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Laura Flanders

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Contributing Writer

Contributing writer Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a daily talk show for people who want to do more than talk. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians  (Penguin Press, 2007). A regular contributor on MSNBC, Flanders has appeared on shows from Real Time with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor. Flanders is the editor of At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-whiteness of the New Republican Right… and Why we Should Take it Seriously (October 2010, OR books). For more information, go to LauraFlanders.com or GRITtv.org.

Articles

News and Features

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with Communism.

A conversation with the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

With a new play, Emotional Creature, and big plans for V-Day 2013, the activist playwright reaches for new heights. 

Una nueva organización une a prestadores y destinatarios de cuidados domiciliarios para personas mayores o discapacitadas, bajo una perspectiva revolucionaria.

A new campaign unites caregivers and care-receivers with a revolutionary vision.

Blogs

 Daniel Ellsberg was on GRITtv last week and he left me thinking about secrecy.
 If going head to head with bankers alone is too scary for Warren Buffett, why are the rest of us being thrown to the financial wolves?
 What could we do with $20 billion? We've got some suggestions.
Joseph Stack -- remember him? He's the guy who crashed his plane into an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin last week.
How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely...
All that guff you're hearing about the importance of public service reporting that's insulated from the influence of corporate advertisers...
"The deaths of three American soldiers in a Taliban suicide attack on Wednesday lifted the veil on United States military assistance...
It's Super Bowl season, another year, another scandal. This year's outburst over CBS's $3 million Focus on the Family ad has revived the...