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Gerald Ford Dies at 93

The N.Y. Times and the WaPo report that former first lady Betty Ford has said that former President Gerald Ford has passed away. He was 93. Ford died at 6:45 p.m., on Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, his office said in a statement. Ford took office from an embattled Richard M. Nixon, […]

Military Considers Recruiting Foreigners

According to Pentagon officials, the U.S. military is “considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks — including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and putting more immigrants on a faster track to US citizenship if they volunteer.” This comes in the wake of their struggle to meet recruiting goals and the recent […]

Bush’s Legacy: U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Pass 9/11 Toll

There’s nothing humorous about the legacy that George W. Bush will leave behind, as the news comes on Christmas night from Iraq that the “U.S. military death toll in Iraq has reached 2,974, one more than the number of deaths in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.” The U.S. military announced the […]

“Ah, The Internet”: Using the Web to Reach Voters

“Ah, the Internet.” It’s changed the face of politics over the past few years and it’s ushered in a whole new way for people to get involved in politics local as well as national. And no one has done a better job of harnessing the internet, no candidate, no politician, than John Kerry. Howard Dean […]