Shocking Secret Video: Romney Reveals His Contempt for Half of America

Mother Jones has obtainedexclusive video of Mitt Romney revealing  what he really thinks of Americans -- or, at least, the half who may vote for Obama. At a fundraiser earlier this year, he uttered the following words:

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 13:19

Judge Declines to Hear Rahm's "Vindictive" Restraining Order Against Striking Teachers

Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago School Board attempted to halt the teacher's strike via a restraining order, but the judge on the case refused to hear their argument today, saying a hearing date may be set for Wednesday. The Chicago Tribune reports that Judge Peter Flynn wondered if the case would resolve itself before he needed to rule on the restraining order. Meanwhile,


Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:04

Beyond the Middle Eastern Spin: Was the Anti-Islam Film Just the Final Straw After Years of Destructive US Policy?


The Atlantic’s Robert Wright has an excellent post today noting three major sources of anti-American sentiment in the Muslim Middle East that aren’t getting as much attention as “blasphemous” videos or (to hear conservatives) the “emboldenment” caused by a weak president:

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:17

Romney Working Closely With 'Hate Group', According to Its Leader

When the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the Family Research Council as a "hate group," I had my reservations. And while I still wonder whether that was the wisest strategic move, after a weekend spent at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 09:35

One in Seven Youths Age 16-to-24 Nationwide Out Of School And Out Of Work

What would you call a country where one-in-seven young people between the ages of 16 and 24 nationwide are adrift, with nowhere to go for work or school? You would call it the United States, according to a sobering new report from the Social Science Research Council. 

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:03

Got Friends or Family on the Fence About Same-Sex Marriage? Send Them This Awesome Voter's Guide

To most progressives, same-sex marriage is an inalienable right, something that should be legalized in each state to allow gays the same rights straights enjoy. And while support for that right is becoming increasingly mainstream—including support from President Obama—there are still a lot of people who don't know where they stand. This November, same-sex marriage is on the ballot in four states, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, and Maine.

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 09:07

Mainstream Press Finally Catching on to Fraudulent "Voter Fraud" Manufactured by GOP


(Editor's note: Here's a good blog post about the latest GOP voter vigilantes, which AlterNet wrote about last month after going undercover at a training session. Read that piece here.)

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 09:00