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Have the January 6 hearings damaged Trump's political prospects? Don't count on it (tags)
"He chose not to act," declared Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger at the outset of Thursday's January 6 committee hearings. With those words, the congressman got right to the heart of the final hearing of the summer.
Hysteria in Suburbia (tags)
Our leading scholars are disciples of post-structuralism; our best college graduates are recruited by the CIA; our best newspapers blur the line between reporting and opinion; our most influential political actors are the spin doctors whose job is to bend the facts this way and that.
Thoughts on the Silence of Republican Lawmakers (tags)
Coronavirus continues to devastate the country, with official deaths topping 281,000 today, but it turns out that the Trump administration did not actually have a plan for distribution of vaccines. Federal officials have drastically slashed the amount of vaccine they promised to states before the election.
The tale of the stolen winner (tags)
The man unable to speak for a minute without lying, who had neither values nor ideals, who never read a book and knew nothing about music tried in an incredible and ridiculous way to create the fairy tale of the cheated victor. Nevertheless, a majority of American voters rejected Trump's lies and demagogic failures.
Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington (tags)
Oh, it's going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate magazine Gegenblende and its podcasts.
Debts are not a problem (tags)
The Democrats have learned from their mistakes. This time they want a big stimulus package to invest in infrastructure and climate protection. This change in sentiment is partly thanks to Keynesians like Paul Krugman, who have always called for government investment when the economy is paralyzed.
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
From Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality (tags)
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself and no one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing enlightenment.
Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress (tags)
Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress
Socialism in American English (tags)
The attacks of Republicans on the welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals for a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.
94 Of Rick Scott's, Brian Kemp's, the Mississippi GOP's & Other Republican Campaign Crime (tags)
Florida Republiicans did not honor tens of thousands of Democrat absentee ballot requests, designed a ballot which hid the senate race so that 26,000 heavily Democratic Broward County ballots showed a vote for governor but not Senator Nelson, had hacakable machines, repeated the tricks of Roger Stone, Brett Kavanaugh, and John Bolton in Florida who organized rent a mobs called the Brooks Brothers (all 3 of whom are in the Trump regime).
Republican Vote Fraud Reached A New Level In Midterms (tags)
No power cords in Georgia, one of Brian Kemp's countless crimes... Florida Republicans did not honor many Democrat absentee ballot requests.. Arizona GOP kept young voters in several hour queues.. Supreme Court pentocracy rubberstamped racist gerrymandering in TX, OH and allowed exclusion of Native Americans in ND 3 operatives in the Bush theft of the 2000 election (Brett Kavanaugh, John Bolton, and Roger Stone) have been involved in the Trump campaign between 2016 and now.
75 Election Tricks Of The Party Of The Rich (tags)
The 3 biggest crimimnal vote purgers in the US are Brian Kemp of Georgia, Jon Husted of Ohio and Kris Kobach of Kansas.Racist gerrymandering, phone jamming, ESS voting machine remote controls, suing a woman for helping her blind mother vote, ownership of 95% of radio stations etc.
100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 (tags)
Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud (tags)
The party of the rich, the Republican one, has always been a minority party and therefore has been involved in voter suppression and election thefts
gerrymandering by republicans (tags)
gerrymandering by republicans
America Reacts to a Low-Point (tags)
With Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama senate race, the end of the Trump era moves a little closer. The left and moderates can only win together. In the GOP tax heist, the rich and the richest will be given permanent Christmas presents.The social contract means compromise
Tax Reform in the US: Trump's Attack on America (tags)
The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state and was prepared in the 1970s. The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. $5 trillion goes to households with more than a million dollars income.
Be very careful about tax reform. (tags)
Tax reform might INCREASE YOUR TAXES instead of reducing them. Please be sure that Obamacare individual mandate repeal is in bill before voting for it.
Republicans against the Poor and the Sick (tags)
The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The insured are reacting to their higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees.
Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump. States, regions, counties, towns, and cities should secede from the United States. Cities and states where most people did not vote for Trump must secede from the US. The United States is not worth saving.
Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump.
To Defeat Trump … And the Democrats, Fight for Workers Revolution (tags)
After all the media hype, suddenly it turned out that Republican Donald Trump was elected. The racist, sexist, immigrant-bashing, woman-molesting Trump would be the next CEO of the United States and commander-in-chief of U.S. imperialism. In deep shock and disbelief, tens of millions asked, how could this happen? In Muslim, Latino, African American and immigrant families there was raw fear. Soon mass protests began, with many chanting “Not My President” (as if Democrat Clinton, a certified warmonger, would have been?). At the same time, racist incidents multiplied. It is urgently necessary to fight back, but the question is how? The answer depends on understanding what happened, and why. Trump certainly mobilized the hard-core racist vote, and better-off middle class voters. But what put him over the top was the vote of residents of dying small towns and white workers in the Rust Belt, who have seen their jobs destroyed and cities devastated. The fact is that with their economic policies, the Democrats pushed millions of workers into the arms of Trump. What is urgently needed is to break from the Democrats, Republicans and all capitalist parties and build a class-struggle workers party. Such a party would fight for a program of mass workers action against the deportations, for workers defense guards against racist attacks, and to oppose the imperialist war drive in a struggle leading to workers revolution.
Clinton beginning informal talks with congressional Republicans (tags)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun back-channel discussions with congressional Republican leaders over the shape of a Clinton administration, according to several media reports Monday
Donald J. Trump is Pissing on America and About to Flush us into the Toilet! (tags)
Misogyny, Xenophobia, Narcissism, Bigotry, Fascism, Ignorance and Egotistical Arrogance are the only true assets Donald Trump has to bring to this country as President.
5 Dozen Categories Of Republican Election Theft (tags)
With an almost infinite variety of methods, plutocrats have stolen elections through Republican candidates
Foil The Republican Plan To Steal Ohio And The Election (tags)
myriad kinds of fraud eumployed by the Ohio Republican Party to steal the national election
The GOP Plan To Steal The Ohio And National Elections (tags)
This writer has left the duopoly of the Republican and Democratic 2 headed monster because there is not a single antiwar candidate among the remaining 11, and will vote for a third party candidate.. most probably a Libertarian, Green or Socialist candidate.
Time To End Domination of National Elections By Small Rural State Primaries (tags)
Not a single state of the top 22 in population, not a single state with a greatly sized city like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Miami... but small rural states are heavily promoted in the primary process.
Ohio And National Republicans Plot Another Presidential Election Theft As in 2004 (tags)
This poster is voting in the primaries for the only candidate in the Republican or Democratic parties giving priority to opposition to the wars of our government. That is Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
38 Of The Ways Republicans Steal Elections (tags)
Some of the ways Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb Bush, G H W Bush or many others conspired to steal elections Although the word gerrymander was coined in 1812 after a Bostonian, Gerry Mander, Massachusetts has less vote fraud than red or purple states.
GOP Vote Fraud In OH, KY, VA, FL, AZ, CO, NV, MN, NH And Elsewhere (tags)
In the November 2015 elections, Ohio Republican vote fraud robbed Ohioans of their ratification of pot decriminalization In Kentucky a fraudulently elected Republican was installed in the governor's chair
Boehner Resignation: Ousted by Republican Infighting (tags)
Republicans Again Fail to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
Senate Fails to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
Veto-Proof Senate Margin Achieved for Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
GOP Voter Fraud In Jeb Bush's FL, OH, NH, NC, TX, AZ, VA, NC, CA, CO, OR, MN Etc (tags)
There are hundreds of categories of vote fraud used by the plutocratic party in the last 100 years.
Is The Republican Party Worst Re Cruelty To Animals? (tags)
Politicians more than ever before are taking into account the mass numbers of animal issues voters
Republicans win 52% majority. (tags)
Republicans will need help from some Democrats to reach a 2/3 vote.
Only 1 Man Keeps Judicial Murder Going In The US (tags)
Voters today can vote out executioner judges Nathan Hecht and other Republicans in Texas, Sharon Kennedy and J French in Ohio, Eric Levinson in North Carolina
It is important to carefully VOTE in Tue. Nov 4 election.
In Ohio Governor Race, Disturbing Facts About John Kasich Emerge (tags)
Kasich's role in fleecing Ohio pension funds, his signing of a bill that rape counselors lose state funding for listing abortion as an option, his campaign prevarication about Fitzgerald license, etc etc.
10 Things Pres. Obama Can Do Right Now (tags)
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, expanding the public sector, shrinking financial sector and community centers.
Tea Party: Extremism of the Middle (tags)
The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving ideological ideas to the extreme. The right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were shattered.
Heiner Flassbeck on the US Budget Conflict (tags)
The current ceiling of $16.7 trillion will be reached on October 17. If the political camps cannot agree on a new upper limit, the largest economy of the world will be insolvent – with possibly disastrous consequences for the world economy. This October 2013 interview is translated from German
World Reaction to US Government Shutdown (tags)
Obama's Grand Bargain 2.0 (tags)
The intellectual dead end of liberalism (tags)
Each fresh outrage by the Obama administration is met by a shrug of the shoulders or outright support by Democrats. With no clear ideas to fall back on, they meekly bleat “me, too” when the world’s industrialists and financiers pronounce their verdict on what is to be done.
America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Boondage Coming (tags)
Obama's War on Social America (tags)
First Time in History; Democrat Cuts Social Security with Chained CPI (tags)
The upcoming cuts to Social Security are being done by a Democrat President who is supposedly the party of the elderly, the disabled, veterans and the poor. The cuts to Social Security under President Obama include the "chained CPI" that would reduce the regular cost of living increases to the checks each year depending upon the rate of inflation. There is a bipartisan effort to block the latest Social Security cuts being led by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont who has a petition on his website telling Pres. Obama "NO CUTS to Social Security!"
Who Will Save Social Security and Medicare? (tags)
Before Social Security and Medicare existed, the elderly were either completely dependent on their children or were left to beg in the streets. These programs thus remain sacred to the vast majority of Americans. They allow the elderly dignity and independence instead of poverty and insecurity.
Austerity USA Begins March 1st (tags)
U.S. politicians have cried wolf over austerity long enough for the public to ignore them. A perfect time, then, for politicians to actually unleash the wolves. Barring an unlikely last minute deal, here’s a short list of some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity cuts, according to the New York Times.
Obama: Money Power's Point Man (tags)
C. Hagel Sec of Defense Nomination Points to Peace, Neocons Outraged (tags)
The choice by President Obama of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense is a step in the correct direction. Finally people can see that there is another segment of the Republican party that is NOT endorsing never ending military conflict in the Middle East as the neo-conservative factions have under eight years of war criminal GW Bush.
Flim Flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation (tags)
Cliff Notes (tags)
More Evidence of Chupacabra than Bipartisan Fiscal Cliff Hype (tags)
The bipartisan hype over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is an attempt my the status quo to institute severe austerity measures that would effect seniors, disabled and other people dependent upon the social safety net that is set up on the chopping block by BOTH Democrats and Republicans. There may be more evidence of the mythical chupacabra (goat sucker) than there is proof of any upcoming fiscal cliff. Either way we are dealing with some really mangy bloodsuckers!
The "Fiscal Cliff" Is a Hoax ... and a Mel Brooks Routine (tags)
The "fiscal cliff" comedy routine in Washington DC is a staged act where Democrats play the "good cop" who want to tax the rich and cut social welfare programs vs. the "bad cop" Republicans who don't want to tax the rich and promise heavy cuts on social welfare programs. Where is the voice of reason that says maybe this so-called fiscal cliff isn't really such a big deal after all?
Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)
The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.
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.
In the Blockade Trap (tags)
Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,
Struggle over Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
Tax cuts for the rich do not lead to economic growth or lower unemployment. Profits soar while wages have stagnated for 30 years. Lower taxes and lower wages mean lower demand and lower employment. FDR created 4 million jobs in 1934, built 650,000 public buildings and 1700 bridges.
The Cup (R)money passes us (tags)
Remember the neoliberalism of Reaganomics was an ideology that is carried out from America in Germany-with all its consequences from deregulation of the banking sector and the labor market and the change from the market economy to market society up to rule of the financial sector.
Will the Democrats Tax the Rich to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff? (tags)
Literally the day after the election a sudden “urgency” gripped the nation: the imminent danger of the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the national automatic tax increases and spending cuts due in January. The media screamed that the suddenly approaching fiscal cliff would trigger a recession, forcing Democrats and Republicans to consider a “grand bargain” budget deal to avoid disaster.
You Will Love Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)
You will fall in love with single Payer health insurance.
Five Easy Post-Election Predictions (No Matter Who Wins) (tags)
It’s true that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have many political differences. But they also agree on many essential policies; enough to make the next four years easily predictable, no matter who wins.
Hooked Into You (tags)
Reinvigorated, jump started, reenergized, pumped up and ready to go, just the right amount of boost, we hear them all when it comes to the last stretch of elections. “Getting all tingly and excited for the next four years that I know I will be spending with you.” “The American people will be making the right decision by voting for me.” “Out with the old and in with the new.” “Now's not the time to give in.” Either way both of them seem to agree, “You'll be making the right decision by voting for me this coming election.”
Obama vs. Romney (tags)
The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.
Some Very Good Reasons To Support Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)
The american public well fall in love with single payer health insurance the more they learn about it.
America's Right-Wing Reinterprets the Crisis (tags)
A state is not a hardware store. It must contract debts in crisis times. Four years after the collapse of the US economy, the republicans send a former investment banker into the race who stands for a policy that got us into the real messThe right-wing was very successful in changing the discourse.
Enter Karl Rove—Need One Say More? (tags)
The hate machine, and lie machine, and the money machine is on full blast with intent to kill any chance liberals have standing—especially Obama. The President had better find a fighter within himself because he is being challenged in a awfully big way. Americans are angry across the divide. “Many” republicans are angry as well. They know that Mitt Romney did not truly win the nomination. Rather they well realize he was foisted on the party by the sophisticated propaganda machine, the mainstream media and people like Karl Rove and billionaire donors like Sheldon Adelson. We Americans need to be reminded, again and again, in loud and bold terms, of Karl Rove’s last protégé. Another disaster in the making, with Rove’s knack for choosing people who don’t understand moral ethics, despite rhetoric to the contrary. “Karl Rove Is Back With HIS New Choice*!*!*” ought be the clarion call for today’s Paul Revere. Which brings us to an important question, if lying to the public like a psychopath, were the criteria to judge those who work in the capital who would be left standing? Certainly not Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan?
Ryan, Akin: Two More Reasons to Vote for Obama (tags)
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, two stories — Mitt Romney's choice of arch-conservative Ayn Rand devotee Paul Ryan as his running mate and Missouri Congressmember and Senate candidate Todd Akin's comment that women almost never get pregnant from "legitimate rape" — highlighted the vast differences between the two major parties. No progressive can possibly still believe that it makes no difference whether the Republicans or the Democrats win this year's election in the face of the overwhelming evidence that the Republicans plan (and, if they win, will enact) a sweeping change in U.S. government that will eliminate ALL business regulation, environmental protection and civil rights for women, people of color and Queers.
How President Obama Created (tags)
Paul Ryan is suddenly a household name after becoming Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Before that, Ryan had only become right-wing leadership material in the last year, based on his proposed national budget that hacks away at the core of many national social programs, including Medicare.
Greens Challenge Third Parties- Fight Against the Corporate Parties Not Each Other (tags)
Besides the candidates that Rob Sherman will throw off the ballot, the innocent victim in all of this is Jill Stein. Jill seems like a sincere and honest person who does an excellent job at offering the Green Party vision of change. I look forward to working closely with her on issues related to access to the ballot and to the Presidential debates. However, blocking the Socialist Party and other parties in Illinois will be a black eye for her campaign. Green Party claims to support open electoral laws will be permanently suspect unless Sherman removes his challenge.
Extreme liberal responses to Supreme Court health care ruling increase polarization (tags)
Democrats consider the health care decision by the Supreme Court to be a victory, while Republicans are feeling a loss. As Republicans regroup and plan the next step toward getting the law repealed, Democrats are enjoying their win.
Are Republican election predictions honest or flights of fancy? (tags)
Many Conservatives and Republicans, the two are far from being the same thing, have taken the option that the Supreme Court upholding Obama Care will sway the elections on all levels in their direction.
Sounds of Truth Festival set for 7/7 in Irvine (tags)
Think it’s impossible that Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians could ever sit down together in a civil conversation? Rebellious Truths doesn’t. The nonprofit Rebellious Truths (www.rebellioustruths.org) is making modern history by hosting the very first “Sounds of Truth Festival” on Saturday, July 7th.
Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)
Full endorsements for San Diego voters in the June 5 primary election. As in 2010, in virtually every race Zenger's is recommending every Democrat over every Republican, not because the Democrats (with a few exceptions) are that progressive but because the Republicans are so reactionary they want to abolish the social safety net, virtually eliminate civil rights, workers', consumers' and environmental protections, and transform the U.S.as radically as the Nazis transformed Germany in 1933.
Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)
Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.
Based On What We Believe (tags)
Last night Republicans in Iowa showed they believe Mitt Romney to be the best candidate to go up against President Obama in 2012. But it wasn't an easy victory for the man most believe to be the GOP establishment pick. He won by the slimmest of margins and could have very easily lost to Rick Santorum had a few more sof the votes gone the former Senator's way. People came out in support of Santorum in part due to his strong Christian conservative values, his stance on the increasing defense spending, his opposition to gay marriage, his anti-abortion stance and more.
Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid (tags)
Coming: Big Austerity Cuts (tags)
Beyond the Occupation (tags)
Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.
Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)
[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]
BTL:House Republicans Attempt to Hold 2012 Budget Hostage to Repeal of Environmental Regul (tags)
Interview with David Goldston, director of government affairs with the Natural Resources Defense Council, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
From the Debt Showdown into Recession (tags)
The scenario of an economic double-dip is very likely without additional economic measures. The budget cuts may bring about a recession. The republicans in Congress threaten to concoct an economic crisis if they are not allowed to cut spending. Our greatest problem is low spending.
The Debt Ceiling: Where Are the Grownups? (tags)
The fact that the ruling elites haven't stepped in and forced the President and Congress to raise the debt ceiling, the way they did in October 2008 to push through the TARP big-bank bailout, suggests either that the corporate ruling class likes the "shock treatment" agenda being pushed by the Tea Party -- force a default on U.S. debt so the President and Congress will have to eliminate the welfare state virtually overnight -- or that the Tea Party has become the ruling class's Frankenstein, a monster it can no longer control.
Is America Fascist? (tags)
Before we can determine if America has succumbed to fascism, we first must have a good definition and understanding of what fascism really is
Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Masks Planned Entitlement Cuts (tags)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Anti-Union Law (tags)
Attack on Democratic Traditions (tags)
The situation of the US public budget is really dramatic. This indebtedness is the result of excessive military spending and the neoliberal policy launched at the beginning of the 1980s. A progressive counter-movement in the form of a broad Obama coalition is emerging.
Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law (tags)
National Leaders Council Fellow Doug White Promotes May 18 Fundraiser (tags)
The San Diego chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC) is hosting a fundraiser at Urbn Coal-Fired Pizza, 3085 University Avenue in North Park, Wednesday, May 18, 6 to 8 p.m., to raise money for people to attend NLC?s national workshops. The people who go learn skills in political entrepreneurship, mentoring and professional advancement so they can become civic leaders in elective office, their communities and their workplaces. Doug White, an NLC fellow (that?s what they call their workshop graduates) and recently elected chair of the youth caucus of the San Diego Democratic Club, did an interview with Zenger?s Newsmagazine in which he talked about NLC, his own background and the prospects for a humane solution to California?s state budget crisis.
OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?
Republicans Win Without a Shutdown (tags)
The first fight over the federal budget in 2011 is over, and the Republicans have won. For at least the past 30 years Republican ideas — that government is bad, that the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector, that wages and benefits need to be cut to make America's workers "competitive" with the rest of the world, and government spending needs to be cut even if it risks turning the current recession into a full-fledged depression — have ruled. Progressives need to understand the depth of the Republicans’ triumph in order to begin the task of reversing it.
L.A. Social Media Strategy Proposal (tags)
This is an idea for boosting the turnout for the immigration march on May first. There may be a few different ones due to the annual realignments and fights between sectarians, but all that matters is that people show up in huge numbers!
Republican Plan to End, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (tags)
ending vital rights
LET THE PEOPLE VOTE !! (tags)
Minority leader Senator BOB DUTTON and the rest of his fellow Republicans are holding the budget hostage once again!
Wisconsin State Senate voted Today to end End Collective Bargaining! (tags)
Late Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans rammed a measure through the Senate stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers in the state.... Republicans were able to push through the measure... by separating the collective bargaining provision from the other elements of Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill.".... Scott Walker spent three weeks claiming that collective bargaining was a fiscal issue, and then the legislature just passed the bill as “non-fiscal.”..... Within hours of the vote, the Capitol was flooded with thousands of furious protesters......
Obama's Anti-Populist Budget (tags)
Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)
At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit: Is the Docket Honest? (tags)
In 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, verification of validity of the dockets by Clerk Molly C Dwyer is requested. The Clerks of the US Courts hold a key position in the safeguard of integrity of the courts and Human Rights in the Digital Era.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Log Cabin Republicans Arguments - "handwaving" (tags)
In their opposition to the Motion to Intervene, the Log Cabin Republicans failed to do the obvious - produce the Certificate of the October 2010 Judgment. Of significance also is the lack of opposition to the intervention by the US Department of Justice, and the ongoing refusal of the US District Court to produce the Certificate.
THE POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE USA JUST BEGAN (tags)
The America began to bleed.
Looking Forward Towards Change (tags)
Focusing ahead on this coming New Year in many ways is very exciting. We have a new diverse set of viewpoints to shape our legislation. We have promises made by both sides, and as some were kept via last minute legislation this year there is hope momentum will be followed through to 2011. There is a hope through diversity we will see a new vision and even direction arise.
Ignoring and Distorting the truth (tags)
Ignoring and Distorting the truth
US Senate 1st Vote to Destroy Social Security 83-15 (tags)
Democrat Obama's tax cut deal with the Republicans to destroy Social Security and make the rich richer had its first vote in the US Senate, supporting his program, 83-15 with 2 abstentions, on 12/13/10, Vote No. 272, related to HR 4853.
Log Cabin Republicans v USA – ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ - Notice of Intent to Intervene (tags)
The litigation places the spotlight on the denial of Public Access to the ‘electronic document stamps’ and thus, the question of the integrity of judicial records and processes at the US District Court, Central District of California.
The Dictatorship of America's Aristocracy (tags)
Corporate Media's Version of Economic Justice (tags)
middle class destructions
‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’: US Court Clerk TERRY NAFISI Asked to Provide Judgments Attestation (tags)
The Clerk of the US Court is charged with attestation of judgments and the maintenance of honest dockets. On both accounts Clerk TERRY NAFISI was previously found at fault.
Obama Cutting Social Security Funds in Deal to Extend Tax Cuts (tags)
To provide political cover for this giveaway to the rich, the plan includes an extension of federal long-term unemployment benefits for 13 months and a one-year reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. While this would temporarily increase paychecks for tens of millions, it would also deprive Social Security of $120 billion in funding. The White House said this shortfall would be made up through general revenue sources, but these have not been specified. [And probably do not exist.]
Obama Capitulates to Republicans (tags)
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Notice Given to Counsel for Parties of Alleged Fraud on the Court (tags)
Counsel's attention was requested for a matter alleged as Fraud on the Court.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Another Pretense Litigation by US Judge Virginia Phillips (tags)
US Judge Virginia Phillips appeared in the case with no due Assignment Order. Her "Judgment" was not recorded by the Court. Instead, the opposite Judgment was recorded - in favor of the United States. The Court continues to deny access to the authentication records...
Unemployment: Fuck the Republicans (tags)
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Targets Health Care Law (tags)
Stewart Alexander, a U.S. Presidential Candidate for 2012, says the Republicans don’t get it; Americans want the health care law repealed; the entire bill. “I am running on an anti-Obama-care ticket. Working people want the health care bill repealed. Now the Republican members in Congress have less than two years to get the job done.”
US Elections: America's Right Turn (tags)
WEALTHY ELITE DECIDE WHEN THEY GET THEIR TAX CUT ENTITLEMENT$ not THE U.S. CONGRE$$... (tags)
WEALTHY ELITE DO NOT ASK 4 TAX CUT ENTITLEMENT$ STUPID !
SURELY MIDDLE~CLASS & POORER AMERICANS SUPPORT PARIS HILTON$~ELITE TAX BREAK ENTITLEMENT$ (tags)
ELITE AMERICAN GAL$ LIKE PARI$ HILTON WHO ARE GOOD ENOUGH 2 $HED THEIR BLOOD 4 OUR WEALTHY ELITE'S COUNTRY ARE GOOD ENOUGH 2 BE GIVEN THEIR WELL DESERVED ELITE TAX CUT$ & THEIR BILLION$ BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ESTATE TAX$ ABATEMENT$ STUPID !
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
Stop Boehner and Other Corrupt Republicans! (tags)
More folks must better understand what John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to be the new Speaker of the House, and other big business Republicans will do if they regain power. Plz share this article, below, far and wide! If the Republicans regain power in November, things are going to get much, much worse! Thank you!
Immigration: Socialist Steve Lister Charge Republicans Attacking 14th Amendment (tags)
Since 2005, Republicans members of Congress have used immigration and border issues as a political football to gain conservative votes during elections. Steve Lister says “congressional Republicans have sunk to lower lows to rob children of their constitutional rights, birth rights and human rights.”
Greens unveil slate of ‘independent candidates' at State Convention in Fullerton, 9-11-10 (tags)
FULLERTON, CA – Billing itself as the most "independent" political party in the state – in stark contrast to Democrats and Republicans, who voters are increasingly shunning – the Green Party of California will hold a major pre-election state convention here Saturday and Sunday, 9-11-10 and 9-12-10.
A REPUBLICAN CHICKEN HOUSE FOX WILL NEVER FIND OUR U.S. TAXPAYER$ TARP EGG$ .... (tags)
STOLEN AMERICAN BUSH JR~ROVE TAXPAYERS PONZI TARP FUNDING BAILOUT $$ WILL NEVER BE RECOVERED WITH ANYTHING OTHER THEN AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BY INDEPENDENT U.S. POLITICO'S .....
AND HALF AMERICA WANTED TO BLAME PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR THE ELITE'S 750 BILLION $$ RIP ... (tags)
THEY CRIED THE BLUES WHEN MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED MIDDLE~CLASS AND POORER AMERICANS NEEDED $35 BILLION IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND NOW THEY HAVE THE GUTS TO ASK ALL OF OUR NEEDY AMERICANS TO SIGN OFF ON ANOTHER 2+ TRILLION $$ PHONY BUSH BILLIONAIRE ELITE TAX CUTS AND BILLIONAIRE ESTATE ENTITLEMENTS ???
Emergency Senate spending bill approved $600M for Border protection (tags)
The new legislation if approved by the House and Senate committee's will include $176 million for 1,000 new border patrol agents to form a new and bigger task strike force to be deployed at critical choke points of the Mexican Drug Cartels smuggling corridors along the border and inland, that are used to bring drugs, undocumented immigrants and possible terrorist into this country.
Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting (tags)
Choosing the interests of party over voters, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted at their July 22 meeting to support the state Democratic Party's attempt to destroy the legislative redistricting commission before it even has a chance to meet, and return to the old, corrupt system under which legislators get to draw their own district lines, thereby preserving incumbents and eliminating any real competition for legislative seats.
WITH SMART & BRAVE U.S.SENATORS LIKE LINSEY GRAHAM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AMERICA JUSTICE WINS (tags)
~ LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS IS QUITE TAKEN BY SOUTH CAROLINA U.S. SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM.WE ALSO HOPE OTHER AMERICANS WANTING HONEST GOVERNMENT TO RETURN TO OUR U.S.CONGRESS CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THOSE WHO VOTE THEIR MIND & HEART ~
partisan backing for US escalation in Afghanistan (tags)
Are you still registered Democrat? 100% of the US Senate, Democrats and Republicans together, voted to approve the war criminal General Petreaus to make war to steal the oil and other minerals from the Caspian Sea and Afghanistan, and encircle Russia and China, the former being the biggest mineral prize of all, all at the behest of Democrat Pres Obama.
Prop 14 Bait and Switch (tags)
Arguments against Proposition 14 on California's June 8th primary ballot
Growing Public Anger in America (tags)
Washington blamed for nation's woes
Eclectic Los Angeles Tea Party Stages Tax Day Protest at Feinstein's L.A. Offices./ Set 2 (tags)
On Deadline Day, A potpourri Of West L.A. Tax Revolters Railed Against Massive Deficits and the Cost of Social Welfare Programs as Possible Candidates Rally For November Elections Photo Set 2 of 2
Eclectic Los Angeles Tea Party Stages Tax Day Protest at Feinstein's L.A. Offices (tags)
On Deadline Day, A potpourri Of West L.A. Tax Revolters Railed Against Massive Deficits and the Cost of Social Welfare Programs as Possible Candidates Rally For November Elections / Photo Set 1 of 2
The Great Bi-Partisan Deception (tags)
Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.
The Democrats are Coming After Social Security (tags)
It’s official: the Democrats are coming after Social Security and Medicare. How refreshing that all the backroom scheming and political conspiring is finally out in the open. Before, the corporate elite had been having this conversation in private, via right-wing think tanks and business journals. Now, mainstream media is promoting these ideas, including the Democrat’s media mouthpiece — The New York Times. In a three-page editorial, entitled The Truth about the Deficit, The New York Times gives its solution to the country’s debt problems. The main idea is summed up here:
Political Earthquake Rocks Massachusetts (tags)
Massachusetts voters send a message to Washington
PFP Gubernatorial Candidate Alexander Condemns UC Tuition Hikes (tags)
Stewart Alexander says, “It is time for students to revolt, not by laying in the streets and not by organizing student demonstrations chanting ‘Shame on you!’ It must be a revolt using voter registration cards and making a change in the voting booth; this will be the only student action that the Democrats and Republicans will understand.”
R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)
The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
Former Obama Adviser Attacks Him at Freedom Awards (tags)
Steve Hildebrand has been described as Barack Obama's closest Gay friend and the person he listens to on Gay issues, but at the August 22 Freedom Awards, the main fundraiser for the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, he bluntly said, “The problem is Obama isn’t listening enough.” At the event, Hildebrand delivered a slashing attack on Obama and the Democrats in Congress -- both the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the House and the “moderates” in the Senate, as well as leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who are letting them get away with hijacking Obama’s agenda and pushing him to the Right. Hildebrand predicted that the Democrats will lose their Congressional majority if they continue to tack Rightward and fail to do the things they were elected to do.
Democrats and Republicans Join Hands Over Immigration (tags)
Even the most optimistic Obama supporter should cringe in response to the White House’s recent “bi-partisan immigration talks.” What could Democrats and Republicans possibly have in common over immigration? Quite a lot it turns out. An enormous sell-out is being prepared for the U.S. immigrant population and Latinos especially — who came out in record numbers in many swing states to vote for Obama last year. Attached to these votes are huge expectations.
Employee Free Choice Act: "Reconciliation" is One way to Bypass Filibuster Rule (tags)
The "reconciliation" process which allows measures to pass the Senate on simple majority votes is nothing new. The legislative tactic is being considered to push through President Obama's global warming and health care programs, and perhaps his proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy.
A Long Way to Go (tags)
In an effort to reconstruct after the defeats of the latest elections Republicans have been working to re-brand themselves. They have suffered from an association with the Bush – Cheney administration no doubt. The refusal of many Republicans to openly distance themselves from them during the elections surely contributed to this, but that’s not all. Now, Michael Steele, the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee wants to give the party “a hip hop make over.” That will be interesting.
JFAV BLASTS GOP ON VETERANS BENEFITS BILL (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) criticized the republicans in the US Congress for their unreasonable opposition to the $198-million Filipino veterans pension provision that found its way into President Barack Obama’s pet – the Economic Stimulus Bill. The veterans benefits is widely criticized by Republican members of Congress as having no place in the controversial and complex piece of legislation. They said the lump sum pension bill meant for about 18,000 Filipino veterans who fought side by side U.S. forces against the Japanese during World War II would “clutter” a bill that is already riddled with questionable and “wasteful earmarks.” “The Republicans like Senator Burr and Rep. Buyer readily forget they owe Filipino veterans a debt of gratitude for winning the war in the Pacific. They only want to bail-out the corporations not the people. Republicans and conservative” blue dog” democrats are outright ingrates!”, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia exclaimed.
Senate votes to give a tax break to new car buyers (tags)
Alternative economics emphasizes reducing working hours, investing in the infrastructure, expanding the public sector, reducing consumption, ending wars of choice and reconsidering the 700 military bases in 130 countries-all seemingly taboo.
Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (tags)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.
99% of House joins 100% of Senate in Supporting Israel with HRes34 (tags)
On January 9, 2009, one day after the fascist US Senate voted 100% to support US/Israel terrorism in Gaza with Senate Resolution 10, the House of Representatives, with House Resolution 34, voted 99% to support the same genocide with only 5 No votes. Democrat Barbara Lee did NOT vote No; she played around in the “Present” pool, inexcusable in the face of genocide perpetrated with $15 million a day from the American taxpayers.
California Republicans in Hot Water for Hate-Based Attacks on Obama (tags)
Republicans in "tolerant" California are engaging in hate-based attacks on Barack Obama as reprehensible as any in the United States.
Bill Ayers: Republican Tool (tags)
A poster on Republicans for Obama reveals the Ayers-Annenberg-McCain connection.
Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)
It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
The Psychopathology of The Republican (tags)
Fear. Domination. The Reptilian Brain and the Non-Goodness of Man. The Republican party is a party of domination, not partnership. Dominate the earth-drill, excavate. Dominate Iraq, because they could someday dominate us.
The Company You Keep (tags)
John McCain sure has some unsavory characters running his campaign... What does that say about him?
Republicans Face Election Debacle (tags)
The Congressional elections on November 4 seem already decided. Republicans face an historical disaster given the rotten mood in the country and new scandals.
McCain's Nomination - A Possible September Surprise? (tags)
potential September fireworks
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.
VP Candidate: Congress receives failing grade on flood disasters (tags)
Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party deeply regret the unfortunate events that have created a great lost for so many in the Midwest. Both socialist parties are demanding that Congress end the funding for the illegal Iraq War and invest in socially useful jobs that will create employment opportunities and good paying jobs for millions of working people rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure and providing immediate relief for all flood victims.
Working people relying on stimulus checks, coins and lotto (tags)
The platforms of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party outline fundamental approaches that will promote economic policy that will benefit working people. Both socialist parties are rejecting the economic strategies of the Democrats, Republicans, and their candidates; advancing U.S. imperialism and waging war is not the answer for our economy that is now in economic free fall.
4 Fascist Initiatives on Cal Nov Ballot; Need to Ban June Elections (tags)
With 21 weeks to go to the November presidential election, we now have 4 fascist initiatives on the November ballot which could pass as the Republicans will vote, unlike this June election, when enough Republicans stayed home and enough tenants voted to prevent the repeal of rent control that was Prop 98.
Federal Tax Relief Vanishing at Pumps (tags)
Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and John McCain are rehashing the old political rhetoric that the Democrats and Republicans have coined to win elections every four years. However, in 2008, working people are searching for real solutions to complex issues; ending the Iraq War and dealing with a global industry that is beyond the control of the Democrats, Republicans or their candidates.
Senate Advances Bill to Cut Iraq Funding (tags)
The measure by Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would cut off money for combat after 120 days.
House Leaves Surveillance Law to Expire (tags)
The refusal of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, to schedule a vote on a surveillance measure approved Tuesday by the Senate touched off an intense partisan conflict over the national security questions that have colored federal elections since 2002 and are likely to play a significant role again in November.
The 2008 Elections and The Peace Movement (tags)
Even if the Democrats win, the progressive peace movement needs to continue to “bear witness” to the crimes that our government, the CIA, and the Pentagonians are committing in foreign lands against people that have never harmed or attacked America.
Socialists Blast Corporate Media on Presidential Debates (tags)
In recent days, ABC in a debate of the candidates excluded Dennis Kucinich from participating in the national television debate of the Democrats while including Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. ABC-Disney is the same outfit that is seeking to destroy the lives and living conditions of the striking writers of the Writers Guild of America. These media monopolies are again showing their true colors.
Socialists Emerging as Democrats, Republicans Lose Voter Confidence (tags)
The socialist parties are emerging as a political force in American politics, addressing those issues that are important to millions of Americans and working people; ending the Iraq War, solving the nation’s health care needs, free education for college students, providing benefits for all veterans, protecting homeowners, creating affordable housing and providing for the needs of all working class people.
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
New Energy Bill- Working People will Pay (tags)
The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they are the corporate parties and they only represent the interests of the capitalists and the billionaires. The new energy bill is another long term payment plan that will be required of working class people while the billionaires continue to collect.
Mortgage Crisis Jeopardizing Working Class Families (tags)
If the two corporate parties, the Democrats and Republicans, take a wait-and-see attitude while the mortgage lenders and multi-billionaires take the hard-earned family resources of millions of Americans, the results will be catastrophic for working class families, and ultimately for our entire economy.
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.
Democracy is Fleeting in America (tags)
Liberty Quarry and the Iraq War are testing democracy in America. Will the people in Southern California get a quarry they do not want or will the fate of several communities be left in the hands of five Riverside County Supervisors? On the bigger issue of Iraq, will the Democrats and Republicans have the resolve to end the Iraq War and bring our troops home, or will our fate as a nation be left in the hands of one man?
Socialist Presidential Candidates at America’s Crossroads (tags)
Today Americans are faced with a broad range of complex issues not seen since the American Civil War; a war that divided America and created a clash of ideologies. Now, more than 140 years since the end of Civil War, Americans are faced with greater challenges and 11 socialist presidential candidates with Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party believe a new direction for the nation is critical.
Iraq War: Democrats Will Stay the Course (tags)
These days the presidential candidates for the Democratic Party are sounding more like replacement candidates for Bush; on the issue of ending the Iraq War. All the candidates, with the exception of Representative Dennis Kucinich and Governor Bill Richardson, are making open-ended commitments to keep American forces in Iraq and the Middle East region for years.
The 'Choose Black America' Anti-Immigration Ploy: Is Ted Hayes the New Ward Connerly? (tags)
"like Ward Connerly before him, Hayes has been bought and sold to the anti-immigration forces as 'the Blackface' in the movement"
On the Defeat of SB 1348 in the U.S. Senate Vote (tags)
“The Immigrant Rights Bill SB 1348 is Dead! Long Live the New Immigrant Rights Bill!” The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC) believed that the defeat of the current immigration reform bill in the Senate is just temporary. For all immigrants, the failure to pass the bill is just tactical.
"Mission acomplished" or "Mission Over." (tags)
Can someone tell the President?
Veto of Peace (tags)
Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.
hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)
It’s a magic trick.
L.A. City Election --reform? (tags)
March 6 there is a $3 million election for the Los Angeles School Board and this crazy campaign is another example of why the combination of relentless right-wing Republicans and clueless Democrats leads to perdition.
Washington No Match For Big Oil (tags)
Most of the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are reluctant to challenge big oil, insurance companies, health care providers and many of the big corporations that are driving up inflation because these candidates for president will be relying on the same big corporations to contribute the hundreds of millions necessary for a successful campaign in 2007 and 2008. The Democrats and Republicans are selling America to the highest bidders.
House Passes Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
After more than five hours of historic debate, the House of Representatives passed the most important labor law reform legislation in 70 years.
Regime Change Still in the Future (tags)
With the Bush administration, there can be no improvement in bilateral relations. No detente is possible with the mad or insane.
Is this who we are? (tags)
Or is this what Republicans bring?
Stop Illegal Republicans! (tags)
ELECTION WRAP UP 2006 (tags)
THE FINAL ELECTION LINE
Jim Gilchrist Storms off DN! Debate With Columbia Student Organizer (tags)
Look at the coward who doesnt want to debate
Feinstein asks "Which Arnold?" (tags)
Feinstein led off the rally today for Angelides. Surrounded by local Democratic candidates, Feinstein launched a withering attack that clearly defined Democrats as standing with the middle class that needs government to protect their interests.
another Reporter takes Bribes (tags)
Another well known Columnist caught taking Bribes from the big Corporations. Who is your congressman taking campaign contributions (bribes) from? Does your congressman's spouse or relative have a sweetheart deal?
Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall (tags)
Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
Clinton said he authorized the CIA to kill bin Laden (tags)
So the President is allowed to order hit men to kill people just like Mafia Dons are??? Clinton said he authorized the CIA to kill bin Laden, and even "contracted with people to kill him." I am going to reread my constitution to see which part allows that.
Why Democracies evolve into Dictatorships (tags)
It took only six years with Bush Jr. as President to give birth to a new generation of radical political activists, journalists, and commentators, whose main concerns are subjecting the insane policies of the President to exposure and condemnation; this, it seems, constitutes the foundation for nearly the entire realm of real political opposition in the U.S. The strategy here is limited to educating people about the destructive policies of the Republicans and hoping that in response, a protest or political movement will evolve powerful enough to either reform or displace those in power. Education of course, is absolutely crucial in transforming any dissident organization into an entity capable of action and results. However, by focusing only on the policies of the Republicans, without explaining the larger framework from whence they came, political education is greatly hindered, limiting the potential for effective action.
"Please Help Cynthia McKinney Stay in Congress" from Leuren Moret (tags)
THIS IS AN APPEAL TO HELP CONGRESSWOMAN CYNTHIA MCKINNEY GET RE-ELECTED. BELOW IS AN APPEAL AND DESCRIPTION OF THE SHENNANIGANS THE REPUBLICANS ARE PULLING AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALLOWING. PLEASE SEND WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD... EVEN A DOLLAR CAN HELP.PLEASE HELP CYNTHIA STAY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND SEE THE FILM "AMERICAN BLACKOUT" ABOUT HER LAST ELECTION... AND THE TERRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY. LEUREN MORET RADIATION SPECIALIST AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB WHISTLEBLOWER
"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)
The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.
Ron Paul the only congressman who gets it! (tags)
In his legislative fantasies, the amiable Texas congressman would do away with the CIA and Federal Reserve. He would reinstate the gold standard. He would get rid of the Education Department and leave schooling to local governments because he believes that's what the Constitution intended.
MM Prove Too Much for GOP (tags)
Minutemen prove to be too much even for Texas Republicans
Lib Dems Need to Stop Whining about Vote Theft and Start Winning (tags)
Democrats in other far more repressive lands fight tooth and nail to battle against election fraud. If Republicans are stealing elections here, it’s because we are letting them get away with it.
Flag-protection amendment fails by 1 vote (tags)
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to prohibit desecration of the flag fell a single vote short of approval by the Senate on Tuesday
Enabling Fascism: John Conyers is "Not Out To Impeach President" (tags)
While Conyers backs away from impeachment indicating that the allegations of misconduct are not proven, he is also trying to pass a law to stop Bush from illegal wiretapping...a law to force Bush to obey the law. Why is he making it seem as if the case for impeachment over illegal wiretapping has not been made when he knows that Bush has broken the law?
Pelosi is in for a Surprise this November (tags)
Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.
As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)
A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”
Statement from the Leadership of the Irish Republican Movement (tags)
Statement from the Leadership of the Irish Republican Movement
The Power of Latinos (tags)
In the last weeks, the sleeping giant of American politics has growled: the young immigrant generation, the Latino population. E pluribus Unum - one out of many - is the national motto of the US inscribed on all kinds of public buildings.
Racist Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Calls for Slave Labor (tags)
"I say let the prisoners pick the fruits," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, one of more than a dozen Republicans who took turns condemning a Senate bill that offers an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity for citizenship.
CREATE-A-CRISIS: Anti-Immigrant Bill Flap Created by Bush & Co (tags)
I would stake next year's morning coffee supply on that !he sudden big flap over the so called "anti-immigrant" bill ( Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illega Immigration Control Act of 2005) is yet another manufactured crisis, designed to pull Bush's quickly charring fat out of the fire.
It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air (tags)
Extra! Extra! Senator files censure motion against President Bush and the media actually report it the next day!
NANCY PELOSI VS. CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: Issues of War & Peace – Iraq, 9-11, Israel (tags)
McKinney, from Atlanta, Georgia, is an African-American warrior for justice and peace and an enemy of government hypocrisy. The other, Nancy Pelosi, is the white, privileged congresswoman from San Francisco, a consummate politician who, because of her prodigious fundraising abilities, was promoted by the party to run for the seat of the late Sala Burton in 1986 and is now the House Minority leader in Congress, thanks to her loyal service to the party and to the party line. ... Meanwhile, McKinney made her film debut this week in “American Blackout,” an independent film that premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and which explores the historic and disempowerment of the Black vote through her eyes and political career. [This article also reviews the role of the pro-Israel-First Lobby in McKinney's initial ouster – issues that staunch Zionist Jewish-American journalist Greg Palast PURPOSELY omitted in his 'expose' (indecorously entitled), "The Screwing of Cynthia McKinney", but nonetheless Greg Palast's damage control article excluding the inter/national invovlement of the Israel lobby.]
Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)
members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005
Kerry's Bravado (tags)
Just listen to this bravado from Senator John Kerry: "With the pivotal 2006 elections approaching, we won't be blackmailed or denied. We won't stand for Swift Boat-style attacks. We won't be intimidated." --But isn't that essentially what this man told us back in 2004?
Where Have All the Bush/Cheney Bumper Stickers Gone? (tags)
You still see Kerry stickers, so what’s the deal? Did the GOP use cheaper glue, or is there some other reason that the once ubiquitous black-and-white decals have suddenly disappeared from the nation’s SUVs?
A Re-publican Nation: the Born-again Publicans (tags)
A new era has descended upon us, indeed: the era of Re-publicanism; an era which is sure to irrevocably determine who amongst us is free. and who will not be.
STILL IN DENIAL ? (tags)
Republicans Steal Thanksgiving. As the Republicans go home for Thanksgiving this week, House leaders are congratulating themselves on having squeaked through a divisive budget bill that takes canned goods from the poor in order to fund more luxuries for the rich.
Special Call-In Day - Urgent Budget Cuts Updfate (tags)
Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes cuts to Medicaid.
Gov. Arnold SS and Pres. BuSh fighting over money (tags)
Gov. Arnold SS and Pres. BuSh fighting over money Repost:
What Opposition Party? (tags)
The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.
REPUBLICANS are LOSERS at FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (tags)
Reagan's tax cuts for the extremely wealthy was the biggest distribution of wealth in the history of the world, from the poor and middle classes, to the extremely rich. And what did the extremely wealthy do with all of those trillions of dollars? They horded it.
Bush's Cheap Mercenaries (tags)
President Bush's unilateral, preemptive war against Iraq is the worst foreign policy decision in the history of our country. Even GW Bush's father said in his book "A World Transformed" the following: "I firmly believed that we should not march into Baghdad. ... To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us."
TEN QUESTIONS REPUBLICANS CAN'T ANSWER (tags)
Do republicans have the ability to be honest about those who they have elected? Apparently not. Republicans always put the interests of their political party above that of the best interests of the United States, and all Americans.
We need another "DAISY GIRL" advertisement to STOP BUSH (tags)
President Bush's Pentagon is now calling for the use of nuclear weapons to attack terrorists. What could be done with a few bullets the Bush administration wants to use nuclear weapons which could kill millions of innocent human beings.
The Hayden Plan Containing the Anti-War Movement (tags)
A Vets Perspective of the Weasel 'Left' approach to kissing the lardbutt of the Riech.
bush baby 4 life (tags)
the scum bag, just like hitler
Bush for Life: GOP introduces new bill to Congress (tags)
Republicans have officially started the the campaign to amend the Constitution by repealing the 22nd Amendment - the one that confines the President to two terms. If the Republicans hold their current strength, or increase it, in the 2006 Congressional elections, expect this measure to pass allowing Bush to remain President...
Filibuster Wars (tags)
Filibuster Wars Power Grab at the Height of the Empire http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees. Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development. But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts. And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want. Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts. And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court. The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.
The Vile and Self-Defeating Betrayal That is Bipartisanship (tags)
The Democrats finally had a plan to put a wrench in the Republican juggernaut—a shutdown of the Senate. And what did they do? Let a bunch of sell-out DLC-types blow it with a bi-partisan compromise that will just put more right-wing judges on the appellate bench. ----------------
Bush Has Grasped the Third Rail; It's Time to Turn on the Juice (tags)
Now that Bush has admitted his plan is to cut Social Security for the middle class, it’s time for progressives to take him down. No compromises, no cutbacks, and a call for the rich to pay Social Security taxes on all income, not just the first $90,000. ---------------------
Republican bullies should give up on proposed `nuclear' option to end filibusters (tags)
Bullies would rather thrown over the board, scatter pieces everywhere, than play a game they cannot win.
The Sinner who Refuses to Repent: John Bolton (tags)
On Tuesday, Bolton's conduct toward colleagues in the State Department was probed. Witnesses reported that the Under-secretary attempted to fire experts who doubted his assertions about Cuban bio-weapons. This is the last hour to email committee members.
Republican Abuse of Power: With This Congress, Democracy is dead (tags)
Even Newt Gingrinch says they have gone too far. "The House has become a place where trivial issues are debated passionately and important issues not at all."
Yes, the Democrats are Neo-Cons too! (tags)
So, you think the Democrats and John Kerry were a good choice to oppose George W. Bush and the war policies of the neo-cons? Guess again.
Will Dean Make a Difference? (tags)
With Dean at the head of the Democratic Party, will it wtop being a confrontation-averse, Republican-aping, corporate-cash wheedling…and election-losing opposition, or will it start fighting back? The Social Security battle will be a good place to find out whether Dean can still yell.
REPUBLICANS ARE GUILTY OF SODOMY (tags)
"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned, they did not help the poor and needy" Ezekiel 16:49
Social Insecurity (tags)
Diverting our taxes into wealthy Republicans' portfolios is the American way: making the rich get richer.
Tubbs Jones-Boxer Rebellion in Congress a Big Progressive Win (tags)
Despite the betrayal by conservative Democrats, Kerry and a slimy Democratic leadership, the successful protest in Congress delaying confirmation of Bush’s electoral win is a major progressive victory, permantly staining Bush’s second term with the stench of illegitimacy.
Supporters of Immigrant Legislator Head for Texas Capitol (tags)
Hubert Vo has been elected to represent the rising aspirations of Houston voters, but will Texas Republicans throw him out?
Democrat AG Lockyer Attacks Abortion Right with Peterson Prosecution (tags)
Death penalty Democrat Attorney General Lockyer spent millions of our tax dollars running for governor by falsely prosecuting the innocent Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, proving that he, like the Republicans, is anti-abortion. Lesson: Always vote your conscience and never vote for Democrats or Republicans.
GAY ELECTION LOSSES STUNNING (tags)
Breakdown of Some Significant Losses to Gay Community in Last Election
The Voting Trap (tags)
Addressing the problems of the United States two party system in response to Bush winning four more years of the Presidency.
Bush and the Cowboy Soul (tags)
"There is a very narrow concept of strength in this country, says David Paletz. Strength is something between Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwartznegger and has a clear connection to militarism, killing animals and chopping down trees with the axe.."
Kerry Receives 100 Times More in Contributions from GOP Donors than Nader (tags)
The anti-Nader Democrats have spread their big lie to discredit Nader and silence his anti-war and progressive message that Kerry could not rebut.
Today’s Republicans Are So Not (tags)
You can call them right, you can call them wrong, you can even call them Ray; just don’t call them Republicans. The behind-the-scenes folks leading the GOP these days are running an (extremely) awful show unlike any previously presented by a major American political party, no matter what title is on the marquee. For more details, read on.
The battle for Congress heats up (tags)
“I have never considered myself a partisan person, but the Republican Party left me behind, so I had no choice but to leave the Republican Party behind,” Steven Brozak told delegates to the Democratic Convention this summer.
Democrats: Pussycats Against Republicans, But Tigers Against Nader (tags)
Astonishingly, the Democrats had a chance to try and keep George Bush's name off the Florida ballot this November. They took a pass and instead have been fighting, and so far succeeding, in keeping Ralph Nader off instead.
Maybe Now We're the Silent Majority (tags)
The Bush administration’s campaign to equate criticism of the president with treason or disloyalty, and to harass and intimidate dissenters may be scaring much of the public into silence. If so, he may be in for a big surprise on November 2: Revenge of the silenced.
Those Campaign Commercials (tags)
Report from Bush protest in Santa Monica (tags)
Protest was tame, probably about 1000 anti-bush people and 200 pro bush people.
BTL:'Banana Republicans' Examines How GOP Gained Virtual Control over... (tags)
...U.S. Political Power~Interview with John Stauber, co-author of 'Banana Republicans: How the Right-Wing is Turning America into a One-Party State,' conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Resistance Warns al-Qaeda May Recruit Republicans (tags)
The Resistance is cautioning local cells the al-Qaida terror network may be recruiting Republicans less likely to attract notice as they carry out attacks in the United States.
The Liberal Matrix (tags)
Our $8 Trillion Headache (tags)
Since taking office, George W. Bush taking has taken the national debt (in decline thanks to four years of surpluses) on an upwards trajectory -- and now he needs a $690 billion. Grand total? $8 TRILLION!
GOP blocks war-profiteering amendment (tags)
The Leahy/Daschle amendment would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for government contractors convicted of inflating the cost of goods or services.
LA Republicans behind the effort to censor Fahrenheit 9/11 (tags)
So desperate are Bush Republicans to kill Michael Moore's latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11, they have hired a public relations firm to set up a web site attacking Moore.
Republicans are behind the effort to censor Fahrenheit 9/11 (tags)
So desperate are Bush Republicans to kill Michael Moore's latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11, they have hired a public relations firm to set up a web site attacking Moore. The site, MoveAmericaForward.com, claims to be "non-partisan," but a glance at the "About" page of the site reveals the director and staff of Move America Forward are all diehard Republicans, anti-tax activists, and former legislative staffers. The PR firm is Russo Marsh & Rogers.
TODAY: 4:30-6:30 PM Vigil Honoring Those Died or Harmed by Reagan Policies-Leimert Park (tags)
SPREAD THE WORD!!!! Vigil Honoring Those Died & Harmed by Reagan Policies Join Us if you are tired of the network and newspaper coverage of Reagan death that has brought forth a chorus of praise from Democrats and Republicans. Much of the reporting and commentary we see on TV news' has represented a dramatic revision of the history of the Reagan years in office. Let's tell the real story!! Friday, June 12 -4:30-6:30 PM in Leimert Park
Politics and real estate: Industry no longer Republican domain (tags)
Democratic-leaning real estate professionals tend to be community-minded and interested in education, traditional Democrat issues. And because most real estate agents are independent contractors, they're also concerned about rising healthcare costs.
Gay Republicans to fight the Religious Right on TV (tags)
"The radical right wanted a cultural war, and now they have it ... Shame on Republicans who promote intolerance."
As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)
"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas
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.
Savagely Stupid (tags)
...As I was listening to him go on and on about what a huge and growing influence of "liberalism", I thought to myself, what f*ing planet is this jerk living on?
Limbaugh's Indian talk-um disgusts South Dakota Republicans (tags)
Bruce Whelan, the Lakota leader of the Shannon County Republican Party, took issue with Limbaugh's comments - "I am kind wondering what history books Rush Limbaugh was reading from."
GOP quandry: 'My party abandoned me' (tags)
The GOP 's iron-fisted discipline led to the takeover of Congress, the White House and a slew of state capitals. That's why dissident Republicans rarely open their mouths -- there is always a price to pay.
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.
Stern's Loose Lips Give Bush the Slip (tags)
If the Republicans ever worried what it might be like to have a left-leaning version of Limbaugh hacking them to bits, now they are finding out daily now that Howard Stern is waging war against the administration.
Top GOP aide resigns to support Gary Nolan for president (tags)
Eric Dondero Rittberg has resigned to support Gary Nolan for president.
Gays, God and Guns (tags)
Howard Dean warned that, if Democrats were not careful, Republicans would attempt to turn this election into a mandate on "gays, God and guns." As events of the past few weeks have demonstrated, Dean was right.
Democratic Party? (tags)
The Democratic Party is not a vehicle for ending corporate control of our lives. It is an obstacle to building a new society.
A Party of tolerence and personal choice. (tags)
Why Libertarian presidental canidate Gary Nolan left the Republican party.
Bush and Senate Republicans Obstruct Unemployment Extensions (tags)
A short article about unemployment extensions.
Gary Nolan fights back (tags)
Gary Nolan has been called a Neocon. Absolutly NOT true.
Libertarians for the Dingbat (tags)
It strikes me that the Republicans as "the lesser evil" theory no longer carries any weight, notwithstanding their classical liberal rhetoric. A case can be made that Bill Clinton was a better "Republican" than the current ruler of the White House.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: To Win in 2004, the Democratic Party Must Reclaim Its Soul (tags)
As Election Day 2004 approaches, Democrats and all liberals must confront the fact that the Bush Reich and neofascists in Congress have pulled the nation's center so far to the right we are about to topple over.
Bring Them Home NOW (tags)
Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.
Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)
Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.
Should the Supreme Court Clean Up Its Own Mess? (tags)
The justices have destroyed all the rules, customs, and traditions that used to restrain gerrymanders. The results: a few more liberal black and Hispanic members; a lot more conservative Republicans; and a lot fewer moderate Democrats.
''They want to ram their agenda down America's collective throat'' (tags)
With an extremist, dominating Republican party in control, we have lost our system of checks and balances, and ANY functional national forum for the meaningful public debate.
Southwest showdown: Republican vs Republican (tags)
Grant Woods says that "mainstream" Arizonans support increased spending for key issues like education, health care and Child Protective Services -- that's why he's fight the Washington, D.C.-based "Club for Growth" who will spend $1 million in Arizona to oust moderate Republicans in the 2004 elections.
GOP gerrymandering: ''How unfair is unfair?'' (tags)
Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida are grappling with the fairness of a GOP gerrymandered Congress, causing Justice Antonin Scalia. to ask, "How unfair is unfair?"
Betrayed by Bush, GOP's anger is moot (tags)
Small-government Republicans have been stirred up by conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. But when the election comes, the libertarian faction's anger will be "almost irrelevant... Are they going to vote for Howard Dean?"
Why Do Republicans Lie So much (tags)
Truths and Half Truths
Flashette's ''An American story'' (tags)
Bob, the proud Libertarian, leaned forward and lowered his voice, and said something very telling. "I'm probably gonna get myself killed in here," he whispered, indicating all the predominantly dark skins, almond eyes and exotic faces in the Social Security office . . .
An American story (tags)
Bob, the proud Libertarian, leaned forward and lowered his voice, and said something very telling. "I'm probably gonna get myself killed in here," he whispered, indicating all the predominantly dark skins, almond eyes and exotic faces in the Social Security office . . .
The Clark/Dean gap, as seen by a member of both movements (tags)
Dean is playing the tried and true tactic of a conservative democrat pretending to be liberal during primaries. Clark has skipped the primaries, and is already doing the election-winning work of making himself appear non-threatening to wavering republicans.
The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)
There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."
Republicans subpoena 527s - but not the Club for Growth (tags)
Republican Bob Ney is threatening to subpoena six top Democratic 527s (political action committees named for a section of the federal tax code). But the 8th largest 527, "The Club for Growth," is ignored because it is a GOP financing juggernaut.
Republicans Strip 'No War Profiteering' Section (tags)
The White House and the House Republicans took out a section of a bill that would have imposed stiff penalties for war profiteering. With one-party rule in Washington, there will be no oversight (and no penalties) if anyone steals any (or all) of the $87 billion dollars President George Bush wants to spend on the US - Iraq War
Rat Pack Republicans (tags)
The old Republican conservatism, like that of Barry Goldwater, was essentially libertarian. But a new pack Republicans, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, are exuberant about issues the old gaurd deplored, like abortion and gay rights.
TREND: Urban Jews becoming moderate Republicans (tags)
The "Coleman Republicans," most of whom are running in heavily Jewish districts -- and several of whom are Orthodox or observant -- are not shy about leveraging issues of Jewish concern to further their candidacies, like Israel.
Peter Camejo on the Recall (tags)
Subject: Peter Camejo on the Recall
Green Candidate - Peter Camejo Analyzes The Recall (tags)
10/14/03 - Camejo analyzes the recall; Debate Strategy, Vote Declines, Democrat Lies About the Polls, What Our Vote Reveals About Our Base, Democratic Party Front Organizations, Arianna Huffington, Understanding the Demos/Rupubs & more.
California Poll: 3 out of 4 Republicans Approve of Sexual Harassment (tags)
The votes are in! More than 3 out of 4 Republicans approve of sexual harassment.
Unbelievable Racial Slur/Treatment From Texas Senator (tags)
Arrogant bigotry from Texas GOP Senators during Congressional redistricting in Texas. Republicans are proud of their power, Rep. Tom DeLay is there to help them get their quotas of Republicans in Congress, and racial comments are now Politically Correct in the Aryan GOP.
Caiifornia recall debacle ends just as I predicted (tags)
A few months back I wrote a short piece arguing that the Republicans would win the recall vote, unless they gave up their attempt to salvage Davis's position. I sent that piece to Buzzflash, which chose not to publish it. Now my forecasts have been proven sound. When will Democrats learn?
Peter Camejo=Arnold's best friend (tags)
Peter Camejo continues a lifetime of political damage as a professional wrecker and splitter. In Ohio in 1974 and California in 2003, Peter Camejo serves the Republicans best interests. Why is the Green Party now the Republicans' best weapon?
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes (tags)
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes
Say no to the California recall and Schwarzenegger the Liar (tags)
Schwarzenegger said in his announcement on Jay Leno’s show that he would not accept special interest money and would be beholden to no one but “the people.” Then he turned around and raised millions from special business interests for his campaign, including from at least one company that violated environmental laws. He is just another lying, hypocritical Republican.
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." (tags)
Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." They're catching on! Looks like EVERYBODY is beginning to realize that Bu$h is a drunken, monkey-faced idiot.
Poor Americans continue to multiply under Bush as Republicans continue to ignore trend (tags)
A new federal report due out Sept. 26 will show poverty increasing even more. And still Republicans like Bush and Kelsey "Frazier" Grammer continue to ignore the problem.
Politics shouldn't get in way of conservation (tags)
The environment shouldn't be a partisan issue -- clean air and water are essential for survival. So in response to the anti-environmental zeal of Gingrich and his supporters, Martha Marks co-founded Republicans for Environmental Protection America.
Pacifica bylaws by fraud (tags)
If it's good enough for the Republicans, it's good enough for Pacifica.
The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)
The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint
A Cure for Redistricting Woes (tags)
Besides fixing the fight over who can gerrymander, proportional representation has been shown to increase voter turnout, which is at an all-time low in Texas.
Texas GOP says Democrats will Pay -- $1000s a day! (tags)
A visibly angry Bill Ratliff, a Republican State Senator (Mount Pleasant) had said before hand he stood by the notion that the Democrats have a constitutional right to break quorum.
Woman says she was harassed by family man Schwarzenegger for two days to have sex (tags)
A woman who worked behind the scenes in one of Schwarzenegger’s movie’s a few years ago says he harassed her for two days about having sex with him in his movie trailer. Is this a pattern with California's wannabe governor?
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
The Strongest Men In America (tags)
Arnold and Colin: A Contrast in Options
Even Republicans are calling Schwarzenegger a liar – just one day into his campaign (tags)
Just one day into his campaign for governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is being called a liar, Hollywood opportunist and con man. And that’s just by fellow Republicans.
TOTAL RECALL (tags)
Let's transform the "Recall Davis" campaign into one of "Total Recall" of all Democratic and Republican candidates.
Republican spending orgy (tags)
So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.
GOP slammed for ‘police state tactics’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.
Medical Marijuanna (tags)
House meeting on Marijuana produces eloquent speech from both parties, and more stupid Republican scare tactics than one can stand.
GOP's Double Standard On Presidential Lies (tags)
As the dying goes on, Bush has yet to prove the existence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. He now admits to using bad intelligence in his State of the Union address that Saddam Hussein was trying to purchase uranium in Africa for nuclear weapons.
Pete Stark Kicks Butt as GOP Use Police as Storm Troopers to Quell Democrat Dissent (tags)
Today, the Democrats, pushed over the limit by the GOP and led by the outrageously outspoken Pete Stark, finallyy found their voices! They stood up and called the Bush government what it is: A POLICE STATE...and they said it on record.
Swindled by the Great Republican Deception (tags)
The modern American Libertarian is very different from European-variety libertarians (anarchist-socialists) like Noam Chomsky, they are instead direct descendants of Republicans Barry Goldwater & Ronald Reagan. And they are battling for your body and soul.
Free-Market Conservatives push anti-tax agenda at almost any cost (tags)
Stephen Moore, board member of American Conservative Union (ACU), was the former director of fiscal policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. He now runs "The Club for Growth," which backs candidates that are friendly to big business.
Broke and bitterly split, California is on skid row (tags)
The state of California, as of midnight last night, was officially broke. The richest, most populous state in the union - by some measures the world's fifth biggest economy - is facing a budget deficit of $38bn (£23bn).
"I have defined the Pharmacy boycott to repeal HR 1 S 1" (tags)
Boycott Eckerd Drugs and CVS Pharmacies
Our government controlled press - CIA Origins (tags)
The Sulzberger family and the New York Times lean left-liberal Democrat and are usually anathema to Republicans. But as Rockwell has oft pointed out, "neoconservatives" are really big government tax and squander interventionist welfare-warfare statists.
Bechtel Gives to Democrats & Republicans (tags)
Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction firm just awarded a contract to build in Iraq, gives to both Democrats and Republicans.
Are Republicans different from Libertarians? (tags)
Libertarians advocate maximum liberty with minimum restrictions in any and all arenas of human activity. This sounds good, but carried to its logical extreme, it involves decriminalizing virtually every "vice" known to man.
The FCC Rolls Over (tags)
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"
Republicans Gone Wild! The Corporate Orgy in Iraq (tags)
The Corporate Orgy in Iraq and hardcore Republican porn.
In The Kingdom Of Forgetting (tags)
Memory can be an embarrassing thing. In politics, it's often more convenient to forget. The classic illustration of this idea was Orwell's dystopian Ministry of Truth, where functionaries fed any inconvenient bit of information down the memory hole -- "whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air."
Republicans will gut Endangered Species Act to Protect Pentagon (tags)
Despite two reports from the congressional General Accounting Office stating environmental protections have not harmed US military readiness, Representative Richard Pombo (Republican/Libertarian) is on the hunt.
Republican-Libertarians target moderates in bid for supremacy (tags)
Club for Growth leaders, a pantheon of conservative economic thinkers and tax-cut advocates, are "trying to be a conscience for the party," says Stephen Moore, president and co-founder. But the club's rising power and foray into ethical and moral debates have raised alarms.
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (review) (tags)
Review of "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election," a documentary currently playing in and around L.A.
Republicans Plan to make PATRIOT Act Permanent (tags)
If this goes through, it will effectively end 227 years of constitutional rule in America. WHERE ARE OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES? Where is the freedom that had made America great?
Urgent: Survey for Senator Kerry (tags)
Republican Party Behind California's Budget Woes (tags)
Republican Party's behind California's budget problems leading to major assaults on education, particularly at community colleges
Memo Exposes Bush's New Green Strategy (tags)
Oliver Burkeman The Guardian Tuesday 4 March 2003
CSULB Protest against Young Republican rally (tags)
This happened today.. 2/18/2003
Lessons from the Lott exposé (tags)
The Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) scandal did more than expose the racist underbelly of the former Senate majority leader and the Republican Party. It also showed the growing importance of the struggle for equality and against racism in the political life of the nation.
Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)
WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.
The long dark night is over... (tags)
Governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota will not appoint a Democrat to replace Sen. Wellstone.
WILL THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVER END? (tags)
The death of Senator Paul Wellstone was a phenomenal stroke of luck for the Republicans.
Republicans Vs. Democrats (Numbers Don't Lie) (tags)
Print this and give it to all your friends and put it on car windshields. Even if you are a "green" or something else, the information is still worth underscoring because it isn't just about picking a party (the Democrats are essentially the same as Republicans in many ways)
Ga. Newcomer Turns to Jews To Oust Rep. McKinney's Dad (tags)
ATLANTA — After mounting a successful campaign to encourage thousands of Republican voters to oust Rep. Cynthia McKinney in last week's Democratic primary, a small group of Atlanta-area political operatives are hoping for Jewish backing in their bid to unseat her father from his seat in the Georgia State House.
Women gear up for 2002 elections (tags)
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The nearly 1,000 delegates and guests to the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) annual conference, held here June 21-23, are united to make a difference in the 2002 elections, at the ballot box and in the streets.
WEF's weak point! (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point!
WEF Weak Point (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point
WP: Senate GOP Ends Filibuster Over Judicial Nominations (tags)
After 2 weeks of partisan obstructionism, Senate Republicans abruptly gave up and "decided that the responsible thing for us to do at this time is to focus on those issues that need to be addressed as a result of the events of Sept. 11," according to Minority Leader Trent Lott. [Fortunately for him, the corporate media has totally ignored this prolonged attack on bipartisanship, which delayed the Foreign Aid Bill for 2 weeks.]
Roll Call: (Reps Halt Filibuster, But...) Judicial Battle Not Over Yet (tags)
Behind a virtual press blackout (just 3 sotries in the Washington Post!) the Republicans filibustered urgent spending bills to try to force Democrats to rubber-stamp Bush's conservative judicial nominees. Now, Roll Call reports, "Republicans say they called a 'cease-fire' on their appropriations blockade after realizing that President Bush would not be able to mount a campaign of public pressure on the Democratic majority over judicial nominations."
People For The American Way On Rightwing Court Packing, Past Rejection Rates (tags)
During the years 1995-2000, when Republicans controlled the Senate, 45.3% of President Clinton's nominations to the courts of appeals were rejected, a rate 72% higher than the 26.3% rejection rate for Presidents Reagan and Bush when Democrats controlled the Senate, 1987-1992. Now hard-right Republicans are pressing for Bush to appoint only far-right ideologues to those positions, packing the courts with an extremist minority view.
*URGENT* Senate to Vote on Drilling In ANWR!! (tags)
The White House's Attack on America continues pressuring the Senate to vote on ANWR drilling during an exceptionally vulnerable time for the United States.
36 Democrats Give Bush, Big Oil Green Light To Drill in Alaska Wildlife Refuge (tags)
WASHINGTON - At 11:23 PM last night, 36 Democratic members of the US House joined with 186 Republicans to give George W. Bush and the oil industry a major victory in their plans to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling.
COUPWATCH RETURNS: It's Special Prosecutor Time! (tags)
The NY Times has just published the results of a 6-month investigation which shows that Republicans managed to get hudreds of illegal votes counted in a coordinated state-wide effort. It's not the biggest example of how the Republicans stole the 2000 election, but it's the clearest prima facia case calling for investigation--an investigation that should look into every aspect of what amounts simply to a criminal conspiracy to take over the government. Impeachment is too good for these bastards. Life in prison is what's called for. Quick, before Cheney dies on us.
Bipartisanship:GWB & Hillary (tags)
Birds of a feather do flock together. Take, for example, election fraud "president" Bush and the Democrats. On July 10, 2001, flying to New York City from Washington, D.C. on Air Force One with this viciously reactionary, Republican, election-frauding president was Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, whose reactionary deeds as President clearly demonstrated that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans.
Bush Coming To Southern California (tags)
Bush Heading to State This Month
Voz De Aztlan = Counter-Intelligence from Whitey-er, Pinche Vendidos! (tags)
Just a reminder to IMC non-Latinos and Chicanos to not be phased by the counter-intelligence coming from the middle class sell-outs ("vendidos") from Whitter, CA.
e-affidavit: Republican thugs attack children (tags)
Some people at the IMC website have said they don't believe this really happened, so here it is, an "e-affidavit." I was only incorrect as to the date of the incident, i. e. placing it a week after it happened. (this message was sent to me yesterday)
Zogby Poll Shows Support for R2K/D2K Protesters (tags)
A national poll shows widespread sympathy for R2K/D2K protesters.
Media's Role (tags)
GOP Shoots Self in Foot, Again (tags)
A look at the failed GOP attempt to do a "moderate makeover" at the Convention.