Weekend Watchdog:Can You Trust Rudy?

Here’s how the Sunday news shows did with our Weekend Watchdog questions. In a word, not well. For former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Fox News Sunday): One of […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

The Sunday show hosts failed to ask any of our Weekend Watchdog questions today. Fox News Sunday taped its interview with Rudy Giuliani on Friday, one day after his client […]
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 Next Enron Scandal

The Enron scandal is rearing its ugly head again, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has to decide with whom it will stand: Will it be with small investors who […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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SEC Must Choose Sides In This Enron Scandal

Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, gave these remarks at a press conference this week with victims of the Enron collapse and their supporters, along with attorney […]
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Making Excuses, Ignoring Security Threats

Yesterday, the House passed an intelligence bill that included a provision requiring a comprehensive report on how climate change may exacerbate national security threats. This should be obvious and non-controversial. […]
Bill Scher
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The Empathetic Presidency Is Back

As President Bush touched down in devastated Greensburg, Kan., on Wednesday, I thought back to April 2001, when a white policeman killed a 19-year old black man in Cincinatti, sparking riots. […]
Bill Scher
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’08 Action on Global Warming

Back in February, presidential hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., quietly made a bold move. He co-sponsored the “gold standard” of global warming bills, Sanders-Boxer, cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent […]
Bill Scher
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Grappling With Big Pharma

Over at the Take Back America 2007 blog, I’m posing the question: what can we do to galvanize the grassroots and remove the grip the pharmaceutical industry has on the […]
Bill Scher
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The Empathetic Presidency Returns

As President Bush touched down in devastated Greensburg, Kansas today, I thought back to April 2001, when a white policeman killed a 19-year old black man in Cincinatti, sparking riots. […]
Bill Scher
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The Market Forces Are Not With You

Business leaders jumped into the universal health care pool this week, as 36 companies formed the Coalition to Advance Healthcare Reform and called for a system where all individuals are […]
Bill Scher
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Blogger Disgust At Canada Drug Vote

A little sampling of blogger reactions to yesterday’s Senate vote scuttling an attempt to allow cheaper prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. David Sirota: “How Many ‘Free Trade’ Senators […]
Bill Scher
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Senate Flinches on Canadian Drug Imports

I spoke too soon on Friday, when I heralded a Senate vote denying a filibuster on allowing drug imports from Canada, where costs are lower. Yesterday, Big Pharma struck back, […]
Bill Scher
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Defrauding Seniors

There is more evidence that partially privatizing Medicare is currently hurting our seniors. Private insurers already have been given a role in delivering Medicare coverage. In addition to private companies providing […]
Bill Scher
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Privatizing Medicare Is Defrauding Seniors

More evidence of how partially privatizing Medicare is currently hurting our seniors, in today’s New York Times. Private insurers already have been given a role in delivering Medicare coverage. In […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

The Sunday show hosts went 0-for-3, failing to ask any of our Weekend Watchdog questions. Even though House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Fox News Sunday, “I’m 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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Conservative Filibuster Broken on Canadian Drugs

Senators trying to drive down prescription drug costs failed to break a drug industry-backed conservative filibuster when the issue was empowering Medicare to negotiate. But yesterday, they successfully broke an […]
Bill Scher
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Bloggers Take On Conservative Failure

While we were commemorating the Failure of Conservatism in DC yesterday, what was the blogosphere doing? D-Day saw conservative failure in the melamine scandal: “Conservatives care nothing about government, and […]
Bill Scher
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Watch The Big Con Face-Off: Kuttner v. Kristol

The highlight of today’s Failure of Conservatism Conference was the debate between the American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner and the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, over the question: “Can Conservatives Be Trusted […]
Bill Scher
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One Conservative Success, And The Counterattack

The perversity of conservative failure is that by rendering government incapable or unwilling of doing anything that serves the common good, conservatives have left fewer people willing to trust that […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Corruption + Incompetence = Conservatism

Check out video of Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Robert Borosage, kicking off today’s Failure of Conservatism Conference. “…corruption and incompetence aren’t idiosyncratic to conservatives. They are, in some ways, […]
Bill Scher
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Kuttner vs. Kristol: It’s Hard Out Here For A Neocon

There was a genteel smackdown between Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect and William Kristol of The Weekly Standard. But beneath the generally gentlemanly exchange between the two intellectual titans, […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Getting Government And The Economy Wrong

When Rick Perlstein, a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future, wanted to offer an example of how conservatives have gotten government wrong, he talked about chickens. These are […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Failure of Conservatism: Getting The World Wrong

Robert L. Borosage launched the Failure of Conservatism conference at the National Press Conference on Thursday with a broad indictment of the conservative movement and with a cautionary note for […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Gipper Won’t Win This One

This article first appeared in the Chicago Tribune. As Republican contenders for the presidential nomination gather for their first debate Thursday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, […]
Robert Borosage
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Failing Conservatives Flail About

Today is the Failure of Conservatism Conference, hosted by Campaign for America’s Future and The American Prospect, which will seek to make the case that “the failures of the Bush […]
Bill Scher
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Failing Conservatives Flail About

  Today is the Failure of Conservatism Conference , hosted by Campaign for America’s Future and The American Prospect , which will seek to make the case that “the failures of […]
Bill Scher
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Memories of Maria Leavey

Over at the Take Back America 2007 blog, I shared my experience being helped by the extraordinary Maria Leavey, as nominations are being accepted through May 6 for the new […]
Bill Scher
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Global Warming

Getting responsible about global warming is another way to speak to the concerns of secular voters (not to mention the religious voters who make up the Creation Care movement). And […]
Bill Scher
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Lovin’ Low Wages

The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol (part of Thursday’s Big Con Face-Off, RSVP now!) today published online this from Irwin Stelzer, warning fellow conservatives of horrible developments ahead: …part of the […]
Bill Scher
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Rudy’s Got It

Theoretically, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the sort of candidate that can help conservatives address their secular problem. With his record supporting reproductive freedom and equality for […]
Bill Scher
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Betrayal Accomplished

Jonathan Powers remembers well President Bush’s infamous speech four years ago today in front of the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln. At the time, Powers was a […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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