11 Nov 2009

The F Word: No Armistice in War on Poor

Armistice Day reminds us that when wars end, the winners and losers are supposed to make peace. For the first time, in 2009, leaders of World War II enemies, Germany and France, commemorated the date together as a sign of new mutual respect. But this week also marked the ten-year anniversary of a different kind of war — a war on Americans’ assets and the poor. Ten years later, while the winners and losers are obvious, there’s no armistice in sight.

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11 Nov 2009

GRITtv Live: Our Future – What Can We Do?

How much control does the President really have, anyway? Americans voted for change and are getting frustrated with the lack of it, but our guests have both written about the powerful forces holding the status quo in place.

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10 Nov 2009

The F Word: Unequal Power, Unequal Access

“If women are denied a chance to develop their full human potential, including their potential to lead healthier and at least somewhat happier lives, is society as a whole really healthy? “

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09 Nov 2009

The F Word: Stupak is a Step Back

The House passed its version of health-care legislation Saturday night by a vote of 220 to 215 after the approval of an amendment which amounts to a not-very-back door abortion ban for everyone but the very rich. Presented by Democrat Bart Stupak of Michigan with the strong backing of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the amendment would prohibit abortion coverage in the government-run plan and any private plan on the new marketplace that accepts people who are using government subsidies to buy coverage.

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04 Nov 2009

GRITtv Live: One Year Later, What’s Changed?

In a special one-hour live stream, we bring back many of our guests from last year’s election day show to discuss what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and what we still hope to see happen under Obama. Elections around the country of course saw nowhere near the turnout of the

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03 Nov 2009

The F Word: Catholics And Choice–Difference of Opinion?

The Catholic Church’s stance on reproductive choice has been unyielding; in 2004 the Pope struck out and said that pro-choice Catholic politicians (like then-Presidential candidate John Kerry) should be denied communion. Even birth control is too much for the new Pope Benedict, formerly known by the nickname “God’s Rottweiler.”

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02 Nov 2009

The F Word: The Health of Democracy

Heath care only for those who are rich and healthy enough? And voting only for those who are persistent enough? The test based approach is about as good for our health as it is for our democracy. So bravo to Feingold and Ellison.

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28 Oct 2009

NY-23: Palin’s Pet Hoffman Has Taliban Ties

One week before Election Day, the special election to fill a vacant House seat in New York’s North Country is heating up. It’s a three-way split, pitting a Republican, a Democrat, and a Conservative against one another. It’s close.

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28 Oct 2009

The F Word: Palin’s Pet Hoffman Has Taliban Ties

One week before Election Day, the special election to fill a vacant House seat in New York’s North Country is heating up. It’s a three-way split, pitting a Republican, a Democrat, and a Conservative against one another. It’s close.

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27 Oct 2009

The F Word: Public Option Activists Deserve a Pat on the Back

Now some good news. The public option’s alive and kicking — it may not be what you dreamed of — but it’s worth a cheer that it’s not plain dead.

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