A new CNN poll confirms what we already know. Neither of the major parties is popular with voters. If only we had other viable options…
|By: Jim Moss Monday October 11, 2010 7:19 pm|
|By: ubetchaiam Saturday October 9, 2010 11:54 am|
A letter to President Obama.
|By: Jim Moss Thursday October 7, 2010 3:56 pm|
The American public is remarkably unconcerned about climate changed. For several years, attitudes about the climate change have been shifting toward apathy and denial.
|By: rebeccagriffin Wednesday October 6, 2010 4:55 pm|
Facing a gaping enthusiasm gap and overwhelming Democratic opposition to the war in Afghanistan, delegates from the California Democratic Party sent a letter to the Democratic congressional delegation calling on them to show real leadership on ending the war.
|By: rebeccagriffin Wednesday October 6, 2010 4:35 pm|
On the 9th anniversary of the war, more than 25 state and local elected officials write to the OR congressional delegation calling on them to take action to end the war in Afghanistan.
|By: Jim Moss Tuesday October 5, 2010 6:44 am|
The Kerry-Graham-Lieberman bill was likely the last hope for major climate-change legislation for a number of years. With Obama on the defensive and unwilling to spend political capital on the issue, and with Congress certainly getting more Republican in November, a great window of opportunity has been missed.
|By: Bill Egnor Tuesday October 5, 2010 6:09 am|
Noted Conservative Hack Jonah Goldberg posted a little article tearing into the idea that the Supreme Court is the place where we define what is and is not constitutional. He is defending the new radical Republican talking point that all legislation should have a constitutional justification attached to it. This is the Tenther’s (folks who think that the powers of the Federal Government are completely enumerated in the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment gives all other powers to the states individually) favorite meme.
They would use this thinking to end the Federal minimum wage, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. All the big Tea Party faves have this idea, with Joe Miller, Sharon Angle and Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell really leading the charge.
This idea is nuts on the surface but it is packed full of nutty goodness as you get deeper as well. The whole push for “constitutional fealty” by the Right is a ruse and always has been. The reason that they want to return to so called original intent it so wipe out two centuries of case law that does not suit their radical agenda.
|By: ubetchaiam Saturday October 2, 2010 3:31 pm|
First Amendment efforts
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 1, 2010 10:35 am|
One month before the midterm elections, hundreds of organizations–many of them major organizations the Democratic Party needs to help them get-out-the-vote (GOTV) for November–will send a message to Democrats: No matter how much you beat upon the base for raising its voice and offering healthy criticism, progressives will still vote for you.