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Thousands Protest War in NYC

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of lower Manhattan today, demanding an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The march came just hours after April’s death toll reached 70, marking the highest death toll in Iraq in 5 months. Organizers said the march was also meant to oppose any military action […]

Exclusive: Scott Ritter Talks Tough with High School Students About Iraq, Iran and the Future of Their Country

One of the greatest catalysts for me to get involved with politics after years of political apathy, was my teenager. Her future lies in delicate balance as our country and the future of our children, continues to be sold out by the Bush administration and their supporters. Thursday morning I had the opportunity to join […]

GOP Loves Big Oil

It’s time for rural red America and conservatives mad about the rising price of gas, to wake up to the fact that the GOP, who they support, loves Big Oil. And, if they are mad about rising gas prices, they will need to look beyond the GOP for the answers and the fix. As long […]

Big Brother Is Watching

AP News confirmed last night that Big Brother is watching… The FBI secretly sought information last year on 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents from their banks and credit card, telephone and Internet companies without a court’s approval, the Justice Department said Friday. It was the first time the Bush administration has publicly disclosed how […]

United to Oppose the War

One frustration in supporting Kerry has been the amount of wasted energy defending Kerry from attacks by those who claim he holds positions different from those he holds. Even though Kerry was among the first Democrats to criticize Bush’s foreign policy, while most Democrats were afraid to post 9/11 (and nobody had even heard of […]

Reefer Madness: US Government’s Policy on Medical Marijuana

I always find it amusing when conservative blogs get excited by a victory for conservative politicians in Europe, seeing this as a win for their team. What they fail to realilze is that conservatives in much of Europe are far closer to our Democratic Party, while Republicans would be seen as an extremist fringe party. […]

Pope Considering Limited Approval of Condoms

The Economist reports on a possible change in policy at the Vatican: THEOLOGIANS used to ponder how many angels might fit onto the head of a pin. Now experts in the Vatican are to consider something more practical, though perhaps just as difficult for non-Catholics to understand. The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for […]

Buchanan: Impeach Bush If He Goes To War Against Iran

Pat Buchanan, who differs from most conservatives in opposing the Iraq war, says that Congress should threaten Bush with impeachment if he tries to go to war against Iran: In all this hawk talk, something is missing. We are not told how many innocent Iranians we will have to kill as we go about smashing […]