National-US

National/US political news and opinion from a liberal viewpoint.

Mudslinging?! The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

In Thursday’s Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, Senator Clinton responded to challenges from her opponents that her positions were inconsistent calling them “mudslinging” and “personal attacks”. Clinton had this exchange with former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who accused her of being inconsistent on a variety of issues. “Sen. Clinton says she will end…

Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…

Army Reiterates Its Ban on Waterboarding

I’ve never served in the miliary, but it seems to me that the Army did the right thing when it had to reiterate its official stance on waterboarding.  They are against it even if so many right wingers are for it.  But I don’t understand ethos, remember? Army reiterates ban on waterboarding By Pamela Hess…

Ronald Reagan: Un-plugged

In 1948 Ronald Reagan was a Democrat.  There are many in the Republican party who would like to have us forget this fact.  But in 1948, two years after the Republicans took control of congress during Truman’s presidency, Ronald Reagan called for the reelection of Harry Truman and the return of Democratic control of the…