Bring It On! If Romney's Defenders Want a Class Warfare Debate, We'll Win

An amazing thing is unfolding in conservative circles. Not every right-winger is running away from Mitt Romney, like the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan latest nail-biting screed. Instead, some are saying there’s a silver lining in Romney’s “47 percent” remarks because finally, finally, finally there’s a GOP candidate willing to say the government can’t solve America’s misfortunes.

Date: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:43

Chick-fil-A Backs Down, Will Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups

The boycotts and vociferous protests of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance appears to have worked. An Illinois-based gay rights organization has announced that the company will no longer fund anti-gay organizations, according to Boston Spiritmagazine.

Date: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:37

8 Very Bad Things That Happened to Mitt Romney...Just This Morning

Yesterday was a no good, very bad day for the Romney’s campaign, who had to mop up the mess their candidate created when he said that “47 percent” of Americans are “dependent on government” and “believe they are victims.” But the bad news hasn’t stopped today.

From poll numbers to Republican politicians throwing Romney under the bus, the campaign’s woes continue.

1. Ryan Says Romney Was ‘Inarticulate’

Date: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:23

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: Deal Ending Strike a Victory for Education

The following is a Democracy Now! interview with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. 

Date: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 07:54

Jon Stewart on Romney's "Mr Burns" Moment: "Even His Dad Wouldn't Vote for Him"

Jon Stewart’s Daily Show crew hilariously satirized Mitt Romney’s now infamous comments about the “47 percent” of Americans “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims,” and who therefore won’t vote for Romney.

Date: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 07:09

WATCH: Ann Romney on Mitt's Moocher Comments; Hubby 'Doesn't Need to Do This For a Job'

In an effort to do a little damage control on Mitt's infamous categorization of Obama voters -- and 47 percent of the U.S. population -- as freeloaders, Ann Romney took to the airwaves, giving an interview (video) to the local Fox station in Denver.

Date: Tue, 09/18/2012 - 22:30

Pregnancy Tests in Vending Machines?

Women’s private and public spheres converged in the bathroom of a bar in Mankato, MN with the recent installation of a pregnancy test vending machine. Jody Allen Crowe, founder of the nonprofit Healthy Brains for Children, installed the first vending machine of its kind at Pub 500 on July 17 in an effort to reduce prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Date: Tue, 09/18/2012 - 16:38

Chicago Teachers Suspend Strike, Will Return to Work Tomorrow

The Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates met Tuesday afternoon and voted to suspend the strike that began last Monday, after having taken the past two days to discuss a tentative deal with the teachers they represent. Chicago Public Schools will reopen Wednesday, after:

Date: Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:36

Pense Livre: A New Drug Policy Initiative to be Launched in Brazil

On September 18th in Sao Paulo Brazil a new network called "Pense Livre" (Think Free) is being launched. Pense Livre will assemble more than 60 Brazilian leaders to discuss the best practices to reduce damage and violence associated with drug policy.The Pense Livre Network will aim to promote a broad and critical debate on drug policy.

Date: Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:05