Democrats felt they lucked out when Sharron Angle became the Republican nominee to challenge Majority Leader Harry Reid for his Nevada Senate seat. Most observers concur that Angle is a bad candidate–prone to gaffes, plenty of baggage, and a public record of views that can easily be attacked as falling
The ADL can’t make up its mind whether it’s the Anti-Defamation League or the Pro-Defamation League when it comes to the Not-Actually-Visible-From-Ground-Zero Community Center With A Mosque Inside.
The Preservation Generation: Military Resistance In Our Time.
The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in
NYT’s Paul Krugman hits on a familiar topic – that the appointing of Elizabeth Warren to head up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would not only give confidence to consumers that the President stands with them over banksters and scam artists, but to progressives who want to see some signal that their voices are being acknowledged, let alone heard.
I’m asking you to do two things. Numero uno. Sharpen your eyes and ears to the noun the corporate media uses to reference you. Numero dos. Every time you are referred to as a consumer (which is virtually every time) say resolutely to yourself, “Citizen.”
A refreshing immigration proposal from the Obama Administration.
In addition to everything else the Senate is up to next week, they’re going to try and shoehorn in a unanimous consent request to once and for all approve the black farmers and Native American settlements, known as Pigford and Cobell, in a standalone vote on Monday.
What can be done as a rich human person vs a rich corporate person when they realize the corporate fiduciary goals aren’t compatible with moral human goals?
It’s very hard to convince the people running corporations to put moral responsibility for people over their fiduciary responsibility for the company. If they fail their fiduciary responsibility they can be fined, fired or go to jail. A moral responsibility can be spun. “I give to charities. I give to churches. I pay taxes.” But many rich powerful people are going beyond immediate fiduciary responsibility to a company. They are also funding right wing think tanks. lobbyists and other groups who actively work to create the current situations that many people are in, as well as hurt groups that are working to help people.
I question one concerned Venture capitalist about how his actions, outside of his corporate fiduciary actions, supported or fought against the current human suffering in our economy.