National-US

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

Laura Bush’s Mini-Burka; any outrage from the Right?

  Back in May, our friend Matt Cunningham wrote this in response to a link I posted of a Wall Street Journal piece and my post was titled “Scary Neocons.” Jubal, on May 31st, 2007 at 4:04 pm Said: Maybe Ahmadinejad and the mullahs will renounce the the acquisition of nukes if Nancy Pelosi goes…

Sign the Petition from NukeFree.org

Petition to Stop the Nuclear Bailout To: The 110th United States Congress We ask that all members of Congress join us in working to remove from the pending Energy Bill massively expensive loan guarantees—potentially a virtual blank check from taxpayers— for the building of many more nuclear power plants. We strongly support those parts of…

Open Letter to the National Media*

*Who don’t know S*** about Southern California. This is definitely one of the worst fire seasons I have ever witnessed. As a child, I remember needing the assurance of my parents that the fires were far away and we were in no danger because the news whipped up the fear. For the record, I have…

Rep. Pete Stark Speaks Truth to Power

In comments on the House Floor before the SCHIP override failed, California Congressman Pete Stark spoke truth to power and sent Republicans into a frenzy of mock outrage.  Here’s what Pete had to say: First of all, I’m just amazed they can’t figure out, the Republicans are worried we can’t pay for insuring an additional…

SCHIP Override Vote Falls 16 Short in the House

The House vote to override the president’s veto of the SCHIP Program was 273 to 156; 16 votes short of an override.  This is a problem that has supportof 72 percent of Americans. Please contact Rep. Calvert, Campbell, Issa, Royce and Rohrabacher and ask them why they hate poor sick kids so much. The cost…

From Speaker Pelosi: Choices Matter

Meeting America’s Real Priorities – Choices Matter While pushing for hundreds of billions in spending for Iraq, President Bush continues to reiterate his opposition to Democratic efforts to focus on America’s real priorities. Over the last six years, President Bush and his allies in Congress turned a record surplus into a record deficit.  The President…