Glenn Greenwald hits the nail on the head yet again, reminding those who have apparently forgotten the Clinton years (and ignored the Democrats in Congress during the Bush years) that Obama’s whole post-partisan shtick is hardly new:
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Professor Cole has an excellent article [Salon day pass required] up at Salon where he discusses the strength of the insurgency in Iraq and, more importantly, the divisions that threaten to tear the country apart.
Senator Bill Frist, the head Republican in the Senate, has decided that it’s time to play the religion card in his fight to get rid of the filibuster. As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent [...]
Part two of Paul Krugman’s series on U.S. healthcare is here.
Today Paul Krugman started a series of columns about the crappy U.S. health care system (and what can be done to fix it): Finally, the U.S. health care system is wildly inefficient. Americans tend to believe that we have the best health care system in the world. (I’ve encountered members of the journalistic elite who [...]
If you thought that the Iraqi people were glad to have us there now that the elections are done, you’re wrong: Edmund Sanders reports that the crowds in downtown Baghdad protesting the US troop presence in the country may have been as large as 300,000. If it were even half that, these would be the [...]
This is what happens when you win the election by pandering to the religious right: Christian conservatives and a core group of congressional supporters are launching a significant new push to restructure the federal judicial system to reflect a more explicitly biblical world view, in the hopes that these changes will pave the way for [...]
David Rees talks about the Terri Shaivo situation in his most recent Get Your War On strips. Here’s one of the many excellent bits: Glassy-eyed, no cognitive ability, persistent vegetative state. Poor Terri Schaivo–the unwitting personification of the Christian right. Except she’s not a disgusting hypocrite. Go and read them all.
Chris Hayes has a pretty interesting piece up on In These Times that suggests in part that progressives should look to the example of some of the world’s fastest-growing religions and be missionaries about our beliefs and values. I don’t know if I agree with everything he has to say, but I think parts of [...]
Professor Cole explains why the Iraqis have been unable to form a government since the elections. If you think it’s our fault, you’re right. So why is the United Iraqi Alliance, the coalition of Shiite parties that can count on about 53% of the members of the Iraqi parliament to vote for it in the [...]