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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.

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:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/busharticles

Death and Bases

By David Swanson

Yes, bases have replaced taxes as one of life's two certainties. For plenty of corporations and even privileged individuals in the United States and elsewhere, taxes are no more. But U.S. military bases are everywhere. And you can call them enduring. You can call them lasting. You can call them substantial. You can even call them humanitarian aid missions. But the damn things are permanent, and there aren't too many corners of the globe in which you can hide from them.

Bush Tried to Destroy Medicare

By David Swanson

Who even remembered that Bush lied to the public and the Congress (by the way, that's a felony) during his effort to destroy Medicare? Well, Congressman Dennis Kucinich remembered. He made that act into Article Number 30 of his 35 articles of impeachment. But there's no reason he couldn't have pulled out a dozen other similar incidents or even patterns of incidents. There is every reason to take him seriously when he threatens to come back in a month with 60 articles of impeachment, if by that time the House Judiciary Committee has not acted on the first batch. And perhaps at that point, Congressman Kucinich will force a vote on the floor on the question of impeachment. Perhaps, as he has already hinted, he won't go it alone but share the podium with colleagues. Or perhaps the threat of unrelenting pressure will restore the impeachment power to our Constitution in less than 30 days. Already there are Democrats sounding more positive on impeachment than they ever have before, and Republicans saying they'd vote for it if it was put to a vote.

7 Million Quarts of Blood for Oil: No More!

By David Swanson

An editorial cartoon in newspapers today shows a Democratic donkey shouting before the war that it's just about cheap oil, and complaining now that there's no cheap oil. So, donkeys are stupid. Q.E.D.

Put Kucinich on Meet the Press

Take 2: Prosecute Bush for Murder Tonight

By David Swanson

This show was previously scheduled and postponed. Tonight it's on for real. Listen and phone in!

Tonight, June 12th, from 7-8 p.m. ET, I'll have the pleasure of interviewing, with your help, Vincent Bugliosi, author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder." Let's figure out how to do this together. Go to: http://thepeoplespeakradio.net to learn more. Go to http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/listen-live to listen live. You'll find instructions there to enter a paltalk chat room where you can post questions. You can also phone in and ask your questions on the air. Call in tollfree from anywhere in the United States or Canada at 888-228-4494 or anywhere else in the world at 877-489-6350. Got that? It's free. You talking with Bush's future prosecutor. Following the show, the audio file will be posted at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/audio/2008 and you can find there now the recordings of numerous shows with amazing guests, including Cindy Sheehan, Lincoln Chafee, Brad Friedman, Shirin Ebadi, Phil Donahue, Mark Crispin Miller, William Odom, Byron DeLear, etc. To support The People Speak Radio please donate at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/donate

Nixon's Reputation Restored

By David Swanson

Once upon a time, the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary passed the following article of impeachment (one of three) against President Richard M. Nixon:

Torture Is Over (if we want it)

By David Swanson

Chairman John Conyers' reasons not to impeach Bush or Cheney do not even include an assertion that they have not committed impeachable offenses or crimes. How could they, when Conyers is selling a book listing many of Bush and Cheney's impeachable offenses and crimes? Conyers' reasons do not include an assertion that he can end the ongoing crimes through some other approach. And they do not include any claim that a successful impeachment wouldn't end the crimes effectively and deter their future commission. Impeachment, in fact, could and would end, among much else, torture by U.S. public servants.