The Party Line – June 17, 2011
Noble Savages

By: Friday June 17, 2011 9:30 am

This week, I am at Netroots Nation #6 in Minneapolis, and I had planned to bring you a video all about one of the themes I saw running through the first day of panels, speeches and briefings. . . I had planned to bring you video, but I am only here through Sunday and that is probably not enough time to upload my usual eight-or-so minutes because the speed of the internet connection here is pre-millennial. . . again.


Pam’s House Blend to Join Firedoglake Family

By: Friday June 17, 2011 6:30 am

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Pam’s House Blend will be joining the Firedoglake family of blogs. I think it’s a perfect union — as the task of hosting a blog and performing the tech, legal and security work to keep it up and running becomes more and more complex and expensive, it will free Pam and her fellow bloggers to spend their time doing what they do best, which is blog. It also allows us to feature the work of a really amazing group of writers on FDL, and be tremendously enriched by the PHB community.

Netroots Nation: Jane Hamsher and Lt. Dan Choi on LGBT Activism in the Obama Era

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 12:57 pm

FDL founder Jane Hamsher is at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis today and will be joining a panel with “Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell” activist Lt. Dan Choi and others titled, “What to Do When the President is Just Not That Into You.”

Feingold to Deliver Opening Keynote at Netroots Nation

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 9:01 am

Former Senator Russ Feingold, now the head of Progressives United, a new organization dedicated to fighting the corporate takeover of government, will make his first appearance at a Netroots Nation conference, delivering the opening keynote on Thursday, June 16 in Minneapolis.

Jay Carney to Be Named White House Press Secretary

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Jay Carney, a former writer for TIME Magazine and currenlty the spokesman for Vice President Biden, will replace Robert Gibbs as the White House Press Secretary, according to multiple sources.

The Disease of Jaded Cynicism

By: Sunday August 8, 2010 5:22 pm

It has become fashionable on the Left to feign a world-weary cynicism. The “Audacity of Hope” is often considered a utopian conceit, and a New Fatalism has descended upon the Left. We must not be afraid of the inspiration that we got from the Audacity of Hope, even if our prophet seems to have feet of clay.

Why I Stood Up During Senator Reid’s Speech at Netroots Nation – Let’s Get the Votes for DREAM

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 1:40 pm

In a respectful act of the type of mutual annoyance that was admitted by all at Netroots Nation, I joined three other undocumented people in challenging Majority Leader to help us get the votes for the DREAM Act.

Past Time To Get Serious on True Fiscal Responsibility

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 6:00 pm

These last couple of days, I happened to see a couple of pieces by Robert Borosage. The first of these called “Kick the Old and Disabled to Show We’re Serious About Deficits,” is about organizing and fighting back against the deficit terrorist movement to cut Social Security, and reported that Borosage’s organization, the Campaign for America’s Future, “has joined with 50 other organizations (and growing) representing 35 million Americans to form a coalition”, called “Strengthen Social Security.” He also refers to a panel on Social Security at Netroots Nation that will be “inviting the bloggers across the country to help fend off the assault on Social Security, and join the debate about priorities over the next years.”

ENDA Protest Shuts Down Las Vegas Blvd.

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 1:55 pm

I wish I had taken an earlier flight to Las Vegas Tuesday for Netroots Nation 2010 so I could join the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) demonstration in front of the Statue of Liberty that adorns New York New York’s exterior, where recently discharged Lt. Dan Choi was arrested with seven other protesters.

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