Wisconsin and Ohio Resistance Rising

On Sunday, February 13, 2011, a few hundred union members gathered at the state capitol building in Madison, WI to confront Gov. Scott Walker over a bill designed to strip […]
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Self-Made American Myth #2: Who Makes $250K?

Progressives have suspected for years that working- and middle-class Americans vote for the GOP because they have a deeply unrealistic idea about their real chances of becoming wealthy. We’ve joked […]
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Fascist America Is This Election The Next Turn

In August 2009, I wrote a piece titled Fascist America: Are We There Yet? that sparked much discussion on both the left and right ends of the blogosphere. In it, […]
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Coming Home to America

I haven’t been blogging for the past few weeks because I was busy moving house. After nearly seven years in Canada, my husband and son and I packed up our […]
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Why Are Conservatives Targeting Muslims And Why Now

Now that the so-called Ground Zero Mosque controversy is slipping off the front pages for the first time in weeks, it’s time to ask: Just what the hell was all […]
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Tax Cuts Are Theft: An Amplification

Dave Johnson’s post on the broken contract that’s allowed private interests to siphon off our public wealth for the past 30 years is incredibly important. His basic argument is this: […]
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In Praise of Bureaucrats

Brad Johnson at The Wonk Room calls out the “Climate Peacocks” in Congress who are ostentatiously shaking their tailfeathers in mock outrage over the very idea that the Environmental Protection […]
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Climate Change: Four Futures

As the debate over the climate bill heats up, there’s one rule of thumb that may help you keep your bearings as the rhetoric becomes more gaseous and the weeds […]
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Tuesday’s Primaries: Tea Party 0, Democracy 5

Suppose they gave a tea party and nobody came? That’s pretty much what happened on Tuesday, as the first wave of Tea Party primary candidates all went down to abject […]
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Tough Times for the Tea Party?

We are a fickle people, ruled by a fickle media. It’s astonishing how much national opinion can change in just a week or two. And if you don’t believe me, […]
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None Dare Call It Sedition

Sedition: Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction – Brittanica Concise Dictionary Well, finally. It’s high […]
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Student Loans: The Right’s Hidden Agenda

President Obama’s “no-brainer” suggestion that the government get back into the direct lending business has such obvious fiscal merit that you’d think it would melt the heart of the most […]
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Limbaugh Endorses Socialist Paradise

So Rush Limbaugh has threatened to move to Costa Rica if health care reform passes. As Brian Docksteader wrote, the irony of this is almost too rich to believe. Given […]
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Tea Party: Everything You Know Is Wrong

The Tea Party is shaping up to be 2010’s first major media darling. First came the storm of coverage that surrounded the Tea Party convention in Nashville two weeks ago. […]
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2010: The Futurist Weighs In (Part 1)

It’s the New Year, and I’m celebrating by coming back to work after a three-month sabbatical from CAF. After four years of pretty consistent blogging, I needed some distance, some […]
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Vancouver 2010: Authoritarianism Comes to Canada

I’ve lived in Canada for very nearly six years now. I’ve loved it here. I love the people, the health care system, the bigness of the place, and the fact […]
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Postcard from Canada: Why I Missed Obama’s Speech

True confessions: I missed the health care speech. I was sacked out in my attic bedroom high on a mountainside in Vancouver, sleeping off a narcotic haze and the exhausting aftermath of a long night spent in the emergency room.
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Is Glenn Beck’s Show on Right-Wing Life Support?

There’s emerging evidence to suggest that, as the legitimate advertisers disappear, Glenn Beck’s TV show may be relying more and more on financial life support from rich right-wingers — with […]
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Fascist America III: Resistance for the Long Haul

August, die she must. The town hall freak show is winding down, the media circus is packing the cameras and satellite dishes and hairspray back into the vans, and Congress […]
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LiveBlogging Howard Dean

Sara Robinson liveblogs Howard Dean’s talk at Netroots Nation, starting at 9am ET Friday morning. Come on by and join the chat! 8:55 There are a lot of people here, […]
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Fascist America II: The Last Turnoff

Writing about fascism for an American audience is always a fraught business. Invariably, a third of the readers will dismiss the topic (and your faithful blogger’s basic sanity) out of […]
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Fascist America: Are We There Yet?

All through the dark years of the Bush Administration, progressives watched in horror as Constitutional protections vanished, nativist rhetoric ratcheted up, hate speech turned into intimidation and violence, and the […]
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Firing Back on the Birthers: Where’s Their Evidence?

Amid the huge media pile-on that’s gradually taking down the Birther fantasy, nobody’s actually bothered to point out that almost every element of their argument is based on a near-total […]
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