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|David Simon uses his Bully Pulpit (w/video)
Back during the 2008 campaign when I read that both Barack Obama and John McCain said their favorite TV show was "The Wire" I thought, "Then why don't you campaign for the end of this insane drug war?
|Thoughts and Prayers for The Big Man
Sad news is out that Clarence Clemons, one of the greatest saxophonists in the history of Rock & Roll, and member of THE great E Street Band has suffered a stroke. Rolling Stone has confirmed the ...
|NPR Read My Letter on All Things Considered (Updated)
One thing many of us on progressives forget is that we need to get our message out anytime, anywhere, and as often as possible. The right certainly does that. And since we don't have a 24/7 news ...
|Important Words on the Value of Labor
Below is a link to some of the most important words in American history. I always remind my students that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died while fighting for the rights of sanitation workers. Some ...
|The Ball Is In Our Court: Now We Need a Date to Play
Ok, the Senate committees have now voted on their versions of health care reform. We played some part so far by electing a President, Senators, and Representatives who made health care reform a ...
|Dear Michael Moore: The ONE thing missing
My wife and I just got back from your new movie. As with all your films, I was very impressed with the way you present information and the stories of regular Americans, things we almost never see or ...
|Have you called 202-456-1111 today?
When I called the White House comment line today I told them I was from New Jersey but on Election Day I was in Pennsylvania volunteering for Barack Obama. I told the woman my 20 year-old son ...
|Finally! I heard the L word
I never hear it from Democrats. I don’t hear it from the person I worked to elect last November. I didn’t even hear it from Rachel Maddow as she sat next to Dick Armey on Sunday. But I ...
|Professor Howard Dean?
My son just sent me the story from today’s Yale Daily News. http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/27268 Howard Dean has applied to teach a seminar class at Yale. The seminar, “...
|The Two Word Al Gore Must Say to Obama:
Amory Lovins! When it comes to Secretary of Energy President-Elect Obama must not be concerned about star power or "Inside the Beltway" experience. The future of human residence on our planet ...
|The Simple Email We Need to Send to All We Know
If you are like me you are very occupied with the current presidential election. But the President's proposal for the bailout of Wall Street demands our attention. I just sent the following to all ...
|Why We Should Drill in American Waters
I drive a fuel-efficient car. I walk or ride my bike whenever I can. I recycle or compost almost everything possible. I try and be a responsible citizen of our nation and our planet. That is why a ...
|Today in the Swamps of Jersey
Today’s Obama rally in the Meadowlands included: - basketball and Senate hero, Bill Bradley - one of our time’s finest artists, Robert De Niro - the energetic Senator Ted Kennedy - ...
|Some Republican Voters Call for Change
Today on All Things Considered National Public Radio continued their series of interviews with likely voters after each debate. These features show the value of paying attention to focus groups ...
|The Onion or Huffington Post?
I just did my daily check of The Huffington Post and thought I might have mistakenly clicked on The Onion. First was the headline "Jesse Jackson: Edwards Is Only Dem Candidate Not Ignoring African ...
|Paul Krugman - REAL Change in D.C.
Paul Krugman's New York Times column today is about the end of the K Street-Republican Machine. At the end he gives strong warning that a Democrat in the White House does not necessarily mean the ...
|Nightline: Horse Race and Nothing Else
For over 25 years the American news media has by and large treated presidential campaigns as horse races. Nightline did it again tonight. Saying Obama is "losing traction" and Clinton is solidifying ...
|NY Times Video Analysis of Obama Speeches
The New York Times has an interesting video analysis of Obama addressing the "experience" issue. They compare his argument from this past February to the one he made on the stump this week. You can ...
|Obama follows Clinton and Gore on GQ
For the first time since Bill Clinton and Al Gore did it in 1992 a presidential candidate is on the cover of GQ. As someone with little interest in fashion (just ask my wife) I didn't think this was ...
|"Crunch Time" and why I don't support Edwards and Clinton
For me "Crunch Time" when our nation was deciding one of the most important issues a nation can ever deal with. "Crunch Time" was the September 23, 2002 when Al Gore made his courageous and ...
|RIP Michelangeo Antonioni
Yesterday Bergman and today Antonioni. Beautiful artists in the most important art form of the last 100 years.
|My Obama Letter in NJ's Largest Newspaper
I had a letter published in today's Star Ledger. It is New Jersey's largest circulation newspaper. The letter was in response to one of their columnists who continues to repeat the "Obama not ...
|My Hero - One of the Greatest Americans
I just heard one of the truely great Americans on NPR: John Lewis. They played part of his speech from the floor of the House where he asked, "How many more Americans need to die for this war? Not ...
|Hillary - Can you believe the Propaganda?
Arianna Huffington has very good post about Senator Clinton on the Today Show yesterday. Her point is that Clinton is trying to rewrite history concerning the differences between Obama and herself. ...
|Bring Back the Draft or Face the Truth
If you've seen the news you know that Gen. David Petraeus said that Iraq will require “an enormous commitment” over time by the United States. This is insanity. We are bankrupting our ...
|Maureen Dowd please Get a Life!
She goes from a column about John Edward's haircut (the latest Rethug and media non-story) to today's column on the the best poltical wife outside of Elizabeth Edwards. Michelle Obama, one of the ...
|Never Mention His Name (With Poll)
John Lennon was assassinated by a man who wanted to be forever associated with that wonderful artist. That is why I never speak that person's name. That is why I turn off the television whenever I ...
|Tom Friedman Drives Me Crazy
Friedman drives me crazy because sometimes he is so dead on correct on a subject while other times he is deadly wrong. I have just about given up on him over the last five years for his trust in a ...
|Imus and Getting “It”
A number of years ago Oprah had a discussion about race on her show. She made a profound observation about whites when she said, “I don’t need white people to get “It.” I ...
|Did Barack Obama Put Maureen Dowd in Her Place?
My main criticisms of Maureen Dowd are that she sees politics as both a game and an opportunity show how clever she is. No matter how important the issue or election, the essential thing is to be ...
|Listen To Frank Luntz (Not an easy thing to do.)
I hate to say it but we all listen to Frank Luntz, and now more than ever. Luntz has done a lot to help poison our current political debate. The "Death Tax," The Contract...," "Climate Change," etc. ...
|Props to Frank DeFord re: Lieberman
In his NPR sports commentary this morning Frank DeFord focused on sports writers voting on the baseball MVP and college football rankings. Deford, a Connecticut resident, was dead on in talking ...
|Sending a Message on Path to 9/11||Better Days||09/15/2006||6||2||-||-|
|NY Times: "The first major victory for a larger grass-roots movement."||Better Days||08/12/2006||29||16||-||6|
|Another reason why it is impossible to love Clinton||Better Days||07/26/2006||34||1||-||-|
|America the Beautiful||Better Days||07/04/2006||-||3||-||-|
|24: More Proof that for "Them" it is Just a Game||Better Days||06/23/2006||8||1||-||-|
|NIce Piece on Al Gore in NY Times online||Better Days||05/13/2006||14||9||1||-|
|Bruce: "This one is for Cindy Sheehan"||Better Days||04/21/2006||24||16||-||5|
|A Navy man: CHRIST!||Better Days||03/20/2006||5||10||1||2|
|Listen to the Most Trusted Man in America||Better Days||03/02/2006||3||3||-||-|
|One More Democrat for Al Gore||Better Days||01/21/2006||16||2||-||-|
|The Fighting Democrats||Better Days||01/11/2006||1||-||-||-|
|Must Listen - All Things Considered Today||Better Days||12/30/2005||1||1||-||-|
|All Democrats: Repeat After Me||Better Days||12/14/2005||16||4||-||-|
|Another reason for Gore in '08||Better Days||12/13/2005||34||8||1||13|
|Help! I need to find a quote quickly||Better Days||11/14/2005||7||-||-||8|
|F--K You Charles Schumer!||Better Days||10/23/2005||64||21||-||1|
|"I wish New Orleans was dry and Washington was under water."||Better Days||09/21/2005||5||1||-||-|
|Must Listen!||Better Days||09/08/2005||1||1||-||10|
|A Recruiter Just Called||Better Days||08/30/2005||33||11||-||-|
|Where are the Democrats?||Better Days||08/24/2005||23||3||-||-|
|Some Human's Ain't Human (Music for driving to Crawford)||Better Days||08/21/2005||6||-||-||-|
|Sports Figures One Can Believe In?||Better Days||08/21/2005||16||1||-||-|
|The Film W and Dick Should Have Studied (on TV tonight)||Better Days||08/10/2005||10||1||-||-|
|Breaking: Osama Found!!! (Satire)||Better Days||06/27/2005||3||1||-||-|
|Calling Kos Detectives||Better Days||06/23/2005||10||4||-||-|
|A Proud American and a Proud Parent||Better Days||06/14/2005||3||1||-||-|
|Dangerous Reading||Better Days||06/07/2005||1||-||-||-|
|My answer to right wing spam||Better Days||06/07/2005||4||10||-||-|
|The Reporter Could Not Stop From Laughing||Better Days||06/04/2005||44||13||-||-|
|Poll of Nixon Haters||Better Days||06/03/2005||32||3||-||-|
|Ernest T. Bass - Rest in Peace||Better Days||05/23/2005||7||2||-||-|
|LA Times on Bush's Staged Events||Better Days||05/19/2005||5||6||-||-|
|My email to NPR Today||Better Days||05/02/2005||8||1||-||-|
|Bless Teri Gross||Better Days||04/12/2005||24||11||-||-|
|A Real Journalist||Better Days||02/25/2005||2||3||-||-|
|On Now: Our Hero Paul Krugman||Better Days||01/03/2005||9||2||-||-|
|Reading for the Day||Better Days||01/01/2005||3||-||-||-|
|Internet Masturbation||Better Days||12/20/2004||10||2||-||-|
|My Man of the Year||Better Days||12/17/2004||8||4||-||-|
|The Bomb Was Supposed to Explode In the Bunker||Better Days||12/11/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Send This Message||Better Days||12/03/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Part ?)||Better Days||11/15/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Sad and Proud||Better Days||11/06/2004||1||1||-||-|
|1,421 Days Since they Stole Our Democracy||Better Days||11/02/2004||-||1||-||-|
|Live Freewayblogger||Better Days||11/01/2004||2||1||-||-|
|Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for Kerry||Better Days||11/01/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Leslie Stahl Stands Up to Kurtz on CNN||Better Days||10/31/2004||7||10||-||-|
|Political "Incident" on the Garden State Parkway||Better Days||10/21/2004||12||-||-||-|
|18th Amendment for Scarborough||Better Days||10/18/2004||9||1||-||-|
|Bush II in NJ - Same as Bush II in CA late in 2000 campaign||Better Days||10/17/2004||1||-||-||-|
|Michael Moore last night in South Jersey||Better Days||09/24/2004||-||-||-||-|
|Michale Moore at my college tonight!||Better Days||09/23/2004||5||-||-||-|
|PA Voter Registration Question||Better Days||09/07/2004||7||-||-||-|
|A Good Sports Analogy||Better Days||08/18/2004||5||-||-||-|
|The Douche Bag of Liberty||Better Days||08/13/2004||21||-||-||-|
|I just called Senator Lautenberg's Office||Better Days||08/12/2004||4||-||-||-|
|Quote for July (and November 2)||Better Days||07/25/2004||-||-||-||-|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Better Days||07/23/2004||14||-||-||-|
|Democratic White Out?||Better Days||07/13/2004||25||-||-||-|
|Why I Hate Cable News Talk (And Presidential Poll)||Better Days||07/09/2004||6||-||-||-|
|No Break From Politics Tonight (Red Sox-Yankees)||Better Days||06/29/2004||6||-||-||-|
|Monday Night at the Movies||Better Days||06/29/2004||4||-||-||-|
|Bonzo Goes to Bitberg||Better Days||06/05/2004||4||-||-||-|
|Paul Gigot on Now - How Sad||Better Days||05/07/2004||2||-||-||-|
|A Kerry Commercial||Better Days||04/28/2004||-||-||-||-|
|Watch (Tape) Nightline (You Westerners)||Better Days||04/09/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Let's Hear it for Gen. Clarke||Better Days||04/06/2004||17||-||-||-|
|The Scum of the Democratic Party||Better Days||02/15/2004||25||-||-||-|
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