Kevin Gosztola and Jon Walker Live from #OccupyDC

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 4:23 pm

Livestream from October 2011


Wishful Thinking Is Not a Good Policy Foundation

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00 pm

I think the economists are making it all up as they go along. I’m not sure any group of people can be so consistently wrong on so many levels.

2012 Election Planning: FDL Member Webinar Recap and Next Steps

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 11:28 am

More than 60 members of Firedoglake met for a webinar on May 11, 2011 to discuss what FDL should do for the 2011 election. The lively event showed the true depth of both the views of FDL’s members, as well as the great ideas for how we should proceed from both an organizing and journalism perspective for the election.

You can watch a replay of the member presentation in the above video. We want to show what it means to be an FDL Member, and invite you to join as a member to participate in our coming discussions. (Future recordings of webinars will be available to members only.)

What are Paul Ryan and Archbishop Timothy Dolan Up to?

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 4:00 pm

“Paul Ryan Gets a Boost from Catholic Bishops” said the headline in Politico yesterday, describing a letter from USCCB President Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York. But reading the article makes me wonder if the reporter read the earlier letter from Ryan to Dolan, or an earlier letter from two prominent Catholic bishops to members of Congress last month.

Ryan’s letter is very, very misleading, and misrepresents the papal encyclical he quotes. Given that he’s writing to a bishop about Catholic teachings, he probably ought not to be telling lies. Dolan’s apparent endorsement of Ryan’s letter, then, becomes quite troubling indeed. Either Dolan is aware of Ryan’s misleading approach and is endorsing it to give Ryan political cover with Catholics, or Dolan has been snookered by the guy Paul Krugman labeled “The Flimflam Man.”

Neither is terribly flattering to Archbishop Dolan.

Announcing the Firedoglake Membership Program

By: Tuesday March 8, 2011 6:49 am

If you trust and value the reporting at FDL, from Hillman Award Winner Marcy Wheeler’s work from Scooter Libby to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to Dave Dayen’s work on mortgage foreclosure and Jon Walker’s reporting on health care, from Wikileaks and Bradley Manning to Audit the Fed and the BP oil spill, consider becoming a Founding Member of the Firedoglake membership program.

Top 10 Firedoglake Blog Posts of 2010

By: 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!

Jon Walker: What Obama Could Do Now

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 2:55 pm

This is my response to the question of what Obama could do now to address the country’s current problems, without the need to pass a bill through Congress.

NN10 Amazing Simultaneous Three-Way Liveblog!

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 1:30 pm

The last afternoon of panels is stacked, and three of our best have been scheduled at the same time, so FDL will attempt the unprecedented, unscripted and extremely dangerous triple liveblog!

Over on Emptywheel, Rayne will be covering Marcy as she takes on one of Obama’s signature broken promises: the failure to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. On our Elections page, Michael Whitney will liveblog a panel on marijuana policy and politics featuring Jon Walker. And at the FDL News Desk, my fingers will do their level best to keep up with David Dayen as he tackles the foreclosure crisis.

F*ck It, We’ll Do It Las: FDLers and Beyond at Netroots Nation Las Vegas

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 7:00 am

Many of your favorite Firedoglake contributors, diarists, and community members are gathering here at The Rio in Las Vegas for the next few days. . . and I am here, too.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Okrent, Author of “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 1:00 pm

Daniel Okrent was the first public editor of “The New York Times.” In his new book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” he tells the fascinating and often-overlooked story of Prohibition. Despite being one of the most important issues in the country for decades and a dominant force in our nation’s politics, the history of Prohibition is little known to most Americans.

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