Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Another 0-for-3 week for the Sunday shows, as they failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos did not force Sen. John McCain to respond to citizen […]
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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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Failure Of Compromise, Again

Last month, I summed up the first few months of the new Congress in the post, “The Failure of Compromise”, which noted: Time and time again, Democratic leaders have sought […]
Bill Scher
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The Failure of Compromise: Immigration Edition

Last month, I summed up the first few months of the new Congress in the post, “The Failure of Compromise”, which noted: Time and time again, Democratic leaders have sought […]
Bill Scher
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Abstinence (Mis)education Wins

Via Feministing, a House appropriations subcommittee went ahead and increased funds for abstinence-only education programs. Click here for my earlier post on this issue.
Bill Scher
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The TBA Interview: David Sirota

In the run-up to Take Back America 2007 (just 11 days away!), over at the Take Back America blog, we’re going to be interviewing some of the great speakers on […]
Bill Scher
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Only Good For Unsolicited Gropes

From the New York Times: On climate change, the White House has said it would hold firm against concrete long-term targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a major priority for […]
Bill Scher
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Will Congress Keep Ineffective Abstinence Ed?

Last month, CQ Today reported that House leaders were planning to let expire funds for abstinence-only education, a proven failure at getting teens to abstain from sex. But last night, […]
Bill Scher
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Dems Limp on Abstinence Funds?

House leaders had been planning to let expire funds for abstinence-only education, a proven failure at getting teens to abstain from sex, CQ Today reported last month. But last night, […]
Bill Scher
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Pelosi Scrubs Dirty Air Proposal

Yesterday, TomPaine.com’s Alec Dubro called attention to a draft bill from coal-friendly Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. — with tacit support from auto industry pal Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. — which […]
Bill Scher
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Wanna Speak at Take Back America?

Head on over to the Take Back America 2007 blog, to find out how you can host your own “Self-Organized Session” and be part of the official Take Back America […]
Bill Scher
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Bush Leads On Global Warming … Into the Abyss

Conservatives like to use China as an excuse not to do anything serious on global warming. Why impose a cap on greenhouse gas emissions if China won’t? The counter-argument is […]
Bill Scher
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Hacker: Obama’s Health Plan’s Actually Pretty Good

Jacob S. Hacker, the Yale University professor who has crafted a health-care-for-all plan that he has discussed with several Democratic presidential candidates, has taken a close look at the health […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., citing poll […]
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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Health Care: A Time To Be Bold

To members of Congress who intend to offer health care proposals: Do not be afraid to be bold. That’s the lesson that elected officials should take away from the mixed […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Preview

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’s G-8 Greenwash

President Bush today is getting a fresh round of favorable headlines for announcing this ahead of next week’s summit of the powerful G-8 nations: By the end of next year, […]
Bill Scher
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Greenwash Watch: Bush’s Empty G-8 Proposal

Today, President Bush is getting a fresh round of favorable headlines for announcing this ahead of next week’s summit of the powerful G-8 nations: By the end of next year, […]
Bill Scher
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Nobody Cares About Amnesty

To read today’s Washington Post, you’d think the debate over the immigration bill is between Amnesty and No Amnesty. The paper asserts that “the specter of amnesty has persistently haunted […]
Bill Scher
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Obamacare: Mixed Diagnosis

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met his March pledge to release a health care plan by this month. And there’s been a flurry of blog reaction. Ezra Klein says, “Props to […]
Bill Scher
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Blogger Reaction to Obama Health Care Plan

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met his March pledge to release a health care plan by this month. And there’s been a flurry of blog reaction. Ezra Klein says, “Props to […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Cave-In Unexplained

Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was not asked on CBS’s Face The Nation about his prominent role in publicly caving […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Cave-In Unexplained

Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was not asked on CBS’s Face The Nation about his prominent role in publicly caving […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Cave-In Unexplained

Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was not asked on CBS’s Face The Nation about his prominent role in publicly caving […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Cave-In Unexplained

Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was not asked on CBS’s Face The Nation about his prominent role in publicly caving […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Once again, the Sunday shows strike out on Weekend Watchdog. Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin was not asked on Face […]
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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Ending a Failed Occupation

Congress has just voted to fund the war for another year — $100 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan. How could that happen when two-thirds of the public are opposed to […]
Robert Borosage
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Driving on Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day in America / Everybody’s on the road / Let’s remember our fallen heroes / Y’all be sure and drive slow – James McMurtry, “Memorial Day” Gas prices […]
Bill Scher
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Rachel Maddow Tonight

I’ll be discussing The Failure of Compromise on Air America Radio’s Rachel Maddow Show at 7:30 PM ET. Click here to listen online or find a station near you.
Bill Scher
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The Failure of Compromise

In one of Sen. Harry Reid’s first radio addresses after the Democratic victories in November 2006, he said the new majority’s first guiding legislative principle was “bipartisanship”; Democrats “intend to […]
Bill Scher
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Cast Your Vote for an Unsung Progressive Hero

Over at the Take Back America 2007 blog, I’ve posted the announcement of the finalists for the first annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award. And the final honoree will be selected […]
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