Monthly Archives: December 2011

Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow Consultant, writer and Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future The president has adopted the language of the 99%, and it’s paying off for him. He’s surged from a position slightly behind Mitt Romney in last month’s CNN … Continue reading

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Why the Republican Crackup is Bad For America

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican crackup threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP’s … Continue reading

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8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek – Not all news stories are treated equally. December 15, 2011 | As 2011 comes to a close, we will see lists of the year’s most memorable events and most important people, as is the … Continue reading

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Eric Holder Is Correct: Let the Federal Gov. Stop the Racism of Individual States

Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network When African Americans and other disenfranchised groups were still vying for an opportunity to have their voices heard and participate in the social and political process of the nation they helped construct, the … Continue reading

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Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators: Nick Hanauer

By Nick Hanauer Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop. Trouble … Continue reading

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Moyers: Why ‘We The People’ Must Triumph Over Corporate Power

Berrett-Koehler Publishers By Bill Moyers Bill Moyers reminds us that repairing American democracy begins with reasserting that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as citizens. December 11, 2011 (Editor’s note: The following is the foreword to Corporations Are … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson December 7, 2011 8:05 AM ET By all rights, 2012 ought to be a cakewalk for … Continue reading

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A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

A Commentary by Marc Pitzke The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand … Continue reading

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SWAT Raids, Stun Guns, And Pepper Spray: Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Radley Balko Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Huffington Post In February of last year, video surfaced of a marijuana raid in Columbia, Mo. During the raid on Jonathan Whitworth and his family, police took down the door with a … Continue reading

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