Green, the Color of Good Jobs

The union movement is turning green. Not with envy, but with an escalating sense that the nation must work to address climate change and that we must be part of […]
Tula Connell
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The Mad, Mad Middle Class

You may not agree, as Sara Robinson provocatively suggests, that the country is primed for revolution. But there is no doubt that large numbers of middle-class people are mad, really […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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When Change Is Not Enough: The Seven Steps To Revolution

“Those who make peaceful evolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” — John F. Kennedy There’s one thing for sure: 2008 isn’t anything like politics as usual. The corporate media (with […]
Sara Robinson
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The Society of the Owned

Part One of a series. When George W. Bush first spoke of “the ownership society,” he led most Americans to believe, and many did believe, that he was talking about […]
Terrance Heath
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Sunday shows strike out again for the Watchdog. Not only did Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace fail to press Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell on the White House […]
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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Where’s the Love for Our Veterans?

The nation’s legions of homeless or near-homeless veterans make a mockery of all of those “support the troops” bumper stickers and other symbols of faux patriotism conservative blowhards like to […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The failure that is the Bush Administration is so stark that even Fox News Sunday can’t look away, scoring one for the Watchdog. Host Chris Wallace asked President Bush that […]
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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Bush: Peace and Prosperity at Stake

President Bush addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee gathering in Washington today, and, according to the White House, he told the group that our “peace and prosperity” are at stake […]
Robert Borosage
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Katrina on the Potomac

There are natural disasters and man-made disasters. There are those who look upon the aftermath of disaster and see things as they should be. We call them conservatives. As I […]
Terrance Heath
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Behold the Coming Progressive Sea Change

David Frum, noted neocon and former Bush adviser, who is generally wrong about just about everything, just penned a lament for the Financial Times on the coming “Democratic sea-change.” This […]
Robert Borosage
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What Should the Next President Read?

Our friend Bill Moyers is asking an interesting question: “What’s the one book you wish the winning presidential candidate would take to the White House?” For the next few hours, […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Obstruction Again: GOP Minority Blocks Stimulus

Once again, an obstinate Republican minority in the Senate vetoes the majority will, this time on a stimulus package that had bipartisan legislative and broad public support. Forty senators voted […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Super Tuesday Analysis: Bryant Park Project

NPR’s Bryant Park Project had me on today to analyze the Super Tuesday’s results, along with Dan McClaughlin of RedState.com. I offered that even if a Clinton-Obama race becomes protracted […]
Bill Scher
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Mythbusting Canadian Health Care — Part I

2008 is shaping up to be the election year that we finally get to have the Great American Healthcare Debate again. Harry and Louise are back with a vengeance. Conservatives […]
Sara Robinson
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Mythbusting Canadian Health Care — Part I

2008 is shaping up to be the election year that we finally get to have the Great American Healthcare Debate again. Harry and Louise are back with a vengeance. Conservatives […]
Sara Robinson
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Bush’s 2009 Budget Shouldn’t Be Ignored

As a detailed outline of how the government will spend your tax dollars in fiscal year 2009, which starts October 1, the budget submitted to Congress by President Bush on […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Sunday shows score one for the Watchdog, actually asking a relevant question for Sen. John McCain. When on Face The Nation, Sen. McCain proposed we “eliminate the AMT [Alternative […]
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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The Gas Price Rebate

Economic data have you down? The net loss of 17,000 jobs in January. Wages continuing to fail to keep up with higher prices. Just the latest evidence of an economy […]
Bill Scher
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1,900 Years of Salmonella

(With apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.) It began with Veggie Booty. Or rather, I should say, it ended with Veggie Booty. As was my habit, I’d tossed it into the […]
Terrance Heath
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A Very Basic Failure

Everyone has heard at least one “health care nightmare” story, like the death of 17-year-old Nataline Sarkysian hours after her insurance company approved coverage a liver transplant after repeated denials. […]
Terrance Heath
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Smirk of the Union: The Show’s Over; Shelve the Sequel

The old routines don’t work anymore. The presidential smirk seems sheepish. The threats seem like bluster. No one really listens anymore. Even George W. Bush seemed almost giddy that he […]
Robert Borosage
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Deadline Tomorrow for Maria Leavey Award Nominations

Midnight tomorrow is the deadline to submit a nomination for the second annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award, to be announced at Take Back America 2008, convening March 17th to 19th. […]
Bill Scher
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State of Bush’s Union: Whining For Credit

The Washington Post previews tonight’s State of the Union address with this: For years, President Bush and his advisers expressed frustration that the White House received little credit for the […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

For the second week in a row, the Sunday shows ask a Watchdog question. But this week’s victory is a little hollow. After Sen. John McCain lied to Tim Russert […]
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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Stimulus Deal: the Bane of Bipartisanship

Barbara Ehrenreich memorably called the talk about the stimulus “clitoral economics.” And that was before we got screwed. The stimulus deal just announced is being praised more for its existence […]
Robert Borosage
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A Wimpy Stimulus Compromise

The early reviews are in on the economic stimulus plan that has emerged out of talks between the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelost and House Minority John Boehner. And […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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What’s Your State of the Union?

The following was originally posted at The Huffington Post. President Bush delivers his seventh — and mercifully, last — State of the Union address on Monday. If it’s going to […]
Bill Scher
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Moderation Takes on Radical Conservatism (and Loses)

Today’s New York Times worries “That the Good Times Were Mostly a Mirage.” The chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, gave our (former) prosperity and stability a name. He […]
Eric Lotke
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Who’s Really Sick?

Anyone can get health care in the United States. Just ask George W. Bush. Last year in Cleveland, he had this to say to the 47 million Americans without health […]
Tula Connell
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Keep Dancing, Chuck

“As long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing.” These now-immortal words of former Citibank President Charles “Chuck” Prince were uttered in […]
Robert Borosage
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No Medication for Kids, No Stimulation For the Economy

As expected, today the conservative minority in the House obstructed the public will, sustained President Bush’s veto of bipartisan legislation and denied four million kids health insurance. Advocates for children […]
Bill Scher
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