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Miles Mogulescu is an entertainment attorney and former Senior V.P at MGM. In his professional capacity, he recently represented the film "Bobby" about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and Ed Zwick's upcoming film "Defiance" about 3,000 Jews who escaped Nazi ghettos and hid out for 3 years resisting Hitler. He has been a lifelong progressive since the age of 12 when his father helped raise money for Dr. Martin Luther King, who was a guest in his home several times. He will never forget the impression which that extraordinary man made on him, which helped lead to a lifelong commitment to social justice. He co-produced and co-directed Union Maids, a film about 3 women union organizers in Chicago in the 1930s and '40s, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. At the time of the Gulf War, he and Danny Goldberg produced a super-star music video with new lyrics to Give Peace a Chance written by Lenny Kravitz and John Lennon's son, Sean. He recently organized a panel at the '08 Take Back America Conference on "Universal Healthcare and the Democratic Presidential Nominees" where he spoke along with Rep. John Conyers.
NY Times Reporter Confirms Obama Made Deal to Kill Public Option (23 comments)
Obama Lied, stabbed progressives in the back.
"Even while President Obama was saying that he thought a public option was a good idea and encouraging supporters to believe his healthcare plan would include one, he had promised for-profit hospital lobbyists that there would be no public option in the final bill."
Monday, November 2, 2009
Calling Out the House Progressive Caucus: Are You Men and Women, or Are You Mice? (3 comments)
If you break your pledge and vote for a health reform bill without this minimally robust version of the public option, you've ensured your own political impotence, and more critically, ensured that even with a Democratic Congressional majority, all "reform" will be limited by what's acceptable to your Blue Dog colleagues and their corporate contributors.