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CNN iReport: Hunger Strike Goes On

I have finally decided what I do. It’s called First Amendment journalism and wherever I can find anyone exercising the right to peacefully assemble, petition the government, establish their religion, or just advocate for freedom of speech or press, I will be there. Here is the second part of my series on the Hunger Strike…

Hunger Strike at White House

Last night I went down to the White House on a little walk. It was probably 80 or 90 degrees. Man was it hot. But when I got there, the heat quickly escaped my mind. As I approached the White House, I noticed the same flags, and a mass of people, that I came across…

DADT March on the White House TODAY

Check it out. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is holding a march today to call for an end to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. (DETAILS  AT END OF POST.) Don’t Ask Don’t Tell(DADT) was a policy introduced under the Clinton Administration. In short, it prohibits any gay or bisexual servicemember from discussing their sexual orientation.  That includes any…

Helen Thomas Learns Twitter

Helen Thomas meets Twitter. Well, I’ve introduced them once before. But this time on camera – and this time, armed with questions from you. She was a good sport and full of laughs, but then quickly turned the tables and asked me to ask you: who wants single payer health care? Check out her latest…

The Need for Watchdogs in Washington

The need for Watchdogs in Washington is more important than ever. I recently had a conversation with a progressive news organization. They intrigued me by explaining how they are expanding their political coverage online. But employees, for the time, are to be based in New York City. Don’t get me wrong, I am currently wearing…

100 Days in Several Ways

I feel guilty for not spending much time on my own blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading yours and yours and yours. In any case, I am always reading what other blogs put together – so I have for you all my top posts around Obama’s First 100 Days. 100 Days of…

Yesterday's Winner: International Media!

Obama’s global op-ed, “A Time for Global Action,” ran in over 30 newspapers and dozens of dialects yesterday. From the Sunday Times of South Africa to the Estado de Sau Paulo of Brazil, his 1,024 word essay asked the global community for help in “a new era of economic engagement to prevent a crisis like…