The corporatist-centrist politicians, such as Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad, Evan Bayh, no longer afraid of a total collapse of the world economy, are using deadly innocent frauds, scare, myths, and lies about the deficit and the national debt to undermine the possibilities of progressive change in the United States. It seems, also, that they’re now being led by President Obama, who has emerged as a full-throated champion of deficit hawkism, while pretending to be concerned about the well-being of the Middle Class, during his first State of the Union speech, where the President treated us to the following statements, about the debt, and the deficit, among others.
|By: Cenk Uygur Saturday January 30, 2010 9:19 am|
We had a very frank conversation with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on The Young Turks. We talked about whether it makes sense to reach out to Republicans or if it’s a poor strategy, we talked about corporatism inside the Democratic Party and we talked about the state of the health care bill in Congress.
|By: tiffiniycheng Friday January 29, 2010 3:53 pm|
Obama’s speech was either Root canals, Rhetoric or real reform. Written by Mary Bottari.
|By: RLMiller Friday January 29, 2010 11:00 am|
The last 24 hours in the life of the climate bill, full of drama, Baked Alaska, and the Presidential chimera of clean coal — with poetry by W.B. Yeats.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday January 29, 2010 8:37 am|
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger
In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen climate conference, where international negotiators struggled to produce an agreement on limiting global carbon emissions.
|By: kurtniece Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00 pm|
President Obama stole my heart last night, but will he break it again?
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday January 28, 2010 8:55 am|
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito breaks the traditional decorum for Justices attending the State of the Union by visibly shaking his head and mouthing disagreement. As you can clearly see in the above video, Alito reacts while Barack Obama talked about the Court’s recent Citizens United decision.
|By: Peterr Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:06 pm|
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama asked for anyone with “a better approach” on health care reform to let him know.
Mr. President, I’ll give it to you in two words.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday January 27, 2010 5:00 pm|
Live blogging of the State of the Union.
|By: Derrick Crowe Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15 pm|
The State of the Union talking points distributed by the White House this morning seem to indicate that the president will only briefly discuss Afghanistan tonight, but we are working hard to keep the spotlight on the Afghanistan war. Tonight, join us for a State of the Union watch party streamed live on Rethink Afghanistan’s [...]