War has become a fact of life for post-9/11 America -- a permanent fixture of the Washington establishment that can hardly be challenged, lest anyone with insufficient pro-war credentials be dismissed as unserious and naive.
Just a handful more of co-sponsors for McGovern's resolution would establish "there should be a timetable for withdrawal" as the mainstream Democratic position, pressuring the Obama Administration to create one.
Congratulations media, you've had a very successful couple of weeks. Your control over the public discourse is strong. So don't blow the whole operation and have everybody actually engaged in civics -- Western Civilization would collapse.
With the White House and congressional leadership supporting unconstitutional abuses threatening the very fabric of our society, the Constitution appears to have few friends left in our nation's capital.
Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.
In our current political climate, this quid pro quo -- trading campaign contributions for votes -- is a serious concern. The issue is extremely important and yet no one is talking about of campaign finance.