Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, met more than his match last Thursday when he took on lively freshman Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Looked as if Matthews got a bit more than he expected, in the form of a very well-reasoned and remarkably civil tongue-lashing from the Massachusetts people’s choice. A man with plenty
Money has far too much influence over politics and society for the common man’s good. And when it comes to money, Wall Street is king. So, when a certain (former) contract law professor at Harvard University comes after Wall Street’s nearly untouchable power on behalf of the common man and woman, you know that Wall Street doesn’t
If you’re voting in the Massachusetts election today or tomorrow, you should be voting for Elizabeth Warren without any hesitation — she’s one of the best politicians I’m aware of. Here’s a quick rundown of how her and her opponent, Scott Brown, differ: Not many politicians are so dedicated to the people as Elizabeth
Love this video of Elizabeth Warren talking about politics in the U.S. today, oil company subsidies, and more. Check her out: http://youtu.be/aLgklbZ4y8c h/t MoveOn
The News: Elizabeth Warren was on The Daily Show with John Stewart last week discussing how 30 profitable U.S. corporations — including GE, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Verizon and Dupont — spent more money on lobbying in 2011 than on taxes, and the fact that 29 of them paid no taxes at all in the past 3
I wrote about Elizabeth Warren’s video slamming “class warfare” a couple weeks ago. Of course, I wasn’t the only one. The video has gone totally viral. And as Elizabeth Warren takes on Republican Scott Brown for an important Massachusetts Senate seat, she is becoming increasingly well-known and popular. As even the comedic spoof below shows, she is taking on corporations and the attack on the middle class, and is doing so in a way that gets people inspired. Check this great video out:
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.
“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”