Stories by Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland is Senior Digital Producer at, and host of Politics and Reality Radio. He's the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy. Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter.  subscribe to Joshua Holland's feed

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Anti-tax initiatives are dangerous -- it’s easy to get people who are hurting economically to vote for lower taxes, but hard to get them to think about long-term effects.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Oct 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Between 2002 and 2005, there were a grand total of 26 proven cases of voter fraud.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

'It’s pretty clear that corporations now have the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money to take on people like my boss.'

Posted on: Oct 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We could see the purchase of not only political influence, but also 'prosecutorial discretion' as a result of the Citizens United ruling.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What ties the Iraq war to the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United? It's yet another example of empire's inherent conflict with democracy.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The image of the overpaid public sector worker with fat retirement benefits offers a compelling storyline for the Right. But it's a complete fabrication.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The 23 companies that received a $billion or more in TARP funds gave $1.4 million dollars to candidates in September alone.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Historian Thom Hartmann discusses the history of corruption that led up to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Right will continue to defend the bankers, even if they undermine one of conservatism's most cherished principles.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Deregulation allowed Wall Street to build a house of cards on America's mortgage industry, but many conservatives live in a parallel universe in which the banks are blameless.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn has faced some controversy in the past.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court's ill-fated decision to allow unlimited corporate expenditure in our elections is already causing huge problems.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Talk of limited government is appealing until you see what it actually means in practice: a society in which it's every man for himself.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Why scare tactics people with the idea that the Social Security Trust Fund will run out in a few decades have no basis in reality.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The experts called for a sane policy of growing our way out of debt by kick-starting the real economy in which most of us live and work.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Holland's new book shows how the corporate Right obscured how they've rigged the "free market" so they always come out on top.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Extending Bush's tax cuts for the rich over the next decades is just a terrible idea, and will do nothing to stimulate the economy.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A watchdog group charged that the CoC violated U.S. tax laws by funneling $18 million from its charitable, non-profit arm into lobbying.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

They just want to steal our money.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A CIA memo released by Wikileaks on Wednesday looks at America's long tradition of exporting violent extremism abroad, and its implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Alan Simpson has a long history of belittling advocates of the popular program -- he's the wrong person to lead the 'fiscal responsibility' commission.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing freak-out over the Islamic community center hurts U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. Think they care?

Posted on: Aug 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Anti-Islam groups created by extremists like Pamela Geller are on a crusade against U.S. Muslims.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The hysteria over a planned Islamic community center in downtown Manhattan is only the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The American Civil Liberties Union is highlighting ongoing abuses at a private immigration prison in Texas.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The absurd controversy over the proposed Islamic center in New York shows that many Americans need to meet some Muslims.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new survey finds a huge majority of Americans are in agreement about our biggest problem. Obama and the Dems better listen up.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Immigration in America would take a disastrous course if the 'enforcement only' crowd kept getting its way. And Americans would have to suffer for it.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We have to drive the debate about our economic priorities and not get distracted by the opposition.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Many airports offer express security lines for first- and business-class passengers. Why are the Feds letting rich people cut in line?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court handed over our political system to corporate power, and now some lawmakers are fighting to get it back.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Arizona's controversial SB 1070 attempts to make immigration policy that differs from federal law. Precedent suggests it will be shot down.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Give some advice to Hamas or al Qaeda about how they can peacefully achieve their objectives -- and the Supreme Court might call it material aid.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Law enforcement is using dubious justifications to spy on Americans based on nothing more than people's political beliefs.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The real story of Petraeus' job in Iraq is that he failed to accomplish one of the most crucial tasks of the occupation.