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The Most Valuable Progressives
Let down by a dangerous Republican White House, a compromising Democratic Congress and a distracting and dysfunctional mainstream media, progressives persevered in 2007, laying the groundwork for what we can only hope will be the different and better politics of 2008. The list of heroes and...
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Anti-War Leaders Stymied, Frustrated
A well-known anti-war leader has gone public with the transcript of a private conference call that shows peace activists are exasperated with the Democratic congressional leadership and at a loss for a long-term strategy. The Aug. 29 call highlights divisions in the Democratic Party that...
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Facing Down Poverty
Last week, President Bush cited the recent Census Report as proof "that more of our citizens are doing better in this economy, with continued rising incomes and more Americans pulling themselves out of poverty." Welcome to the latest episode of Fantasy Island with George Bush. In fact, as a recent...
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Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act
This August marks the 60th anniversary of the Taft-Hartley Act, one of the great blows to American democracy, going into effect. The Act, which was drafted by employers, fundamentally infringed on workers' human rights. Legally, Taft-Hartley: impeded employees' right to join together in labor...
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Cheney's Actions Put Impeachment on the Table
Four more members of the U.S. House signed on this week as cosponsors of H. Res. 333, the measure that outlines articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney for actively and systematically seeking to deceive citizens and Congress about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass...
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Impeachment on a Roll
Down the shore yesterday, as we say in Philly, I was body surfing in the Atlantic and it got me to thinking. On the East Coast, where the prevailing winds are offshore, the surf tends to be pretty tame, and Thursday was no exception, with the biggest waves cresting at perhaps three feet...
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Iraq Funding Bill Too Oily
WASHINGTON - A new measure to fund the Iraq war has run into opposition from congressional Democrats who say it does not offer enough provisions to keep the United States away from Iraq's oil. "We have to be concerned that the oil in Iraq belongs to the Iraqi people," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-...
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Lee, Woolsey, Waters, Watson Back Pelosi Bill
Progressive opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan to give President Bush the money he seeks to maintain the war in Iraq for at least another year -- but to attach benchmarks and a timeline designed to make it easier to ultimately end the war -- went into collapse Thursday. Four key...
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The Pragmatism of Prolonged War
The days are getting longer, but the media shadows are no shorter as they cover the war in Iraq through American eyes, squinting in Washington's pallid sun. Debated as an issue of politics, the actual war keeps being drained of life. Abstractions thrive inside the Beltway, while the war effort...
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Democrats, Who Needs Them?
Oligarchy: The Marc Rich scandal shows how Clinton and his followers raked in big bucks from the rich and dumped working people, the poor and grass-roots activists.
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