A Bailout for America?

Bear Stearns has been rescued, and its shareholders have been placated. Wall Street has several invigorating injections of billions of tax-payer dollars. Now that a great deal of public wealth […]
Terrance Heath
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Sunday shows disappoint once again, going 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham was not asked about how the increase in Iraqi sectarian violence squares […]
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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10 days That Changed Capitalism

By Rob Johnson and Robert Borosage The world has changed.  The market fundamentalism that has dominated our economics over last three decades has been unmasked as a sham, deemed useless […]
Robert Borosage
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Great Moments In Straight Talk

After Sen. McCain’s speech on the credit crisis, our own Robert Borosage wrote: “John McCain delivered what was billed as a major policy address on the crisis – and advocated….essentially […]
Bill Scher
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Gallup gets it wrong

A brand new Gallup poll reports: “Americans prioritize protecting the environment over economic growth by 49% to 42% — but this seven-point margin is near the low of the past […]
Eric Lotke
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Conservatives Targeting Medicare

Over at Beat The Press, economist Dean Baker spots more disinformation from the Bush administration to undermine our pillars of retirement security: Bush Appointees Use Trustee Position to Advance Political […]
Bill Scher
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Decoupling Education & Upward Mobility

Like some middle class kids in my generation, education was a high priority. In my house it was emphasized as the doorway to upward mobility. (The idea of learning for […]
Terrance Heath
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The Anti-Liberal Media Strikes Again

The New York Times “Caucus” blog asserts: “There’s also the matter of whether Senator Obama is too liberal to bring about the change and bipartisan unity he speaks about.” Has […]
Bill Scher
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It’s not the French; it’s US

Our McCain ad struck a chord, eliciting both reason and vitriol. It strikes me that it is worth being clear what the ad says and doesn’t say. Other than the […]
Robert Borosage
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Read The Speech

Pat Buchanan’s latest rantings, put in their place by Isaiah, are merely the starkest evidence of a conservative effort to undermine the objective of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic “A More […]
Bill Scher
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The Society of the Owned: Moral Hazards

Part Seven of a Series Imagine that you’ve come upon two people who have somehow fallen into a very deep hole, which neither of them can climb out of on […]
Terrance Heath
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Pat Buchanan’s Racist Rant

MSNBC has another Imus problem, and his name is Pat Buchanan. In fact, the racist drivel that Buchanan has recently penned (posted on Human Events, among other places) is arguably […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Holding guests accountable for their past statements proved too much for the Sunday shows, which went 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. On CBS’ Face The Nation, Sen. Lindsey Graham was not […]
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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Merci, John McCain, for Killing American Jobs

The Campaign for America’s Future has released a 30-second video that mocks Sen. John McCain’s involvement in an Air Force tanker contract that, as a result of McCain’s intervention, has […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Issue No. 1: The Economy

Given the headlines of the past few weeks, it’s perhaps no surprise that the number one issue on the minds of Take Back America participants is the economy, according to […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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“… For All”

I sat on the panel on “Blog Power: 2008 and Beyond” at the Take Back America conference Tuesday, alongside Pam Spaulding, Digby, Tracy Russo, and Chris Bowers. Towards the end, […]
Terrance Heath
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An Honor For ‘A Born-Again American’

Norman Lear was the too-rare Hollywood producer who could get television audiences to laugh heartily and think deeply at the same time. Television shows like “All in the Family,” “The […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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An Historic Mobilization of Progressive Power

One of the underappreciated success stories of 2008 is the growing ability of the progressive movement to accumulate resources and use them to push toward a set of common goals. […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The New Green Deal

At the “New Green Deal” luncheon, Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx just delivered one of the most powerful presentations heard at Take Back America 2008, detailing her efforts to […]
Bill Scher
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The Power of Blogs: Beyond 2008

Earlier this morning at Take Back America 2008, some of the leading lights of the progressive blogosphere — Chris Bowers, Digby, Terrance Heath, Tracy Russo and Pam Spaulding — gathered […]
Bill Scher
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Lessons from the 1960s for 21st-Century Change

In the heat of the 1960s civil rights movement, Rev. Jesse Jackson was a young lieutenant to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Roger Wilkins was a White House […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Towards Health Care For All

Starting with Monday’s panel, “Health Care For All: The Plan to Get There,” during Take Back America we’re talking about health care. Every day. It’s obvious why. Health care is […]
Terrance Heath
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“This Is Our Time”: Progressives Poised to Win

A rattled Wall Street. Families imperiled by record foreclosures and rising unemployment. A stymied Congress. A five-year war in Iraq that continues to take lives. The Take Back America conference […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Well Oiled Insurgency

In a previous post last week I alluded to the news that right now Iraq has something we haven’t had in a while: a budget surplus. Apparently, oil revenues are […]
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 […]
Bill Scher
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The Society of the Owned, Pt. 6: Just Drop Off the Key

When free market fundamentalists like those in the Bush administration start at federal government action, after two interest rate cuts didn’t do much to stall stop the economy sliding into […]
Terrance Heath
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Greedy Troglodytes Attack Teachers

What is it about teachers that reactionaries don’t like? Maybe it’s because an educated electorate poses a threat to those who seek to control the public—”Danger: Educated Union Member” is […]
Tula Connell
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Conservatism Is Dying

Modern conservatism is dying. There’s still an election to be held, but conservatism as we’ve known it since Ronald Reagan is failing—ground down in the desert of Iraq, drowned in […]
Eric Lotke
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Take Back America? Yes We Can, If…

On the eve of this year’s “Take Back America” conference, that phrase is no longer a rallying cry to a distant goal—it is something that now, more than ever, progressives […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Hiding (From) The Truth

So, say you’re the Bush administration. If you’ve invaded a country and launched an occupation that’s cost thousands of American lives, untold Iraqi lives, and shattered others, and left some […]
Terrance Heath
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The Progressive Mandate: Handle With Care

Pollster Celinda Lake says that this year can be as pivotal for progressives as 1980 was for conservatives—but only if the progressive movement takes crucial steps to solidify its ideological […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Disturbing job losses. Contentious fight over whether telecom companies can break the law and violate consumer privacy without accountability. Critical legislation that could put us on the path to a […]
Bill Scher
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