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Laura Flanders

The F Word: Define Security, Mr. President

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A three-year freeze on public spending on everything except entitlements, veterans benefits and security? Two years into a major recession -- a deva...

The F Word: The State of the Corporate Union

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The State of the Union will be a little different this year. Thanks to a last-minute switch the annual address will be presented by Lloyd Blankfein, ...

The F Word: Coakley DID Define Herself. More's the Pity.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

I hate to nit-pick, but is it possible that Martha Coakley lost her bid to become Senator of Massachusetts not because people knew her too little but...

The F Word: Lessons Not Learned

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A year ago I was freezing on the Mall with a few million others, watching the inauguration of a new President. Today I'm sweltering in my unnaturally...

Who You Callin' Moderate?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To get so-called moderate Democrat Ben Nelson on board, Harry Reid had to agree to a decidedly un-moderate compromise on abortion rights.

Heat Rises: Dubai's Tower of Debt

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

History repeats. Like the Empire State building before it, the Dubai tower was built in a global depression when cheap labor was plentiful -- as were the dreams of the ambitious and affluent.

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.

We Don't Care. We Don't Have To Care. We're Goldman Sachs.

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Goldman Sachs has openly, blatantly gone back to business as usual, knowing they will be bailed out by taxpayers if their high rolling gambles don't work, and they don't care who knows about it.

The Great U.S. Political Party Tradition: Rally Yours, Disenfranchise Theirs

Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Independent

From reading tests and ID challenges to felon disenfranchisement laws and the endless purging of voter rolls, the U.S. is almost alone among industrial world democracies in having no uniform federal voting law.

Listen to the Now Sayers - Live Stream From Denver at 3 pm Pacific.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's 6 am in Denver and the sky's beginning to light up. An anti-war march starts in a few hours. The hip-hoppers from yesterday's Rock the Bells show...