Archive for September, 2009

Van Jones Shouldn’t Have Resigned Nor Apologized

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Jones, President Barack Obama’s appointed advisor on “green jobs,” resigned in the wake of incendiary ranting from rabid right-wing news types like Glenn Beck about Jones’ statements regarding Republicans and his signing a 2004 letter suggesting that former President George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur in order to use them to go to war.


The Slowest of a Slow News Day Can Sometimes Compel Desperate Measures

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Some days the mainstream news media hurt for news. No murders/violence of sufficient import to headline; same for traffic accidents, celebrity sitings as well as man-bites-dog, dog-bites-man-who-bites-dog-that-snuffs-kitty and, a rare one, kitty-fights-back-eating-man-and-dog. In desperation they bite the bullet as the New York Daily News did about the hungry man in Florida.


Right Wing Attacks on Unions

Friday, September 4th, 2009

From Abby Scher, Editorial Director, The Public Eye Magazine, about two upcoming radio shows on National Radio Project and WBAI.

I’ve been tracking anti-union campaigns from the Right and did a short radio documentary for Making Contact being broadcast this week about the Right’s misinformation campaign to stop labor law reform this year. They are going all out. Unions are a potent reality check. People in unions don’t tend to fall for a lot of the free market mythology about how the world works.


CREW Files Complaint Against Chris Christie, Former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey & Republican Candidate for U.S. Senator

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Campaign From Christie Web Site

Campaign Picture From Christie Web Site