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What Democrats Owe to John McCain

Now that our presidential nominees are set, the partisan battles in the media and online have shifted into general election mode. Even before the Democratic nomination was sealed, the DNC sent e-mails and press releases criticizing John McCain as running for Bush’s third term, accusing him of wanting to wage … Continue reading

Is Senator John Kerry also “Bush/Cheney Lite”?

Early in this presidential race, Senator Barack Obama abandoned his promise to run a positive campaign by labelling Senator Hillary Clinton with the ultimate insult to a Democrat: he called her “Bush/Cheney Lite”. The reason? Only one issue, which he has repeated over and over (in lieu of a real … Continue reading

Hillary’s Green Agenda

As the sound-bites and gotchas from the earliest presidential debates have been repeated over and over by the media in this election cycle, many critical and complex topics have gotten at best cursory treatment. One such topic is the environment: the crises we’re facing, the accomplishments of the candidates, and … Continue reading

A Prediction I Don’t Want to Make: President McCain

Several months ago I predicted a serious schism in the Democratic party if the Edwards and Obama campaigns continued on their chosen courses. When it comes to national politics and decisions that directly affect the health and wealth of the nation, there’s little consolation in saying “I told you so” … Continue reading

Hillary and Iraq

Of all of the many reasons to support a Democrat for President of the U.S. in 2008, one of the most vital is to start to bring to a close the reckless bloodbath that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and friends opened up in Iraq. From the safety of our homes … Continue reading