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First Week: A Ragged Start, and Obama's Real Problems

William Bradley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

After Rick Santorum's sudden withdrawal essentially handed the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney, on the 100th anniversary of Titanic setting sail on its fateful voyage, President Barack Obama had a mostly good week.

George McGovern Hospitalized

AP | CHET BROKAW and KRISTI EATON | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former South Dakota senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has been hospitalized in Florida, his daug...

A Senator Remembered for the Wrong Reason

Al Eisele | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Earlier this month, the St. Louis University School of Law paid tribute to the late Sen. Tom Eagleton by hosting a celebration of the Missouri Democra...

Former Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern Hospitalized After Falling, Hitting Head

AP | AMBER HUNT | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was hospitalized Friday after he fell and hit his head on the pavem...

Vietnam War's Biggest Opponent Says He Told Obama To End Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A slew of comparisons have been made between the wars in Iraq and Vietnam. So it should come as no surprise that George McGovern, former Democratic pr...

The U. S. Government's Largest Means-Tested Anti-Poverty Program Has Severe Problems

Robert Auerbach | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

During these dire times for millions of people, many of whom have been unemployed for long periods, the nation's safety net is mangled and inefficient.

The Employee Free Choice Act is Back; The National Labor Relations Board has Awakened a Sleeping Giant

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Keep an eye out for the newly proposed changes to the National Labor Relations Act. They are remarkably similar to the Employee Free Choice Act. The ...

George McGovern and the Tea Party

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

McGovern lost to Richard Nixon, in one of the biggest landslides of twentieth century American history. What lessons does this experience have for the right today, and what does it foretell?

John Boehner: Tears, Cheers and Jeers

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

CHEERS to Ohio Congressman John Boehner for being able to cry in public when he talks about his hard-scrabble-to-Speaker life story. It's kind of real...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Memo to Daily Beast's Peter Beinart: Sarah Palin is No George McGovern

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

Over at the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart is usually on the mark, but his latest missive--Palin is the New McGovern--not only misses the boat, but unfair...

No, Really -- Dems Should Party Like It's 1972

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"I didn't leave the Democratic Party, they left me," disaffected Dems told themselves in 1972. Now how many sensible Republicans are looking at the sudden rise of the Tea Party and thinking exactly the same thing?

Mad Men: "The Summer Man" Is Clearing His Head

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It doesn't look like Matt Weiner is much of a Beatles fan. We've had Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and now the Rolling Stones ... but the lads from Liverpool have been relegated to Christmas gifts for Don's kids bought by his former secretary.

Gary Hart's New Memoir Shows the Continuity in Contemporary History

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Bradley

Reading the book I'm struck by the threads of continuity running from 1970 to 2010. America was in a state of imperial overstretch, riven by a foolish war and roiled by divisive politics. And Hart has had a unique vantage point throughout.

Unanimous Conformity in the Senate

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Every living senator voted Wednesday to approve Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Call it the unanimity of lemmings -- except the senators and their families aren't the ones who'll keep plunging into the sea.

House Race in S.D. Could Be Decided on Indian Reservations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

In a tight race in South Dakota, the Indian vote is usually the decider. The Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin vs. Kristi Noem race is shaping up to be that kind of a race.

The NY Times: Those Who Live in Glass Houses...

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's not easy being a reporter for the Times. Besides the layers of assignment, desk and copy editors, reporters have to contend with a professional second guesser, known as the Public Editor.

A Humbling Experience in One of Africa's Largest Slums

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George McGovern

I firmly believe that school meals are the most important form of assistance that the United States can give in Kenya and other parts of the world. The children can bring a better future.

The Independent Bookstore: Cherished, But Too Quickly Vanishing

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Sterling

The other night I attended the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Writers Group. The speaker at the meeting was Debra Belkoff. Her expertise is in book ...

The Lion, the Glitch, and the Centerfold

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The Liberal Lion is rolling over in his grave His seat even the President could not help save A state senator for only five years Has brought the Democratic establishment to tears

Mr. President, Can the Ghosts of Vietnam Talk You Down?

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Dear Mr. President: It is stunning to me that a humane and discerning mind like yours is being dragged further into an unnecessary and unwinnable war. Please listen to your inner compass.

Counterfeit 'Public Option' Holds Americans Hostage to Inflationary Private Insurance Costs

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Democratic leaders have short-circuited the reform "debate" and permitted the process to be hijacked by health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

George McGovern: Get U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Truthdig | Narda Zacchino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George McGovern has some advice for President Barack Obama: Get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. "I'm convinced that war is going to turn sour. I'm co...

To End War in Afghanistan, Reinstate Military Draft?

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Afghanistan have eerie similarities. Both had ill-defined military goals, especially exit strategies, making them seemingly endless.

Taylor Branch To Reveal "The Clinton Tapes"

GQ | Wil S. Hylton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been nearly forty years since three young Democratic activists named Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and Taylor Branch moved into a small apartme...