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Alan Grayson

The Dream, and the Reality

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Can someone please explain to me how, in a country where we are told again and again that we are "all created equal," one group ends up with 20 times as much as another?

Governor Cretin: A Hypothetical

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I would like to do what Albert Einstein called a "thought experiment." Suppose, hypothetically, that there were a country in the Western Hemisphere called "Amurricuh," and a country in the Middle East called "Irab." Lots of Irabs live in Irab.

Iowa: Just Hand Out the Prozac

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Severe highs and lows. Violent mood swings. One day, a person thinks that someone is the messiah, a week later, the devil. And did you see the audience during the Iowa GOP debates? Inexplicable angry outbursts. Sounds like manic depression to me.

Kucinich on Iraq: Clairvoyant

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

At a time when almost every public figure in America was hoodwinked and bamboozled by Bush Administration propaganda, Dennis Kucinich was not.

Romney's Religion

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Perhaps this is one of those times when people need to be reminded of what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." Bigotry is wrong, whether it's directed against African-Americans, gays, Jews or Mormons.

What Will the Democratic Left Do in 2012?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

It seems that the Democratic party's leftwing, while giving tepid backing to Obama, will concentrate its energies on candidates and ventures that it considers more deserving of its support.

Newt, in His Own Words

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

If Newt Gingrich does win the GOP nomination, then next year, we can choose between one candidate who has won the Nobel Prize for Peace, and another candidate who is constantly seeking the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A $200K Mortgage for $2 a Month

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

Maybe you thought, "a $200,000 mortgage? For only $2 each month? That sounds impossible." Well, it is possible. It's just not possible for you. For Bank of America, yes. For Citigroup, yes. For Wells Fargo, yes. For you, no.

The Fed Bailouts: Money for Nothing

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

A GAO investigation into the Fed documents Wall Street bailouts that dwarf the $700 billion TARP, and everything else you've heard about. All this is something new, very new. The Fed was allowed to pick winners and losers.

Cenk's Back

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Media
Rep. Alan Grayson

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks and former MSNBC host, returns to TV tomorrow night, on Current TV. And he has invited me to be a guest on his first show.

Grayson Attacks 'Meanies' And 'Weenies' In Congress

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) attacked the super committee and characterized the two-party system as "meanies" and "weenies" in an interview with ...

Why Does the Democratic Party Continue to Work Against the 99%?

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Who are these people that we've sent to Washington to represent us? Do they live in this country? Do they see the same news reports, pass the same shuttered businesses, hear the same desperate stories from their friends and family? One has to wonder.

My Brother's Keeper -- What Makes Us Different

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

A few weeks ago, the Florida Democratic Party invited me to the first meeting of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Contrary to popular belief, we must have plenty of progressives in Florida, because at 8 am, it was standing-room-only.

Save the Grand Canyon

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Rep. Alan Grayson

Here are two phrases that you probably never expected to see in the same sentence: "the Grand Canyon" and "uranium mines."

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

Pam Spritzer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the defin...

The Federal Reserve of Oil

Matt Stoller | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stoller

It seems like our foreign policy is made without regard for democratic debate. And this is truly how oil corrupts our politics, by subverting democracy, by subverting our control over our government.

"Job Creators": Luntz Strikes Again

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As soon as I heard the term "job creators," I said to myself, "that sounds like Frank Luntz talking." And sure enough, it's right in there in Frank Luntz's latest book, Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

Harry Chapin on What Made America Famous

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As we used to say in the House of Representatives, today I'm going to yield to my esteemed colleague from Brooklyn, singer and songwriter Mr. Harry Chapin. For a song that he wrote 37 years ago, called "What Made America Famous."

"Fraught With Evil," Said the Supreme Court

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Politically, all this teabag deficit-mongering is a weapon on mass distraction. But constitutionally, it's a farce.

The War on Error

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We seem to be having a lot of difficulty ending wars, lately. So my modest proposal is that instead of ending the war, we replace it. We replace the War on Terror with the War on Error.

Alan Grayson Blasts GOP Debate Audience's Shocking Reaction: 'It's Sadism'

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

The jubilant shouts of members of the GOP audience encouraging the death of a hypothetical uninsured man bring to mind the 2009 House floor speech del...

My 10-Year-Old's Jobs Program

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We keep handing our money over to the rich, in the vain hope that they will give some of it back. That hasn't worked, and it won't work.

Freedom -- Defined by Cash Back Rewards

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

A great deal of advertising, just like a great deal of political discourse, reads like assault and battery on the English language.

The Herd Mentality

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The easiest thing in the world is just to go with the flow. Just do what you're told. But if 700,000 people choose you to be their Representative, their only Representative, and they're depending on you, then they deserve more than that.

Why Boehner Cries

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Somewhere between a third and a half of all of the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to vote against increasing the debt ceiling, no matter what Boehner puts in front of them. Boehner is a general with no troops.