Talk With 1972 Presidential Candidate George McGovern Live Online Tonight

UPDATE: Changed to 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. ET I’ll be interviewing 1972 Democratic nominee for president George McGovern. Listen in and ask questions at

McGovern was born in South Dakota in 1922, was an Army pilot in WWII, holds a PhD in history, and served in the U.S. House from 1956-1960. He was then director of Kennedy’s Food for Peace Program, prior to serving in the US Senate from 1962-1980. In 1970 he proposed an amendment read more

Road to Impeachment and Peace Runs Through Cleveland

By David Swanson

Congressman Dennis Kucinich is facing a tough primary in five weeks in his working class district in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s up against better funded opponents and the concerted effort of the corporate and media powers of Cleveland that have opposed him since long before he took that seat away from a Republican.

Kucinich is a progressive candidate who inspires passionate support from many in Cleveland who might not turn out to vote for a DLC Democrat. If he loses his primary, read more

The Shame of Not Being Mexican

By David Swanson

I’ll grant you that in the United States our two big political parties never nominate a candidate of, by, or for poor people. Nonetheless, we have now established a pattern of stolen elections, and we have NOT taken over our nation’s capital to demand justice. This fact alone would make me ashamed right now not to be a Mexican. The Mexicans are doing the only sensible thing they can, the only thing that can prevent a slide into far more serious dangers.

Here in the read more

"Luring Illegals"

By David Swanson

My representative in the U.S. House of Representatives is Virgil Goode Jr., and I couldn’t be prouder. He was recently reported as saying: “Increasing the minimum wage in America will be a magnet for illegal aliens to come to this country. We do not need a strong magnet to lure illegals here.”

I always find this sort of leadership inspirational. Congressman Goode has inspired me to propose a few other changes – in addition to lowering the minimum wage – to read more

J. Jill, Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne: Made By Slaves, Backed by Congress

By David Swanson

The Spring 2006 issue of Ms. Magazine contains an article by Rebecca Clarren about some beautiful tropical islands described by disgraced House Majority Leader Tom Delay as “a perfect petri dish of capitalism.” What’s so perfect about Saipan and the other 13 Northern Mariana Islands? Primarily this: items produced there can carry the label “Made in USA” and be sold in the U.S. without tariffs or quotas, but the scandalously low U.S. minimum wage read more