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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

Adrian Campbell Montgomery

American SiCKO and activist

November 24th, 2010

A Few Thanks, as We Try to Ride Out the Storm

When the House decided before Thanksgiving not to extend unemployment benefits, anxiety set upon my family. My husband will reach his 99 weeks at the end of December, with no job prospects in sight. We’ll lose 40 percent of our income if the new batch of Republicans doesn’t reauthorize benefits ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

November 24th, 2010

The True Afghanistan Withdrawal Date

The seemingly endless war in Afghanistan is now admittedly endless, as Obama has officially announced at the NATO summit in Lisbon that the U.S. military will remain heavily engaged, with “eye-watering levels of violence,” beyond 2014. (Sacramento Bee, Nov. 18)When the Bush administration launched a full-scale invasion of Afghanistan in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 23rd, 2010

Rich Person's Tempest: Patients are used to being frisked

The TSA doesn’t hold a candle to the admissions’ desk clerks in U.S. hospitals or the front desk personnel in most U.S. doctors’ offices. Patients – especially the poorer among us whether insured or not – are used to being felt up and checked out before we get any services. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 22nd, 2010

Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends Are Wrong

In recent days several center-left blogger/columnists have suggested that progressives should be happy to cut a deal now on Social Security and other issues related to the budget. The argument is that the cuts being put forward by the commissions are not that onerous, they don't involve privatization, and we ... continue reading

Jefferson Cowie

Professor & Author of 'Stayin' Alive'

November 22nd, 2010

Reason Frum the Right?

One of the things I miss the most in the current conservative movement is conservative thought. Right wing intellectuals used to be the ones who scowled at the histrionics of the left, who warned against passions overruling reason, who counseled fact over polemic. Obviously that's no longer the case--by a ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 19th, 2010

Confusion Trips Up 'Confuser' Turned Whistleblower

Sometimes you cannot make up the twists and turns in life that burst forward out of the relatively predictable stuff. Such is the case as for-profit, private health insurance spokesperson turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter, made what might have seemed at the time a minor gaffe. During one of his book ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

November 18th, 2010

"The People Must Be Agents of Change:" The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Josette Pérard is director of Fon Lanbi Haiti, the Haitian counterpart of the Lambi Fund. Fon Lanbi trains, builds capacity of, and gets grants to women’s and small farmer organizations in rural areas. Josette’s perspectives on community development follow.The idea of development is to provide everyone with the means to ... continue reading

Reggie Cervantes

9/11 Rescue Worker

November 17th, 2010

Mitch McConnell: Pass the 9/11 First Responders Bill for NYPD Officer David Mahmoud

David Mahmoud served as one of New York's Finest for 15 years. On 9/11 at the World Trade Center, Officer Mahmoud responded with his NYPD's brothers and sisters from the 75th Precinct. Together with many other responders, Mahmoud now joins a list none of us wants to belong to: the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 17th, 2010

What Value Do They Add to U.S. Healthcare?

Most Americans I know really don’t like to get ripped off. We don’t mind paying for something that is what we thought we were paying for. We just hate the feeling of having been taken. And boy, are we being taken en masse by the private health insurance industry. Doubt ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 16th, 2010

Aqua Buddha, the Number 21 and the Deficit Commission

At this point most of the country has heard the story of "Aqua Buddha." According to an anonymous account, during his college days, Kentucky Sen.-elect Rand Paul dragged a woman down to a river and told her to bow down to the river, which he referred to as "Aqua Buddha." ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 15th, 2010

Pennsylvania Fugitives Given Clean Slate

While sipping coffee and reading my morning paper this past Sunday, I saw something that should honestly be a national outrage.  The Philadelphia Inquirier reported that at the behest of the  Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille and District Attorney Seth Williams that over nineteen thousand open criminal cases have been ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 15th, 2010

Thank You, Alan Grayson

Written by Robert Greenwald and Tanene AllisonAlan Grayson was a hero for progressive politics in Congress. On November 2nd he lost his seat in the House. Watch this video tribute and join us in thanking Alan Grayson for his fearless work.Share your stories of how Grayson inspired and affected you.We ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

November 15th, 2010

How to Argue

The strangest thing about the low quality of Internet argument is that effective argument isn't really so difficult. Sure, not everyone can be Clarence Darrow, but anyone who wants to be at least competent at argument can do it. Here are a few guidelines.I'll start with a hint: note the ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 13th, 2010

Did a 'Thank You' Miss The Mark?

Well, I never really expected my article saying that thanks was good enough to have such a backlash. Seems like some of you that read it got it. Some missed the point entirely. Judging from a good portion of the feedback the article received; some of you think that I ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

November 13th, 2010

Take a Stand for Peace

This letter invites you to join what will be the largest veteran-led civil resistance to U.S. wars and occupations in recent history, Washington, D.C., December 16. www.stopthesewars.org. During the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King called our government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." That was true then—and ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 13th, 2010

Savage Austerity

"Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class." James Connolly, Irish Freedom Fighter and founder of the Irish Labor Party “We’re all in this together,” is the chorus the ruling class loves to sing while it simultaneously bestows ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

November 12th, 2010

Amid Haitian Crisis, Opportunity

When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.It’s more tempting to think that the situation is so hopeless that it can’t any worse, especially right now. Last week, Hurricane Tomas brought three days of heavy storms, causing ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 11th, 2010

This Veterans Day, Honor Those Who Say "No" to Immoral War

November 11 is Veterans Day, the 10th Veterans Day since the Afghanistan War began. The burden of this brutal, futile war falls heaviest on a very small slice of the population: military members and their families. Many of them consider this war immoral, but their rights to object to fighting ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

November 11th, 2010

Bush Pens True Crime Book, No Justice for CIA Destruction of 92 Torture Tapes: Why George W. Should Still Worry

In his memoir (which some wise people have already moved in bookstores to the CRIME section) George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law. Bush’s crime confession coincides with reports that no one will face criminal charges from the ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

November 10th, 2010

On Veterans Day, a 'Thank You' Is Good Enough

This column first appeared on Yahoo NewsAround 10 years ago, I joined the United States Navy. For about four years from 2000 to 2004, I served on the USS Bataan. I did two combat tours during that time, and I came out of it a Third Class Petty Officer. Six ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 10th, 2010

The Wall Street TARP Gang Wants to Take Away Your Social Security

Just over two years ago, the Wall Streeters were running around Congress and the media saying that if they don't immediately get $700 billion the world will end. Since they own large chunks of both, they quickly got their money. Even more important than the hundreds of billions of loans ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 10th, 2010

See George Write

So George Bush wrote a book—if you believe that, you probably also believe he actually won the elections in 2000 and 2004.Yes, I am sure, George, who couldn’t string two coherent words together without the help of a team of speech-writers and policy makers, wrote a 512 page book all ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 10th, 2010

PacMan vs. Palin? You Betcha!

Have an electoral hangover?We've been coping by playing Brave New PacMan -- that's Progressive Against Conservatives Man.Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly call YOU out by name and you won't believe what they say! Reignite your progressive passion by showing them what you got. We don't want ... 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...

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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
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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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