A tense confrontation between progressive bloggers and notorious right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart at Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis.
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Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean says the future doesn’t belong to the Tea Party. He calls the Tea Party a desperate minority that is growing more desperate as they shrink. Dean says the hate and anger of the Tea Party will never win. Continue Reading →
Former US Senator Russ Feingold is taking aim at the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case that has allowed corporations to spend unlimited money on political campaigns. One of his weapons? Progressive toothpaste Continue Reading →
Opening remarks from Former DNC chair Howard Dean and Former US Senator Russ Feingold highlight the opening night of Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis, MN Continue Reading →
Nick Coleman died this week of a stroke. This video encapsulates Nick’s caustic wit and humor in 2011 with the purpose of introducing our fair Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in a fast-moving, irreverent video inspired by Paul Wellstone’s classic “Fast Paul” campaign ad. Continue Reading →
Senator Al Franken (D-Min) didn’t disappoint as he wrapped up the 2010 Netroots conference. While he thanked supporters and activists, specifically mentioning The UpTake for chronicling the eight-month recount, he cautioned everyone against giving up the fight. Among his comments:
“Corporations aren’t inherently evil but they are inherently powerful. They know more about you than you know about them.” We didn’t get everything we wanted but if we give up now, the Republicans will take away everything that we did get. Once, only the government could threaten your First Amendment rights. Continue Reading →