Michael Tomasky (special correspondent, Newsweek and The Daily Beast), Lt. Cmdr. Charles D. Swift (former U.S. Navy defense lawyer and retired JAG attorney), Robert Reich (former U.S. labor secretary and professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy), Mark Jacobson (contributing editor, New York Magazine), Errol Louis (host, NY1′s “Inside City Hall”) and Baratunde Thurston (author of “How to Be Black”).
“There is a core — and a very significant core — to the Republican Party that simply will not raise taxes under any circumstances.” —Robert Reich watch video
“I think the attention here of the reporting of this issue over the next few days should really turn to this FBI agent in Tampa for a host of reasons, because that’s where the story is.” —Michael Tomasky watch video
“This is a major exposure of the right-wing noise machine’s failure to deliver information rather than propaganda.” —Baratunde Thurston watch video
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These men and women took care of this country on the front lines. It is our duty — and our privilege — to take care of them. read post
“A week after the political and ideological battle to support slightly higher taxes on the wealthy was won, we now also have a numbers-based analysis supporting the same course. Facts matter. And in this case, fairness wins.” —Eliot Spitzer read post