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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 ...

Elise Foley

Progressives 'Break Up' With Obama | Elise Foley | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama is decidedly "not [the left's] boyfriend anymore," progressive supporters of gay- and immigrant-rights said on T...

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

Jason Linkins

The Government's Case Against Julian Assange Is Falling Apart | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The more you shine sunlight on this matter, the more the case that Assange induced Pfc. Bradley Manning to provide WikiLeaks with classified information, or otherwise assisted in the procurement of same, falls apart.

Jane Hamsher: I Was Detained Trying To Visit Bradley Manning

FireDogLake | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At roughly 1:00 pm, upon driving onto the base at Quantico, David House and blogger Jane Hamsher were detained by military guards. House, who is on th...

Hope We Can Belie In

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


UAW President: Critics of Korea Treaty Don't Represent Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

UAW President Bob King has sparked outraged among progressives and the labor movement by endorsing the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Here's what he told me about it.

Obama vs. The Left: A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personalities

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

What Obama is facing, which other presidents have not, is moment-by-moment online documentation of the distance between his words and his actions by issue advocates on his own side.

Where Was the "Professional Left" a Year Ago?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

I don't share Robert Gibbs' outrage that the "professional left" is being too critical of President Obama. What I am outraged about is that the professional left wasn't more critical of Obama a year ago.

The Stupidity of the Gibbs "Professional Left" Reaction

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Man I wish I had bought stock in smug and snark today. Just my returns on twitter would have made me rich. Everyone is so upset with Robert Gibbs for...

Netroots-Labor Solidarity: A Work in Progress

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

there is substantially more discussion in the blogosphere about cultural issues (whatever stupid thing Sarah Palin said today) important to urban professionals on the East and West Coast than trade issues important to steelworkers in the Midwest.

Wall Street Reform: A Good First Step

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

This bill is unquestionably deserving of support. It will make the global economy a fairer marketplace. But it will not end the too-big-to-fail incentives that encourage Wall Street to take wild risks.

Why Jane Hamsher Should Join the Sierra Club

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Jane thinks that somehow we can't criticize the president, nor challenge him to do a better job than he has so far. We can, and we are. So look a little deeper, Jane, and join us. I'll even waive your membership fee.

The Personal Democracy Forum Is Back in Town

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

Scott Heiferman proposed, "Use the Internet to get off the Internet!" His suggestion was applauded, despite the furious Blackberry scrolling in the midst of the proceedings.

What Change Looks Like

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Romanoff appears to be so willing to sabotage Bennet that he is willing to risk health care reform for 32 million Americans to score a few political points in his campaign.

Will Marcy Winograd Pull a Sestak and Beat Jane Harman in the June 8th California Primary?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

A Marcy Winograd win over Jane Harman, akin to Congressional upstart Joe Sestak's win over three decade incumbent Arlen Specter, would further advance the push for change and an end to entitled incumbents.

The Public Option: It's Alive

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Will Senator Michael Bennet answer to us and introduce the public option amendment -- or will he leave us with an easy choice for the Democratic voters of Colorado for the primary?

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...

Abortion will NOT be a deal breaker

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If you only watched TV or surfed the net, you would think health reform hangs by a thread over abortion. It does not. The media would like to pump t...

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The Obama team is failing on most major policy challenges. The president needs to strategically redeploy his closest group of advisers, change up the game, move some others in, and alter their assignments.

Milbank Shows Rahm Lots of Love

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Let's set aside for another post the fact that Milbank's column seems to channel Rahm directly. I wondered if there was a foundation in their relationship for this kind of adoration. Well, maybe.

Jane Hamsher Gets It Wrong on Unions Not Leading the Fight Against the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

AFL CIO President Richard Trumka has been the leading voice of the progressive movement on these issues, twisting the arms of Democrats behind the scenes to get them to push for tougher financial reform legislation.

Why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean Can't Be Wrong

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If you think Howard Dean has gone too far left on health care reform or Jane Hamsher has attacked Obama too hard from the left -- then, fantastic, you are now officially a moderate! And more importantly, so is Obama.

Celebs Urged To Help Dump Hadassah Lieberman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the progressive blog Firedoglake called on Susan G. Komen for the Cure to drop Sen. Joe Lieberman's wife Hadassah as its "Global Ambassador...

The Killers Among Us (And Other Weak Arguments for the Senate Health Bill)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Have you heard? Progressives who oppose the Senate health bill are the moral equivalent of mass murderers. That argument is actually being made - along with the charge, ironically enough, that they're being too emotional.