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Act Now! “Kill the FFEL”

This was a Take Action idea I floated to Associate Publisher Peter Rothberg about a month ago.  I researched and wrote up the issue and, as it worked out, it perfectly coincided with this week’s lead editorial.  Going forward, the editors … Continue reading

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Obama’s Quiet Fight Against Poverty

Activist Deepak Bhargava discusses the Obama administration’s “stealthy” support for impoverished Americans.   Click here to see the VideoNation clip.

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How should the US respond to the convictions of Ling and Lee?

Click here to vote or here to learn more about the kidnapped journalists–I did the (uncredited) research for the April report referenced in the “Act Now!” post.   Picture credit: Steve Rhodes (via Flickr)

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Afghans Under Attack

Najibullah, a battered resident of the Kandahar province, talks about rebuilding after the latest American air strikes.   Click here to watch the interview from the  Brave New Films foundation.

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Online Loan Lobby vs. Indebted Americans

While I think there are valid reasons for letting the market determine its own interest rates, when 90% of your profit is derived from fees and late payments, clearly the business model has a fatal flaw– a fatal but profitable … Continue reading

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Will Afghanistan Be Obama’s Vietnam?

The Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses the Obama administration’s hopeful first steps and the potential stumbling block posed by the war in Afghanistan.   Click here to watch the VideoNation clip.

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What should Obama emphasize in his speech in Egypt to Muslims?

I don’t like the impossible dichotomy implied by the phrase “Muslim world” and yet that is what I wrote when I submitted the poll.  Somehow its constant repetition in the mainstream media managed to pervade my thought process.  Ehh.   Click here to … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Conservatism

I needed to get a picture of the editor and publisher on the blog before I’m out the door.  Check that one off the list. And, as far as the video goes, she actually does a very good job of … Continue reading

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Latina Justice: Muy Blind

From the pages of Time to the ranting of Fox News, politicians and pundits cannot seem to look past Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s Hispanic heritage.   Click here to watch The Daily Show segment.

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Racial Injustice

Right-wing commentators are playing the race card in their campaign to smear Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sonia Sotomayor.   Click here to watch the video from Media Matters.

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