National-US

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

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…

Find Out What’s Really Happening in Iraq This Sunday

Have you been following the news about the Iraq Occupation lately? Are you getting frustrated by all this talk about Blackwater and private contractors ripping off the American taxpayers while they do a huge disservice to our troops and the Iraqi people? Would you like to find out how all of this can be changed?…

SCHIP Myths vs. Truth

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office for this:  TOP MYTHS ABOUT THE BIPARTISAN CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE BILL 1.  MYTH: Does not target poor kids and extends coverage to kids in families earning $83,000. BUT THE TRUTH IS… The bipartisan children’s health insurance bill puts poor kids first, just as the President claims it should.  The bill specifically targets…

Flash Reports’ Praise of Bush’s SCHIP Veto; More Proof Republicans Have No Heart

On today’s Flash Report, in a post on related to the troubles in the mortgage industry, Jon Fleischman praised President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill as a “commitment to fiscal prudence.” Fiscal prudence versus the political prudence of a program supported by 72 percent of all Americans (or about the same percentage that thinks…

Paul Krugman on Conservatives

From Today’s NY Times.  Mr. Krugman does a great job exposing empathy of conservative Republicans. Conservatives Are Such Jokers  By PAUL KRUGMAN In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created…