Radio Hosts To Take Their ‘Poverty Tour 2.0’ To Battleground States

As the presidential contest continues to be dominated by themes related to Mitt Romney’s personal wealth, two well-known radio and political personalities once again plan to bring national attention to economic injustice by announcing “The Poverty Tour 2.0.” “The Poverty Tour 2.0” by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will be on … Continue reading

Pollsters: Obama, Democrats Have Clear Advantage in 2012 Election

While a prominent Democratic polling and advocacy organization expects the November election to be close, they argue that President Obama and his fellow Democrats enter the final sprint before Election Day with clear and strong advantages. The public poll averages reported by RealClearPolitics and others are biased by the daily … Continue reading

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We can tolerate some bad speech. But we cannot tolerate ALL bad speech. We can tolerate some hate speech, but we cannot tolerate ALL hate speech. We need to draw a wise and prudent line in the sand. The foregoing suggests that we don’t even know where the sand is, let alone where to draw that line. Continue reading

Sunshine Still Blocked at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.–The Penn State Board of Trustees, still sanctimonious in its public moral outrage, continues to violate state law. The Board held a private three hour meeting, Wednesday evening [July 25] to discuss the NCAA sanctions and the role university president Dr. Rodney Erickson played in accepting the sanctions. … Continue reading

Romney’s Dogwhistle

These are not stupid people. They are merely UNWISE people, and having promised to take off the kid gloves last week, there is no reasonable interpretation of the “Anglo Saxon” comments as OTHER than a dog whistle to their racist base, to amp up their “enthusiasm” since polling is showing clearly that Romney’s base hates Obama far more than they like Mitty Continue reading

Citizens United Called Opportunity For Billionaires ‘To Own the United States Government’

As polls begin to show that the current and unprecedented torrent of negative TV attack ads are taking their toll on both presidential candidates, a leading opponent of the Supreme Court decision which makes such unlimited campaign spending spoke out Tuesday to overturn the ruling. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the left-leaning … Continue reading

The Fluff Factor: Today’s Journalism

Will someone please buy gags for Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford? It makes no difference what the color is. Plain or polka-dotted. Painted or sequined. Scented silk, Egyptian cotton, or an auto mechanic’s oil-soaked rag. Just as long as it can be stuffed into their mouths. When their mouths … Continue reading

Top Ten Tips to Tackle Crowdfunding

Cross-posted on Huffington Post and Daily Kos   My company, Spend Consciously, has just launched its second crowdfunding campaign. At the start of our first, my boss Matthew Colbert and I were fairly new to the process. But thanks to what we learned from the first campaign, the second is … Continue reading

(Not So) Happy Moon Day 2012

Usually, this is an annual post I can kind of phone in. Naturally, the shootings last night upset that comforting assumption, as life has a disturbing tendency to do. Death stalks us at every moment, and tragedy is only a slip away. Continue reading

President Obama: ‘There Are Going to be Other Days For Politics’

What was to be a spirited campaign event became a solemn moment of morning as President Obama dropped politics Friday to offer a somber moment in observance of the massacre inside a Colorado movie theater. Just hours before the president was to fire up voters in the battleground state of … Continue reading