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The Taliban Might Negotiate, Even if They Think They're Winning

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

What's generally missing from the frequent assertion, "The Taliban will not negotiate if they think they're winning" is any specific information about the Taliban that would allow us to draw this conclusion.

Top 'Tossup' House Race for Progressives: Raul Grijalva

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Nowhere in the United States is political courage for progressive principles more on the line this Election Day than in the battle to reelect Grijalva.

"I'm Proud That Alan Grayson is My Congressman"

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Promoted -- from Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, Ret. I'm former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. Many of you know me. I used to chair the Women's Caucus wh...

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Looming losses from ForeclosureGate qualify as the sort of systemic risk warranting the breakup of the too-big-to-fail banks under the Financial Reform Bill.

No Regrets the Day After Election Day

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

I do not share some dogmatic belief that Democrats are perfect. I've been frustrated too. But it's OK to hold two seemingly contradictory feelings: frustration and a desire that Democrats beat Republicans on Election Day.

$2 Million Lets You Sleep Better at Night

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

On Friday, Politico reported that right-wing groups have spent $1.7 million on attack ads in my district, in Central Florida. This is roughly 20 times as much as my Republican opponent has spent on TV ads so far.

We Are #1! #1 in Right-Wing Attacks Against Us!

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

(a) "Conservative outside groups" have now spent more than $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and (B) the total against me will reach ...

America Reacts: 6 Campaign Ads That Cross Party Lines

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

2010-10-07-pull.jpgMedia coverage of the midterm elections has painted a picture of two parties, irreconcilable in nearly all respects. But are they?

Guess Who Could Be Funding Those Attack Ads

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

The Citizens United decision doesn't address the homeland of donors. So what would stop multi-national companies or even foreigners themselves from procuring potential winners?

'Taliban Dan' Ad: Grayson's 'Bridge Too Far'?

Richard Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Hebert

Has Rep. Alan Grayson gone a bridge too far in his campaign to keep his Orlando-based congressional seat? The media ruckus over his "Taliban Dan" att...

The Big Squeeze -- Unwitting Tenants Caught Between Defaulting Owners and the Banks

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

An interesting by-product of any downturn in an economy is that you can categorize the stakeholders into four categories -- victims, users, scavengers and survivors.

Lucia Graves

Alan Grayson: 'You Can't Beat A Republican By Being One' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida's Alan Grayson is one of a handful of House Democrats representing swing districts who is flouting the conventional wisdom that the way to win...

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Opponent Challenged By Local Media On Opposition To Abortion Rights For Rape Victims (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have a strong wind at their back heading into November, but one weakness the party must overcome is that, in many House and Senate races, ...

How to Win in 2010

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

There has been a lot of talk here about how a Democrat can win in 2010. Here is my answer. Let me know what you think.

Caligula's Horse

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We are at a turning point in our own history. What will we be? A government of the people, by the people, and for the people? Or a dictatorship, ruled by the Empire of Money?

Lucia Graves

Democracy For America Backs Strong Progressives In The House | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With pundits predicting Democratic voters will be too apathetic to show up to the polls, Democracy for America -- the group started by former Vermont ...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Lawmakers Grayson, Grijlava And Kilroy Call For Vote On Obama's Tax Plan Before Congress Adjourns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three progressive members of Congress are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to bring President Obama's tax plan to a vote on the floor befor...

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

What Robert Kennedy Said

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Do you live to work, or do you work to live? I look forward to a Labor Day where every worker has a job, every worker has a pension, every worker has paid vacations, and every worker has the health care to enjoy life.

Who pays? You do.

Jerome Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Armstrong

There's 13 Democratic-held Senate seats, and about 80 House seats, from which we could see Democrats lose their majority. About how many of those enda...

Right-Wing Cash Flows Into Florida, Turns Up Heat

Richard Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Hebert

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there they go again. In this case, "they" are the brothers Koch, billionaire oil tycoons David and Charles, operating through their tax-exempt organization, innocuously named Americans for Prosperity. As soon as the results from Florida's primary were in, they opened their wallets and bought $1.4 million in attack ads in Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Me and Face the Grayson for September 2, 2010

Stephanie Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Miller

Me and Face the Grayson for August 19, 2010 According to Alan Grayson you only have three friends in this life: "God, your mama and the Democratic ...

Ryan Grim

David Barton, Texas Textbook Massacre Architect, Backs Daniel Webster, Grayson's Opponent | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Accidentally addressing a neo-Nazi hate group can happen to even the best of folks. But doing it twice? Republican primary voters on Tuesday picked ...

Me and Face the Grayson for August 26, 2010

Stephanie Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephanie Miller

"The contest to be the nuttiest nut" in the Florida primary is over and Alan Grayson said his shiny new Republican opponent in midterms is "an 18th-century man with a 19th-century mind."