Bush Loses, Earth Wins

Presidemt Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency claimed   that, despite the Clean Air Act, it didn’t have the authority to combat the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. And even it […]
Bill Scher

Bush Loses, Earth Wins

Presidemt Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency claimed   that, despite the Clean Air Act, it didn’t have the authority to combat the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. And even it […]
Bill Scher

Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

On Friday, we introduced “Weekend Watchdogs,” raising the questions the Sunday talk show hosts should ask their scheduled guests. So, how’d they do? On NBC’s Meet The Press, host Tim […]
Bill Scher

Introducing “Weekend Watchdogs”

Do you ever find yourself watching the Sunday morning talk shows, tearing your hair out because the host isn’t asking the most pertinent questions? Let’s see what we can do […]
Bill Scher

Cheap Labor First, Healthy Families Last

The conservative movement has long been split on immigration. Nativist conservatives fear diversity and want to keep immigrants out. Corporate conservatives fear paying fair wages and want cheap immigrant labor. […]
Bill Scher

“Does That Work For You?”

Another Bush administration official has been caught fixing scientific reports for the benefit of White House cronies and ideological soul mates. The culprit this time is one Julie MacDonald, the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Which Scandal To Focus On Today?

It’s a tough question for this White House: which scandal to focus on today? Today, they’re going for Walter Reed, as President Bush is slated to tour the military hospital. […]
Bill Scher

Politics Over Performance

Much of the focus of the Senate’s questioning of Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff, is on how Sampson’s story squares with other Justice Department and […]
Bill Scher

Politics Over Performance

Much of the focus of the Senate’s questioning of Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff, is on how Sampson’s story squares with other Justice Department and […]
Bill Scher

Conflicting Stories, Empty Excuses, Unanswered Questions

After the first round of Kyle Sampson’s testimony, what’s the news so far? ThinkProgress finds Kyle Sampson making Attorney General Gonzales appear to be a liar. Gonzales had claimed Sampson […]
Bill Scher

Worsening Income Inequality

There is more evidence today that the Bush administration’s economic policies are widening the gap between the rich and the poor. University of California at Berkeley professor Emmanuel Saez and […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Income Inequality Worsens

There is more evidence today that the Bush administration’s economic policies are widening the gap between the rich and the poor. University of California at Berkeley professor Emmanuel Saez and […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Sampson: Politics, Performance, What’s The Difference!

The Senate’s questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ former chief of staff Kyle Sampson is underway. (Watch it on C-Span 3, or online. TPMmuckracker and Firedoglake are liveblogging.) In his […]
Bill Scher

Let The Kids Dance

If memory serves, back in 1995, right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men sitting on […]
Bill Scher

Let The Kids Dance

If memory serves, back in 1995, right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men sitting on […]
Bill Scher

Let The Kids Dance!

If memory serves, back in 1995 right after the Republicans took over Congress, a pre-Fox News Dennis Miller looked at footage of a sea of grumpy white men, sitting on […]
Bill Scher

Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
Bill Scher

Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
Bill Scher

Funding Failure Is Not An Option

President Bush, desperately trying to tamp down the rising tide of public pressure against the war, is seeking to misframe the Iraq bill he will soon veto. Realizing he can […]
Bill Scher

Blogger Analysis of Prez Health Care Forum

Some reactions to Saturday’s presidential candidate forum on health care from around the blogosphere. Taylor Marsh and Eteraz.org say Sen. Hillary Clinton had the strongest presentation, while Nevada Today’s Hugh […]
Bill Scher

A Healthy Health Care Debate

The following analysis of Saturday’s presidential candidate forum on health care is excerpted from the full essay written by Prof. Jacob S. Hacker of Yale University. Hacker is the author […]
Bill Scher

The Health Care Questions I Still Have

After watching Saturday’s presidential candidate forum on health care, and judging the candidates using Roger Hickey’s five health care questions, I’m left with key questions for each Oval Office aspirant. […]
Bill Scher

Universal Care: Getting The Right Mix

At Saturday’s health care forum for presidential candidates, John Edwards was bold, detailed and specific—but didn’t diagnose the problem. Barack Obama was vague—but stressed that no president can do it […]
Roger Hickey

Gravel Proposes A Health Voucher Plan

Former Alaska senator Mike Gravel proposed a single-payer system of sorts, but under his system each American would get a health care voucher that they would use to purchase their […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Kucinich: Health Care “A Human Right”

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich used the forum to continue his vigorous pitch for a single-payer health care system, arguing that the plans of the other major candidates were too dependent […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Dodd: “Everyone Participates, Everyone Benefits”

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd said his plan was based on four principles: universality (“everyone participates, everyone benefits,” prevention, extend Medicaid to more families, and improving the use of technology. He […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Clinton: Battle-Scarred But In The Health-Care Fight

A passionate New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton recalled the “battle scars” from the days when she tried to launch a detailed health plan when her husband, Bill Clinton, was […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Dems Debate Health Care

The health care goals and plans of seven presidential candidates, all Democrats, are being laid side by side for the first time Saturday as the Center for American Progress and […]
Bill Scher

Dems Debate Health Care

The health care goals and plans of seven presidential candidates, all Democrats, are being laid side by side for the first time Saturday as the Center for American Progress and […]
Bill Scher

Richardson: Access to Congress’ Plan

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said the “cornerstone” of his plan is to allow all Americans and business to be able to purchase the same coverage that members of Congress […]
Bill Scher

Welcome to the Presidential Health Care Forum LiveBlog

The Center for American Progress and Service Employees International Union are hosting the “New Leadership On Health Care” presidential forum in Las Vegas, starting today at 12 PM ET, 9 […]
Bill Scher

The Health Care Answers We Need

The presidential candidates are feeling the pressure from voters to tackle the escalating health care crisis with bold and comprehensive solutions. So when the Center for American Progress and the […]
Roger Hickey

War Funding Family Argument

A $124 billion war funding supplemental bill is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives today, and progressive anti-war members are, for the most part, planning to hold their nose  and vote for it. […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Another ‘Heck Of A Job’

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales isn’t the only Bush cabinet official worrying about his job. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, deemed “a Brownie situation” by Sen. Claire McCaskill, is also worrying […]
Bill Scher

Another ‘Heck Of A Job’

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales isn’t the only Bush cabinet official worrying about his job. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, deemed “a Brownie situation” by Sen. Claire McCaskill, is also worrying […]
Bill Scher

Bush VA: We’ll Fix The “Shortcomings”

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales isn’t the only Bush cabinet official worrying about his job. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, deemed “a Brownie situation” by Sen. Claire McCaskill, is also worrying […]
Bill Scher

Gore Backs Sanders-Boxer Bill

During Al Gore’s testimony to the Senate, he offered his support for the global warming bill co-sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders, which by 2050 would slash greenhouse […]
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