Archive for September, 2009

The JUSTICE Act: a chance to get FISA right.

If there’s one thing all Americans should be able to agree upon, its our right to privacy and a large, bi-partisan coalition has formed to pressure the Senate to pass the Justice Act. Senator Russ Feingold and nine other senators have introduced S. 1686, the JUSTICE Act to reform our surveillance laws, including the Patriot [...]

Bill Moyers Exposes Dick Armey and FreedomWorks

Is This How You Felt The Day After 9/11?

Glenn Beck says that he organized the 9-12 Project to “bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States, or political parties. We were united as Americans.” Clearly, that is not what this weekend’s protest is [...]

Downtown Makeover is Reno’s Best Blog

First, I apologize to all the other fine bloggers in Reno, but I am campaigning for Downtown Makeover Dude (DMD) to be named Reno’s Best Blogger and for his blog Downtown Makeover to win as Reno’s best website in the Reno News & Review’s Best of Northern Nevada feature. Mike has spent years attending city [...]

What Will Keep Harry Reid from Re-election?

A health care reform bill that even resembles what has come out of the Baucus Caucus. From TPM: According to the Times, “[t]he hope is that employers would buy cheaper, less generous coverage for employees, thereby reducing the overuse of medical services.” It would also provide some protection for people with incomes from 300 percent [...]

The Cultural Moment of The Van Jones Resignation

Last night, I was shocked by Van Jones’ resignation. It seemed to happen so suddenly, but looking back that’s not really true as noted by Carl Pope, the Executive Director of The Sierra Club: “This was a lynch mob and, when it started forming a month ago, we didn’t take it seriously enough. When I [...]

Fox News Advertiser Boycott: List of Twitter Accounts

I am compiling a list of Twitter accounts for those corporations currently listed as advertisers on’s Fox News Advertiser Boycott petition (which you should sign if you haven’t already). Use this list to contact advertisers on Twitter and tell them you are part of the Fox News Advertiser Boycott and use the hashtag #BoycottFox [...]