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Entries by Laura Flanders from 09/2010

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

| Posted 09.02.2010 | Politics

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

The F Word: Fighting Class War Fighting Bob Style

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

Obama spoke to a labor crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, calling for new energy investment, and new infrastructure. The word most people want t...

The F Word: New York's Real Culture War

| Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

The clash of civilizations continues, 9 years after the attacks of 9-11, the threat to our freedoms remains real. Shadowy individuals aim to control o...

The F Word: Campaign Cash From Rate Hikes

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

"Corporate interests are buying the elections? Oh no", Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the New York T...

The F Word: Sexy Primary Victories On Both Sides

| Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

The other day on the show, Melissa Harris-Lacewell suggested media "need to be covering the left as much as we cover, with anxiety, the right." Anxie...

The F Word: Echoing at the Extremes

| Posted 09.21.2010 | Politics

This weekend, at a panel on the U.S./Mexico border in Marfa, Texas, GRITv friend, reporter Mark Danner discussed the "thinning out" and hard...

The F Word: Larry Summers: Goodbye To All That

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Politics

The Internet was all a-Twitter yesterday when news broke that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will step down by the end of t...

The F Word: Is the Drug War a Class War?

| Posted 09.23.2010 | Politics

The war on drugs. We keep calling it that, it seems, because we like wars on abstract concepts. Like the war on terror, the war on drugs racks up one ...

The F Word: Questioning the Cycle of War

| Posted 09.29.2010 | Politics

The Obama administration is frustrated with the Pakistani government's inability to quell the Taliban. Who are the US to be frustrated? The answer to...

The F Word: It's the Economy, Not the Bloggers

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Politics

Americans are angry with the Obama administration, and the Obama administration is angry with -- bloggers? The left-leaning media? What's wrong with this picture?