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Edwards: Rural America and Economic Fairness

“We should have a national capital fund
to make money — capital — available to new businesses that will operate
and start in smaller towns and smaller communities. Right now all the
capital stays in big cities. We’ve got to get it out into the rural
areas.”

Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy

Today, in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Senator John Kerry laid out a plan for a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class in a globalized world. His plan included universal health care, tax reform, green jobs, home ownership, and a renewal of the international labor movement. Note to the ’08 Democratic candidates for president… […]

Clinton Announces Co-Sponsorship of Webb Legislation Prohibiting Use of Funds for Military Operations in Iran

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced today that she is co-sponsoring the legislation introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) back in March, that prohibits the use of funds for military operations against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization (S. 759). Taylor Marsh scooped the news of Clinton’s move to co-sponsor Webb’s legislation, noting that Cllinton took […]

Kerry to Deliver Major Economic Speech at Faneuil Hall on Monday

John Kerry will deliver a major speech on Monday, October 1, offering a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class. The speech will be delivered at Faneuil Hall in Boston at noon. Steve LeBlanc reports for AP News: President Bush is leaving a tarnished economic legacy that will haunt the middle class and their […]

The Paradox of ‘Magic’

I just finished reading the great piece on Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Magic“, that is in the Sunday N.Y. Times. “In Love With Pop, Uneasy With the World” describes Springsteen’s journey through music and the world of politics. “Magic” is, musically, one of the most upbeat, accessible records he has made, even as its themes […]

Rush Indignation

Rush indignation… it’s everywhere… from TPM Election Central: Breaking: White House Faults Rush Limbaugh Over “Phony Soldiers” Comment… That’s right… Even the White House didn’t get Rush’s back on this: Here’s a round-up of posts on Limbaugh’s “phoney soldiers” smear: Media Matters: Limbaugh falsely recasts “phony soldiers” smear TPM Election Central: Exclusive: Dem Rep To […]

Soldiers Break Up Burma Protests, Seal Off Monasteries

The latest news on the democracy uprising in Burma is bleak. As the deadly crackdown intensifies in Burma it’s been reported that “security forces sealed off five monasteries that were focal points of previous mass marches, in a bid to prevent further demonstrations.” Official media said nine people were killed on Thursday as troops fired […]

Americans Trust In Federal Government Lower Than Watergate Era

It shouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that the latest Gallup Poll shows that Americans trust in the Federal Government is low, low, low. In fact, it’s so low that “trust in many federal government institutions is now lower than it was during the Watergate era.” “The poll indicates that the lack of trust […]