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Senate Protects Gun Industry

Senate Moves to Shield Gun Industry By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer The Senate put off until fall completing a $491 billion defense bill in order to act this week on the National Rifle Association’s top priority: shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability suits stemming from gun crimes. On a 66-32 test vote Tuesday, […]

Bush Administration Sounding More Like Kerry on Terrorism

From this report in the New York Times, it looks like the Bush administration is trying to reframe the war on terrorism. They are trying to downplay the military aspect and raise the ideological battle. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even said that he “objected to the use of […]

Democratic Divisions

The Democratic Leadership Council’s meeting in Columbus has highlighted some divisions within the Democratic Party which I suspect exist primarily in the blogosphere and are of little concern to the saner members of the party (such as those who overwhelmingly voted to nominate John Kerry last year). If progressive bloggers want to criticize the DLC […]