Tag: Politics
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November 11th, 2009

As the House managed to pass a healthcare reform bill over the weekend, the recession continued to impact the ability of American families to maintain healthcare coverage. In October alone, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent. So we want to hear from you. Have you lost healthcare coverage because of the recession? [...]

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November 6th, 2009

This post was first published at VeniceforChange.com. I have a tiny, 750 square-foot house. But I’ve somehow made room for one of those enormous Obama “Hope” posters. You know the one. You’ve seen it a million times. This one sits framed in my kitchen. On it are the signatures of many of the volunteers I [...]

Airdate: October 21, 2009

Former presidential candidate weighs in on the situation in Afghanistan and explains points made in his book, End the Fed.

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October 14th, 2009

It was an unseasonably hot day in Washington D.C. when tens of thousands of activists marched to the capitol Sunday demanding federal rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Supporters walked two miles past the White House, decked out in rainbow flags, rainbow tights, rainbow scarves. There was even a giant rainbow flag stretched on the [...]

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October 9th, 2009

No matter people’s thoughts on President Barack Obama winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, many were surprised. Including Obama himself. Two other U.S. presidents won the prize while in office–Woodrow Wilson in 1919 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. And former President Jimmy Carter won after leaving office. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its statement: [...]

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October 5th, 2009

The passage of Proposition 8 in California led to a dramatically increased awareness of homophobia around the country as well as the launch of a new generation of activists. What I didn’t realize until recently, though, is that Prop. 8 was also a unique catalyst in battling racism and faith-phobia. Following the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) community’s [...]

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September 11th, 2009

Over the Labor Day weekend, Van Jones, a member of the hip-hop generation and special advisor for green jobs at the White House Council for Environmental Quality, tendered his resignation, and it was accepted by the Obama administration. I will be the first to say that I never found Van Jones to be a radical, [...]

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September 9th, 2009

President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday night in an attempt to create movement on the healthcare overhaul. He laid out the details of his plan for healthcare and did not back down on the public option. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr. delivered the Republican rebuttal. And what do you have to say? [...]

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September 4th, 2009

The Associated Press released a photo Friday of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, moments after he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 14, in Afghanistan. Bernard later died from his wounds. Some newspapers published the photo with the accompanying AP story, but the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, The New York Times and [...]

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August 26th, 2009

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer Tuesday. His Senate career spanned nearly 50 years, and he is credited with continuing a legacy begun by his brothers John and Robert. The outpouring of messages from both Republicans and Democrats speaks to Kennedy’s negotiating skills and knack for bipartisan coalition-building—expertise that Republican [...]

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