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Michael Calderone

Digital Ad Network Files For Bankruptcy | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.29.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- CommonSense Media, a digital advertising network co-founded by film producer and Firedoglake publisher Jane Hamsher, has filed for bankrup...

Zach Carter

Eric Schneiderman's Office Spars With Foreclosure Activist, Blogger | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Relations have soured between some foreclosure activists and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who earned praise for hi...

Ryan Grim

Senior Advocates To AARP: 'Americans Don't Want Cuts To Social Security' | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two separate campaigns have been launched to pressure AARP to stand firm against cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. The camp...

Hayley Miller

'Occupy Supply' Organizes To Help Protests Survive Winter | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, thousands of Occupy protesters are beginning to fear the approaching winter while many of ...

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

The F Word: Time to Call It Torture

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The New York Times is finally calling it torture -- when someone else has admitted to it.

"Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Drug Czar Confronted At Press Conference | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 850,000 people were arrested for marijuana violations in 2009 -- the second biggest haul in American history, according to the annual Unifor...

Economic Recovery? Let Them Eat Statistics

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Larry Summers and Tim Geithner may believe the recession is over, but you cannot fool people who see the lives they've spent years building slipping through their fingers

Netroots to Obama FCC: Inaction Is Not an Option

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Chairman Genachowski is now squarely in the crosshairs of the netroots community. Should he cave to corporate special interest and sell out Net Neutrality, it will become the signature action of a failed Obama appointee.

Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Eisler

The right has done America a lot of damage by cross-promoting its ideology through fiction. It's time the left returned fire, using every tool at its disposal to restore America to safety and sanity.

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

FDL Launches "Students, Not Banks" Campaign

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jane Hamsher

Student lending reform could have passed the Senate long ago, but because it had to wait on health care, the lobbyists have had plenty of time to chip away at the Senate. But colleges across the country can't wait another year for relief.

Accountability Recruits First Candidate for 2010: Bill Halter

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Some will try to paint our push for candidates like Bill Halter as a "purge" of "moderates" from the Democratic party. It's not. Blanche Lincoln is a radical corporatist. That's not the "center" of anything.

Michele Bachmann, Quantum Physicist

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John McQuaid

Quantum theory says that an observer can literally change reality. What is to stop the Obama White House from sending out teams of ACORN-trained "observers" to "change" our communities into whatever they want?

Left & Right Agree: Health Care Mandates Are the Road to Neofeudalism

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

An unusually bi-partisan coalition opposes the Senate's proposed health care bill for its requirement that middle-class Americans buy insurance or else face annual fines.

Fate of Healthcare Reform Is in Joe Lieberman's Hands

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Progressive observers may be forgetting that the 60 votes in the Senate necessary to invoke cloture, in most people's calculations, includes Joe Lieberman (I-Hartford Insurance).

Calling On Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley And Other Stars: No More "Race For the Cure" Cancer Money to Hadassah Lieberman

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

As a three time breast cancer survivor, I do not believe that those who "race for the cure" and donate their hard earned dollars think they're doing it so the money can go to Hadassah Lieberman.

Top 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The Senate bill isn't a "starter home," it's a sink hole. It needs to die so something else can take its place. It doesn't matter whether people are on the right or the left.

The Public Necessity

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

If America believes it needs not just a public option, but a public necessity, more Americans will have to get up off the couch and go get it.

Hard to Reach Younger Voters: Can Weighting 'Fix' the Problem?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column this week looks at the controversy over a series of surveys conducted by SurveyUSA for the liberal web site Firedloglake. Please click thro...

The Rare Political Party That Is a Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Sirota

Despite flying under the radar, the Working Families Party is perhaps today's most encouraging model for achieving progressive results over the long haul.

Vice TV: Revolutionary, Bold Pop Culture Explorations

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Derrick

The media website explores the strange, the controversial and the timely in exciting often edgy long and short form documentaries, covering stories that mainstream media just can't or won't do.

Health Care Protesters: "I'm All Right, Jack"

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

There is no "we" in the protester's view, no welcome for your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of fellow Americans, much less immigrants. There is only my family, my friends, my neighborhood, my church and my ethnic group,

Five Things You Can Do About Healthcare, In Ascending Order of Difficulty and Commitment

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Wyskida

If you voted last year, gave money last year, obsessed over the blogs and debates and Sarah Palin last year, then right now is the whole ball game. Here, in ascending order of difficulty, are five things you can/should do.