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Rumsfeld Must Step Down

Paul D. Eaton, a retired Army major general, called for Rumsfeld to step down today in a NY Times editorial, A Top-Down Review for the Pentagon: DURING World War II, American soldiers en route to Britain before D-Day were given a pamphlet on how to behave while awaiting the invasion. The most important quote in […]

Ted Kennedy Responds to Cheney’s Attacks

Dick Cheney was on Face the Nation this morning yet again defending his’ pre-war claim that U.S. troops would be “greeted as liberators”.’ Think Progress has some video here. Cheney stubbornly contended that his past assertions “were basically accurate and reflect reality.” Whose reality? Not the reality of the average American, who polls show have […]

Jennifer Loven, A True Journalist

I recently quoted from Jennifer Loven’s article exposing Bush’s use of straw men. Doing a little research on her, it looks like Jennifer Loven has a long history of attempting to bring out the truth about the Bush Administration–something too few journalists have been doing. As expected, the attacks on Loven from the right wing […]

The Death of the New Deal Coalition

Earlier Nick had a post on the hope that labor unions can lead Democrats to victory in 2006. That ship has sailed. Certainly the Democrats need to be a big tent and take advantage of the support of many groups, but attempting to cling to the old New Deal coalition is a major reason why […]

Durbin Gets Democrats Back on Track

Dick Durbin has responded to Russ Feingold’s call for censure, calling it too soon: “I can’t rule anything out until the investigation is complete. I don’t want to prejudge it,” said Durbin, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat. “But if this president or any president violates the law, he has to be held accountable.” “It’s valuable […]

Kevin Phillips on the American Theocracy

The New York Times reviews reviews American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips. A major question many critics of George Bush have is to what degree he actually believes the things he says. Phillips addresses this with regards to religion: Prophetic Christians, Phillips writes, often shape their view of politics and the world around signs that charlatan […]

Republicans Hope to Win in 2006 By Repeating 2004

George Bush ran for reelection by avoiding discussion of his own dismal record and demonizing John Kerry. Republicans find it much easier to campaign against straw men than to campaign on their record or the issues. They realize that if the 2006 elections are a referendum on their own record they will lose.Fred Barnes writes […]

Bush Administration Blocks Former Iran Hostages’ Bid for Damages From Iran

The WaPo reports on a contenious meeting with former Iran hostages seeking damages from Iran and the State Department. I think CA Rep. Brad Sherman pretty well summed up the situation that has been an ongoing battle with the Bush administration since 2002… Last week the State Department objected when Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) tried […]