EPA Head Must Resign

Please Join Us in Demanding the Resignation of EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson

Johnson punishes whistleblowers, stonewalls Congress, and devastates the environment.

A coalition has formed to demand his resignation that includes the No Fear Coalition, AfterDowningStreet.org, Democrats.com, Friends of the Earth, the Black Leadership Roundtable, the Hip Hop Caucus, the Federally Employed Legal Defense Fund, the Congress Against Racism and Corruption in Law Enforcement, the Backbone Campaign, OpEdNews, World Prout Assembly, Code Pink, Why Not News, the Black Commentator, the Urban Journal, and the National Whistleblower Center.

Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy, Member of Congress 1971- 1991, and Chair of the National Black Leadership Conference, has drafted an open letter demanding Johnson's resignation. You can read and sign the letter (which will add to a petition count and send an Email to your representative and two senators), and read much more about Stephen Johnson, at: http://johnsonmustgo.org

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GI Bill and UI Bill: Grand Illusion with Unintended Irony

By David Swanson

I would support a GI Bill if Congress were to pass one and send it to the President.

I oppose from the bottom of my soul and with every fiber of my being the near universal pretense (OK, universal except for me) that Congress is about to do just that.

Invisible Victims

By David Swanson

Tom Engelhardt's website TomDispatch.com is a wonderful source of news and analysis (and would be if I'd never written for it!), but there's something to be said for books. Nobody has yet invented a blog that the reader can underline, circle, scribble in the margins of, turn down the corner of the page on, or give to someone as a present wrapped in colored paper. And there's a lot more than that to be said for "The World According to TomDispatch: America in the New Age of Empire." This is the collection to take with you to the beach, as long as you're open to being motivated to abandon the beach and urgently and angrily take up the full-time, full-contact sport of democratic citizenship.

The Biggest Election Story Not on Your TV

By David Swanson

For over half the days during any period of years you choose to select, the biggest story in U.S. news outlets is the impending most important election in your lifetime. The story, of course, takes an infinite variety of forms, ranging from candidates' friends and associates to their diets, wardrobes, religions, childhoods, and hobbies. There are variations that take us through polls and fundraising and commercials and donors and staffers and analysis of commentary on reporting on sound bytes. We learn the ins and outs of the process, the demographics of likely supporters, and the statistical likelihood that a candidate of a given race, religion, gender, and shoe size will get an RBI in the next inning. Occasionally we even get a glancing glimpse at what a candidate might do if elected.

If Waxman Were to Act

By David Swanson

Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, together with his staff, produces incredibly valuable research and analysis, with infinite patience and futility.

It's Just Plame Impeachable

By David Swanson

Not everybody agrees on every detail of Constitutional interpretation, but James Madison and George Mason have opinions that ought to carry a little weight, since they wrote the thing. And they both thought impeachment would be applicable if a president were ever to pardon someone for a crime that he himself had something to do with.

Is Fascism an Impeachable Offense?

By David Swanson

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers consistently lists among his reasons for not holding impeachment hearings, his fear of the corporate media. But last week the corporate media exhibited its fear of impeachment. Only those voices in support of Congressman Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment spoke. Others kept quiet. The network news shows avoided the topic, but the cable news shows gave us Keith Olbermann promoting impeachment on MSNBC, and Jack Cafferty on CNN saying things like:

Impeachment Articles Deluxe Version

Wouldn't it be nice....

if there were a page where you could see the titles of Dennis Kucinich's 35 articles of impeachment against Bush, and where is you clicked on a title it took you to the full text, plus the video of Dennis reading that article, plus documentation of the facts in the article, plus links to blogs about that article, and updates on the particular offenses since the introduction of the article?

And what if you could add comments and links to the page yourself?

And what if there was a link at the bottom to pages where you could take action, get the latest news, read statements of support, and answer that hobgoblin of little minds: "What about Cheney?"

It'd be like a one-stop shop for hands-on training in the use of the United States Constitution.

There is: