July 31, 2008 Chris Hedges on the Self-serving Nature of Institutions
Chris Hedges on CSPAN's Q&A discusses the state of U.S. government and
journalism and how he became a journalist after beginning his career as
He also talks about his book Collateral Damage: America's War Against
Iraqi Civilians. Hedges is a former Middle East bureau chief for The
New York Times. In 2002 he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize
of global terrorism. He has also worked for The Christian Science
Monitor, National Public Radio, and The Dallas Morning News. Currently he is a
distinguished fellow at Princeton and a senior fellow at The Nation Institute.
His previous books include War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning.
July 30, 2008 The US Role in Mexico's Drug War
Inside USA travels to Mexico to look at the the drug war going
on there, and to examine how the United States is involved. The bodies
are piling up - over 1800 killings so far this year alone.
July 29, 2008 The McLaughlin Group with Noah and Joe
23/6's expert political pundit-type analyst reporters Noah Garfinkel and
Joe Mande enjoy a regular guest spot on everyone's favorite roundtable
talk show, the McLaughlin Group. Check out their latest appearance, as
Joe struggles to grasp some excellent financial advice.
July 28, 2008 Bill
Moyers Journal | The Mortgage Mess
Bill Moyers Journal travels to ground zero of the mortgage meltdown — Cleveland,
Ohio. Correspondent Rick Karr takes viewers to Slavic Village, one of
the hardest hit neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to the spate
of foreclosures caused by the subprime mortgage crisis.
July 24, 2008 Send Karl Rove to Jail
"In a classic non-denial denial, Karl Rove makes it clear that he
did talk to people about Siegelman's prosecution--even while he denies
that he spoke to anyone in DOJ about it."
July 23, 2008 Bush :'Wall
Street Got Drunk'
At a fundraising event in Houston, Bush and his supporters yuck it up
about the current US financial crisis. They'll get bailed by the Federal
Government. Wall Street got drunk and the lower and middle-classes are
going to have to pay.
July 22, 2008 A Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at the Netroots Nation, where he introduced
the closing keynote speaker, environmental and social justice activist
Van Jones. In a wide-ranging conversation, Newsome talks about green
policy measures he's implemented in his city, his possible candidacy
of California, and his wedding coming up this weekend.
17, 2008 McCain: Flip-Flop in the Wilderness
If a flip flops in the wilderness but no one hears, did it really flop?
Or in other words, if a news story like John McCain's recent shift in
position on troop levels in Afghanistan doesn't fit in with the dominant
narrative of the campaign, will any news organizations pick up on it?
July 16, 2008 Phil Gramm: Awaken Your Inner Elephant
McCain's top economic adviser Phil Gramm wants you to awaken your inner
elephant. Think Progress has the disgusting facts about the man McCain
considers his "econ brain."
July 11, 2008 Obama on Phil Gramm's Mental Recession
Barack Obama slapped McCain campaign economic adviser Phil Gramm
for suggesting that Americans are going through a “mental
recession”. “I guess what he meant was that it’s a
figment of your imagination, these high gas prices."
July 10, 2008 Biden to Mukasey: ""You
Act Like You Float... in the Ether"
After dodging questions from Congressional Oversight Chairman Patrick
Leahy, Senator Arlen Specter, Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Russ
Feingold, Attorney General Michael Mukasey faced Senator
Joe Biden's sarcastic wit.
9, 2008 I've Been an Oil Man All My Life
T. Bone Pickens says, "America is in a hole and it's getting deeper
every day. We import 70% of our oil at a cost of $700 billion a year
of the Iraq war. I've been an oil man all my life, but this is one emergency
we can't drill our way out of. But if we create a new renewable energy
network, we can
break our addiction to foreign oil. On January 20, 2009, a new President
gets sworn in. If we're organized, we can convince Congress to make
major changes towards cleaner, cheaper
and domestic energy resources."
8, 2008 McCain Security Kicks Librarian Out of Town Hall Event
On orders from Senator John McCain's security detail, Denver police
escorted a 61-year-old woman away who was waiting in line to attend
town hall meeting with McCain that was billed as open to the public.
July 7, 2008
Defines the Word "Refine"
The McCain camp has jumped all over Obama's
statement last week that he would continue to "refine" his Iraq
policy following a planned upcoming meeting with military leaders in the
country. Obama says he's remained totally consistent, but Joe Lieberman
and the Fox News Sunday "All-Star Panel" can't let go.