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Posted December 19th, 2012 by

I have spent 20 years working for social change, and I have come to realize that we need to find new ways to reach people, let them know what’s at stake, and inspire them to action. Just look at our budget debate. Even though progressives may win on taxes, the conversation is still dominated by [...]

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Bigger than the Tea Party

Posted July 21st, 2011 by

Last month, I joined with and launched the Rebuild the Dream campaign to help give a voice to the millions of Americans who aren’t being heard in Washington. This past weekend, we organized nearly 1,600 house meetings across the country — nearly double the number of protests the Tea Party held when they launched [...]

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A Paper Gown & Macaroni On Father’s Day?

Posted June 14th, 2007 by

I will fly from California to Tennessee this weekend to eat Father’s Day dinner with my Dad. But I don’t expect the meal to be very satisfying.

For one thing, we will be eating whatever we eat in a hospital room. My father has emphysema and stage 3 lung cancer. He was responding well to chemo, but then he developed pneumonia. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, with his health worsening rather than improving. In the hospital, he developed a major blockage in his intestine; now he is battling this digestive tract malady, on top of everything else.

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