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Mar 23, 2010

Weekly Audit: After health care, the economy

Zach Carter
Now that health care reform has finally been enacted, a host of critical economic issues are taking center stage, including financial reform, unemployment and deeply rooted economic inequality.
Columnists
Mar 22, 2010

Will Israel attack Iran?

Has Benjamin Netanyahu miscalculated in his recent snub to U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, and by extension Biden's boss, Barack Obama?
Photos
Mar 22, 2010
Annie Leonard: The Story of Bottled Water. Photo: aurelia - Jewels Author/flickr

Annie Leonard: The story of bottled water

rabbleTV
Today is World Water Day: How did Americans begin to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap? Photo: aurelia - Jewels Author/flickr
Blog
Mar 22, 2010

The Kucinich decision

Fred Wilson
The collision of principle and pragmatism for US progressives over health care reform.
Blog
Mar 19, 2010

Weekly Mulch: Bad news climate bill

Alison Hamm
Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss their much anticipated tripartisan climate legislation.
Blog
Mar 18, 2010

Weekly Diaspora: No sleep 'till march on Washington

Erin Rosa
This Sunday, tens of thousands of people plan to march on the National Mall in Washington, DC in an effort to persuade Congress and the Obama administration to tackle immigration reform in 2010.
News
Mar 15, 2010

What Obama can learn from Chavez

Mukoma Wa Ngugi
This president has forgotten to use the people-power that brought him into office to get his agenda accomplished. He should copy the Venezuelan president's communication style.
Blog
Mar 9, 2010

Weekly Audit: Doomsday for the CFPA?

Alison Hamm
Just when the Democrats need to be tougher than ever on financial reform, Senate Banking Committee Chair Sen. Chris Dodd, seems to have given up completely.
Blog
Mar 3, 2010

Weekly Pulse: Obama to push for reconciliation

Lindsay Beyerstein
oday, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Congress outlining his plan to move forward on health care reform. The president is expected to advocate the use of budget reconciliation.
Podcast
Feb 24, 2010

U.S. military budget for 2010 climbs to $744 billion

Redeye
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military bases around the world, the nuclear weapons program -- all this adds up to a budget that leaves nothing for foreign aid or for tackling climate change.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2010

Barack Obama is going nuclear

Barack Obama announced the initial $8 billion in loan guarantees for construction of the first new nuclear power plants in the United States in close to three decades.
Blog
Feb 16, 2010

Weekly Audit: More jobs please

Zach Carter
One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Senate is finally taking anther look at how to create jobs and repair the economy.
Podcast
Feb 6, 2010

Courting Disaster: Fear of a democratic planet

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
A U.S senator claims the Constitution only protects citizens, and corporations have new election powers, and people protest due process then you know it is fear of a democratic planet.

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