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The Progressives Guide to Raising Hell

How Can Progressives Win Again? Look To California

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

For all the mud and money thrown around Tuesday, the results in California at least show that democracy isn't for sale when its supporters have the right tactics. We need to start practicing them today.

Cancer Widow Challenges Insurer Over $450K Medical Bill

The Huffington Post | Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following is excerpted from The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell by Jamie Court, published by Chelsea Green in September 2010. Never underesti...

Texas Oil Price Gouging Behind Drive to Stop Greenhouse Gas Caps

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Court

Price gouging is apparently too profitable a gold rush to threaten with competition from a green-tech energy sector, which is why Valero is the principle funder behind California Proposition 23.

The Beverly Hills Tea Party?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

If you think the Tea Party represents real people who are mad as hell about real issues, you might want to know that it just had its first rally under the Beverly Hills sign over the weekend.

Big Oil Behind the Tea

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

While the Tea Party is voicing authentic anger, the money fueling it is coming from petroleum magnates who simply want to profit and pollute at the expense of the rest of us. The Tea Party in California has become Big Oil's army. Not very populist to me.

Mad as Hell, But Don't Want to Join The Tea Party?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

If progressives walk away, rather than engage, the Tea Party and GOP will capture the popular anger and turn it against government, rather than focus it rightly back on the targets of the 2008 election: Wall Street, health insurers, and polluters.

Raising Hell, Not Raising Money, Is What the Middle Class Needs From American Labor

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

As we scan the labor movement across America, the hell raisers are building their numbers and the fundraisers are fading away. The fate of the middle class depends largely on what paradigm American labor chooses.

Obama's Victory Lap At Rush Hour Gridlocks Middle Class LA To Raise $1 Million For Congress

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Gridlock is one thing in Washington, but in this unending recession voters can only stand so much in their own back yard. Obama's Los Angeles trip cost his party a lot more than it raised.