Tag Archives: Democracy Now

Introducing the People’s Budget

As you no doubt know, President Obama and congressional leaders were able to avert a government shutdown by reaching an agreement on the 2011 budget late Friday night. While we don’t yet know all the facts, it looks as though the Republicans were not successful in their attempts to defund public broadcasting, and stop the […]

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Chris Hedges on the death of the liberal class

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on Thursday’s unreported protest at the White House, his new book, Death of the Liberal Class, and Obama’s Faustian bargain with corporate power. (It’s grim stuff… To be honest, I wish I’d watched 30 Rock reruns instead.) Part-two of the interview can be found here. update: Speaking of Democracy […]

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White Power USA

I should be out, having fun, as I’m home alone tonight, without my wife and daughter, but Democracy Now has a segment on a new documentary about the White Nationalist movement in America, that I can’t seem to pull myself away from. [The documentary, entitled White Power USA, can be seen in its entirety on […]

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High-end journalism is dying and we need to save it

Former Baltimore newspaperman, David Simon, perhaps best known for his work on Homicide and The Wire, spoke before John Kerry’s Senate sub-committee on the future of journalism yesterday. As you might expect, he was brilliant. Sure, he discounted the contributions of blogs, many of whom really are producing valuable, original content, but, for the most […]

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