John Edwards New America Initiative

Former Senator John Edwards has developed a New America Initiative to set up a program modeled after the depression era Works Progress Administration. The WPA put many people out of work during the depression in public works jobs around the country. This initiative would use the same principle: put the people who are displaced and jobless back to work rebuilding their own communities. No sweet deals to Haliburton and other Bush connected businesses, give people like Donnie From Houma, the chance to put those Federal dollars to work where they are needed, not in some CEO’s NYSE account. Continue reading

Court Rules U.S. Can Indefinitely Detain Citizens in Wartime

A federal appeals court ruled today that the president can indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil in the absence of criminal charges, holding that such authority is vital during wartime to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.

The decision was written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who is one of a number of people under consideration by President Bush for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

John Kerry Offers Major Package of Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Others Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

It is clear that our government failed the people of the Gulf Coast. In time, those responsible will be held accountable for what has gone right and what has gone wrong. Right now, we need to make up for lost time and help any way we can, and that means targeting the fastest relief possible,” said Senator Kerry Continue reading