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Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

December 22nd, 2010

Obama's tax deal: read the small print

The enthusiasm of the US business press for the compromise tax package worked out by President Obama and Republicans in Congress led to a mini-euphoria of upbeat economic projections for 2011. While the economy will do better with this tax package than if no deal were forthcoming, much of the ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

December 22nd, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

Today in Washington, President Obama officially signed into law the repeal of the seventeen year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving in the military openly.  Coming right at the tail end of a lame duck Congressional session, this policy is in effect in word if ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

December 20th, 2010

Cover-ups, Coups, and Drones – A Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has brought about, unveils many cover-ups of injustices in US relations with Honduras, Spain, Thailand, UK and Yemen over issues of torture at Guantanamo, civilian casualties from drones, and the war ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

December 15th, 2010

Failure, Not Progress, in Afghanistan

written by Robert Greenwald and Derrick CroweOn Thursday, December 16, 2010, the White House will use its December review to try to spin the disastrous Afghanistan War plan by citing "progress" in the military campaign, but the available facts paint a picture of a war that's not making us safer ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

December 14th, 2010

"Miami Rice": The Business of Disaster in Haiti

As we file this article, Port-au-Prince is thick with the smoke of burning tires and with gunfire. Towns throughout the country, along with the national airport, are shut down due to demonstrations. Many are angry over the government’s announcement on Tuesday night of which two presidential candidates made the run-offs: ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 14th, 2010

Silent Night, Lonely Night 2010

Susan Boyle sings on CNN. Life marches on. Richard Holbrooke is dead. Rest in peace, Ambassador. It is said you put up a valiant fight. Here I sit in Kansas City. No one knows I am alone; no one would grieve if I should die. No breaking news here. Just ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

December 13th, 2010

The Poor Always Pay: The Electoral Crisis in Haiti

The start of Haiti’s most recent crisis came with ample warning. Most Port-au-Prince residents scurried to their homes mid-afternoon last Tuesday, certain of the violence and chaos which would ensue once the electoral council announced which two presidential candidates would make it to the run-offs. The trouble-makers didn’t wait until ... continue reading

Ron Kovic

Vietnam vet and anti-war activist

December 12th, 2010

'Raise Your Voices, Protest, Stop These Wars'

The following is a personal appeal from Ron Kovic, Vietnam War veteran and author of Born on the Fourth of July, to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and active-duty service members. Kovic issued the appeal to bring more veterans and GIs into the anti-war struggle and to support the work ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

December 12th, 2010

The 111th Army Navy Game

Yesterday, for the one hundred and eleventh time the US Navy Midshipmen faced the Army Black Knights in their annual game of football against each other. Nothing says synergy between the branches of our military by arranging a contest where the two sides try to cripple each other over an ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

December 11th, 2010

President NAFTA Backs President SHAFTA

It was a stunning spectacle yesterday afternoon when former President Clinton took the podium from President Obama in the White House briefing room to help shove the Obama-GOP tax deal down the throats of Democratic activists and Congress members. It was a fitting spectacle too (carried live on CNN) -- ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

December 10th, 2010

The Effort to Claim That Economists Support Obama's Capitulation on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

You know the administration is desperate when it creates a web page citing economists who support its capitulation on taxes.The web page cites the support of five economists. Peter Cardillo, the Bank of America, Greg Mankiw, and Wells Fargo (are the second through fifth economists on Obama's list). Who are ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 9th, 2010

Human Rights' Day Has Not Yet Dawned

"I think there is a proliferation of rights. I am often surprised by the virtual nobility that seems to be accorded those with grievances. . . . I have to admit that I am one of those people that still thinks a dishwasher is a miracle." --Supreme Court Justice Clarence ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

December 9th, 2010

Take a Stand for Peace!

During the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King called our government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” True then—and even more so today. A few years before that, in 1964 Mario Savio made his great speech at Berkeley; at the end he says, “There is a time when ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 9th, 2010

Republicans Crush Hope for 9/11 Heroes

Tis the season. As the Republicans gloat over the tax breaks they’ve fought so hard to protect for the wealthy and the potential to extend those Bush-era breaks for two more years, 9/11 first responders asked them just to allow a vote on their bill -- the James Zadroga 9/11 ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

December 8th, 2010

What Aspect of Dealing with Bullies Did Obama Fail to Learn as a Child?

President Obama has adopted Republican tax policies he knows to be disastrous for the nation. Obama never learned, or forgot, one of the essential lessons of junior high school – how to deal with bullies. (This is proof positive that he is a native-born American – he never would have ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

December 6th, 2010

The Green Economy Is Here, and It Ain't Pretty

Many of us have long advocated a green economy where jobs were generated in sectors like alternative energy and recycling. It was our hope that this economy could be both environmentally friendly and offer opportunities for high and rising living standards. Well, we've now got a green economy and there's ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

December 6th, 2010

Environmental Protection Agency?

Michelle Nix, from Pensacola, Florida, founded the group Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers in an effort to be pro-active and do what she could to help when the BP oil disaster began on April 20."I had 500 volunteers coordinated to help with cleanup, people offering free oil boom, people donating ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

December 3rd, 2010

"Please Stop Your Night Raides," Plead Afghan Peace Youngsters to Obama, Clinton, Petraeus, Other World Leaders

My group, New York City's Grandmothers Against the War, recently "adopted" the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, to provide moral and material support for their efforts to end our war in their homeland. The youngsters, who live in a mountain village 100 miles NW of Kabal, have accomplished miracles of peace-building ... continue reading

Jeff Gibbs

Writer and Filmmaker

December 2nd, 2010

Who Would Jesus Execute, Reverend Huckabee?

Reverend Huckabee: “Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty.” Jesus: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” JOHN 8:7 In case you missed the news, soon-to-be Presidential candidate and ordained minister ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 1st, 2010

Wars Are Not Prolonged For the Good of Soldiers

An excerpt from David Swanson's new book War Is A Lie. We learn a lot about the real motives for wars when whistleblowers leak the minutes of secret meetings, or when congressional committees publish the records of hearings decades later. War planners write books. They make movies. They face investigations. ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

December 1st, 2010

What do Snooki, Hugh Hefner and the Bush Tax Cuts Have in Common?

This video highlights some of the craziness around what extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans could mean in terms of spending. The average amount these tax cuts would give is $80,000, which would allow a rich American to hire the entire staff of the Jersey Shore to ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 30th, 2010

News Flash: 123 Americans Dead, No WikiLeaks Connection

Today, in cites and states across the United States, 123 people died because they lacked enough money to buy healthcare services. That brings the annual death toll for 2010 to 41,082. WikiLeaks had nothing to do with the deaths of the 123 people who died today or any of the ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

November 30th, 2010

Why Wikileaks Is Good for Democracy

“Information is the currency of democracy.” Thomas Jefferson. Since 9-11, the US government, through Presidents Bush and Obama, has increasingly told the US public that “state secrets” will not be shared with citizens. Candidate Obama pledged to reduce the use of state secrets, but President Obama continued the Bush tradition. ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

November 29th, 2010

Krause to Congress: This Wednesday, December 1st Examine the Kent State Tape

The government crossed the line in the killing of four young peoplein the killing of our Allisonas she rallied against the war on May 4, 1970A civil rights battle on U.S. soil in our timesKent State is personal for us yet important for allRepresentative Dennis Kucinich upon learning of the ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

November 26th, 2010

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP’s oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.“Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach,” Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told IPS. “This looks like bleeding under the skin.”Rednour lives near the coast and has been ... continue reading

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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....

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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