Iraq Study Group to Call for Pullback ( or Vietnamization Returns in 2007)

The WaPo reports today: “Study group to call for pullback,” and notes that the Iraq panel does not call for timetable. The Iraq Study Group, which wrapped up eight months of deliberations yesterday, has reached a consensus and will call for a major withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, shifting … Continue reading

Another Media Double Standard: Only Republicans can Nominate Candidates From Their Home Region

OK so the doctrine of preemption didn’t work in Iraq, but I bet it’ll work here. Whether the nominee is Kerry or anybody from the Northeast, I guarantee you’ll hear media pundits (and not just the Rush Limbaughs of the world) say the following: A northeastern Democrat can’t win. Should … Continue reading

Would the World’s Largest Science Teacher’s Organization Ignore Climate Change Education?

EDITORS NOTE: Today’s Guest Post is from John F. Borowski. John is a science teacher of 26 years whose pieces have appeared in the N.Y. Times, UTNE Reader, Counterpunch, Commondreams and many other sites. The National Teachers Association (NSTA) has spurned 50,000 free DVDs of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” … Continue reading