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A Vertical World

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Should the US once again decide to "turn within," it would likely not be as straightforward as before. Today's economic system is dependent on global trade and capital flows, outsourcing needs, and the exploitation of inexpensive labor and resources.

After the Billionaires Kick Down Teachers and Students, Who Is Next?

John Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Over the last 20 years ago, non-educators have stumbled over our troubled inner city schools. These do-gooders made the snap judgment that the way to help kids was to destroy the system that they defined as the "status quo."

WATCH: It's Viral!

Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

With opposition to Citizens United growing steadily in recent weeks, comedian Lee Camp decided to do his part to help the keep the movement cool and r...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressive Media Figures Seek End To Money In Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The backlash against the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission continues to grow as a trio of progres...

Dave Jamieson

Perry’s Political Rise Began With Opposition To Pesticide Regulations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting to this story. WASHINGTON -- More than two decades ago, there was a bitter fight within Texas' agricultural com...

Stand Up for Main Street!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Skrovan

I think they were under the mistaken impression that I was a Hollywood player. I've never been on a board before. I have no organizational experience. And everything I know about the law, I learned from the OJ trial.

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 Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Mos...

Right-Wing GOP vs. Corporate Democrats vs. Progressive Populism

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Progressives need to fight back. The electoral struggle is just one part of what's needed to build effective social movements, but it's an important part. And that effort should include primary battles to elect real progressives to Congress.

No Goldman at the End of the Rainbow?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Sigman

We now know that Goldman and other huge banks made multiple billions by financing financing -- as opposed to financing companies.

The Lowdown from Hightower

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

"Here's what populism is not," Jim Hightower told my colleague Bill Moyers on the final edition of Bill Moyers Journal. "It is not just an incoherent outburst of anger."

Floor Fight! It's On! Challenger Winograd Takes Harman To CA Democratic Convention Floor

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

The California Democratic Party is officially endorsing incumbent candidate, Jane Harman, for the 36th Congressional District. The primary is June 8.

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.

We Need a Fairness Doctrine for Health Care Lobbying

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

It's being reported that 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress are working to subvert the will of the people and the needs of the country.

Life, Liberty and the Right to Be Sick

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

Scandlen argues that "Americans are not required to buy food, clothing or shelter. Why must they buy health insurance?"

George Bush in Retirement: "I Never Listened To Anyone But Me"

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Poor George. He can't help it. Even out of office, he reinforces the narcissistic traits that were a hallmark of his failed presidency.

Barack Obama and Ernie Shore

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Barack Obama is like a relief pitcher who was brought in to pitch with his team down by about ten runs and is somehow expected to lead them to victory.

Presidential Campaigning on the Down-Low?

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Palmer

Even if one disagrees with his call on public financing, Obama did a principled thing: he made a tough choice, and then he defended it publicly. That's democracy in action.