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Palestinians Reject Israel's Racist Demands

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Candidates for Israeli citizenship will now have to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. But if Judaism is the reference point, then Israel's demands for ownership of land takes on a totally new dimension.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Democrats Must Unite to Stop Republicans from Making 2010 "The Year the Empire Strikes Back"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

They used to say that the thing that is most likely to end war and conflict between the nations of the world would be an existential threat from a group of aliens from outer space. The same must be true for Democrats and progressives.

China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government's ...

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Joe Lieberman On Massive Oil Spill: 'Accidents Happen'

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a recent interview with National Journal, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) not only defended offshore oil drilling, but also sought to downplay the curre...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Joe Lieberman: 'I Was Done A Favor' With 2006 Primary Loss, Opened Door For Independent Run (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Monday on CNN that losing the Democratic primary in 2006 was both "the most painful moment, most disappointing momen...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Ned Lamont Brings Up Joe Lieberman In TV Ad For Connecticut Governor's Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ned Lamont, Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor, launched a new TV ad Thursday night which promotes his failed 2006 campaign to unseat Indep...

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Friday Talking Points [125] -- Ask! Tell!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our headline today quite obviously references the legislative progress this week on banning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (of not allo...

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Weekly Mulch: Clock Ticking for Climate Change Legislation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. ...

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Weekly Mulch: Why the Senate Climate Bill is Doomed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...

American Power Act: NRDC's "First Read" of the Kerry-Lieberman Climate and Energy Legislation

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) unveiled today the long-awaited draft of their American Power Act. The launch of their bill kicks...

Clean Energy Bill Released: Now It's Time for Leadership

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Sens. Kerry and Lieberman have done a remarkable job of building the foundation for clean energy and climate action. But to realize the promise of the bill, we need leadership from the top.

Lieberman To Take Lead On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will be the lead sponsor of legislation to repeal the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevents openly g...

Obama, Teddy, & the Perils of Governing Without Conviction

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

On the one year anniversary of the inauguration of Barack Obama, and the day after Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat was lost to a conservative male pinup with a pickup truck, my fears about the dangers of trying to govern without referring to fundamental principles seem to be coming true.

Weiner Takes Lieberman On For "Audacity" Of Filibuster (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) took on Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on "Morning Joe" Monday, chastising the former Democrat for pledging to join a filib...

Huh?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

My Letter to Joe Lieberman

Judy Palnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Palnick

My husband is a doctor of Medicare age and a year away from retirement. My policy under Cobra would be more than $38,000 a year. My life depends on early qualification into Medicare or a public option.