The Daily Show – Interview with Michael Moore (video link)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Thursday, June 28th, 2007, 5:48 am

Jon Stewart interviewed Michael Moore last night to discuss Paris Hilton. What else would they talk about? Insurance companies have made us believe that the problems we face today are really caused by the government, rather than a market which intervenes on every level to deny people their basic rights. Our capitalist system creates an anti-social society which discourages the altruistic nature of our species. Instead, we encourage greed. Keeping medical care from those who need it the most should not be something which is rewarded.

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Reviewing Linda McQuaig’s “Holding the Bully’s Coat” by Stephen Lendman

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“That underscores Canada’s moral depravity under Stephen Harper’s leadership umbilically linked to the roguish Bush regime in Washington.”

by Stephen Lendman
6/27/07

Linda McQuaig is a prominent, award-winning Canadian journalist, sadly less well known in the US because she writes about her own country. She was a national reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail before joining the Toronto Star where she now covers Canadian politics with her trademark combination of solid research, keen analysis, irreverence and passion. She’s easy to read, never boring, and fearless. The National Post called her “Canada’s Michael Moore.” Continue reading

TPMtv: More Rove Dirty Work? (video)

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Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D) has been convicted of corruption, with the judge currently considering a sentence of up to 12 years in jail. Siegelman and his team of lawyers have claimed the whole case is a political hit job orchestrated by Karl Rove. We’ve heard that before, but here it seems that Siegelman might just have a, well… case.

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TPMtv: Tricky Dick Redux (video)

 

TPMtv: Tricky Dick Redux

You’ve probably by now heard all about Vice President Dick Cheney’s unwillingness to abide by the rules followed by the rest of the executive branch when it comes to safeguarding and handling classified material, based on his claim that his office is not really part of the executive branch. What’s startling is that as secretive and cagey as Dick Cheney is about classified material, his office and the Continue reading

Foreclosing on America – Fri pm on PBS (Moyers)

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Airdate: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS
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With US mortgages entering foreclosure at a record pace, what does it mean for ordinary Americans? Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor at The New York Times weighs in.

With US mortgages entering foreclosure at a record pace, the crisis has far-reaching implications, from the financial markets to the financial health of ordinary Americans. For the latest, Bill Moyers interviews Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor at The New York Times, who has been covering the story. Also on the program: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, on the secret trade deal negotiated by leaders of the Democratic Party and its implications for labor unions, consumer groups and the environment; lifelong GOP insider Victor Gold on the current state of the Republican Party, and Bill Moyers on Rupert Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal.

What Makes Michael Moore Tick? Fri pm on PBS (NOW)

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Airdate: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on PBS.
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What makes Michael Moore tick, and why US healthcare ticks him off. This time on NOW.

For years, the US healthcare system has been assailed from all sides. At best, it’s portrayed as a frustrating bureaucracy. At worst, it’s costing people their very lives. In his new documentary, “SiCKO,” Michael Moore has turned his eye toward our American healthcare system, as dominated and regulated by insurance companies, health maintenance organizations and legislators who are too often bought off by “Big Pharmacy” and HMOs. As part of his research, Moore asked for – and received – thousands of healthcare nightmare stories, many of which are retold in the film. He also takes a hard look at how our system stacks up against those of Canada, France, Great Britain … and Cuba.

On Friday, June 29, at 8:30 pm, NOW Host David Brancaccio sits down with the controversial chronicler of American culture to find out what makes him tick, and why our healthcare system ticks him off.


Note: The NOW website at www.pbs.org/now will provide additional coverage starting Friday morning, June 29. Features include a web-exclusive audio interview with former 9/11 volunteer emergency responder Reggie Cervantes, who was featured in “SiCKO,” and information on getting and keeping good health insurance in your state.

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Michael Moore and Health Care Reform by Ralph Nader

Thank you, Dennis, for offering REAL health care reform (vid)

How Dick Cheney Broke My Mind By William Rivers Pitt

By William Rivers Pitt
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Tuesday 26 June 2007

I was absolutely savaged by an unexpected emotional detonation on Thursday. Every rough emotion I am capable of experiencing – anger, fear, sorrow, rage, bitterness, despair, loathing, astonishment, woe, regret, horror, fury – erupted within me at the same time that day. I spent hours in the aftermath trying to type an accurate description of what had happened to me and why, but I failed. For the first time in a long, long while, I was completely unable to write.

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