As progressive bloggers seek the ouster of Joe Lieberman, they have recruited “Reagan Democrat” Jim Webb to challenge George
Allen in Virginia. What does this say about netroots Democrats’
emerging electoral strategy–if there is one?
To some observers, the attacks orchestrated by Sheik Sayed Hassan
Nasrallah that detonated Israel’s ruthless assault on Lebanon look
like a death wish–but it’s almost impossible to defeat someone who
has no fear of death.
The United Nations can be a useful tool in settling the current crisis
in Lebanon and Gaza, but only with US support. It is up to President
Bush to get on the phone to Ehud Olmert and tell him to stop.
As Vladimir Putin played host to the G-8 summit, opposition groups from
the right and left staged events that challenged Putin’s authority and
paraded their grievances to Western media. It was not their finest hour.
As Lebanon braces for a descent into an all-too-familiar chaos, anger and the quest for comfort have sent people to the streets in search of bread and someone to blame. Anna Ciezadlo reports from Beirut that when Iraqis are text-messaging from Baghdad to see if you’re OK, you know it’s not good.
As the Bush Administration continues to exercise an inordinate amount of
power, will the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ruling become
a guidepost for future government or a last lonely relic of a proud
In the ultimate swing district of the ultimate swing state, Patricia
Madrid is trying to unseat New Mexico Representative “Leather” Heather
Wilson. Is her Mountain State liberalism potent enough to win?
The spreading violence in Lebanon and Gaza demonstrate that the
collective punishment of the Palestinian and Lebanese people is not only inhumane and should be condemned but also leads to more
radicalization and to more chaos.
By casting the decisive vote in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and other
contentious disputes, Justice Anthony Kennedy plays a crucial role in a
Supreme Court that may soon veer off in an extreme rightward direction.
Citizens, lawyers and constitutional scholars of all political stripes
have reason to be concerned about President Bush’s use of “signing
statements,” which assert his right to ignore a law and threaten the
central tenet of America’s system of constrained government.
A recount of disputed ballots in the contested presidential election is
the surest way to strengthen Mexico’s fledgling democratic institutions
and forestall potential political and social conflagration.
By saying that the Israel-Lebanon crisis simply represents the “birth pangs of a new Middle East,” Condoleezza Rice underscored the Bush Administration’s blindness to the disastrous effects its foreign policy has wrought.
After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council
questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists’ complaints.