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

What’s the Matter IN Kansas? The State of the Guard

this just came in from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: IRAQ & NATIONAL GUARD READINESS: ARE STATES READY TO RESPOND TO EMERGENICES? The war in Iraq has had a serious impact on the National Guard and its ability to protect and assist Americans in times of disaster here at home. On Friday May 4th, a massive…

Conason/Wolf on Facism

Naomi Wolf has  new book coming out this September.  Its called “The End of America: A Warning to a Young Patriot.”  In it, she prints descriptions of 10 steps to facism as described by Joe Conason, one of my favortie columnists, taken from the historical context of the Axis in World War II. Conason’s “Big Lies”…

The “Decider” Threatens to Veto Hate Crimes Legislation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House has threatened to veto a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that expands hate-crime laws to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender. Under current law, hate crimes are subject to federal prosecution only if the acts of violence are motivated by race, religion, color…

The Root Cause ….

In my usual daily news reading, I came across this exceptional editorial in the Chicago Tribune. And its worth reading as there are some points that have a bearing on tonight’s GOP debate from Simi Valley. Read the story here.

Rasmussen Polls: Americans want out of Iraq

57% Favor Immediate Troop Withdrawal or Firm DeadlineJust 29% Believe Troop Surge Worked Thursday, April 26, 2007 Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American voters now favor either an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq (37%) or a firm deadline for their withdrawal (20%). The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 35% of voters…

Fruitcake for President?

According to the latest CBS News poll, the president’s overall approval rating has dipped to 28 percent—which is the lowest number in his presidency and pretty close to Nixon’s all-time low of 24 percent. And the folks at RadarOnline were nice enough to list a few things that had higher approval ratings than the President:…