Debating Impeachment Among Democrats

By David Swanson

Can you even imagine Republicans, even if they were in a minority in Congress, debating whether or not to call for the impeachment of a Democratic president known and documented as guilty of a wide range of high crimes and misdemeanors? In particular, if you can imagine that, can you imagine the Republicans who opposed impeachment arguing that they were doing so for strategic political reasons?

This is hard to imagine, because the Republicans won a majority in Congress by loudly read more

Impeachment Versus Arianna

By David Swanson

Joe Scarborough hosted a discussion of impeachment last night on MSNBC. Here’s the transcript:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11256483/

There were four guests, two explicitly labeled as liberals, and two as conservatives. The conservatives were Tucker Carlson and Pat Buchanan. The liberals were Liz Holtzman and Arianna Huffington.

Holtzman was excellent and made some powerful points.

Arianna crossed over to the dark side.

By that I don?t mean that she became a conservative. read more

Bring Regime Change Home

By David Swanson
Remarks prepared for World Can’t Wait rally at White House, Feb. 4, 2006.

There are protests outside at least two houses today, the White House and Bush’s luxury estate near Crawford, Texas. Bush can run, but he cannot hide.

He tries to hide behind fear, our fear. The only tool in his bag is making us afraid. We have to resist becoming afraid, but we have to be able to talk about the fact that Bush and Cheney have made us much less safe. They have turned world opinion read more

Being a National Activist

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus meeting in Los Angeles, Jan. 28, 2006

I was asked to speak about ?Creating National Action as an Individual,? so here are a few thoughts. Back in May, five of us individuals brought a bunch of groups together as a coalition called ?After Downing Street? www.afterdowningstreet.org We used the internet and read more