Just four weeks until the midterm elections and I'm starting to feel that maybe, just maybe, Democrats will prevent an All Souls Day Massacre. And if the Dems escape death's door, they had better not let this nonsense happen again.
As we remember the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I strongly urge Ken Feinberg, the Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, to reverse his decision not to pay victims' mental health claims.
This is a grim story about the care and feeding of a Blue Dog. Right now, Congresswoman Jane Harman is facing a serious primary challenge from a genuine progressive, Marcy Winograd, in Southern California's 36th congressional district.
It's a story told so often that we know the ending well before the last chapter: the same executives who steer a company to the brink of collapse are given preferential treatment with the remaining assets. It's time we changed the ending.
Former Secretary of Defense McNamara noted that one lesson he took from Vietnam was that "you can't fight a civil war with outside troops." His words should haunt us today, as the Afghanistan War becomes the longest war in U.S. history.
The so-called smart money is on Harman in next Tuesday's primary, but the incumbent -- like the Israeli government -- has reason to worry. Sometimes, moral revulsion can topple defenders of the indefensible.
Americans of all political stripes should take a moment to consider what war spending on the trillion dollar scale means, not just in dollars spent, but in terms of opportunities lost to strengthen, invest in, and improve our country.
It appears there are no new ideas circulating within Obama's deficit commission. Just the long, patient plans of hedge fund billionaires who want to dismantle the social safety net and not pay their taxes.
Not long ago, the most prominent supporters of the public option were touting it as essential for health care reform. Now, suddenly, it's incidental; its supporters are no longer principled -- they're pernicious.
Where does the single payer movement go from here? They will no longer be deferential to the Democratic party. They are taking the fight to their legislators in their communities and in D.C., demanding accountability.
Pressure is growing on the Justice Department to produce supposedly "deleted" e-mails that could reveal whether government lawyers in the Bush administration were instructed to devise legal justifications for torture.