It’s always interesting to see how pundits try to defend the indefensible actions of the politicians they support. Here’s Jonathan Chait of The New Republic spinning the Republicans’ blockage of Ground Zero medical care.
Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman make not-so-veiled attempts to marginalize and discredit the progressive movement.
He still denies that he’s running for president, but Michael Bloomberg gave what sounded a like a stump speech on the economy today. In the process, he confirmed that he’s just another tool for corporatist plutocracy.
Remember this scene from Terminator 2? That’s a visual representation of what progressives of all stripes need to be doing at this moment. We are all furious at the “compromise” worked by Obama and the Republicans to extend the tax cuts for the wealthy. We have all, at our own
What, exactly, is Obama thinking? Does he not like being president?
Some of the same people who warned of the looming subprime crisis two years ago are ringing alarm bells again. Their message: Not just small towns or dying Rust Belt cities, but also large states like Illinois and California are increasingly at risk.
There is a real way to save the Obama presidency: by challenging him in the 2012 presidential primaries with a candidate who would unambiguously commit to a well-defined progressive agenda and contrast it with the Obama administration’s policies.
Effective at the beginning of October, Arizona stopped financing certain transplant operations under the state’s version of Medicaid. Many doctors say the decision amounts to a death sentence for some low-income patients, who have little chance of survival without transplants and lack the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to pay for them.
It’s quite powerful when someone first understands that the meaning of life is not, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” And it’s downright transformative when they realize that “I deserve to keep as much wealth as I can gather for myself” is a destructive political philosophy – and one that lies in direct contradiction to their Christians beliefs.
It’s time to stop complaining about the ongoing series of of unbelievable Democratic betrayals, and to start getting serious about putting together a progressive third party.Time is ticking, and I challenge anyone on this site to explain why they are still holding out hope on the Dems when it is more than clear that they have sold us up the river.