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|My 2-Year-Old Explains the Bush Tax Cuts (VIDEO)
Given the economy is where it is, I figured no one would notice if I used child labor so.... In this video from the Movement Vision Lab , my ...
|LESS at Stake This Election Than Ever Before (VIDEO)
If Tea Party candidates are elected and slash government, it's we the American people who will bleed. Especially in tough times --- amidst an economic crisis caused by unchecked big business --- we ...
|DREAM Act Students Causing a Nightmare
The immigrant rights movement is in a frenzy over a recent ...
|Make Glenn Beck cry!
I have an op-ed from the Christian Science Monitor that's up on Yahoo News right now. It's about Glenn Beck's attack on "collective salvation" and utter distortion of American history. The fact is,
|One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn’t Matter
The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally a few weeks prior. And that is a good thing.
|Thank You, Koran Burners
Now when someone insists Islam is the only religion with fringe whack jobs, we can all reply, "Not true! Look at those Christian whack jobs burning Korans in Florida!"
|Republicans Want Our Economy to Fail
You know that saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"? It's particularly convenient if your enemy's enemy has been your friend all along. The enemy of Barack Obama and the Democrats this ...
|Sally Kohn Bucks Beck (VIDEO): "Restoring Honor" Rally Special, Episode 2
At Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally this past weekend in Washington, DC, we learned two things:
|Bucking Beck, Episode 1: Fascism vs Communism vs What?
Welcome to a brand new series here at the Movement Vision Lab, combining thoughtful (and correct) political education and analysis with good ol' fashion ranting and raving. In this case, I couldn't ...
|Three Talking Points On... The Cordoba Islamic Cultural Center
After a recent appearance on Fox News, where I discussed the Cordoba House Islamic Cultural Center being planned in lower Manhattan, a friend asked me for a copy of my talking points to equip ...
|Where Was The "Professional Left" A Year Ago?
On May 12, 2009, I attended a briefing at the White House as part of a group of grassroots activists and community artists. ...
|Prop 8: Let's Get Rid Of Marriage Instead
Originally published for the Women's Media Center. The recent Federal District ...
I just read Kevin Matton’s thoughtful article in The American Prospect arguing that liberals need to “Forget Populism&
|Let Them Eat Paste: Democrats Cut Food Stamps To Fund Education, Health Care
As the saying goes, "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" Sometimes, clich� though it sounds, a clich� is just what's needed to express a sentiment. And so it goes in the ...
|Secret Emails Between Breitbart and Beck Revealed
Note: I found these emails on a secret thumb drive that was given to me around the same time that Laura Ingraham apparently got secret copies of the Obama Diaries. The emails below are as ...
|Letter to Sarah Palin from a Mama Grizzly
Originally written for the Women's Media Center blog . Dear Ms. Palin, ...
|NAACP Tea Party Resolution Could Go Farther
I have a piece up over on Huffington Post . Here's a tease: I was on Fox News this ...
|Exclusive Interview with Tea Bag
In my exclusive interview with a Tea Bag, the true story of the Tea Party is revealed.
|Force or Fringe: United States Social Forum Vs. Tea Party
I've written a piece over on AlterNet asking why it is that every itty-bitty ...
|Foreclosing on America: Edda Lopez vs. Bank of America
When I first arrived at Edda Lopez’s house, I wondered how this elderly woman lives on the second floor of her elevator-less home despite being wheelchair bound. After an hour with Edda, I no ...
|The 17th Amendment is Good for America
There’s a movement afoot to repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution which allows for the two US ...
|Secret Tea Party Video Reveals Talk of Treason!
I’ve never been to a tea party. Really. Not even as a little girl. Was never my thing. So when I decided I was going to infiltrate the Tri-State ...
|Massachusetts Voters Take Over Sen. Scott Brown's Office
Yesterday, I joined over one hundred grassroots leaders from the Alliance to Develop Power as they stormed the Capitol office of Sen. Scott Brown ...
|Elena Kagan -- One Ambivalent Liberal's Love Song
As the White House worries about selling Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to the Senate, progressives are worried that Kagan may not be as progressive as she seems. On the one hand, we want to ...
|They’re Not Illegal Immigrants, They’re Heroes
We need to stop calling undocumented immigrants in the United States “illegal”. A more appropriate term is: New American Heroes. Why are undocumented immigrants heroes?
|Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma
In late 2007, Oklahoma legislators enacted what was then the nation’s toughest anti-immigrant law. Mere months later, state Sen. Harry Coates – the only Republican legislator to vote ...
|Why Is 81 Year Old Ms. Wegner Taking On Wall St?
An 81-year-old widow from Des Moines, Iowa, Ferol Wegner wasn't the type of person who would normally go to a protest against the banking industry. But that was before she lost 30 percent of her ...
Recently, Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up a group of Tea Party activists by ranting against “big daddy” government. But when we’re facing the worst economic crisis in decades, ...
|Video: Parody Love Song for Tea Party
If you haven't seen this, you'll love it. Pass it around!!
|Funny Tea Party Love Song for Tax Day: Parody Video
As news media attention and Democratic anxiety turns toward the Tea Party march on Washington today, let's pause to remember that not only did 95% of Americans get a tax CUT under President Obama (...
|Miners' Blood on Sarah Palin's Hands
If Sarah Palin were president, there would be more dead miners in America. At a time when Palin, the Tea Partiers and other ultra-conservatives are calling for the destruction of government comes ...
|Madoff On The Loose; Impostor In Prison
Reports are surfacing that the man sent to prison for 150 years for defrauding hundreds of investors of $65 billion was not, in fact, mastermind Bernie Madoff but an imposter Madoff hired to take ...
|Tea Parties: Brewing Racial Resentment
The quickest way to know you’re onto the truth is when Fox News rushes to argue otherwise. Yesterday, Bill O’Reilly ...
|Not A Problem, A Pribble
If you're like me, you often find yourself in a room of supposedly well-meaning liberals who say things from time to time that make you cringe. Often, they're blatantly racist or anti-immigrant ...
|Corp. Earmarks: Free Market, Indeed!
In all the partisan jockeying around whether or not to ban some or all Congressional earmarks, a small detail has been overlooked—the fact that Congress gives away ...
|Five Lessons on Participatory Democracy
Get ready to applaud, folks. I’ve a new section of the Movement Vision Lab in which, when I read a book that I think is useful for grassroots organizing and movement building, I’m going ...
“We are not only culturally confused, our confusion makes it difficult for us to even imagine our confusion.” — Introduction, The Populist Moment, Lawrence ...
|Ideas Are Not Policies
I've had a similar interaction several times recently. It goes something like this: Me: I'm interested in how radical ideas become possible. Them: Oh, you mean like how there weren'...
| The Bloody Truth Behind Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
A week after a white supremacist attacked the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and on the ...
|Health Care From Your Faucet?
What do health care reform and drinking water have in common? Just as we spend more than any nation in the developed world on health care, Americans spend over $15 billion a year on bottled water. ...
| Is The Media (And Blogosphere) Killing Immigration Reform?
President Obama has resolutely and repeatedly stated his intention to move immigration reform this year and create a path to citizenship for 12 ...
|New Economic Model That ISN'T Socialism
Yesterday, President Obama announced that the United States government is effectively taking over General Motors and Chrysler and considering bankruptcy. But while Japanese automaker Toyota is also ...
|Blue Dogs? Bring On The Purple Cats!
Am I the only one frustrated that now that we finally have a President who looks out for the greater good of average Americans, his own party won’t join the fight to take the country back from ...
|What's In The Stimulus Package, Anyway?
Weren't you wondering? Well, I was, so a colleague and I took to the streets of New York City and asked folks we met to help us explain some of the worthwhile public spending programs in the ...
|Senate Republicans: Please Help
The debate over the economic stimulus package is really a debate about economic theory. Conservative Republicans need to give up now...
|The People's Agenda in Washington: Live Webcast Thurs, Dec 4 3pm EST
Today, I sat in a room while a dozen or so everyday Americans prepared to share the stage with top leaders from the Obama transition team and the new Congress. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will be ...
|Community Values Vote: Election Day Dispatches from Grassroots
Since community organizers were front-and-center in this election — sometimes celebrated, sometimes mocked — why not hear from community organizers as Election Day unfolds? Check out ...
|Exploiting Poverty Caused The Financial Crisis
Sure, the CEOs and hedge fund managers were greedy. There’s no question that wealth and the pursuit thereof led to the sub-prime fiasco and the decline of Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch ...
|Defending Community Organizing
Thought folks might be interested in this response to Sarah Pailin's attack last night on community organizing (echoed by Giuliani)
|Beyond The Clintons: The Real Unity Democrats (and Republicans) Need
All eyes are on Denver and whether the Democratic party will unify around Barack Obama, healing rifts that remain from the protracted primary fight. But the focus should be on unity of values and ...
|To Be Even More Provocative on Millennials and Activism...
I really appreciated Georgia10’s thoughtful response ...
|Real Change Happens Off-Line
Millennials need to be activists face to face. from the June 30, 2008 edition of the Christian Science ...
|Seven Lessons I Learned From Eliot Spitzer
1. Inflation is up, since $80,000 doesn't buy what it used to... 2. Wiretapping is bad. 3. Even ugly men with beautiful partners cheat. 4. When the NY State minimum wage is $7.15 an hour and the ...
|Poorism? What Is Inequality Coming To?
It says something about the extremities of inequality in our world when rich people are now paying money to take tours of poor people. An article by Eric Weiner in the travel section of the Sunday ...
|Candidates, Courage and the Immigration Debate
Thought I'd share this sharp essay on the elections and the immigration debate, by Rich Stolz at the Center for Community Change . We've posted the ...
|This Year's Oscar Nominations: Fear and Individualism
We've been going to movies about going it alone Published today in the Orange County Register This year's most-honored films mostly are rather bleak. "If a movie-goer manages to ...
|Can We Love Everyone? A Valentine to the World
I admit it's hard. Every day, several times per day, I stifle mean thoughts about passers-by. The S.U.V. driver taking up two lanes. The teenagers blocking the sidewalk. The person who keeps ...
|The Immigration Coin Trick
When I was a kid, my dad used to make a quarter appear behind my ear. He’d wave both his hands to distract me while, all along, the coin was hidden up his sleeve. That was the trick. So ...
|Gender, Race and the Presidential Election: A Response to Gloria Steinem
Thought I'd post a link to a piece I wrote at the Movement Vision Lab and ...
|The Twelve Days of Capitalism (sing-along)
This Christmas season, I’m excited to offer a few thoughts on capitalism, consumption, Christmas and crookedness — while also summing up this week’s posts at ...
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|Introducing this Election’s Swing Vote
It’s rare that everyday Americans take center stage in the presidential election. News pundits and political consultants are more concerned with the sex lives of the candidates than the real ...
|Getting Rid of Whiteness?
Wanted to share this provocative post from the Movement Vision Lab blog ...
|Gulf War, NOT Gulf Coast Recovery: Because of Race?
Let's be honest. The entire history of the United States is built on racial hierarchy and discrimination. In fact, ...
|Disproving Monsters Under the Bed: Why The Peace Movement Won't Stop The Occupation of Iraq
In this great post on the Movement Vision Lab blog, grassroots activist Dan Horowitz Garcia argues that if there is a peace movement (and he ...
|The Politics of Cell Phones: Something I Never Thought About But...
I love my Treo. And even though I know I only want it because it's cool, I'm dying for an iPhone. But in this great article on the Movement Vision ...
|Immigrants Neglected and Abused after San Diego Fires
Remember how when Katrina hit, the government and media cared more about wealthy white folks than low-income people of color? Suprise, suprise it happened again.
|Immigration may not be helping the Republicans, but why is it still hurting the Democrats?
What continues to baffle me is that Republicans can continue to use scapegoating as a cattleprod for the electorate (sorry to mix metaphors...) even though the public supposedly objects. So most ...
|Sick of Obstructionist, Timid Centrists
Could our "liberal" political leaders finally STAND FOR SOMETHING? With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans???
|Welcome to the Movement Vision Lab: What Is An Idea?
The nation is desperate for a new direction. But finding new ideas means challenging our old assumptions.... Movement Vision Lab blog and website launches today!
|Tom Tancredo is Officially Nuts
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has apparently called the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency --- better known as ICE, for the chill they leave in destroyed immigrant communities across the United ...
The “Values Voters Summit” kicked off last week in Washington. But whose values were they talking about? Bashing gay people? Denying the basic humanity of immigrants. In what twisted ...
|From Here to Junta: Stop Shopping At Wal-Mart, Save The UN And Help Burma
At his speech at the United Nations last week, President Bush denounced the “19-year reign of fear” by the military dictatorship in Burma. About time our president starts denouncing ...
|Blinded By The White: OJ Simpson vs. The Jena Six
Why is it that mainstream white media and white folks in general are so obsessed (once again) with OJ’s guilt but paying little or no attention to the innocence of the Jena Six?
|The War Just Got Personal
Last week, my little cousin was deployed to Iraq.
|Larry Craig's Pullout Strategy
Will he or won’t he? Let’s consult the Ouija board of Washington sex-scandals past:
|BREAKING NEWS: Displaced Residents Storm HUD Office in New Orleans
Residents and community groups in New Orleans demand that St Bernard Parish housing project re-open.
|Blood Coal, Not “Clean Coal”: Bush Administration relaxes mining regulations today
Today, the Bush Administration is relaxing regulations for strip mining and mountaintop removal, in the shadows of the mining tragedy in Huntington, Utah. Impossible to not call that out...
|Reflections on the US Social Forum: Three Cautions for the Future of the Left
Dispatch on the good, bad and ugly from the first-ever gathering of 15,000 progressive activists.
|Ding, Dong, Falwell's Dead
Perhaps there’s something tacky about celebrating someone’s death. Perhaps, but I’m doing it anyway.
|Scapegoating: A TrageComedy on the 2008 Republican Agenda
Over 18,000 immigrants have been detailed in raids conducted this year. A short play about what the White House is thinking... ACT ONE (based on a true story)
|Show Your Support For Immigrant Families in New Bedford, MA
America is for all of us. Stand up to the anti-immigrant raids in New Beford, MA, and take action!!
|If I Were Running For President
We need a candidate who inspires idealism of what our country might be, and not just centrist complacency with the country as it is. We need a candidate who preaches that change is possible, that ...
|A Call For Moral Outrage (The Minimum Wage is Just the Minimum)
Shouldn't any decent employer already being paying their employees more than $7.25 an hour? And if they aren't, shouldn't we all be OUTRAGED?!?!?!?
|Agenda for the Democrats' SECOND Hundred Hours
Putting some of Gingrich's boldness into Pelosi. A bold agenda for the new Democratic leadership, based on interviews with over 165 progressive leaders across the country. Warning: Actual, ...
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