ach year, we ask for your help in developing and organizing the sessions you’ll attend at Netroots Nation. Your submissions will help us create an inclusive and engaging agenda.
Kim Tso: I based my analysis on one simple principle: Children should not be made to pay for the mistakes of grown-ups. With that in mind, this is what I decided.
Linda Milazzo: On January 2nd, thanks to the hard work and determination of members of the Occupy Movement, the 123rd Rose Parade is permitting viewers to Just Imagine how spectacular our country could be if greed and war disappeared.
David Swanson: I think Norman Solomon would make a better Congress member than I would, and than most of us would.
James Clark: Put another way, we spend $184 million more per year for death penalty inmates than we do on those sentenced to life without the chance of parole. All told, California is on track to spend $1 billion on the death penalty over the next five years.
Sherwood Ross: It’s been estimated the Iraq war, besides making that country pretty much unlivable, will flush $3 trillion in U.S. taxpayer dollars down the Pentagon drain.
Lee Fang: Rather than making a policy-based argument to back up his firm belief in giving billions in foreign aid to Israel, Webster said the money is necessary to ensure “God’s hand” stays with America.
Robert Reich: If people knew that the Ryan plan would channel hundreds of billions of their Medicare dollars into the pockets of private for-profit heath insurers, almost everyone would be against it.
Andrea Nill: Over the past month, real estate mogul Donald Trump has made quite a name for himself as a right-wing birther.
Lee Fang: Dozens of these for-profit schools systematically defraud their students by showing them fake job placement rates, providing false claims about the types of jobs they can attain, misrepresenting that their credits will transfer to state universities, and giving false promises that students do not have to pay back their loans.
Adam Eran: One recent such sprawl-enabling designed-to-fail project is California’s proposed high speed “supertrain.” This would take years and cost billions to build.
We did so because we believed we had to help the President remember that his promise two years ago to dedicate $50 billion over five years to fight global AIDS was a heroic and life-saving plan—and his failure to actually do so threatens to derail the fight against AIDS worldwide.