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Dec
14

Prosecuting Bush's Poodle

Tag: Prosecution

By David Swanson

Compare Tony Blair's latest confession to mass murder with Bush's. The BBC has just aired an interview of Blair in which he was asked whether he would have attacked Iraq even if he had known there were no "weapons of mass destruction" there. Blair replied:

"I would still have thought it right to remove him."

Jun
03

Baucus Tells Single-Payer Advocates No

Tag: Health Care

By David Swanson

Senator Max Baucus met Wednesday with advocates for single-payer healthcare, including Senator Bernie Sanders, and told them that he might drop criminal charges against 13 people arrested for speaking up in his hearings, but that he would not include any supporters of single-payer health coverage in any future hearings. According to one report, Baucus suggested that he'd been mistaken to exclude single-payer but asserted that the process of creating healthcare reform legislation was too far along now to correct that omission.

Jun
03

America's Future Moves Forward

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Every year in Washington, D.C., the Campaign for America's Future (CAF) convenes the largest conference of activists positioned anywhere to the left of wherever the center has drifted off to. Labor and community groups and civil rights groups play a big role, most of them strictly loyal to the Democratic Party. The focus is on domestic issues, and the approach is an inside strategy of nudging and honoring those in power. You can sense my cynicism, and yet this year I was very pleasantly surprised.

Jun
02

America's Future Now Day 2

Tag: Civil Rights

I'm blogging Day 2 of the America's Future Now conference here.

Jun
02

Dick Cheney, Jerrold Nadler, and David Swanson

Tag: Impeachment

More videos below from Press TV:

Jun
01

America's Future Now?

Tag: Political Ideas

I'm blogging the America's Future Now conference here.

Jun
01

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Marriage

Tag: About David Swanson

By David Swanson

I wrote this over nine years ago and have now been married for 10 years, and none of the things I was worried about have left our society. But none of them have bothered me. The only thing that bothers me in rereading this is how much I bought into all the warnings about marriage being hard work. Um, when does the hard work start?

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Jun
01

Finally Frank Rich Wishes He Had Supported Impeaching Bush and Cheney

Tag: Impeachment

Here's his statement:

If there’s another terrorist attack, it will be because the mess the Bush administration ignored in Pakistan and Afghanistan spun beyond anyone’s control well before Americans could throw the bums out.

Of course it could also be because of the mess the Bush and Obama administrations created there and in Iraq and elsewhere. My point is not to agree with Rich but to notice that he thinks we somehow threw Bush and Cheney out and that he wishes we'd done so sooner. This is a common sentiment among columnists now that it's too late.

May
30

#1 Idea on Obama's Site

Tag: Political Ideas

The number one policy proposal on the president's website and now third second most popular proposal over all calls for prosecuting Bush and Cheney.

The proposal is called End the Imperial Presidency and you can still vote for it. It's climbing up fast.

Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/open and go to Brainstorming and log in.

Find the proposal and click the thumbs-up sign.

Also post your suggested changes to the proposal.

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