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by Peter G. Cohen

If you knew that your group was making a float for the 4th of July Parade, you would find time to make your costume and help with the float. Far more important are the priorities of the federal budget. If we get to work and demand a well-pruned budget that faces not only our real military needs but also the urgent national needs -- such as reducing global warming and improving healthcare for our people -- we can change budget priorities. Forget making that costume and express your patriotism by helping to shape a budget that will make our national future more secure.

by Stephen Crockett

The Bush Republicans seem to be playing a very cynical political game concerning the Iraq policy debate. The overwhelming majority of policy experts and the American public has already concluded that the Bush White House policies pursued in Iraq have been complete failures. The policies were ill-conceived in design and executed poorly at the political level.


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

Monday, 26 February 2007 02:02

Brent Budowsky: Thank You Al Gore

by Brent Budowsky

Al Gore is the most qualified person in America to bring peace between the Hollywood moguls attending the fundraisers of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Monday, 26 February 2007 01:36

Dave Zirin: An Open Letter to Jason Whitlock

by Dave Zirin

[Note to Reader: Over the last decade, Jason Whitlock has been one of the most prominent African American sports columnists in the United States. He writes for the Kansas City Star and AOL Sports. For reasons unclear, he often refers to himself as "Big Sexy."]

Out of the '08 presidential race
This could give Mitt a shove
But may increase DVD sales for
The first season of "Big Love."


I wonder if Connecticut voters will open their eyes
And realize he’s good for the Jews but not the GIs.



BUSH EXTENDED FAMILY PHOTO taken January 20, 2005

Yet, not one -- not one -- of any of Bush's children or his nieces and nephews have volunteered for service in any branch of the military or volunteered to serve in any capacity in Iraq. Not one of them has felt the cause was noble enough to put his or her life on the line.

by Dave Lindorff

Olympia, WA-- If the state of Washington passes a joint legislative resolution next month calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney, it will be because the 900 people who crammed into this capital city's Center for the Performing Arts last Tuesday evening, and countless others across the state, pushed them into it.

Friday, 23 February 2007 07:14

Shirley Smith: It's All About Respect


Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? -- Confucius, Analects, sixth century B.C.E.  

The feeling of respect for the life, welfare, and happiness of all life on this planet, is the very basis for the continuity of our world. And, anyone who can't feel that respect, does not deserve to be in any US government position, ever!

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