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                  I

Now Ashcroft will decide who's on the bench.
The civil rights division will retrench--
Unless it finds that civil rights entails
Some breaks at last for pure white Christian males.
The jobs and housing efforts that depend
On Justice will on Ashcroft's watch all end.
And solemn friend-of-court briefs will be filed:
"Abortion simply means to kill a child."
One comfort lasts, as dreams of justice shatter:
Ralph Nader said it really wouldn't matter.

                                    II

Gale Norton thinks there's no place you can spoil
If what you do to it produces oil.
She'd like to see no regulations left;
She thinks controls on property is theft.
Emissions? Who should monitor their flow?
To her it's clear: the firm's own CEO.
So drillers drill. Here's what Interior's got:
A protégée of James (The Crackpot) Watt.
Don't tear your hair and curse those who begat her:
Remember: Nader said it wouldn't matter.

Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell needs to explain his participation in several sordid episodes of the United States' past.

Bill Clinton is moving to install Terry McAuliffe as the head of the DNC, a cynical move in this day of pay-to-play politics.

The governor issued a moratorium on executions in Illinois a year ago, after investigative-reporting students and their professor saved an innocent man from the death chamber.

Some reasons (personal and political) for applauding Colin Powell's new appointment.

Al Gore will be playing a special political role in the future.

The election reveals a deep need for voting reform.

But as the bankers know, he loves some of us more than others.

Our drug laws, like those concerning voting, reveal bias and backward thinking.

Blogs

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015

The “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015