What Foreign Corporations Will Obama Empower to Undermine Environmental Laws Near You?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 10:52 am

Australia New Zealand Brunei Peru Chile Singapore Malaysia The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership¬†(TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says [...]

Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Reform Case

By: Monday November 14, 2011 7:51 am

In a widely expected move the Supreme Court today decided that it will review the constitutionality of the new Affordable Care Act law and its requirement that all Americans carry health insurance. A final ruling from the Supreme Court will likely come in June, just a few months before the 2012 general election. It was [...]

Is Obama Actually Trying to Make Progressives Not Want to Support Him?

By: Monday August 15, 2011 7:38 am

I know a lot of people have already discussed this New York Times article but this one passage truly scared me. From the NYT: The issue is being framed by the 2012 election. Administration officials, frustrated by the intransigence of House Republicans, have increasingly concluded that the best thing Mr. Obama can do for the [...]

It’s Okay to be Scared Now

By: Sunday August 14, 2011 8:32 am

So the two jobs plans under consideration are put on a show and score a “win” by paying off the Chamber, arming the North Koreans and offshoring 160,000 jobs with another NAFTA deal, or put on a show and pretend to care about passing legislation that will never happen.

You know at some point people might get wise to the fact that Obama is the most powerful political figure in the world, and he does have options beyond being a corporate tool who lets his campaign manager rearrange the national lawn furniture.

AUDIO & TRANSCRIPT: Michael Moore Says Matt Damon for President at FDL Member Webinar

By: Monday August 8, 2011 3:09 pm

At yesterday’s FDL Member town hall webinar, I asked Michael Moore who he thought would make a good third party presidential candidate. His answer — Matt Damon:

Meet the Man Who Could Decide the 2012 Presidential Election: Standard and Poor’s David Beers

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 1:31 pm

The SEC should quickly investigate these clear violations of securities law on the part of David Beers and Standard & Poors, and strip them of their power to rate securities in the United States before they have the opportunity to inflict more damage than they already have. Why they still retain any authority at all, after the role they played in the 2008 financial meltdown, is a complete mystery.

And the Best Performing Ad to Save Social Security and Medicare Is…

By: Monday July 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Two of the ads did significantly better than the average, one came in right about there, and one was not performing so we stopped serving it before it actually got any clicks. That’s the great thing about online advertising — you really get a chance to see what’s working and what isn’t, and adjust your buy before you’ve sunk a lot of money into the ads.

Theses are the results:

FDL Membership Webinar Wednesday: Our Role in the 2012 Election

By: Monday May 9, 2011 3:01 pm

To help define what role Firedoglake should play in the 2012 election and beyond, on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 pm EDT, I plan, as part of the FDL members webinar series, to examine four basic electoral strategies that have been used by groups or organizations to influence the political process. They include: Primaries Balance [...]

Romney: War is Peace; “Peacetime” Line Presumes Ignorance is Strength in ’12 Campaign

By: Monday April 25, 2011 4:49 pm

In an op-ed for the New Hampshire Union Leader, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked President Obama for a “peacetime spending binge,” as pointed out by Greg Sargent. From the Op-ed: Barack Obama is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale. Yet his approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime [...]

One Year Later, Evaluation of Health Care Reform Virtually Impossible

By: Monday March 14, 2011 8:39 am

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Obama’s health care reform scheme becoming law, it is important to note that the number of uninsured people in America has remained roughly the same, or actually increased slightly, in the last year–and the cost of health insurance has continued to rise. From Gallup: This isn’t because the [...]