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Prominent progressive blogs (and a few Columns) on politics. Dec 21
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Blinding, shocking pink covers the walls of the Taylorian compound in Coral Springs, Florida. According to my guide, the tone was scientifically matched to the exact color that Taylor Swift wore in a 2008 photo shoot. This is how things operate in the world of the Taylorians, a group that claims 1 million “Taylor-strong” members in all 50 states and around the world. Their headquarters in Florida was built by a reclusive billionaire said to have connections to the international arms trade and an affinity to the young singer.
It was an up and down week for President Obama. His speech in Osawatomie, Kan. was an up, as he correctly identified the ways our political and economic system are rigged against the middle class as "the defining issue of our time." It would have been much, much better though if the speech had been given two years ago. On the other hand, his politically motivated cave-in on the Plan B morning-after pill was definitely a down (made worse by his claim that HHS Secretary Sebelius was the ultimate decider on this one). Memo to the president: the people who want to deny teens access to birth control are never going to support you -- no matter how many reproductive rights or cabinet members you throw under the bus.
Unemployed, underemployed or anxiously employed? Join us to work for change at www.unitedprofessionals.org . www.workinglife.org : A blog discussing the current state of the world of work Barbara's Blog Nickel and Dimed (2011 Version) On Turning Poverty into an American Crime I completed the manuscript for Nickel and Dimed in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity.
Here's a little something to noodle on while I'm lounging in my easy chair trying to solve this week's Saturday Stumper crossword puzzle. First, you need to click here and go read a post by Matt Yglesias. I'll wait. You didn't read it, did you? Fine.
This morning I received an e-mail from a Mr. Richard Behar, who says he is a contributing editor to Forbes and who, like apparently hundreds of people (most of whom were anti-Zionist but be that as it may), objected to something he read in the piece published on the Open Zion website yesterday, " Brooklyn College And The BDS Debate ." As you can see from the below, I tried to answer his question politely and get rid of him, repeatedly, until he informed me (after publishing my e-mails without even asking permission) that he planned to write a column about them.
Friday marked the 104th International Women’s Day, a celebration of advancements made by women in social, political, and economic spheres. Take, for example, the wild success of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, a powerful businesswoman and self-proclaimed feminist who just published Lean In , her book of personal reflections on leadership, women in the workplace and individual growth. The controversial debut has inspired criticism from the likes of Maureen Dowd, Melissa Gira Grant, and Jodi Kantor, but Nation columnist Katha Pollitt gives her own reading and argues that feminists were far too quick to judge Sandberg’s motives for writing. Pollitt also reminds us that International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to discuss the ongoing need for action and advancements in human rights around the world. Veteran journalist and author Ann Jones opens up that dialogue with a compelling look at Afghan women facing an uncertain future.
Published in The Phoenix Naomi Klein, black-clad and sharp-tongued mistress of the global anti-corporate left, friend to Occupiers and scourge of oil barons, stood outside a dressing room backstage at Boston's Orpheum Theatre one night last month, a clear-eyed baby boy on her hip.
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
Last day at Salon Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 9:30 PM UTC Politics The sham “terrorism expert” industry A highly ideological, jingoistic clique masquerades as objective scholars, all to justify US militarism Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 9:29 PM UTC Politics
Good Friday Health Care Options: Go Bare or Go Broke? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com In our U.S. health care system, the opportunities to profit are... Mar 30th 2:33 PM Read More Moms Demand Action member Katerina Rodgaard introduces President Obama before speech on Common Sense momsdemandaction.org "As the mother of a... Mar 28th 9:09 PM Read More "A Brief History of the United States of America" from Bowling for Columbine www.youtube.com Are we a nation of gun nuts, or just nuts?