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Myerson Points Out Ending Iraq War Will be a Process

A few days have gone by now since the vote in Congress that fired up the Democratic base and created the battle cries of WTF, we elected you for this? Harold Myerson writes in the WaPo today, “Of all the absurdities attending our unending war in Iraq, the greatest is this: We are fighting to […]

Fred Thompson to Make it Official

The big news this morning on the ’08 presidential race is that Fred Thompson has decided to officially jump in to the race. Thompson is in the process of forming a presidential committee and beginning a fundraising effort. His advisers say that he will make a formal announcement during the 4th of July weekend. Thompson, […]

Ted Stevens’ Northern Exposure

The FBI is investigating Senator Ted Stevens’ remolding job on his legal residence in Girdwood, Alaska. Apparently, the remolding job is causing Stevens a little heat as it “involved the top executive of Veco Corp. in the hiring of at least one of the key contractors.” Three contractors who worked on the project said in […]

Plame Was ‘Covert’ at Time of Leak

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald disclosed today in court for the first time, a new “unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame’s employment history.” Plame was indeed a ‘NOC.’ The summary is part of an attachment to Fitzgerald’s memorandum to the court supporting his recommendation that I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Cheney’s former top […]

Getting Republicans to Jump Ship

After a humiliating retreat on Iraq funding and with abysmal approval ratings, Congressional Democrats go back to work for a war of attrition with the White House this summer. Whatever else they do, Democrats should press Sen. Byrd’s effort to overturn the 2002 resolution that sanctioned the invasion of Iraq–for more reasons than one. Strategically, […]

Obama Offers Universal Health Care Plan

Barack Obama has put his vision for Universal Health Care on the table with the claims that it would “provide every citizen a means for coverage and calls on government, businesses and consumers to share the costs of the program.” The plan “could save the average consumer $2,500 a year and bring health care to […]

What It Means To Be Secure

Gary Hart reminds us “What It Means To Be Secure” on the all new HuffPo. Hart says: The current debate on financing military operations in Iraq, as well as the Memorial Day just past, stimulated yet again my 30-year search for a national security policy that liberal and progressive Americans can endorse. He weighs in […]

Cindy Sheehan Takes Back Her Life

Cindy Sheehan has decided it’s time to take back her life, or more aptly put, get on with it. I can’t say that I would disagree with her on that. She’s fought the good fight, been the front of the anti-war movement after the loss of her son Casey in Iraq and now it’s time […]