Tag Archives: MoveOn

Competing versions of the “war on women” narrative

While I’ve been persuaded by the likes of Chris Hedges that there are organizations more deserving of my financial support that MoveOn, every so often the organization does something that I think warrants attention. Today, I happened across a little video that they just released, featuring women reading some of the more reprehensible Republican quotes […]

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Chris Hedges on why Occupy Wall Street could “bring them all down”

It takes a concerted effort on my part not to post videos here every night of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges. As I just posted video of him a few days ago, I hate to do it again, but, once you see this video of the former New York Times war correspondent being interviewed […]

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The pressure on Fred Upton begins to swell on news of his joining the Deficit Reduction Super Committee

Yesterday, I mentioned that, as Michigan Congressman Fred Upton had been appointed one of the 12 members of the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super Committee, we, the people of Michigan, should do a better job of, 1) pushing him to acknowledge that tax increases, and not just budget cuts, are needed to bridge the nation’s growing […]

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Van Jones sets out to counter the Tea Party, and Rebuild the American Dream

Obama’s former green jobs czar, Van Jones, launched a campaign in New York on Thursday called Rebuild the Dream. I’m watching video of the inaugural event now, and I’m torn. On one hand, I appreciate the thought behind it, and very much like the idea of a progressive, reality-based equivalent to the conservative Tea Party […]

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The takeover of America by the super-wealthy

This brilliant explanation by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, as to what’s really been going on in America, economically speaking, has been going around the internet for the past few days. I suspect that most of you have already seen it, but I thought that I should put it up here on the front page, […]

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