“If we’re going to trade our civil liberties for our security, then that should be a decision that we collectively make, it shouldn’t be made for us.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 16, 2011 9:30 am|
Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker with licensed betting offices in Ireland and the UK, is giving Damon 100:1 odds to win the 2012 Presidential election. That gives him the same odds as Newt Gingrich, and a better chance than either John McCain or Michael Bloomberg. They put Rick Perry at the top of the Republican heap at 7:2, with Mitt Romney at 5:1. Barack Obama still has the best shot, at 4:6.
They may not, however, be the most astute judges of the American political system.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 8, 2011 1:45 pm|
FDL makes TMZ for the first time.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 8, 2011 6:00 am|
Tim F. wanted to know if they thought Elizabeth Warren would make a good third party candidate. Ellsberg said that Warren or Russ Feingold would probably not risk the wrath of the Democratic Party by running. He liked the idea of former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, but conceded that few knew who he was.
Michael Moore had two words: “Matt Damon.”
Which immediately drew a chorus of “here here’s” from the participants in chat. Moore said that it’s time we learned something from the GOP who understood there was value in running actors for office, and that if we were interested in winning rather than just making a statement, it was something we should consider.
In closing, Moore said that this was an important conversation to start having, and he thanked Dan and the FDL community for initiating it.
|By: masaccio Friday August 5, 2011 5:00 pm|
The infrastructure bank will be just another tax haven for the rich. They don’t pay taxes, and you pay them interest on the money they should be paying in taxes. Win-Win, except for you.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 8, 2010 5:00 pm|
Howard Zinn’s monumental book, A People’s History of the United States lifted the curtain on the traditional American narrative, revealing class struggles, dissent and the efforts of everyday Americans, people of color, women, day laborers, migrant workers to gain and live with the rights promised in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
In The People Speak, Zinn is joined by a group of talented actors and musicians in bringing these people’s stories to life. Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Starthairn, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Benjamin Bratt, Sandra Oh, Jasmine Guy, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Pink, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, DMC, Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson are among the stars lending their voices to The People Speak, a documentary based on A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, the companion volume of 200 primary sources, co-created with Anthony Arnove.