The Hill reports that unions are ramping up their pressure on Harry Reid to make the Senate health care bill palatable. In their sights: killing the excise tax on employer plans and strengthening the employer mandate.
Senator Barack Obama from 2007 rebuts President Obama’s soon-to-be-unveiledescalation in Afghanistan.
Our concern should be focused not only on corporate interests behind the push for escalation in Afghanistan; we should be concerned about the “shadow army.”
Ten years ago tonight I stood on Seattle’s streets outside the convention center where the WTO was scheduled to meet, but didn’t: civil society had won the day. That success deserves celebration. And now that corporatist-owned Dems are again choosing to sacrifice our lives for their masters’ profits, the sucess may well deserve emulation.
This is the final entry in a four-part series covering Rhode Island’s Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s keynote address at the recent Brennan Center for Justice’s Second Annual “Living Constitution” event.
So I wrote this to one of the (too many) listservs I’m on, in response to a question about whether the Afghanistan war — or escalating it — is justifiably seen as a progressive goal. My reply was that I see the case for continuing the war and progressivism as
President Said Repeatedly During ’08 Campaign That Bush’s War in Iraq Was a Distraction From the ‘Real War on Terror’ in Afghanistan and Is Shifting U.S. Resources Accordingly — But He Risks Alienating His Hard-Core Anti-War Supporters Who Voted for Him Amid Sharp Divisions in Public Sentiment on Whether to Send In More Troops
Well, the audio for KPCC‘s AirTalk broadcast regarding Mike Penner’s passing is up. Patricia Wojdowski and I were on with host Larry Mantle this morning (November 30, 2009). The producer, Karen Fritsche, was as a gracious, kind, and thoughtful a point of contact for the show as could be. Here’s
The Urban Institute is helping push the trigger. It is a Trojan Horse to kill the public option. Mikulski offers the first amendment to the Senate bill to reduce cost-saving for preventive screening for several female health issues. Here is the liveblog for the first day of Senate debate. The