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Laura Flanders

The F Word: Gaming Your Brain for Violence

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The WikiLeaks video of civilian killings by U.S. forces in Iraq has inspired some soul-searching this week. The New York Times ran a story on the dehu...

The F Word: Learning from Roosevelt(s)

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The President has a Rooseveltian opportunity, columnist Frank Rich wrote this weekend. Teddy Roosevelt was on his mind: stand off against the Titans o...

GRITtv: The F Word: Impossible to Ignore Wikileaks Tape

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"Well, it's their fault bringing their kids to a battle." Those words, spoken by a faceless soldier, echo from a classified US military video released by the site Wikileaks.org. The release comes on the heals of the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The F Word: Shaky Foundations for the Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

In 2009, a year of decline for most of us, the top 25 hedge fund managers made an average of $1 billion each. There was, said investor Carl Icahn "a great opportunity in debt" last year.

The F Word: Flotilla Video As A Weapon

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

A picture's worth a thousand words, but what those words are depends a whole lot on American media, at least, on pre-existing official attitudes.

The F Word: For Poor, America's a Sinking Ship

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last week in New York authorities announced that at Harlem Hospital Center, the largest health facility in that historic neighborhood, doctors had fai...

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

The F Word: CA Banks: Who Are They Working For?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Does it seem right to you that a state's ability to stay afloat should be the stuff of secretive betting pools? That's just what's happening. While st...

The F Word: Minority Opinions on the iPad

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Laura Flanders

The iPad -- It's strange. Of the 60,000 books accessible on the iPad e-reader, 90 % of available books seem to have been written by women, LGBT people and people of color. Accusations of censorship, bias and discrimination are already coming in.

Weekly Diaspora: The Game Plan for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when h...

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

The F Word: The RNC Stripper Stimulus

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Maybe they're not so against stimulus after all. In fact, the Republican National Committee has been giving a little stimulus of their own to an overlooked demographic group: strippers.

The F Word: Trust Just Isn't Enough

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

People love to talk "trust" -- a deep seated feeling untouchable by reason. But it's not anything ineffable we're talking about here; it's actions or lack of them, and choices; picking sides.

Weekly Audit: How Superhero Hilda Solis is Winning the Fight for Workers' Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger While the poor judgment of top-level officials at Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget frequently...

The F Word: DeBush, Debar and Debunk

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Republican criticsm of President Obama's response to the Gulf of Mexico spill is escalating. The President needs to get down there, say his critics --...

The F Word: Sacrificing Women to the Budget Gods

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As states scramble to stay afloat -- how are they balancing their budgets? On the backs of working women of course. The new big trend is to cut subsi...

The F Word: Baby Steps Towards Equality

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's over a year into an Obama administration, and already that word "compromise" has been heard too much. Yet when the news hit Monday night that the...

The F Word: Step Toward Justice for Jamie Leigh Jones

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...

The F Word: Courage for Immigration Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While House members were grandstanding on the floor over health care reform Sunday, and the news networks largely focused on tea party anti-healthcare...

The F Word: The Times' Bias Killed ACORN

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The contemplation-of-a-correction story is less about bad reporting than bias. The Times seems to have considered ACORN guilty from the start.

The F Word: Cutting the Net When We Need It Most

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy.   Here in the U....

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The F Word: Stupak vs. The Nuns

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Will the Senate bill give more people more access to insurance? Probably. Will they be able to afford it? That's an open question. But will it save lives? No doubt. And that was the nuns' point.

The F Word: Pedophilia is Fine, but Hold the Abortion

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

In another story from Arizona, but one that's attracting less attention than that state's check your documents anti-immigration law, a nun in Phoenix ...

The F Word: Where's the Party?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The winners were challengers -- right and left - and those who organized on the ground. As our friend Jane Hamsher put it primary night, "Between Obam...