Quote of the Day

“It’s wedge politics at its worst, and we have to reject it loudly, clearly and unequivocally… Let’s call those rumors what they are: lies.”– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, quoted by the New York Times, denouncing the “whisper campaign” in the Jewish community linking Sen. Barack Obama to Islam. … Continue reading

Former Hillary Clinton Supporter AFSCME Endorses Obama

In a reversal from it’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the largest part of the AFL-CIO, will endorse and support Barack Obama. “Barack Obama has mobilized a historic movement to reclaim the greatness of America,” Gerald McEntee, AFSCM President, said. “With his … Continue reading

Global Increase in the Number of Refugees and IDPs

Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released yesterday its figures (full report) regarding the global numbers of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): “UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres expressed concern Tuesday about the growing number of refugees worldwide after an … Continue reading

Obama’s National Security Working Group

The Obama camp sent out a press release today announcing their National Security Working Group. We’ve got some big names here, a few former Clinton team members as well: * Secretary of State Madeleine Albright * Senator David Boren, former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence * Secretary … Continue reading