Think Politically, Act Globally

We already knew the Bushies were trying to muzzle American climate scientists. Now, they’re going global. Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing how global […]
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Recesspool Deepening?

There are reports that the President’s Recesspool could get worse. The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire reported Friday that Bush is considering putting the executive vice president of the National […]
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Recesspool

The abuse of the recess appointment perhaps isn’t President Bush’s most egregious attack on our Founders’ carefully crafted system of checks and balances, since others before him have exploited this […]
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Recesspool

The abuse of the recess appointment perhaps isn’t President Bush’s most egregious attack on our Founders’ carefully crafted system of checks and balances, since others before him have exploited this […]
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Recesspool

Yesterday, President Bush made three significant recess appointments, installing officials without Senate confirmation during the congressional recess. The abuse of the recess appointment perhaps isn’t Bush’s most egregious attack on […]
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Fighting the Pharma Goliath

Over at TomPaine.com, I have a piece tying together my last several posts on the Medicare prescription drug battle, Fighting the Pharma Goalith. Enjoy!
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Putting Corporations First

The free market is the engine of our economy, conservatives like to say, so be quiet and let corporations take us for a ride. But the reminders are piling up […]
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Putting Corporations First

The free market is the engine of our economy, conservatives like to say, so be quiet and let corporations take us for a ride. But the reminders are piling up […]
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Bush’s Drug Plan Wasteful, Inefficient

A report released today concludes: “Allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices would bring around $30 billion in savings that can help American seniors and taxpayers.” That finding was in […]
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Bush’s Drug Plan Wasteful, Inefficient

A report released today concludes: “Allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices would bring around $30 billion in savings that can help American seniors and taxpayers.” That finding was in […]
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Putting Corporations First

The free market is the engine of our economy, conservatives like to say, so be quiet and let corporations take us for a ride. But the reminders are piling up […]
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Iraq Enablers In The Crosshairs

A coalition of activists leading the opposition to the war in Iraq is refusing to give an inch to President Bush, who today unleashed more venom at Democrats for doing […]
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Iraq Enablers In The Crosshairs

A coalition of activists leading the opposition to the war in Iraq is refusing to give an inch to President Bush, who today unleashed more venom at Democrats for doing […]
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There Oughta Be a Law

In the wake of yesterday’s important Supreme Court ruling on climate change, we can’t forget that the global warming deniers still have friends in the White House. Remember that last […]
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Bush: Too Many Kids With Health Insurance

Since President Bush has made it clear he will not sign any universal health insurance plan into law, the short-term goal of congressional leaders is to get coverage to more […]
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Bush Loses, Earth Wins

Presidemt Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency claimed   that, despite the Clean Air Act, it didn’t have the authority to combat the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. And even it […]
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Bush Loses, Earth Wins

Presidemt Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency claimed   that, despite the Clean Air Act, it didn’t have the authority to combat the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. And even it […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

On Friday, we introduced “Weekend Watchdogs,” raising the questions the Sunday talk show hosts should ask their scheduled guests. So, how’d they do? On NBC’s Meet The Press, host Tim […]
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Introducing “Weekend Watchdogs”

Do you ever find yourself watching the Sunday morning talk shows, tearing your hair out because the host isn’t asking the most pertinent questions? Let’s see what we can do […]
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Cheap Labor First, Healthy Families Last

The conservative movement has long been split on immigration. Nativist conservatives fear diversity and want to keep immigrants out. Corporate conservatives fear paying fair wages and want cheap immigrant labor. […]
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“Does That Work For You?”

Another Bush administration official has been caught fixing scientific reports for the benefit of White House cronies and ideological soul mates. The culprit this time is one Julie MacDonald, the […]
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Which Scandal To Focus On Today?

It’s a tough question for this White House: which scandal to focus on today? Today, they’re going for Walter Reed, as President Bush is slated to tour the military hospital. […]
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Politics Over Performance

Much of the focus of the Senate’s questioning of Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff, is on how Sampson’s story squares with other Justice Department and […]
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Politics Over Performance

Much of the focus of the Senate’s questioning of Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff, is on how Sampson’s story squares with other Justice Department and […]
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Conflicting Stories, Empty Excuses, Unanswered Questions

After the first round of Kyle Sampson’s testimony, what’s the news so far? ThinkProgress finds Kyle Sampson making Attorney General Gonzales appear to be a liar. Gonzales had claimed Sampson […]
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Worsening Income Inequality

There is more evidence today that the Bush administration’s economic policies are widening the gap between the rich and the poor. University of California at Berkeley professor Emmanuel Saez and […]
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Income Inequality Worsens

There is more evidence today that the Bush administration’s economic policies are widening the gap between the rich and the poor. University of California at Berkeley professor Emmanuel Saez and […]
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Sampson: Politics, Performance, What’s The Difference!

The Senate’s questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff Kyle Sampson is underway. (Watch it on C-Span 3, or online. TPMmuckracker and Firedoglake are liveblogging.) In his […]
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Let The Kids Dance

If memory serves, back in 1995, right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men sitting on […]
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Let The Kids Dance

If memory serves, back in 1995, right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men sitting on […]
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Let The Kids Dance!

If memory serves, back in 1995 right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men, sitting on […]
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Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
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Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
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Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
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Blogger Analysis of Prez Health Care Forum

Some reactions to Saturday’s presidential candidate forum on health care from around the blogosphere. Taylor Marsh and Eteraz.org say Sen. Hillary Clinton had the strongest presentation, while Nevada Today’s Hugh […]
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A Healthy Health Care Debate

The following analysis of Saturday’s presidential candidate forum on health care is excerpted from the full essay written by Prof. Jacob S. Hacker of Yale University. Hacker is the author […]
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