Paul Ryan is suddenly a household name after becoming Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Before that, Ryan had only become right-wing leadership material in the last year, based on his proposed national budget that hacks away at the core of many national social programs, including Medicare. Obama did What Reagan Dared Not No one [...]
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download On this episode of POCO’s podcast, we kickoff the first in a series of podcasts in our coverage of the 2012 Left Forum, that was held at Pace University in New York City. Today we play excerpts from Black Agenda Report’s Executive Editor Glen Ford and Black Agenda [...]
Given all the chatter about Obama’s recent appearance in Harlem, you would think he was a contestant on “Showtime at the Apollo” rather than a president running for reelection. Passing around the internet is a 90 second clip of him singing a line from Al Green’s classic song “Let’s Stay Together” during a speech at [...]
Lowkey’s latest single from his upcoming album Soundtrack to the Struggle!
The official organizing for the October 2nd Washington, D.C. demonstration, which we hope will be massive, has allowed us to catch a glimpse of a crucial ambiguity underlying the event. Will this demonstration be aimed at demanding that the government finally address the real needs of working people, now that it has made the banks [...]
Delusions Of Grandeur: Unemployment Extension Doesn’t Signal Economic Prosperity Victory For Obama Presidency!
I was called by a friend of mine today, who was convinced that today they were going to have me finally submit to the greatness of Obama due to the extension of unemployment benefits. They also pointed out the fact that a friend of ours won’t be homeless now due to Obama. Of course they [...]
Ahhh, The White Left……. today I feel like discussing threats to People of Color that aren’t Right (pun intended). I couldn’t get Ernesto’s article, Overtures to Tea Party: Smart Politics or Hitler-Stalin Pact?, out of my head; so I decided to do more research into what has been characterized as “The Left”, and what it [...]