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Adam Howard

Adam Howard is the former Assistant Web Editor of The Nation and currently the News Editor of The Grio.





  • Healthcare Policy September 29, 2009

    Democrats Don’t Deliver Healthcare Reform… Again

    Five Democratic senators on the Senate Finance Committee helped defeat a public option; do they really think that will advance reform--or even their political careers?

    Adam Howard

  • September 22, 2009

    Capitalism: A Love Story–An Early Review

     

    Last night I attended a press screening of Michael Moore's new filmCapitalism: A Love Story. As with all of his films it made animmediate, strong impression on me and it also surprised me a little, mythoughts are below and yes, this contains some spoilers sobeware...

     

     

    First off, the film in some ways made me realize how familiar MichaelMoore's filmmaking has become--this is arguably a detriment to hismessage and possibly a slight to his directorial prowess but as fan Ihave come to enjoy his usual gimmicks and this film is chock full ofthem:

     

     

    The moving personal testimonials: Families recount learning thatcompanies had profited from large insurances policies taken out on theirtragically deceased loved ones--this sequence literally made me want tocall my Congressman to express my outrage.

     

    Adam Howard

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  • Political Figures July 20, 2009

    No More Excuses, Mr. President

    President Obama brought the house down at the NAACP centennial celebration with yet another stirring speech on race. But if his deeds don't begin to match his words, he's going to have a lot of explaining to do.

    Adam Howard

  • Election 2008 September 29, 2008

    Will Letterman and Saturday Night Live Help Defeat McCain?

    If Letterman and Saturday Night Live continue to cast McCain as a liar, it could have a devastating impact.

    Adam Howard

  • September 24, 2008

    McCain’s Major Meltdown

     

    In the wake of several new polls showing Barack Obama's lead widening inthe presidential race--which has been attributed to the public's perception that he is the better candidate on the economy--John McCain has made a

     

     

    He has requested that their foreign-policy themed debate, long scheduledfor this Friday, be postponed so that he and Senator Obama can reacha bipartisan solution to the ongoing economic crisis. Here is an excerptfrom McCain's statement:

     

     

     

    Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have sincediscussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administrationhas put forward. Senator Obama has expressed his priorities andconcerns. This morning, I met with a group of economic advisers to talkabout the proposal on the table and the steps that we should take goingforward. I have also spoken with members of Congress to hear theirperspective.

     

     

    Adam Howard