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Populist

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

Populism Is Not A Style

Jim Hightower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Hightower

Everyone's a populist now -- Limbaugh, Palin, Beck -- pretty much anyone claiming to speak for the people. But those people are to populism what near beer is to beer, only not as close.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

How Will Obama Enrage The Left?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is going to do something to absolutely enrage leftists, progressives, and the few remaining Americans who actually call themselves liberals; and, furthermore, he's going to do it within his first 100 days in office.

A Response To Rep. Elijah Cummings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The loopholes which allow such corporate excess were not exactly handed down to Moses on tablets -- each and every loophole was approved by Congress.

Obama, Bill Clinton and the Media "Center"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.

Inter-Class Cooperation is Un-American and Socialist! McCain '08!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Senator McCain's attempt to brand Obama as "redistributionist-in-chief" and secret socialist should be a non-starter, because so much of what America embraces is laced with the very principles of socialism.

Sarah Palin's Faux Populism

Jim Hightower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Hightower

"Populist" is not an empty political buzzword that can be attached to someone like Palin, whose campaigns are financed by the lobbyists and executives of Big Oil, Wall Street and other entrenched economic interests.

Seth Colter Walls

Union Officials: Obama Should Hit Harder On Economy, Not Worry About "Class War" Label

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Andy Stern has a message for Barack Obama: do not fear being accused of waging "class war" by speaking out for middle class and poor families. On the...

Interview With Al Franken

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For all the people who scoffed at the idea of a former comedian running for such a high public office, it can now be strongly stated that Al Franken's Senate campaign is definitely no joke.