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

An ACLU Christmas Story

An Overdue Visit ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the nation Friends of Freedom knew it was a special occasion. Lady Liberty stood taller just off the shore Her torch shining brighter than a few weeks before. But it wasn’t the flame turning her cheeks all rosy It was thoughts of Snowe, Feingold…

From Drudge

I caught this story on Drudge this morning. From the story: WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi was unanimously named speaker-elect by House Democrats Thursday, the first woman to be ensured the post that constitutionally is second in line of succession to the presidency.

Michael J. Fox: “I could give a damn about Rush…”

A Nick Anderson Cartoon Rush Limbaugh smeared Michael J. Fox, claiming that he exaggerated the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease in an ad supporting embryonic stem cell research. (He also mocked Fox by impersonating tremors associated with the disease on air.) Limbaugh told Katie Couric, “I believe Democrats have a long history of using victims…

9/11: Five Years of Terror

WTC Towers on Fire

terrorism – WordNet n : the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence)against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear. On the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 it is important that as…