President Obama wants to blame the Republicans for his inability to pass progressive legislation. Indeed the Republicans are bad news. But Obama bent over backwards to protect Republicans and their corporate allies from accountability for their many crimes. Rather than fight them, he coddled them, surrounded himself with Wall Street executives and Bush holdovers, and compromised early and often. Now, during another election campaign, he wants to paint himself as a friend of the middle class. His actions belie his words. He can’t have it both ways.
Dennis Kucinich’s congressional district in Ohio is being dissolved, and Kucinich is apparently considering a run in Washington State. He has been visiting Washington State a lot recently giving speeches. But State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz is opposed to Kucinich running here. “I am alarmed at the spoiler role Rep. Kucinich could play should […]
“I don’t want to just end the war, I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place.” -Barack Obama, January 2008 The ten year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq has brought much attention, and rightfully so, to the lies that seduced us into that eight year catastrophe. Little […]
One reason I supported Rocky Anderson for president on the Justice Party ticket is that he remembers that only congress has the power to declare war. ANDERSON: I think the important issue here is that we went into Libya, joined with our allies, without any authorization from Congress. This is the real long-term question that […]