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Hope We Can Belie In

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Republican "Fifth Column" Strikes Financial Commission. Are YOU Next?

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

A sleeper cell of four Republicans struck the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission this week, escalating what had previously been a campaign of covert obstruction into an overt act of sabotage.

Hey, We're Gonna Balance the Budget! But Seriously, Folks ...

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

So-called "deficit hawks" like Kent Conrad, Erskine Bowles, and Alan Simpson aren't just unserious. They're radicals. Their positions are an extreme departure from the philosophy of government that's guided American policy for a century.

The War For Financial Independence: The Call to Surrender

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

There's a new conventional wisdom forming in Washington, DC: the American dream of financial independence and security is gone. The ideal of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is dead. Deal with it.

What I Saw at "AmericaSpeaks": A Mind Control Experiment Gone Horribly Right

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

After much hype and buildup, the AmericaSpeaks "national town meeting" on cutting the deficit was held on Saturday. I watched the proceedings via web...

Which Party Is the Peace Party?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.

For the Media, It's Tea Party On, Health Care Protest Off

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Hey, did you hear about yesterday's pro-health care reform rally in Washington, DC? You might not have if you watched any of the cable news networks.

Getting More Progressives Elected -- And Where You Fit In

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

I realized at MoveOn that it makes no sense for progressives to raise tons of money for candidates who then spend it inefficiently. We need to help them run effective campaigns and win.

Progressive Conversations Create a Sea Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Victoria Hopper and Jamie McGurk decided that with all the progressive movers and shakers that were going to be assembled in Denver, an opportunity to create a meaningful dialogue was presenting itself.

Who's Driving Whom? The Blogosphere vs. Mainstream Media

Blaise Nutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blaise Nutter

In the first panel of the day at the Seachange Ideas Forum, distinguished journalists from both sides analyzed the relationship between the traditional media and the blogosphere.

Obama's FISA Cave In: A Reverse "Souljah" Moment

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

When other candidates tack left or right between the party primary and election day, it's a form of Kabuki; we all know what they really stand for because they've left legislative paper trails that show us.