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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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What PBS and NPR funding cuts would mean at home

As you know, the Republicans, using the excuse of the federal deficit, are suggesting that we defund PBS and NPR. Like me, you’ve probably signed petitions and written to your elected officials, telling them how much you value Sesame Street and Frontline in a world run rampant with the likes of Justin Bieber and Glenn […]

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What conservatives really want, and how we’re helping them get it

Our old friend George Lakoff has a brilliant essay on the Common Dreams website today. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage those of you with time to follow the last link and read the whole thing, though. ….The central issue in our political life is not being discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American […]

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