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Healthcare, History and Kennedy

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

We should be inspired to honor and fight for the cause of Senator Kennedy's life. The Senate's fighting liberal would not place the fate of affordable health insurance back in the hands of the private sector.

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

Weekly Audit: EFCA, Tax Cheats and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But while conditions may improve in a dry, statistical sense, the foundation for a productive economy has been decimated over the past three decades.

Weekly Pulse: Public Option on Life Support

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The White House is sorely mistaken if it thinks that the public option belongs in the "nice but not necessary" category. Without it, there's little hope of containing costs or reigning in the power of insurance companies.

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.

Weekly Audit: Bigger Than "Too Big to Fail"

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Congress should be writing regulations to curb risk in the financial system as fast as bankers are paying themselves bonuses. They're our representatives, after all, and it's our money.

Journalists Under Fire (And Who's Helping)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Did you read Nicholas D. Kristof's "Bullets Over Beijing," his account of being in Tiananmen Square on that fateful night twenty years ago? Uniformed...

Dennis Perrin Sounds Off on Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, and The Nation

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christian Avard

Dennis Perrin: I would like to see more direct action but I knew early on in the Obama administration that it was just not going to happen.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.

This Week in Magazines: Where Have All the Christians Gone? How Corporate America's Self-Interest May Trump Concern with Drugs and Guns in Mexico, Katha Pollitt Critiques the Michelle Obama Critiques

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Katha Pollitt has had about enough of the amateur psychoanalyzing of Michelle Obama, as well as those who seem somehow threatened, even by her bare arms.

Ask the President

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

Barack Obama's pledged to make his administration "the most open and transparent in history." This week we are launching a new project to continue that effort: "Ask the President."

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Afghanistan: Afghan Views and the Race Against Time

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brandon Friedman

Without a doubt, we're currently on a trajectory to lose the war in Afghanistan. People are joining the Taliban in certain areas because we can't protect them -- not because they dislike us.

This Week in Magazines: Vick's Dogs, Katrina's Race War, and Tight Abs for the New Year

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Michael Vick, a scummy pro football quarterback, has improbably inspired an uplifting New Year's odyssey, according to this week's Sports Illustrated.

Shearer's Strange Broadside

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Wyskida

Harry Shearer's main criticism of The Nation's investigation into Katrina's hidden race war is that it wasn't something else. He attacked us for writing an expose about race, violence and police brutality in New Orleans and not on his preferred subject.

My Virtual Gift List for This Holiday Season

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.

A Transformational Presidency?

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

With the country at an ideological watershed, Obama has a historic opportunity to reshape the ruling paradigm of American politics.

Vote for Him -- Because He's Black

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

I'm going to say something that I know the Obama campaign will just hate; but that many others are feeling but won't say out loud. We must vote for Barack Obama because he's Black.

No Counting Chickens Yet

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Odile Weissenborn

I met up recently with Ed Fancher, who published the Village Voice for 20. The Voice was very progressive during his tenure, so I assumed Fancher was another typical New Yorker for Obama. Think again.

McCain's Kitchen Sink Strategy
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

With less than three weeks to go in the run-up to the presidential election, the McCain campaign, with help from the Republican National Committee, co...

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...

McCain Fails to Vanquish "That One" in Debate
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

McCain not only pointed his finger angrily at his opponent, but chose to refer to a black man in a way that omitted any reference to his humanity. Even if that was not his intention, it was not a particularly deft move.

An Article You Must Read About John McCain

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Sydney Schanberg has unearthed a lie of major proportions if indeed McCain did not do all he could do to locate those still missing after his return from Vietnam.

The Relentless Activism of Tom Morello

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
ZP Heller

The St. Paul police should have known better than to try to stop Tom Morello. The Rage guitarist leads a growing number of musicians who have adopted an explicit antiwar, anti-Bush message.