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Why I Support John Edwards for President

Although I have mentioned it before… I am Supporting John Edwards for President. In the 2004 presidential campaign in California I supported Howard Dean.  I had been selected as a Dean delegate for the national convention.  When Governor Dean dropped out of the race John Edwards became my favorite.  Edwards placed well in the California…

Senator Craig Reconsidering his Resignation

Politico.com is reporting that Idaho Senator Larry Craig is reconsidering his resignation. Craig reversal angers GOP colleagues By: Carrie Budoff Brown and Jim VandeHei Sep 4, 2007 09:53 PM EST  Just when Republicans thought things could not get much worse for their scandal-stained party, Sen. Larry Craig leaked word Tuesday night that he is reconsidering…

Nuns call for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney

from the Winston-Salem, NC, Journal — A progressive group of U.S. nuns has called on Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney because of their roles in the war in Iraq.   “The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush…

Tap Dancing and Tea Rooms

It figures that Idaho Senator Larry Craig would announce his resignation on a holiday weekend.  I guess he figured that that old PR theory applies; if it’s bad news announce it late on a Friday afternoon, or on Saturday if you can. As I have said previously, I have learned more about cruising for sex…

Steelworkers and Mine Workers endorse Edwards

Official endorsement at Pittsburgh Labor Day rally gives Edwards largest bloc of union support among presidential candidates so far. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The United Steelworkers (USW) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today endorsed Senator John Edwards for president. Following the Thursday endorsement of Edwards by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners…

Thanks to labor…

As we observe Labor Day today it is important that we remember the contributions of organized labor to our culture, history, and working conditions. Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. The holiday began in 1882, originating from a desire by the Central Labor Union to create…

The Love That Will Finally Speak Its Name

Newsweek My Turn: The Love That Will Finally Speak Its Name It took the death of my dear life partner for me to find the courage to come out of the closet. By Loraine Barr Sept. 3, 2007 issue – I was born at a time when to have romantic feelings for another woman was…