Dear Reader: What caused the members of Official Washington’s institutions, particularly those part of or linked to the institutional Democratic Party, to go after Jane Hamsher hammer and tongs? Answer: Her insistence on pushing for at least a public option in the health care bill — and her warnings that without a public option, the bill would become a deadly stinky rotting albatross of a millstone around the Democrats’ collective necks in November of 2010. She was right, she was proved right, and now Steny Hoyer’s finally admitted it.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday March 10, 2012 6:45 am|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 8, 2012 8:00 pm|
The inconclusive results of Super Tuesday, and the flat unwillingness of any of the lesser Republican candidates to vacate the field, have left us in a situation that would have been unthinkable even six months ago: Republican gasbags have grudgingly begun admitting that they don’t expect to achieve Mitch McConnell’s only goal, winning “back” the Presidency in 2012.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday January 13, 2011 11:55 am|
2010 gave us a lot to write about here at Firedoglake. From passing student loan reform, to covering the BP oil disaster, to elevating the national conversation around marijuana policy, FDL bloggers and diarists came through with amazing reporting and analysis on the wide variety of issues facing the country.
Here’s a round-up of the top 10 blog posts at Firedoglake in 2010 (based on pageviews) — feel free to share your favorite FDL posts from last year in the comments!
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 30, 2010 10:00 am|
Tomorrow is the last day of 2010, and it’s the biggest giving day of the year to nonprofits as people make their last tax-deductible contributions of the calendar year. We hope you’ll consider donating to the FDL Writer’s Foundation.
For donations of contribute $100 or more, we’re delighted to offer copies of books by authors who had some of the most successful book salons of 2010: you can choose from the works of Matt Taibbi, Arianna Huffington, Ryan Grim, Bill McKibben or Yves Smith as our gift to you.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday December 29, 2010 9:30 am|
As 2011 approaches, we’re delighted to announce a new chapter for FDL: the launch of the FDL Writers Foundation, a brand new 501(c)3 non-profit devoted to supporting the groundbreaking work of talented and innovative authors whose clarity of thought and inspiration we desperately need right now. As 2010 ends, this is the perfect time to help the young thinkers and journalists whose energy and imagination will help us overcome the challenges that face us and lead us to a better future with a tax-deductible contribution. Can you please make a tax-deductible contribution of $25 or more to support the FDL Writers Foundation?
|By: David Swanson Tuesday December 28, 2010 3:50 pm|
The fall and decline of an empire can take many years, but certain “benchmarks” (as imperial courts have been known to call them) can measure the progress in one year alone. Take, for example, the year 2010.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday October 25, 2010 7:15 pm|
Is 2012 going to be Sharia v pot?
|By: Eli Tuesday September 28, 2010 5:51 pm|
What’s going to sink O’Donnell in Delaware isn’t that she’s a crazy person who opposes sex and masturbation and thinks “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?” is a killer argument against evolution. It’s that she’s a Sarah Palin-like grifter and Mark “Intelligence Office of the Year” Kirk-like serial exaggerator.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 9, 2010 9:59 am|
I’m here with FDL’s Jon Walker, Teddy Partridge and Michael Whitney. We’re here with Jon Perri and Amber Langston of SSDP on behalf of Just Say Now. Michael Whitney will be on a panel starting at 1pm ET/10am PT that will be livestreamed above.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday April 20, 2010 11:45 am|
If today’s drug laws were in force during the 1970s, Barack Obama might not be President.
In his autobiography, Obama admitted to experimenting with marijuana during his high school years in the ’70s. He then went on to college and law school with the help of student loans.
We’re kicking off our campaign with a “name our Pot Campaign” contest tonight during Late Nite, which starts at 11pm ET. We haven’t done anything like it since the Dick Cheney Poetry Contest of 2006. It’s a return to the “FDL Late Nite” of old, hosted by yours truly. So, please join us.