Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Ides of November

We expected to see an all-out assault on Social Security and progressive taxation in November, and we expected it to come under the banner of “deficit reduction.” That was always the plan: Wait until after the election, when a lame-duck Congress could pass the preferred plan with the least political blowback. Then release a flurry […]

Derrick Crowe: Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Last week, Brave New Foundation’s Robert Greenwald wrote about the damage done to U.S. interests around the world by for-profit security contractors like Blackwater / Xe: “Drunken shootouts and debauchery, meaningless death and mayhem…Thanks in part to the rapacious greed injected into war-fighting by the liberal use of for-profit armed “security” companies, a brutal, unaccountable […]

WATCH: Fox News Reporters Caught Mocking Palin’s Show

WASHINGTON — The Fox News channel has been something of a safe haven for Sarah Palin, the type of outlet that provided the former Alaska Governor not only with a friendly audience but similarly kind questions. So it was more than a bit surprising when off-air video leaked on Thursday of a Fox panel mocking […]

Todd A. Solomon: Results of HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index Show Employers’ Strong Commitment to Workplace Equality for LGBT Employees

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (“HRC”) recently released the results of its 2011 Corporate Equality Index. The Index is the HRC’s nationally-recognized ranking of large employers throughout the United States on workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. Employers listed in Fortune magazine’s 1,000 largest publicly-traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 […]

Jeffrey Winters: Obama the President Defeats Obama the Movement

The deal-cutting approach to politics says that you do the smartest assessment you can of the political realities out there, and then adjust your agenda, tactics, and expectations to get the best outcome. The movement approach to politics says you make changing those political realities a core part of your agenda, tactics, and expectations. It […]

Jeffrey A. Miron: Anti-Libertarian Presidents

Deciding which politician to support has long been frustrating for libertarians. Both the liberal and conservative perspectives conflict with cherished libertarian views, so few Democrats or Republicans present a package that libertarians can embrace with enthusiasm. Libertarians do find common ground with conservatives on some issues, and with liberals on others. Roughly, libertarians are economic […]