fix articles 11514, democratic presidential
Kamala Harris seals Trump's re-election (tags)
The appointment of Kamala Harris as Biden's vice candidate is now the result of the Democratic establishment's pathological fear of anything that could even begin to smell left. The cause of this pathology lies in the historical shift to the right of the US party system described by Chomsky.
The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win (tags)
The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
Queer Democrats Endorse Saldaña, Take No Position on County Term Limits (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed Assemblymember Lori Saldaña for County Supervisor but failed to take a position on whether to impose term limits on the Board of Supervisors. Supporters of the term-limit initiative, being sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), said the five Republican incumbents on the board are so entrenched only limiting their future terms will get them out. Opponents said that Democrats have historically opposed term limits and if they supported them for the Republican-dominated Board of Supervisors, they'd be perceived as hypocrites the next time they try to ease-them for the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
Obama and the Economy (tags)
The economy elected Barack Obama President, and it will make or break his administration. Right now it seems likely to break it, as Obama's announced appointees to staff his government come almost exclusively from the moderate administration of Bill Clinton, thereby assuring the ruling class that "change you can believe in" means "change the rich and powerful won't have to worry about." Without a mass Left movement on the order of the socialists and communists who in the 1930's pushed Franklin Roosevelt to the Left, Obama's Presidency is likely to be yet another suck-up to corporate America and its anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-worker "free trade" agenda.
Ona Russell Publishes Evolution-Themed Mystery (tags)
Mystery writer Ona Russell's latest book, "The Natural Selection," takes her female detective Sarah Kaufman to Dayton, Tennessee in 1925 for a murder mystery set against the backdrop of the Scopes trial, the attempt by the radical Right of the day to ban the teaching of evolution in schools. The book deals not only with the progressive implications of the theory of evolution but also its racist and classist outgrowths, social Darwinism and the eugenics movement, and the way the Ku Klux Klan made common cause with evolution advocates to advance their racist agenda.
Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)
With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.
Queer Democrats Fail to Endorse for President (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club failed to endorse a candidate for President after a contentious meeting November 29. On the first ballot, Hillary Clinton received eight votes, John Edwards seven, Barack Obama three, Dennis Kucinich two and 14 club members voted against making an endorsement at all. The club also voted to oppose statewide Proposition 91 on the February ballot, which would block legislators from using gas tax money to balance the state budget.
Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaks on Iraq (tags)
Anti-war journalist Dahr Jamail spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego November 15 to promote his new book, "Beyond the Green Zone," about his experiences as an unembedded reporter in Iraq over eight months from November 2003 to February 2005. His most moving stories were about the two U.S. sieges of Falloujah in April and November 2004.
Hillary Clinton’s LYING she needs 60 votes to Leave Iraq (tags)
Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.
Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)
Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.
The Recent Philippine Supreme Court Split Decision, Splits the Public (tags)
The recent Supreme Court split decision on the TRO filed by GO Candidate Koko Pimentel clearly shows how polarize is the Philippine society. The decision again highlights that justice is partial and serves the status quo. The decision, religiously followed by the Filipino American community in the United States, clearly shows how divided the Filipino society is and it is reflected among the 14 justices of the Supreme Court. In its recent decisions especially in the 2007 national elections. It just repeated the injustice perpetrated against presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr in 2004 only now, it is against Koko Pimentel. Basically it refused to decide on the conduct of elections and refers the cases to the Presidential, the
The Shortwave Report 5/11/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Barack Obama says American Alcohoilism is the Cause of Iraq War (tags)
The solution to our problems is simple.
Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards wants another war! (tags)
In another important news item conveniently ignored by the pro-war Zionist media… Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards among others is in “Israel” pushing for an attack on Iran. Republicans and Democrats, two wings of the same old bird.
Lebanon, Iran, Sudan: Three more premeditated neocon wars (tags)
Before emotions get the upper hand, let's catch our breath and consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that as of late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And let's not forget that Sudan has both oil and uranium.)
We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow (tags)
We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow...Barbara Boxer may be the key.
BTL:Senate Committee Slams CIA on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence (tags)
~Report on White House role in manipulating intelligence delayed until after election~Interview with author and former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Watch Out for the Shia Republicans (tags)
Shia Republicans believe that public education is part of an anti-Christian conspiracy and that God chose President Bush to prepare our nation for the apocalyptic showdown with Islam.
Cheney: He Can Run, But He Can't Hide (tags)
Longtime GOP consultant Richard Whalen identified former Senator Dole (R-KS) as one among the leading Midwest Republicans who have quietly thrown their support to Kerry.
Fatal Blind Spot (tags)
As Richard Clarke's testimony demonstrated, the Bush administration believed their own campaign rhetoric instinctively rejected the Clinton administration's hard-won wisdom as worthless.
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Nolan a Neocon? (tags)
Free the Eagle helped rally members of Congress behind Lt Colonel Oliver North and the Contra cause and lent office space and public relations advice to anti-Communist freedom-fighter movements in Mozambique and Angola ... and Gary Nolan is a board member.
Four More Years of Bush Please! (tags)
I cannot in all conscience support the platforms of any of the so-called front-runners in the Democratic Presidential primary including that of Senator John Kerry. The nebulous description of a universal health care system Senator Kerry is supporting that sounds like a repeat of Clinton's false promise in 92 does not contain the words "Not for Profit Single Payer Universal Health Care System".
The Top 100 Heroes of Peace (tags)
Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.
Howard Dean Hype: The Pro-War Views of an "Anti-War" Candidate (tags)
milosevic trial sets precedent: US granted right to censor evidence (tags)
givne the us has spurned the ICC, its support of the ICTY is highly suspicious
Anti Defamation League (ADL) #5 (tags)
University professors who criticize AIPAC or the Anti-Defamation League's activities are placed on a black list and labeled anti-semitic. Their lectures are monitored by spies who occasionally stage noisy disruptions. Their homes and cars are vandalized. University alumni linked to ADL and AIPAC threaten to pull financial backing from the schools unless the targeted faculty members are immediately fired or blocked from tenure.
Dennis Kucinich Says Federal Law Should Treat Pot Like Alcohol (tags)
December 4, 2004 - Washington, DC, USA Kucinich Promises To End Marijuana Arrests; Establish "Guidelines Similar To Those Already In Place For Alcohol"
Wal-Mart 'Eats' More US Manufacturers (tags)
In case you haven't already figured it out the whole point of Wal-Mart is to help depress the wages, and ability to survive, of the average Working Person. The reason is simple: Slaves don't need as much and if they have Jobs and incomes independent of the elites they are harder to order about like Sheep. Welcome to the Totalitarian States of America.
Democracy Or ‘The Lieberman Effect,’ The Choice Is Ours (tags)
All is not right in the valley. That’s right, all is not right in the valley of democracy. (In theory, that is.) That would be the assertion Democratic nomination presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman is ‘unintentionally’ conveying as he tries to distinguish his message from the growing ‘anti-occupation’ sentiment which grows amongst the Democratic primary faithful as mid-west Republican angst rises with President Bush’s domestic farm policies.
Kucinich Proposes Unconditional Surrender in Iraq (tags)
Six out of ten Americans can't name a single one of the Democratic Presidential candidates. Dennis Kucinich is trying to get noticed by proposing unconditional surrender in Iraq. Ann nails the Democrats (again).
Nader shines light on Texas GOPs dark agenda (tags)
Nader called the Texas Republican Party's platform the most radically conservative he has ever seen, calling for: withdrawing from the UN, retaking the Panama Canal, repealing the minimum wage, and abolishing the Department of Education and the IRS.
NORML's Keith Stroup/The Kucinich Cannabis Connection. (tags)
Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich's connection to the Cannabis issue and an interview with Norml's Keith Stroup.
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich speaks in L.A.--photo story (tags)
Photos from a photo essay about an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in L.A. The complete photo essay is at http://www.slumdance.com/blogs/brian_flemming/archives/000073.html
BTL:Democratic Presidential Candidate Explains His Opposition to... (tags)
... Bush Administration's War in Iraq. Interview with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus