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The F Word: Courage for Immigration Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While House members were grandstanding on the floor over health care reform Sunday, and the news networks largely focused on tea party anti-healthcare...

The F Word: Step Toward Justice for Jamie Leigh Jones

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...

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 F Word: Cutting the Net When We Need It Most

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy. Here in the U.S., w...

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The F Word: Stupak vs. The Nuns

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Will the Senate bill give more people more access to insurance? Probably. Will they be able to afford it? That's an open question. But will it save lives? No doubt. And that was the nuns' point.

The F Word: Pedophilia is Fine, but Hold the Abortion

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

In another story from Arizona, but one that's attracting less attention than that state's check your documents anti-immigration law, a nun in Phoenix ...

The F Word: Where's the Party?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The winners were challengers -- right and left - and those who organized on the ground. As our friend Jane Hamsher put it primary night, "Between Obam...

The F Word: Kabul, I Think We Have A Problem

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At least 18 are dead including six NATO officials, five of them Americans, after a suicide attack by the Taliban. That news could sound like another r...

The F Word: All The News That's Fit To Print?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A top general appears in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee and what does he say? Well, it depends what you read, doesn't it? Read the New ...

The F Word: Why Are Voters So Mad?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

An 800 billion dollar stimulus package, a budget boost for schools, an agreement with Russia on nukes, reduced forces in Iraq, not to mention healthca...

The F Word: The Femivore's Real Dilemma

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Flanders

The latest women's movement story from the New York Times Magazine has a farming theme. "The Femivore's Dilemma" by Peggy Orenstein describes how some...

The F Word: Credit Where Due, Geithner

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We talked about the economy today, and whether Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner deserves more credit. What he should be getting credit for, it seems...

Weekly Diaspora: More Hypocrisy in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country--SB 1070 forces local police to adhe...

The F Word: Winners and Losers in the UK Election

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Flanders

In Britain, the Conservatives are back in power in coalition with centrist Liberal Democrats. For all their differences, both are deficit-obsessed.

The F Word: Service Cuts Come From Low Taxes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Across the U.S., in virtually all states and localities, government is on the verge of, or has already, stopped providing essential services. The pub...

The F Word: Aren't We Cheneyed Out Yet?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics? Liz is the lat...

The F Word: Newsweek and New Media

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

This week, Newsweek's owner, The Washington Post Company, put it on the block, its ink turned to red and its fiscal outlook poor.

Weekly Audit: Doomsday for the CFPA?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium Blogger Just when the Democrats need to be tougher than ever on financial reform, Senate Banking Committee Chair Sen....

The F Word: Working Families Still Squeezed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The president's failure to deliver on two key issues: labor law reform and taxing Cadillac health plans, have enraged union members who see cumbersome rules as an impediment to organizing new workplaces.

The F Word: Challenging "High Road" Contracting

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This is what must make it hard for people working inside the Obama administration. No sooner does the White House start talking up something good, tha...

The F Word: Today's Secrets Are In Plain Sight

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today's biggest "secrets" don't require a top-secret hiding or marking "confidential". They just require politicians, a press corps --and a public--that's paying no attention at all.

The F Word: Who's Protecting the People From Banks?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

In the Senate, chair Christopher Dodd seems to have given up on protecting consumers. If going head to head with bankers alone is too scary for Warren Buffett, why are the rest of us being thrown to the financial wolves?

The F Word: Better Uses for Bankers' Billions

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

What could be done with the $20 billion in Wall Street bonuses paid out this year? You could pay the salaries of more than 390,000 public school teachers across the country.

The F Word: Looking Closer at Joseph Stack

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

By all means hold those who praise Stack to account, and call out media hypocrisy and double standards. But before you dismiss him as simply a crazy, read his manifesto.