms of pure projectable power, there’s never been anything like it.  Its military has divided the world -- the whole planet -- into six “commands.”  Its fleet, with 11 aircraft carrier battle groups, rules the seas and has done so largely unchallenged for almost seven decades.  ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 24th, 2013

Government needs to fix Obamacare glitches — fast

Now that the federal government is open again, the attention of the public, media and, of course, politicians, will turn, as it should, to whether the Obama administration will be able to make the glitch-plagued health insurance exchanges work. I wasn’t at all surprised that people were having a hard ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 23rd, 2013

The Lessons My Cancer Teaches in a Dysfunctional Society

Some say I should never call it "my" cancer. But after three rounds of this fight waged and two won so far, I think I am entitled (yes, I said entitled) to call this whatever I wish to call it. So, it is my cancer. It is my cancer struggle, ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

October 23rd, 2013

Discovering a Black Man Having a Heart Attack On the Sidewalk

Crossposted from In These TimesEarlier this month, a terrifying event occurred that made me wonder if I had been lying to myself about something important.  As a Jew, I've always prided myself on my family and people's traditions on being progressive about matters of race. Indeed, my father, a very ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 22nd, 2013

George W. Bush's Ass-Based Foreign Policy

George W. Bush's foreign policy was many things, but first and foremost, it was about asses. So it's no surprise an anonymous senior Bush administration official is now saying this: "The only reason we went into Iraq, I tell people now, is we were looking for somebody’s ass to kick. ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 22nd, 2013

A New Kind of War Is Being Legalized

There's a dark side to the flurry of reports and testimony on drones, helpful as they are in many ways.  When we read that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch oppose drone strikes that violate international law, some of us may be inclined to interpret that as a declaration that, ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 16th, 2013

My Skin in the Game: How Ted Cruz and the Right Want to Help Cancer Kill Me, and Maybe You

There are lots of studies about how many people die in the U.S. because they don't have health insurance. What no one ever talks about (except in 'SiCKO') and has never been counted, is how many people die because they have bad insurance – insurance with deductibles or co-pays so ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

October 15th, 2013

Edward Snowden’s Brave Integrity

I’ve had a couple of days to reflect after arriving back from Moscow where my whistleblower colleagues Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack, Tom Drake and I formally presented former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with the annual Sam Adams Associates award for integrity in intelligence. The thought that companioned me ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 13th, 2013

Slavery Was Believed Permanent Longer Than War Has Been

This article is excerpted from the new book War No More: The Case for Abolition.In the late eighteenth century the majority of people alive on earth were held in slavery or serfdom (three-quarters of the earth's population, in fact, according to the Encyclopedia of Human Rights from Oxford University Press). ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 13th, 2013

Cancer Chronicles and the ACA/Rombamacare

Because I have never seen the situation Larry and I face as unique within the dysfunctional, profit-driven US health care system, I think what is happening to us is happening to many more people. My cancer chronicles will follow not only what is happening with my disease but also how ... 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
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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
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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
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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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