John Boehner has voted with the Democratic leadership 52 percent of the time in 2010. So has Rep. Mike Pence, chairman of the Republican conference and former head of the conservative Republican Study Committee. Gee, they must be rubber stamps for Nancy Pelosi!
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday September 26, 2010 1:45 pm|
House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer took to FOX on Sunday to criticize Stephen Colbert’s appearance before a Congressional committee as ‘inappropriate’ two days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi used directly apposite language to describe Colbert’s testimony, calling it “appropriate…. I think it’s great.”
|By: TheCallUp Sunday September 12, 2010 9:39 am|
For those of you who’ve been disenchanted with the Democratic Party, consider these options for the 2010 Midterm elections.
|By: Lloyd Chapman Wednesday September 1, 2010 5:00 pm|
Despite at least $3 trillion in government spending aimed at stimulating the economy, a multitude of economic indicators now show that the economy is poised to slip into a double dip recession. In order to stave off another dip into further recession Congress and the Obama Administration need to direct federal funds to small businesses.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 23, 2010 9:09 am|
The response to developers and supporters with connections to the Muslim community in New York City, who wish to construct an Islamic cultural center that many now refer to as the “Ground Zero Mosque,” has a toxicity that is repulsive and entirely objectionable. Unfortunately, Democrats have shown an utter lack of leadership and continue to fail to confront the right wing’s whipping up of hysterical patriotism that has translated into fear and hatred toward Muslims.
|By: letsgetitdone Tuesday August 10, 2010 6:55 pm|
Every once in a while, Richard Kirsch, does a “happy dance” article celebrating his own Health Care for America Now campaign for health care reform, whose outcome of course was the wonderful bill legislated by the Congress last Spring. Kirsch, who is now a Senior Fellow at The Roosevelt Institute, posted his latest happy dance at The Nation, whose “liberal media bias” was nowhere in evidence near his article.
I have only a few comments to make on his description of the process of bringing this “progressive victory” to us all, since, no doubt, Kirsch is the leading expert on this process. However, I will say something about an aspect of the process which he’s neglected to describe and then go on to talk about the results of his noble efforts.
|By: Norman Solomon Tuesday July 27, 2010 9:33 am|
How do you counteract the impact of documents that attest to the realities of a war? Pretend the war isn’t what it used to be.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday July 15, 2010 11:18 am|
The majority of Americans want the Obama Administration to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. But if General Petraeus has his way, the State Department will designate part of the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist organization.That would undermine peace moves in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports – peace moves that the Administration told Newsweek that it supports. Petraeus’ move would undermine not only a timetable for withdrawal, but the “serious drawdown” in July 2011 that Vice President Biden told Newsweek we can “bet on” and Speaker Pelosi told the Huffington Post she expects.
|By: Edger Monday July 5, 2010 3:14 pm|
Pelosi Funded the War Escalation Thursday Night. I mean really. Seriously. Democrats Forced to Cheat to Fund War. And apparently there is some right wing nut named Paul somebody who is opposed to these so-called wars. He obviously is not only crazy, but just doesn’t know what’s good for him, since the Pentagon’s budget is higher than than all state governments combined spend for the health, education, welfare, and safety of 308 million Americans, and is at least $880 billion – more than all the state governments collect in taxes.
|By: Rayne Monday July 5, 2010 9:46 am|
Someone else’s vision of our future has been substituted for our own. It’s a grim vision which excludes the public from debate about its future, excludes concern for the welfare of our troops, excludes stand-alone debate and funding for a fundamentally American value and institution – our public education system.