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Eric Allen Bell

Filmmaker

September 13th, 2010

One Mosque Too Many?

MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE: a small town with nearly 200 churches where a single mosque is one mosque too many. Murfreesboro is home to the one of the largest universities in Middle Tennessee where the ROTC building is named after the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest. And on ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 11th, 2010

For One Day, No Hate Crime

The world mobilizes around the issue of religious intolerance – and the media has done its part. The Gainesville minister who shows hatred and religious intolerance on behalf of a Christian God clearly does not speak for all Christians even if he claims to know the will of God. Hatred ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 9th, 2010

"The Last Thing to Lose are Your Dignity and Hope": Haitian Refugee Camps Model Future Society (Part II)

If one positive thing has come from the earthquake of January 12, it is the greater inclusion of Haiti in the human family. True, the catastrophe has brought out of the woodwork many scoundrels – individuals, corporations, agencies, and governments – looking to gain wealth and power off of poverty ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

September 7th, 2010

The United States of Fear – Ten Examples

Since September 11, 2001, fear has been the main engine of change in the United States. Who would have thought that across the US, where people boast that it is the home of the free and the land of the brave, people would gladly surrender their freedom and liberty because ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

September 6th, 2010

What Robert Kennedy Said

Today is Labor Day. All across America, millions of people are discovering that the best way to celebrate Labor Day is by not working.Do you live to work, or do you work to live?If you are married, look at your wedding album: Are there any pictures in there of you ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 6th, 2010

News Flash, “Tony Orlando Postponed” – Oh, and 123 Dead Again Today

This morning as I was pulling my Labor Day weekend brain cells back to consciousness with my first morning cup of coffee, I saw the scroll. “Tony Orlando concert postponed in New Jersey amid fears of Hurricane Earl aftermath.” I almost flew out of my chair. I watched for a ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 4th, 2010

Page Turning, Etc.

“As we do, (turn the “page” in Iraq) I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

September 3rd, 2010

Blood Flows in Afghanistan as Obama Proclaims ‘End’ to Iraq War

As the month of August came to an end, it seemed that something may happen in Afghanistan for the first time in 2010: that the month would not surpass the previous year’s record-setting number of U.S. troop fatalities.By Aug. 27, only 31 U.S. troops had been killed in combat; 20 ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

September 2nd, 2010

Another False Ending: Contracting out the Iraq Occupation

By Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond.  Bill and Laura work at the Center for Constitutional Rights.Another false ending to the Iraq war is being declared.  Nearly seven years after George Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, President Obama has just given a major address to mark ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 2nd, 2010

Senator Simpson's Quick Budget Quiz

President Obama is apparently content to have an abrasive and abusive senator's son sit as co-chairman of his deficit commission. We can assume that these traits were a direct result of Sen. Alan Simpson's privileged upbringing and he is not going to change now that he is in his late ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 1st, 2010

"Even If We're Peasants, We Deserve to Live Too": Tèt Kole on the Needs of Haitian Farmers

Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen (Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti) is the oldest peasant group in Haiti, born covertly in 1970 during the Duvalier dictatorship. Today Tèt Kole is one of Haiti’s two national peasant farmer movements, with more than 55,000 members in all ten departments of the country. ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

August 31st, 2010

Veterans Respond to Obama's "Rebranded Occupation" Announcement

A veteran’s perspective makes it clear that two major points must be made in response to President Obama’s announcement regarding combat troops leaving Iraq.First, there is no such thing as “non combat troops.” It is a contradiction in terms. It is internally inconsistent. It is illogical. It is simply not ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 31st, 2010

Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe State of Mississippi's Department of Marine Resources (DMR) opened all of its territorial waters to fishing on August 6. This was done in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration, despite concerns from commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

August 27th, 2010

Two-faced Corporate Personhood: Elected and Convicted

Forgive me for being a tad confused. I am finding it difficult to understand why one person goes to jail for privately selling an appointment for elected office while others have a legal right to buy their elected positions. The U.S. Supreme Court says corporations are persons in terms of ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

August 26th, 2010

"Part of the Dream for National Reconstruction": Haitian Refugee Camps Model Future Society

While it should never be the case that a high percentage of the Haitian population remains living in refugee camps seven months after the earthquake, still camp residents have managed to create in a few of those camps a small-scale model of the type of future society that many would ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 26th, 2010

Senator Simpson: He's Not Just Offensive, He's Ignorant

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, the co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission, has sparked calls for his resignation after sending an offensive and sexist note to Ashley Carson, the executive director of the Older Women's League. While such calls are reasonable -- Simpson's comments were certainly more offensive than remarks ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

August 24th, 2010

Colbert 1, U.S. State Department 0

A few weeks ago on the Colbert Report, an amazing moment occurred when Stephen Colbert raised a major social issue that U.S. mainstream media assiduously ignore: the huge U.S. prison population. The issue quickly disappeared due to the apparent ignorance of Colbert's guest: Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, in ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 23rd, 2010

How Has It Come to This?

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 23rd, 2010

Social Security: The Republicans Are Right

President Obama comments on Social Security privatization in the last week sound like something that he stole from the playbook of the last Democrat in the White House. Just as President Clinton tried to tell us that the veracity of one of his statements on the Lewinski affair depended on ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 22nd, 2010

The truth about the 'end of combat operations'

Early in the month, on Aug. 7, Army Specialist Faith Hinkley dove for cover from a rocket propelled grenade while on her base in Iraq. She was hit with shrapnel from the explosion, and bled to death in Baghdad. She was 23 years old.A week later, on Aug. 15, Army ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

August 20th, 2010

A Day in Solidarity

Wow! What a day!From all over they came: union folk (Teamsters, UAW, AFSCME, OPEIU, Building Trades, Michigan Nurses Association), employees, partners, kids, grandkids, Iraq war vets, clergy, parents. From all over they came to say to the leadership of Ascension/Genesys in Grand Blanc, MI, "We will not accept your immoral ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

August 20th, 2010

When Wall Street Rules, We Get Wall Street Rules

The middle class is getting whacked by the Great Recession. Fifteen million people are out of work, another 9 million workers can only find part-time jobs, and millions more have given up looking for work altogether. Those lucky enough to be employed are unlikely to see any substantial wage gains ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

August 19th, 2010

For Partners in Health, Good Health Means Justice and Rights

With the motto “Providing a preferential option for the poor in health care,” Partners in Health offers an unusual model of health care provision. Its mission is both medical and moral.Partners in Health is widely recognized as changing the potential for health for low-income people and countries throughout the world. ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 17th, 2010

Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe rampant use of toxic dispersants, out-of-state private contractors being brought in to spray them and US Coast Guard complicity are common stories now in the four states most affected by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.Commercial and charter fishermen, residents and members of BP's Vessels Of ... 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
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
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
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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
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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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