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Laura Flanders

The F Word: Larry Summers: Goodbye To All That

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Internet was all a-Twitter yesterday when news broke that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will step down by the end of t...

The F Word: Echoing at the Extremes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This weekend, at a panel on the U.S./Mexico border in Marfa, Texas, GRITv friend, reporter Mark Danner discussed the "thinning out" and hard...

The F Word: Sexy Primary Victories On Both Sides

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The other day on the show, Melissa Harris-Lacewell suggested media "need to be covering the left as much as we cover, with anxiety, the right." Anxie...

The F Word: Campaign Cash From Rate Hikes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"Corporate interests are buying the elections? Oh no", Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the New York T...

The F Word: New York's Real Culture War

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The clash of civilizations continues, 9 years after the attacks of 9-11, the threat to our freedoms remains real. Shadowy individuals aim to control o...

The F Word: Fighting Class War Fighting Bob Style

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama spoke to a labor crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, calling for new energy investment, and new infrastructure. The word most people want t...

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

The F Word: Time to Declare Global War on Flooding

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The flooding in Pakistan has displaced 2 million people, killed at least 1600 and affected 14 million. It should be affecting all of us. A disaster o...

The F Word: Evil Inequality in the Works for the Web

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Laura Flanders

Offering freedom but not for wireless users is tantamount to telling independent producers we are free to communicate and do business -- but only by tin-can or pony express, while the big boys rule the mobile superhighway.

The F Word: Charity or Philanthro-Feudalism?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

29 million unemployed or looking for work, that's the latest estimate, and you'd think it'd concentrate the mind in Washington. 29 million, or over 16...

The F Word: What Good Is the 14th Amendment?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The 14th amendment has done it again! No wonder right wing radicals want to repeal it.

The F Word: Welcome to Recovery for the Rich

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Welcome to the recovery! That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wrote in the New York Times this week. And such good news! We've all been w...

The F Word: What Are Teachers Worth?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

That's the question, as the Senate puts off a vote on $10 billion for state and local governments to prevent teacher layoffs. Senate leadership wanted the bill to be deficit neutral.

The F Word: Lost Billions in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Congress agreed to pump an extra $33 billion into Afghanistan this week, even as a new report revealed that almost nine billion earmarked for the nation's other occupation -- Iraq -- went missing.

Weekly Diaspora: Modified SB 1070 Goes Into Effect; How Federal Law Paved the Way

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The passage of SB 1070 made it clear that the federal government had created a monster.

The F Word: Funding War, Choosing Sides

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The House approved $33 billion for a 30,000-troop escalation in Afghanistan this week and in doing so took money away from other places it was desperately needed: public schools, green energy and job creation.

The F Word: National Confrontation on Race

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the end of a long painful week, Shirley Sherrod's been offered a new job with the USDA's Office of Civil Rights and Community Outreach. She's still considering, though, and who can blame her?

The F Word: Rolling Over on Shirley Sherrod

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

How many times is the Obama administration going to roll over for Glenn Beck?

The F Word: Top Secret: Privatizing Fails

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While deficit hawks obsess over spending, private security companies, private spies, and private armies rule the tax dollar roost.

The F Word: Great Hoarding Causing Great Hurt

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Big money won't do "the right thing" because as far as they're concerned, they're doing it already. Capitalism's working well for them -- people are working harder, for less.

The F Word: Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, six New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations for the shooting and killing of James Brissette and Ronald Madison.

The F Word: Do Ask, Don't Tell

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The White House has pulled quite a bait and switch on the LGBT community. LGBT voters came out and contributed en masse to Barack Obama's campaign. A ...

The F Word: The Year of Which Women Again?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So it's “the year of the women" in the media again. But again, it's only some. All about money media are all about the women of the GOP. It...

The F Word: Who Fights and Why?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. is currently shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month. It's not just in the Ozarks that the recruiters are the only ones with jobs around: the economy shed 125,000 jobs in June.