California’s budget crisis is actually much less than they’re spending on the war in Afghanistan. $26 billion for the budget vs $38 billion for war. And what do they get for it? It’s not better to live in California thanks to the war. It’s actually getting much, much worse.
|By: Josh Mull Monday April 12, 2010 5:00 pm|
Last week we talked about politicians on both sides of the aisle suffering for their support of the war. In particular we looked at Democratic staple Jane Harman’s bloody primary battle with a challenger whose position on the war is merely moderate and mainstream. You wouldn’t normally expect a convention fight over a boring centrist compromise like a withdrawal time line and transition to a peace mission, but this is the political climate we’re dealing with right now. Constituents across the country are standing up and demanding to be heard, exactly as our political system is intended to function, and any representative who thinks they can ignore it is in for a terrible year. As I said in part 1, it’s no longer safe to support the war in Afghanistan.
|By: Josh Mull Saturday April 10, 2010 8:00 am|
I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The views expressed below are my own. Stop the presses, we might have some good news on the war in Afghanistan. Savor it: Washington, D.C. – In a letter sent [...]
|By: t0dd Monday January 11, 2010 10:01 pm|
To the surprise of many, Lynne Woolsey, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has decided to to throw her support behind notorious Blue Dog Jane Harman and her 2010 bid for re-election. If there’s a candidate to support in 2010, it’s Marcy Winograd.