Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The New American Dream If you are wealthy, you are living in the Golden Age of your American Dream, and it's a damned fine time to be alive. The two major political parties are working hammer and tong to bless you and keep you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Juan Cole and Katrina vanden Heuvel: Do We Belong in Libya?

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.

The failure of shareholder capitalism

Companies exist for their workers and their communities -- not just their CEOs and their investors

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Losing Our Way

The U.S. can find the resources for endless warfare, but not for nation-building here at home.

Billionaire self-pity and the Koch brothers

The libertarian tycoons explain why they are the True Victims of America's political culture

by Glenn Greenwald

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hypocrisy breaks out all over on Libya
Ignoring Congress makes Obama's war look like Bush's. But the right reacts in ways it used to consider traitorous
by Joan Walsh

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What’s So Scary About NPR? By Joe Conason
Somehow nobody asked the most obvious question: If NPR were truly slanted toward the liberal side, why would a phony tape of a private conversation be needed as proof?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Why the Republicans Hate NPR
by Robert Creamer
Political organizer, strategist and author
Yesterday, Republicans in the House passed a bill with no Democratic support to cut off funding for NPR altogether and to restrict local public radio stations from using federal funds from buying programing from NPR.

Monday, March 14, 2011

PAUL KRUGMAN Another Inside Job
More from the abusive bankers and their political friends.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pro-Worker Movement Power in Wisconsin: What's Next?
by John Nichols
Governor Scott Walker has unintentionally created a powerful movement. Now that Walker has got his bill, how will the pro-union forces push back? General strike? Break the banks? Recall? All of the above?
How Not to Fight Terrorism
By Joe Conason
Stigmatizing Muslims and their faith may win airtime for Rep. Peter King and draw cameras to his committee, but it does nothing to advance the security of the United States.

What Wisconsin Can Teach Washington
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Consider the contrast between two groups of Democrats, in Wisconsin and in the nation’s capital, and the reaction of voters.

Why the Fate of Democracy is at Stake in Madison

by Noam Chomsky Democracy in the U.S. has taken a different turn. After World War II the country enjoyed unprecedented growth, largely egalitarian and accompanied by legislation that benefited most people. The trend continued through the Richard Nixon years, which ended the liberal era.

Peter King's Modern Day Witch Hunt
by Eugene Robinson
Rep. Peter King's witch hunt against Muslim Americans.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Has Walker's Giant Overreach Screwed Republicans? 3 Major Mistakes That Might Sink the GOP in November
By Robert Creamer
The GOP’s Ingenious Madman Strategy
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Richard Nixon espoused what he called “the madman theory.” It’s a negotiating approach that induces the other side to believe you are capable of dangerously irrational actions and leads it to back down to avoid the wreckage your rage might let loose.

Flailing After Muslims
by Bob Herbert
This week’s scheduled hearing into the Muslim community is an affront to America’s most precious ideals.

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