27 Dec 2009

With Change, Americans Shouldn’t Make the Enemy the Good of the Perfect

Deconstructing an idiom that those defending the Democratic Party’s and Obama’s handling of health reform (and other issues) like to use when discussing the politics of reform or change.

14 Dec 2009

History Channel’s “The People Speak”: A Much-Needed Lesson in Hope and Change for a Nation’s People

How to pare down a 752-page book into a 2-hour cable television event must have been a challenge for the producers of The People Speak, but those behind The People Speak succeed beautifully in presenting a tableau of Zinn’s revolutionary piece of nonfiction.

11 Dec 2009

Anti-Afghan War Escalation Rally to Reach for a World That Ought to Be

A new coalition of antiwar organizations—the End U.S. Wars Coalition—rallies on Saturday, Dec. 12th, in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Not far from the White House, they will challenge the Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama and his administration to halt the escalation in Afghanistan. See the End US Wars website –EndUsWars.org— for more information.

01 Dec 2009

Escalating to End the Afghan War: Invoking Iraq, the Troops, and the Oft-Exploited Tragedy of 9/11

Obama’s speech at West Point made the case for escalating a war to ultimately end it in 2011. Iraq, the troops, and 9/11 were invoked to deflect criticism on the war.

01 Dec 2009

Waiting to See What Obama Says on Afghanistan

Democrats and supporters of Obama wait and wonder what to do with their opposition to war as a leader they have supported greatly tries to sell a hawkish strategy on Afghanistan to the nation at 8 pm ET from West Point Academy.

25 Nov 2009

Single Payer Advocates Address Deep Flaws in Democratic Health Bill

On the day before Thanksgiving, members of single payer advocacy organizations gathered for a press conference to voice strong concerns with a Democratic health bill that they feel fails to address the biggest problems with health care in America.