GRITtv Live: One Year Later, What’s Changed?

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 9:00 am

In a special one-hour live stream, we bring back many of our guests from last year’s election day show to discuss what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and what we still hope to see happen under Obama. Elections around the country of course saw nowhere near the turnout of the presidential race, yet the corporate [...]


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Greg Mitchell: Why Obama Won: The Making of a President 2008

By: Saturday February 14, 2009 2:00 pm

Beneath its ambitious title, this is a modest book. Greg Mitchell does not undertake a grand investigation into the multiple factors that came together to bring about the historic Obama triumph. That synthesis awaits deeper inquiry and analysis.

The veteran editor, author, liberal blogger, and self-described political junkie Mitchell provides a readable, entertaining, and perceptive month-by-month diary of – and reflection on – the 2008 presidential campaign as seen through both the “mainstream” (corporate) media and the ever-more politically significant eyes of “new,” that is Web-based media, where progressives (Mitchell argues) hold the day.

60 Seats in the Senate: The Road is Through the South

By: Monday November 3, 2008 7:52 am

It’s the last few hours of the campaign. The polls are all over the map, and traditional measures don’t mean much anyway, because many races are already in the can. Early voting has turned it into election month, with a rolling sea of decisions over the country. The great wave election of 2002, whereby Bush’s power was confirmed with a series of stunning victories, including defeating Max Cleland of Georgia, is set to be reversed.

Maverick’s next big idea?

By: Sunday July 27, 2008 4:00 pm

The Wire Service that Must Not Be Named is reporting that our old pal Maverick McMaverick is now saying that The Owner of Nope is probably, maybe sorta-kinda right about a phased in 16 month withdrawl (how do we rework that old Vietnam-era joke… withdrawl is something that George Sr. should have practiced with Barb about 62 years ago) from Eye-Rack.

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