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Forget the Rich: Tax the Poor and Middle Class!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 11:50 am | Michael Winship

Nothing is certain but death and taxes, it used to be said, but in the madcap times we live in, even they're up for grabs. No matter what proof the White House provides that Osama bin Laden indeed has had his bucket kicked - and at this point even al-Qaeda ... More >>

The Supreme Court Says NO to the People - Again

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 12:58 am | Michael Winship

At a dinner party, an ever-so-proper aristocrat who had been at the British evacuation of Dunkirk 60 years ago, remained tightlipped despite intense questioning from the other guests about what he had seen there. Finally, he shuddered at the memory and ... More >>

Goldman Sachs: What Hath Fraud Wrought?

Monday, 26 April 2010, 12:48 pm | Michael Winship

Goldman Sachs is the Blackwater of finance, the latest in a long line of companies you love to hate, like AIG and the Dallas Cowboys. Or, as Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi infamously characterized it last year, the financial behemoth is "a great vampire ... More >>

New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials

Monday, 23 November 2009, 12:12 pm | Michael Winship

If you want to royally tick off New Yorkers, try telling us what to do. That's probably why the police stopped trying to enforce the jaywalking laws here years ago (as opposed to Washington, D.C., where I once got one too many tickets and was sent to pedestrian ... More >>

Moyers & Winship: Choice Words for The Select Few

Monday, 13 July 2009, 1:38 pm | Michael Winship

If you want to know what really matters in Washington, don't go to Capitol Hill for one of those hearings, or pay attention to those staged White House "town meetings." They're just for show. What really happens - the serious business of Washington - ... More >>

Miss Universe's Excellent Adventure

Monday, 6 April 2009, 12:37 pm | Michael Winship

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in." That was Frederick the Great of Prussia's take on the pain of being royalty. Just ask Queen Elizabeth II and Michelle Obama. When they briefly touched one another at Buckingham Palace Thursday, a moment ... More >>

That's No Angry Mob, It's a Movement

Monday, 30 March 2009, 1:30 pm | Michael Winship

A college friend of mine, after much quaffing from the keg, so to speak, would start singing a faux hymn that began, "We are sliding into sin - whee!" More >>

Winship: Get Away From Those Spinning Doors

Monday, 9 February 2009, 10:44 am | Michael Winship

Not even three weeks in office and President Barack Obama is discovering that being in charge is no bed of roses, even when you have a garden of them just outside your Oval Office windows. February's frost has bitten a bit of the bloom off the new president's ... More >>

Michael Winship: Reading, Writing and Recession

Sunday, 1 February 2009, 6:10 pm | Michael Winship

That was quite a crowd at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, last week. Thousands of students took to the streets in protest. But it wasn't an antiwar march - the campus has a reputation for a lack of activism. It wasn't even a pep rally for UNLV's ... More >>

Michael Winship: Walking Down to Washington

Monday, 26 January 2009, 9:00 am | Michael Winship

The image from Barack Obama's inauguration that will stay with me forever is people walking. Walking from wherever they lived or were staying in Washington, DC. And all headed for the exact same place. More >>

Winship: Inauguration Day Is Time to Move On

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 2:47 pm | Michael Winship

As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in, I recall an old National Lampoon record album - record albums, remember those? - from the final weeks of the Watergate scandal that comically suggested that President Richard Nixon be given a "swearing OUT" ceremony. ... More >>

Corruption Destroys Afghanistan

Monday, 22 December 2008, 11:37 am | Michael Winship

Just when you've finally gotten your mind around the enormous $700 billion financial bailout - even if none of us are really sure where all that money's going - there comes an even greater, breathtaking price tag. More >>

Bush's Farewell Hallelujah Chorus

Monday, 15 December 2008, 3:21 pm | Michael Winship

With all the interviews President Bush has been giving out lately, you'd think he has a new movie coming out for Christmas. More >>

Michael Winship: Obama's Familiar Orbit

Monday, 8 December 2008, 9:44 am | Michael Winship

Obama's Familiar Orbit by Michael Winship , t r u t h o u t | Perspective More >>

Michael Winship: This Just in From Middle Earth

Thursday, 20 November 2008, 9:41 am | Michael Winship

Queenstown, New Zealand - You might think it hard to think about politics when you're in a place as extraordinary as this on New Zealand's South Island. The landscape fills the eye with glacial and volcanic lakes, valleys and mountains so breathtaking ... More >>

A Mighty Hoax From ACORN Grows

Sunday, 19 October 2008, 1:23 pm | Michael Winship

ACORN and election fraud. Hang on. As soon as I can get the alligator that crawled out of my toilet back into the New York City sewers where it belongs, I can turn my attention to this very important topic. More >>

Michael Winship: Say Anything

Monday, 13 October 2008, 11:09 am | Michael Winship

And so it has begun. The final month of the presidential race, the campaign that feels as if it commenced some time during the Coolidge administration. And as we slide into these last weeks, what we all feared is coming true. Just when you thought ... More >>

Lipstick on Polar Bears

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 4:08 pm | Michael Winship

Where would politicians be without the Titanic? As metaphors go, it's far more majestic than putting lipstick on pigs or pit bulls. More >>

St. Paul's Police Protest the Press

Monday, 8 September 2008, 11:55 am | Michael Winship

Chronicling his life as a journalist in the colonial British Raj, a young Winston Churchill wrote that, "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Nor, I'd add, is there anything in life quite so discombobulating as to ... More >>

Cash Register Convention

Monday, 25 August 2008, 12:54 am | Michael Winship

Another humid August, a long time ago, and I was working in my father's small-town drugstore, the last summer before my first year of high school. Today, cash registers are as computerized as ATM's and tell you everything instantly, from the change owed ... More >>





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