Articles of Interest

AFTER watching the farce surrounding Dick Cheney's coming-out party this month, you have to wonder: Which will reach Washington first, change or the terrorists? If change doesn't arrive soon, terrorists may well rush in where the capital's fools now treadRead more »
The incredibly clueless stewards of the incredibly shrinking Republican Party would do well to recall that it was supposedly Abe Lincoln, a Republican, who said you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Skip to next paragraph.Read more »
Citing her "rigorous intellect" and her "commitment to impartial justice," President Obama yesterday nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals judge from New York, to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. Legal scholarsRead more »
Congress continues to work on a compromise health-care reform proposal, focusing on whether to offer a government-financed public health insurance plan. Last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) suggested that "Republicans were open to considering a public pRead more »
Today, President Obama will unveil "the first-ever national emission limits for cars and trucks," a move that Sierra Club President Carl Pope says is "one of the most significant efforts undertaken by any president, ever, to end our addiction to oil anRead more »
When Bush 41 was ramping up to the Gulf War, assembling a coalition to fight Saddam, Jimmy Carter sent a letter to members of the U.N. Security Council urging them not to rush into conflict without further exploring a negotiated solution...Read more »
Congress is struggling to answer President Obama's call for energy reform, even as our climate and economy continue to degrade...Read more »
Is this the end for Harry and Louise?...Read more »
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told us last week that the country's 19 largest banks had passed the stress tests. There are good reasons for questioning the results of these tests...Read more »
Last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the Republican Party is in deep trouble because it is getting smaller and being led by far-right polarizing figures. Specifically, he said that right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh "diminishes thRead more »
Yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden "urged a group of House Democrats at a White House meeting...to move forward with climate-change legislation," asking for "quick action" on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009...Read more »
As swine flu spreads around the country, it's only appropriate that the next political donnybrook may concern health care...Read more »