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New Yorkers to Wall Street: Help with Foreclosures Or We'll Move Our Money to Banks That Will

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Atlas

Civic leaders across the country should follow the New York Communities for Change coalition's lead. Either big banks become part of the solution or the rest of us will have to Move the Money.

ACORN Worker Sues James O'Keefe

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Maass

San Diego CityBeat is reporting that an ACORN worker in National City, Calif. has filed a federal lawsuit against conservatives activists James O'Keef...

Voter Fraud in California: Is ACORN at it Again? Or Is it Actually Republicans?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Atlas

Unlike Republicans, ACORN has never been convicted of voter registration fraud and there is no evidence that ACORN ever intentionally engaged in registration fraud.

Obama's Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit seeks to stop Congress from singling out an organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

Showdown on Wall Street and K Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Organizers believe that the recent victory on health care reform will help propel a similar movement to take on banking giants.

Never Lose Your Job

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

The media advances the ultimate in job security. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Christie, Palin and the Death Threats

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Okay Governor Christie, if you want to continue your drama queen act about a "death threat" which no one took seriously, at least take a principled stand against your own party members when they do worse.

Right-Wing Campaign Jeopardizes Rights of the Poor, Working Class

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

This week, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a 38-page report which found no misuse of federal funds by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Pasta For Pop: Celebrating Dad's Best Friend, Carbs

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

In the grand scheme of creamy, cheesy Italian favorites, Linguine with Littlenecks, tomatoes, and corn is not such bad behavior.

ACORN Vindicated of Wrongdoing by the Congressional Watchdog Office

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.

BP Must Remain Too Big to Fail

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

We cannot afford to cancel contracts with BP or take other steps to reduce their income if we are going to provide payment for all those who have suffered damages from the oil spill.

The Video That Destroyed ACORN Was Fake: How to Stop It From Happening Again

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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ACORN Sting Tape EDITED: Rachel Maddow Dissects Edit-Bay Trickery (VIDEO)

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The hidden-camera tapes of ACORN employees supposedly advising conservative activists disguised as a pimp and prostitute on the best ways to launder t...

Seeds of Change: A Eulogy for ACORN? A Eulogy for Community Organizing?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

ACORN may well have been the most effective anti-poverty organization in the nation's history. To paraphrase Sarah Palin, community organizers such a...

Breitbart and O'Keefe: Guilty of Being Boring

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

O'Keefe's reputation is in desperate need of some repair. But judging from the nap-inducing undercover effort he put forward this week, that repair work may be beyond the likes of Breitbart.

The Best Pranks of 2010

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

These pranks employed the most state-of-the-art PR and marketing tools, were engineered by the most pedigreed pranksters on earth, and impacted the media and public opinion in far-reaching ways while leaving nary a fingerprint.

ACORN: Done in by its Friends

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

Most damaging to ACORN's cause was the reluctance, and indeed failure, of progressive nonprofit groups, large liberal foundations and Democrat politicians to come to Acorn's support and assistance.

Memo to the Media: Forget Your Focus on Politicians

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Schechter

Fela is no period piece, and in fact points to how social change does not just come out of the barrel of bombast from either the White House or the Congress.

Fake ACORN Pimp Pleads Guilty; the New Yorker Adds its Voice to the Anti-ACORN Story

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Atlas

I am beginning to believe that most well-paid liberal journalists, who are unfamiliar with urban issues and what it's like to be poor in a wealthy society, are quick to believe any story about an African-American group screwing up.

What Progressives Must Learn from the ACORN Debacle

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The attack on ACORN isn't about ACORN alone. It's an element of a conservative strategy to discredit the Obama administration, destroy organizing capacity among progressives and quiet voices for change.

Other GOP Amendments Added to Derail Health Care Reform

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

GOP Senators proposed some creative amendments to tack onto the Health Care Reform bill in an effort to derail the momentum of its passage. These ame...

The F Word: The Times' Bias Killed ACORN

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The contemplation-of-a-correction story is less about bad reporting than bias. The Times seems to have considered ACORN guilty from the start.

The Tea Party's Impossible Anti-Government Dream

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.

Why ACORN Fell: The Times, Lies, and Videotape

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

The mainstream media, including the New York Times, played a pivotal role in ACORN's demise through shoddy, opportunistic journalism. But all have refused to acknowledge their role.

Thank You, ACORN!

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cobble

Today I just want to say thank you to ACORN, for all the great work you did on behalf of poor people over the past 4 decades.