What Democrats Stand for Today

By |October 28th, 2011|

One reason I now write from the view of a recovering partisan. Obama administration approves California Medi-Cal cuts Gov. Jerry Brown scored a budget win Thursday as the Obama administration approved a major share of Medi-Cal cuts that health care providers and patient advocates said would cut off medical access to the state's most vulnerable [...]

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Is It a Good Idea for Rick Perry to Skip Debates?

By |October 28th, 2011|

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Absolutely. Rick Perry's got nothing to gain by showing up at yet another debate to prove he's unimpressive. Perry's ineptitude at speaking in clear, concise and understandable sentences, while simultaneously trying to make the point he's [...]

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Houston’s Art Pronin Takes on the White House, Gets Quoted in Politico

By |October 27th, 2011|

An upcoming Houston fundraiser featuring first lady Michelle Obama at the home of a former Enron executive who is part of a movement to convert public pensions to 401(k)-style plans is angering some local Democrats. - Politico This is what a movement progressive is supposed to do. Art made quite a stir on his breaking [...]

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OWS: The Connections are Wide and Deep

By |October 27th, 2011|

The video above is of Sgt. Shamar Thomas. It went viral and now has over 2 million hits. After Scott Olsen's assault, it seems even more relevant. Interestingly, Olsen is reportedly from Wisconsin, the state that Gov. Scott Walker ignited with his anti-democratic view of economic equality. As a reminder, Pres. Obama and the Democrats [...]

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After Serving His Country, All Scott Olsen Got was a Fractured Skull in Oakland

By |October 27th, 2011|

The following text was provided by people helping Scott Olsen, including IVAW and Occupy Wall Street: Scott Olsen, 24, a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq, was hit by a police projectile during the brutal police crackdown on Occupy Oakland on 10/26. He is in serious but stable condition at an Oakland hospital [...]

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Progressive Notes: UPDATED-**ABOUT TO BREAK IN NATL MEDIA**Obama Camp to Fundraise at Pension Opponent’s House, Houston Teacher’s Union Fights Back

By |October 27th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. **UPDATE: POLITICO HAS CONTACTED ME AND INTERVIEWED ME. THIS WILL BE A NATL STORY AND IN PRINT HOPEFULLY TODAY. WH HAS BEEN ASKED BY POLITICO FOR OFFICIAL RESPONSE*** A row between the Obama fundraising machine and labor has erupted in Houston. Michelle Obama is coming to [...]

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Glenn Greenwald with Rachel Maddow

By |October 27th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Glenn's got a new book out, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful. The interview above with Rachel Maddow is worth your time. One focus of Glenn's book, which I haven't yet [...]

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Something Cool

By |October 27th, 2011|

Check this out, then bookmark it. TM NOTE: Also wanted to say "In the News" is no longer active. We hope to relaunch it sometime in the future.

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Romney Does Damage Control Over Kasich Flap

By |October 26th, 2011|

When right wing talker Bill Cunningham opposes something from John Kasich, it's a moment to sit up and take notice. Cunningham is not only a good friend of Kasich, but a die hard supporter. Last night on Schultz's show, Cunningham and the working class hero, Schultz, found common cause. It was a beautiful thing. But [...]

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Obama’s ‘Hope and Change’ Replaced By Without Me ‘You’re On Your Own’

By |October 26th, 2011|

"The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don't work even harder than we did in 2008, then we're going to have a government that tells the American people, "˜you are on your own,'" Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel. - Obama: If [...]

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