Into the void of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak comes a challenge for the United States to become an honest broker for peace between Israel and Palestine, to abandon preemptive wars, and to forsake its role as arms merchant to torturers.
After hearing about an activist meeting at a private home, I decided to take my chances and go. I came in expecting some heavy-duty beating up of Israel (and I got it), but most of the people were really nice.
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.
A Marcy Winograd win over Jane Harman, akin to Congressional upstart Joe Sestak's win over three decade incumbent Arlen Specter, would further advance the push for change and an end to entitled incumbents.
There have been rumbles lately about how teabaggers turned on Senate Robert Bennett (R-UT) and ended his political career because of his support for Bush's no-strings-attached Wall Street bailout bill in the fall of 2008. Bennett's not alone.
If we accept the 2010 COLA freeze, if seniors fail to grab their bullhorns, then we may be looking at another freeze in 2012, 2013 and beyond, while the Right continues to hammer away at the big lie -- that we cannot afford Social Security.
While Obama weighs Afghanistan policy options, the California Democratic Party's adoption of the resolution is the most tangible indicator yet that escalation of the U.S. war effort can only fuel opposition within the president's own party.
In Congress, I will work to support affordable prices on biologics, so that victims of cancer, HIV, diabetes, Parkinsons, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis can afford the medicine they need to stay alive.
Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?