FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ilona Meagher

By: Sunday May 20, 2007 2:00 pm

(Please welcome author Ilona Meagher who is here to discuss her book, Moving a Nation to Care:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America's Returning Troops — JH) He was known simply as "the Marlboro Man," the "Face of Fallujah. No one knew his name. Everyone was introduced to the myth. Back home he was simply known [...]

Chat with Rand Beers on Iraq

By: Saturday May 5, 2007 11:58 am

There are disturbing stories out of Iraq every day, but this one is more alarming than most. It's called an "honor killing," which isn't anything new, but is still terribly disconcerting. A 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion. As a horrifying video [...]

Conservatives Freak Out Over Fairness

By: Thursday January 18, 2007 1:03 pm

It's been my week to awaken the wingnuts.  But I just love starting these types of fights, especially when the wingnuts don't have a leg on which to stand. We got a good dose of how dangerous right-wing radio can be when Spocko made news and took on The Mouse. But this is something else. [...]

The Gathering Storm

By: Wednesday January 17, 2007 1:01 pm

You want a fight, Mr. Bush? On escalation, you've got it. We all witnessed Mr. Bush's insulting performance on "60 Minutes." Presidential hopeful John Edwards has come out strong against escalation. Senator Chris Dodd, another Dem in the '08 race, wants to cap the number of troops in Iraq. Republican Senator Hagel joined the Democrats [...]

Obama Ups the ’08 Sweepstakes

By: Tuesday January 16, 2007 12:45 pm

  Let the headlines begin: "Barack Hussein Obama: The Feel-Good-About-Yourself Candidate," compliments of GOPbloggers. I've gone after the conservatives for taking out after Barack Obama's middle name, starting with Glenn Beck. In fact, one of my posts opened out onto a lawsuit threat against me by one wingnut, which happened just yesterday.  Not to worry, [...]

Back to Work: Who is Brent Yessin?

By: Friday December 8, 2006 1:00 pm

  This coverage sponsored by the SEIU.  Tonight the SEIU nurses will hold a candlelight vigil.  Tomorrow they go back to work.  However, the people who locked them out are still going strong, ready to live and fight against unions another day.  That's only one reason it's so good to say goodbye to the 109th [...]

Why SEIU Nurses Fight

By: Thursday December 7, 2006 1:00 pm

  This coverage sponsored by the SEIU. If you haven't been following the SEIU nurse lock-out story in Las Vegas, it's time you got up to speed. Because this isn't just about Las Vegas. It is about the fight for accessible healthcare in this country that has the patient's best interests at its core. It's [...]


By: Monday November 20, 2006 1:03 pm

Free speech is not for the faint of heart. You have to defend everyone's right, including those who say, print or publish something that you find disgusting. It's the way it works. Enter the coupling of Judith Regan and O.J. Simpson. A match made in free speech hell.  My friend and former colleague, Roxanne, has [...]

When Corporate Hacks Attack

By: Friday November 17, 2006 3:00 pm

  You can get caught with your fly open and diddling a teenage page and elicit sympathy, while a drug hoarding radio host gets a pass for using his housekeeper as a pusher. That same host can then get caught with sex drugs in a bogus bottle at an airport, coming back from an all male weekend [...]

The Decider Decides to Escalate

By: Friday November 17, 2006 1:00 pm

  You're going to get really sick of this word. Escalation. It's that Vietnam era term in war that gets more soldiers killed after we all know a conflict is lost. Escalation is about salvaging something to pin "victory" upon. You know, like "peace with honor." Only in Iraq there is neither, not that there [...]

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