This Week In Blog

Over at Bloggingheads.tv, I do a regular “This Week In Blog” feature, recounting the hot topics in the liberal and conservative blogospheres. This week I was joined by Townhall.com’s Amanda […]
Bill Scher
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David Broder: The Democrats’ Worst Nightmare

David Broder’s April 24 Washington Post column on Arizona Sen. John McCain, entitled “The Democrats’ Worst Nightmare,” concludes with this little nugget: “Yet, in pointing to those vulnerabilities in her […]
Robert Borosage
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Maybe You Don’t Want McCain Taking Any Action

My colleague Isaiah says McCain is offering nothing but “inaction” in his visit to New Orleans’ lower Ninth Ward, as McCain continues to offer another eight years of do-nothing conservatism […]
Bill Scher
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The Time for Inaction Tour

The conservative war against the war on poverty continues today as Arizona Sen. John McCain goes to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. From what we’ve seen so far, McCain […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Today In Issues To Be Ignored

You may not know this, but our media often reports on important issues that affect our lives. However, the reporters on the presidential campaign beat and the punditocracy then choose […]
Bill Scher
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How Dangerous is The FLDS?

One of the trickiest parts of dealing with the extremist right is figuring out whether a given group is just harmless garden-variety crazy — or harboring the special kind of […]
Sara Robinson
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What Pennsylvania Voters Want(ed)

Just before the Iowa caucuses, I wrote that the process let us know what Iowa voters wanted: economic populism, health care for all, clean energy, affordable education and ending the […]
Bill Scher
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Let’s Get Real Economic Stimulus

It’s now more clear than ever that the so-called economic stimulus package Congress passed earlier this year is inadequate. It is now time to demand that Congress get to work […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Cancerous Conservatism Debilitates Workers

Perhaps the ultimate workplace expression of conservative “you’re-on-your-own” ideology is FedEx Ground, where all of the workers who deliver packages are not FedEx employees but are independent contractors. FedEx sells […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

With an extra dose on attention on ABC’s George Stephanopoulos after the “Worst Debate Ever,” he still failed to put the Watchdog’s key questions to Sen. John McCain. He came […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Guess They Didn’t Get To Our Questions

Hey ABC. Next time, instead getting your debate questions spoon-fed from Sean Hannity, maybe listen to those of us here at Campaign for America’s Future. Then you won’t get your […]
Bill Scher
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Living Up To Lame Duck Status

President Bush just finished his latest empty speech on global warming. As usual, it was designed to give of appearance of action without actually acting. He did not take questions, […]
Bill Scher
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How to Kill An Army: A Scenario

John McCain, who from the early 1980s worked hard to establish himself the one of the Senate’s shining champions of Vietnam veterans’ issues, completed his betrayal of the Iraq-era troops […]
Sara Robinson
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Taxing News for Tax Day

It’s almost quitting time, and if you’ve put off your taxes and haven’t paid them online, you’ve probably scoped out the post office in your neighborhood with the latest closing […]
Terrance Heath
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A Patriotic Day

Today is Tax Day, the deadline for filing our tax returns. It is fundamentally a patriotic day, the day where we citizens fund our own government. We are no longer […]
Bill Scher
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One Year After Filibuster, Drug Costs Soaring

It was nearly one year go when a conservative filibuster stifled the new congressional majority, did the bidding of the pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and kept the ban on Medicare […]
Bill Scher
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Great Moments In Straight Talk: Recession Edition

Sen. John McCain, today, from The Politico: Asking for a dose of straight talk, AP’s Liz Sidoti asked McCain if the country had entered recession. “I certainly think so,” McCain […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

A particularly shameful day for the Sunday shows, which once again went 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. It is simply pathetic that ABC’s This Week failed to ask National Security Adviser […]
Bill Scher
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Bitter? Of Course. Here’s Why

Honest discussion about the roots of working-class angst and how to address it has gotten seriously burned in the firestorm of controversy fanned around comments by Sen. Barack Obama that […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Government Is The New Black

Two weeks ago, I criticized the McCain campaign for claiming it was proposing solutions for the housing crisis, while refusing to offer any policy ideas. But after some supporters chided […]
Bill Scher
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Paying the Bush War Bill, Defaulting on Our Future

It’s almost a shame that the subprime mortgage bonanza burned out before the sun finally sets on the George W. Bush administration. After all, they managed to lure Americans into […]
Terrance Heath
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Occupying Iraq Is Just Like Occupying … Alabama?

Earlier this week, I mentioned that the conservative blog RedState is trying to pressure the traditional media to treat critiques of John McCain’s embrace of a 100-year occupation of Iraq […]
Bill Scher
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Brain-Dead Trade Debate

The economy is tanking. Gas is headed to $4 a gallon. One in ten homes are “under water,” worth less than their mortgages. The International Monetary Fund predicts up to […]
Robert Borosage
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Would You Close Your School To Pay For Iraq?

When Gen. David Petraeus testifies today about the status of the Iraq occupation, I’ll be thinking about my neighborhood elementary school. Because the Bridge Street School in Northampton, Mass., may […]
Bill Scher
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100-Year Occupation = 100 Years of War

Conservatives continue to complain when people bring up Sen. John McCain’s support of a 100-year military presence in Iraq. We don’t want 100 year of war, they insist. They just […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Despite an attempt to take a bigger bite, the watchdog came up short once more, going 0-for-5 on the Sunday shows. On Meet the Press, Sen. Bob Casey was not […]
Terrance Heath
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Terrance Heath
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Exhausting Race (Part 1)

We are all, as Sean Gonsalves wrote, morally exhausted from dealing with and talking about race. But, to borrow from an old spiritual, we have little choice but to “run […]
Terrance Heath
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