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Laura Flanders

The F Word: Attacks On Government Workers in Tax Deal

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A little-noticed provision in the "tax cut compromise" we discussed today with Bernie Sanders might well drain the states' coffers.

The F Word: Shifting Goalposts on Terrorism

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We've seen so many definitions of terrorist in the last few years, it can be hard to keep them straight. So I suppose it's understandable when someone like Rep. Peter King from New York can't remember what the word means anymore.

The F Word: When Interpol Cares about Sexual Assault

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday -- he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. T...

The F Word: The Big Float's a Big Scam

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bail out program could well spark the most outrage, at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

The F Word: WikiLeaks' Economic Warfare

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

If Assange's cyber invasion is to Bankster Street what the civil rights marchers were to segregation, what are Wall Street's water cannons? I can hardly wait to find out.

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment BenefitsEditor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't ...

The F Word: Profits, Pensions, and the Return of GM

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a littl...

The F Word: Time to Call It Torture

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The New York Times is finally calling it torture -- when someone else has admitted to it.

The F Word: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Well, we now know the punishment for the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant: 2 years and time served. He could actually be out of prison in seven months.

The F Word: Haiti's Hurricane Struggles

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Turning away from the U.S. elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurri...

The F Word: Lessons from Elizabeth Warren

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Which lesson will Obama take from sweeping midterm losses? The mantra from the media is move right, conciliate, bridge build. But that's the rotten ro...

Three Polls and One Book to Remember While Watching Results

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Let's remember what a midterm election is and is not. It is not a national referendum. It is not launching a new political era. Voters still want government to be effective.

The F Word: Be Careful What You Vote for This Election Night

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

David King is running for a statewide constitutional office that is second in line to the governorship after the lieutenant governor. And he's accused of rape.

The F Word: WikiLeaks and War Spending

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last week we spoke to Ethan McCord, who featured prominently in the first bombshell release from WikiLeaks. On Friday there came another massive revel...

The F Word: Campaign Cash, Corruption, Corporate Power.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Campaign cash -- we're drowning in a flood of it. As Katrina vanden Heuvel noted yesterday on GRITtv, this is on track to be a $5 billion election--an...

The F Word: Who Profits From Silly Campaign Season?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We need another word for silly season. It's way beyond silly how some are competing in this midterm race. In Illinois in particular, it's not been pre...

Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Marijuana, Masturbation and Medicine

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A group called MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com is flooding California airwaves with a scary-scary ad against Proposition 19, tthat state's legalize marijua...

The F Word: Fight for Your Right to Vote for CEO Pay

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

CEO pay has spiked alarmingly over the last decade or so, causing dangerous rifts as ordinary working people struggle to get by and watch their jobs go poof.

Weekly Audit: Will Obama Save Homeowners From Wall Street's Latest Fraud Scheme?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger A massive foreclosure fraud scandal is rocking the U.S. mortgage market. Wall Street banks and their lawyer...

The F Word: Losing the War's Beginning

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The ninth year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan began with an apology.

Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of Americans rallied for jobs and justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D...

The F Word: It's the Economy, Not the Bloggers

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Americans are angry with the Obama administration, and the Obama administration is angry with -- bloggers? The left-leaning media? What's wrong with this picture?

The F Word: Questioning the Cycle of War

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Obama administration is frustrated with the Pakistani government's inability to quell the Taliban. Who are the US to be frustrated? The answer to...

The F Word: Is the Drug War a Class War?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The war on drugs. We keep calling it that, it seems, because we like wars on abstract concepts. Like the war on terror, the war on drugs racks up one ...