Political Ideas

Feb
28

Only Nonviolence Will End the War

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War, Philosophy, Political Ideas

By David Swanson

On March 17, a huge mass of people will gather at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and march from there to the Pentagon for the cause of impeachment and peace. http://www.impeach07.org

Jan
27

Bush's Four Anti-Terror Successes All Fictional

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

HELP EXPOSE THESE AND OTHER LIES AT http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

and

http://www.impeachbush.tv

President Bush claimed in his State of the Union speech to have prevented four terrorist plots. Phew! It's a good thing to know that we tossed out our Bill of Rights for some actual REASON – I mean other than turning Iraq into a training ground for terrorism.

Jan
04

Democrats' Open-Mic Press Conferences

Tag: Impeachment, Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Unlike the previous majority party in Congress, the Democrats who take power today know their weaknesses. They know they're not very good at the whole press conference thing where you're supposed to stand there and say something people care about. So they've announced an open-mic policy.

Oct
18

Taking Stands

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Recently someone Emailed me a brief policy statement on four major issues. They'd received it from a political activist group, they said, and were passing it along with praise. I think it's worth commenting on, because the positions are those many progressive groups take, but – far from being "stands" on the issues, as my correspondent described them, they are closer to being methods of rolling over.

Panel on Financial Corruption
Oct
16

Panel Planned on Ending Corruption in Politics

Tag: Political Ideas
 

Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Jan
27

85 Percent of Democrats in PA Likely to Vote for Pro-Impeachment Candidates

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

A new poll conducted in Pennsylvania (a battleground "purple" state) by Zogby International and commissioned by OpEdNews.com found that 84.9 percent of Democrats said they would be likely to vote for a congressional candidate who "supports having impeachment proceedings against President Bush." Only 7.0 percent said they were not likely to vote for such a candidate.

Jan
17

Woolsey's Way to Peace

Tag: Elections, Peace and War, Political Ideas

By David Swanson

We've all heard the line. "That would make us look weak on national security." That line is supposed to be based on public opinion, not just the opinions of media corporations and pundits working for Pentagon-funded think tanks. That line is supposed to have something to do with the general American public. But it does not.

Jan
05

What the Republicans Really Do Not Want

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

The New York Sun today printed this quote:

"A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Tracey Schmitt, dismissed the effort as 'fringe, to say the least.'

"'If Democrats choose to align themselves with such a laughable campaign, it will be at their own peril,' Ms. Schmitt said."

Jan
02

What Fate Awaits NSA Spying Whistleblower

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Can there be any doubt that if the White House finds out who leaked the story of its illegal spying, fierce retribution will follow?

Another way of asking that question is: Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

Dec
31

Can Cheney Save Bush's Presidency?

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Talk of censure and impeachment has begun swirling around President Bush. Can Vice President Cheney come to the rescue? He will do so if enough of Bush's opponents adopt the position of this Philadelphia Daily News op-ed writer -- the position that impeaching Bush would be a mistake, since Cheney is worse than Bush.

World Beyond War

RootsAction.org

War Is A Crime

Talk Nation Radio

There Is No Way To Peace

Peace is the way.

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