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3 Thoughts on the War(s)

04/21/2006 11:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

(1) If you live in the Northeast, join UFPJ's March for Peace, Justice & Democracy on April 29th in New York City. (If you live too far away, write a letter-to-the-editor that day, about Iraq, Iran, or both.)

(2) These are Marcy Winograd's words: "If you have ever protested the war, if you have ever sent an email urging a Democrat in Congress to take a stronger stand in the face of the Bush administration's reckless agenda, if you have ever felt frustrated with the lack of leadership within the Democratic Party, now is the time to send a message. Your vote to bring the troops home and end this senseless war will reverberate across the nation."

Marcy is the challenger to pro-Iraq-war, pro-NSA-spying-without-a-warrant incumbent Rep. Jane Harman.

Speaking truth to power.

Imho, Marcy Winograd is the most important progressive/antiwar/civil liberties challenger race, with the possible exception of Ned Lamont's challenge to Joe Lieberman. And here's what the Nation has to say. (Disclosure note--I am on the board of Progressive Democrats of America, Marcy heads our L.A. chapter, and we have endorsed her.) By the way, the seat (CA-36) was made more Democratic during redistricting after 2000, and it's a blue seat now--Bush got only 40% of the district's vote in 2004, and only 39% in 2000, according to the Almanac of American Politics 2006.

Winograd's primary is in early June, less than 7 weeks away. The time to act is now.

(3) Arianna points out that John Fogerty will be the musical guest at a big L.A. money gig for Bill & Hillary Friday night. Hey, John, play "Deja Vu (All Over Again)" for them...Even better, take Neil Young with you, as a surprise guest!