Will This Be A Just Make Stuff Up Campaign

House Republicans passed a budget that phases out Medicare. Of course this could cause big problems for Republicans if the public learns about this. Solution? Accuse Obama of phasing out Medicare, and use the right-wing noise machine to spread that story far and wide.

Obama’s Choice: Transformative or Treacherous

In The Washington Post, columnist Matt Miller gleefully notes the parallels between President Obama’s campaign and that of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
Robert Borosage
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Good Guys Win One With ALEC Things Go Better Without Coke

Score one for the good guys: After being pressured by Color of Change and other progressive groups, Coca-Cola has left ALEC - the cynical corporate coalition that has pushed a bevy of anti-democratic, anti-middle class, and anti-consumer initiatives.
Richard Eskow
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Romney Exposed The Real Race Begins

Well, as the saying goes, "It's all over but the shouting." Having slogged through a primary process that felt even longer than it was, it looks like Republicans
Terrance Heath
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Using Their Rhetoric A Primer

During the 2008 campaign Rick Perlstein offered some important advice to Democrats on how to steal GOP rhetoric, ad
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Game on Obama Draws the Line

Game on. President Obama delivered a fierce speech yesterday, calling out the radical nonsense of the Republican budget, and defining the themes of the choice Americans will face in the Fall. The speech was long, detailed, and unrelenting.
Robert Borosage
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99 Spring Standing Up For Democracy

Although we’ve only been back on the air for a couple of months, in your letters, e-mails and webpage comments a single theme emerges time and again – thank you for the reporting, for the interviews and for your commentary, you tell us, but the problems seem so insurmountable, the forces arrayed...
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Do You Eat Chicken Government Cutting Back On Inspections

To "save money" the government is letting poultry companies do "voluntary" inspections. So guess what happens? Hint: the same thing that always happens when you let profit-seeking companies police themselves. Seriously, what do you think is going to happen?

Cheap Patriots Versus Deep Patriots

In his newest book, "Rebuild the Dream," green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider, shares intimate details of his time in government, and
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A Populace Pink Slimed

A trio of governors and a duo of lieutenant governors last week dined on pink slime burgers and pronounced them mouth-wateringly-delicious-and-nutritious as TV cameras rolled on their barbeque in a Nebraska factory that manufactures the stuff. Shoppers have reacted somewhat d
Leo Gerard
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Move Your Money 20 Goes After The Big Money

The "move your money" movement made a lot of noise a few months ago by encouraging individuals to close their accounts at the big banks at the root of the financial crisis.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Deficit Trouble – Right Here In River City

River City faces a terrible deficit, and if we don't cut spending on the things We, the People do for each other right now, there will be trouble. We gotta do some austerity! We gotta eat that seed corn. We gotta stop taxing the 1% and stop paying for things the 99% need!
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