Leonard Isenberg: Using a pejorative word like “antiquated” to describe “last hired, first fired,” simplistically ignores at least the arguable logic that those who have done it longer tend to do it better.
Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962. It’s being touted as a major step forward but for those who support Single Payer, it is anything but. From the house floor, Speaker House Nancy Pelosi called the passing of H.R. 3962, “an historic moment for our nation”. [...]
Snippets of progressive women in the media today. This is Linda Milazzo, an uncompromising progressive journalist whose work is found on the Huffington Post, AlterNet, and we’re proud to say the LA Progressive as well as many other online progressive publications. The internet and specifically the blogosphere, as it is coming to be know, is [...]
This is the story of Sue, one among millions who have been impacted by California’s Three Strikes Law. This is the story of a Mom who used tough love when her son was a troubled youth and now regrets it. This video is part 2 in a series written, directed, and produced by film maker [...]
Rachel Maddow reveals what a local investigative reporter discovered at a town hall meeting.
Per capita, the United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any industrialized nation in the world. Over 2.3 million Americans are living behind bars or under conditions where the state oversees their conduct. Crime rates have continued to fall over the past 25 years, however, incarceration rates have grown. Funding to build prisons exceeds [...]
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Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now” reads the headlines of the day. The topics covered are: Obama Backs Indefinite Jailing, Criticizes Bush Measures Cheney: Obama Policies Endanger US Former U.S. Soldier, Steve Green, Gets Life Sentence in Iraq Rape, Murder Case UN requests $500 million in aid to help 2 million people who have been displaced [...]
The president has stated that he will continue to block the release of additional Abu Ghraib photos depicting torture or “troop abuse” as it is now being referred to in some mainstream media outlets. What could be driving the 180 degree turn in the president’s decision to release the Abu Ghraib photos?
According to a recent report, 1,484 CEOs left or were fired from their jobs in 2008. But many of these CEOs left with hefty severance packages. These severance packages or “Golden Parachutes” softened the fall for many of the executives responsible for the financial crisis. General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner stepped down under pressure from [...]
Check out Rachel Maddow’s chronology of AIG’s corporate wrongdoing. She does a great job of summing it up in a nutshell.
Few had heard the name Bernard (Bernie) Madoff, as recently as two months ago. An equally small group was familiar with the term “Ponzi Scheme” when the Madoff scandal broke. And now there is the Sir R. Allen Stanford scandal. Now, in this era of keen observance to rules of fiscal prudence where the public [...]
The clock is ticking , unemployment is rising, foreclosures are up, and economists say we are at an all time low but the GOP continues to oppose the president on the passage of his stimulus package.
President Barack Obama spoke to a group of business executives and elected officials before the House voted on the highly anticipated Stimulus Bill which contains an $825 billion Stimulus Plan. The President noted that seven of the largest corporations in the United States announced, this week, that they are making job cuts. Earlier, in a [...]
Congratulations to us all. Today, the Inauguration of Barack Obama, marks the beginning of a new era in America! The country has been returned to the people!
Michelle Obama urged millions of Americans this week to perform community service on January 19. Her e-mail message included a link to engage in such actions, and her commitment is clearly heart-felt. Ms. Obama once worked for Public Allies, which “identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and prepares them for careers working for community [...]
Sub-freezing temperatures and a brisk wind did not darken the day in Drexel Park for the kick off of Camp Hope, an 18-day vigil just down the street from Barrack Obama’s home on Chicago’s south side, earlier this week. Organized by a coalition of social justice, religious and peace organizations from the Chicago area, Camp [...]