September 2005 Page

September 29, 2005
  • Bush: Covert Agent for the Left - The debacle of the Iraq War has left the American people questioning use of the military as part of foreign... MORE...
  • Serenity Now - Or, er, tomorrow for the rest of you. But thanks to an advance screening via Josh Marshall, I got to... MORE...

    September 28, 2005
  • Ding Dong Delay is Dead - ..okay, or at least indicted and wounded. Hopefully, this means that the sleaze of the GOP leadership will add to... MORE...

    September 27, 2005
  • Why is Bush Building Trailer Park Ghettos? - Even conservatives like Newt Gingrich think buying thousands of trailers to house Katrina's refugees is an idiotic idea, calling them... MORE...

    September 25, 2005
  • The Economic Idiocy of Yesterday's March - So assume that 200,000 people attended the march yesterday in DC. And assume that they each spent an average of... MORE...

    September 24, 2005
  • David Corn on Today's Rallies - Corn rips into the sectarian organizers of today's rally in DC. I've written quite a bit in the past (especially... MORE...

    September 23, 2005
  • Bush Cronies Blew Bus Transit in NOLA - It's been an article of faith among conservatives that the failure to use school buses to ferry refugees out of... MORE...
  • Myth of Republican Small Government - What's truly bizarre is the idea that Bush is somehow not being a Republican because he is spending lots of... MORE...
  • Idiocy of US Overseas Food Aid - It's a sad day when a Bush proposal is better than the status quo, but the present system of US... MORE...

    September 22, 2005
  • The 20-Year Wage War in Louisiana - It didn't start with Bush. Louisiana Republicans, with the support of conservative white Democrats, have been working to legislatively lower... MORE...
  • Bad White Blogger Politics - Both Chris Bowers and Atrios are jumping in to help fund Congresswoman Louise Slaughter against a possible primary challenge from... MORE...
  • GOP leaders: Cut military benefits to pay for Katrina - If the GOP keeps protecting their rich supporters from tax increases, they are inevitably going to piss off other parts... MORE...

    September 20, 2005
  • Boy People Down There are Pissed - Official Cartoon on St. Bernard Parish Government Site... MORE...
  • Stay-at-Home Motherhood as a Luxury Good - The New York Times today's run a breathless story expressing shock that some women from elite colleges are planning to... MORE...

    September 18, 2005
  • Reconstruction: Bush Style - A vow to give a desperate people a new life, better than it than it was, backed by tens of... MORE...

    September 16, 2005
  • A Feminist Blogger Double Standard - Like Trish Wilson, Stephanie Schulte is condemning the Democrats for not always voting right on women and gay issues, and... MORE...
  • Volokh Agrees: Roberts No Federalist - At least David Kopel at the Volokh Conspiracy seem to think Roberts will be a grave disappointment to conservatives on... MORE...
  • The Case Against Bloomberg/For Ferrer - Some New York City Democrats are supporting Mike Bloomberg's reelection and, while I can understand the appreciation of Bloomberg's general... MORE...

    September 15, 2005
  • Walking Away is No Answer - Trish Wilson is declaring that I'm Not Going To Be A Dem Much Longer because the Dems are not defending... MORE...

    September 14, 2005
  • Death of the Flat Tax? - Around the world, conservatives have been excited at the idea of selling the "flat tax" -- the same tax rate... MORE...
  • My Vote May Count - Freddy Ferrer received 39.95% of the vote in the Democratic primary yesterday for NYC mayor, a heartbreakingly 0.05% short of... MORE...

    September 13, 2005
  • Roberts Actually Says Something (Sort of) - Okay, I've spent way too much time today watching the Supreme Court hearings, especially since Roberts has mostly just repeated... MORE...

    September 11, 2005
  • Ground Zero: Honoring the Dead Through Amnesia - We have almost forgotten that in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, there was actually a wonderful national discussion... MORE...

    September 09, 2005
  • It's Politics Now: Give to These Groups -- Not the Red Cross - With tens of billions now flowing from the government towards Bush's business cronies for supposed reconstruction of the Gulf Coast--... MORE...

    September 07, 2005
  • Our Nero - Stolen from Boing Boing via Kos.... MORE...
  • "CA is Jealous that God gave so much attention to New Orleans" - So said this Freeper in reaction to the California Assembly passing the gay marriage bill. The f------ really do believe... MORE...

    September 06, 2005
  • Adding Agenda for Justice Posts here - To give people a taste of what's getting posted over at Agenda for Justice, the new organization I'm heading, I've... MORE...
  • Term Limits for Chief Justice - Before anyone is confirmed under Bush, Democrats should demand term limits for all Justices on the Supreme Court. If Roberts... MORE...

    September 02, 2005
  • Halliburton Hired by Navy for Hurricaine Cleanup - Well, we knew this was coming and who would be making money on other people's misery: The Navy has hired... MORE...
  • "We Don't Have the Manpower" - From the New York Daily News: Daily News photographer Mike Appleton and I heard there was a riot under way... MORE...
  • Personal Savings Rate Worse Since 1959 - MarketWatch: Personal incomes increased 0.3% in July, while spending soared ahead by 1%. As a result, the personal savings rate... MORE...
  • Baghdad and New Orleans- Failures of Planning - Hunger, looting, failure to restore power-- we've seen this before in Bafhdad when the Bush administration failed to have any... MORE...

    September 01, 2005
  • Religion and Aid - A bunch of folks are rightly outraged that FEMA is directing donations prominently to Pat Robertson's Operating Blessing charity. But... MORE...
  • Hastert to New Orleans: Drop Dead - A sterling example of GOP can-do spirit: It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city... MORE...
  • - Stolen straight from Kos:... MORE...
  • Of Course This is Worse than 911 - [I was travelling yesterday so a bit late on Katrina comments] And I say that as someone living here who... MORE...
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    February 21, 2007
  • Amnesia on the Death of Reconstruction - I am going to pick on Brad Delong precisely because he is a brilliant and well-educated academic-- and his list... MORE...

    February 18, 2007
  • So What if Mitt Wants A Person of Faith as President? - There's a bit of a furor that Mitt Romney declared:We need to have a person of fiath lead the country.So... MORE...

    February 16, 2007
  • States Taking Action Against Iraq Escalation - So the New York Times is covering the story that resolutions denouncing Bush's Iraq Escalation have been introduced in over... MORE...

    January 01, 2007
  • Wal-Mart Doing Good for Environment - Seriously. This initiative by Wal-Mart to promote energy-saving light bulbs is a major environmental initiative. "Compact fluorescent" bulbs fit in... MORE...

    December 22, 2006
  • Dems' Stupid Positioning on Minimum Wage - As a followup to discussing why politicians need to appeal to a broad consensus, it's worth emphasizing that it's easier... MORE...

    December 21, 2006
  • Obama and the Need for Large Progressive Majorities - I've been as disappointed as many other progressive bloggers with Obama's bad votes on tort reform and seeming trimming of... MORE...

    December 13, 2006
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    November 27, 2006
  • Ecuador Goes Left - Another country moves left-- whatever you want to say, Bush has been very good for reviving the global left, especially... MORE...
  • Building a Progressive Majority in the Statehouses - The Progressive States Network today rolled out its legislative agenda for the 2007 session and is looking to promote it... MORE...

    November 13, 2006
  • The Future Belongs to US - While the actual results seem razer-thin in this election, I'll be bold and argue that they are part of a... MORE...

    November 11, 2006
  • Pro-Labor "Conservative Democrats" - One more nail in the narrative that the victory of a few moderate Democrats means this election is really a... MORE...

    November 10, 2006
  • The Collapse of Tax Cut Politics - You can check out Progressive States rundown of progressive successes in the states on Tuesday, but I want to focus... MORE...

    November 08, 2006
  • A Good Night for Progressives - Let's be clear-- this wasn't just a good night for Democrats. It was a good night for progressives, and no... MORE...

    November 01, 2006
  • Labor Cold War Ends - New International Labor Federation - At the dawn of the Cold War, the international union movement divided up between the ICFTU, dominated by US and Western European unions, and the World Confederation of Labor, largely allied with the Soviet Union. It's taken a decade and a half, but the irrelevancy of that division will end today as the two federations merge-- bringing together 241 labor organizations from 156 countries representing 190 million workers. The new International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is a good step for a labor movement looking to globalize itself in the taking on global capital power.... MORE...

    October 19, 2006
  • Immigrant Poor Send More Foreign Aid than US Govt - The United States government spends less money on foreign aid as a percentage of its budget than almost any other... MORE...

    October 17, 2006
  • - Valuing Families:  State Legislative Models Brought to you by Progressive States and MomsRising What would a policy that really values families look... MORE...

    October 09, 2006
  • Emaciated Models, Labor Regulation - There's a bit of debate in the blogosphere around Spain's new law banning underweight models from the runways in that country. See Jordan, Amanda at Pandagon and Lindsay Beyerstein at Majikthise on whether this is an intrusive regulating violating free expression or something like that and whether OSHA safety regulations are appropriate. Just to throw my two cents in-- any broader OSHA approach would seem cumbersome and bureaucratically intrusive in a deep way. But the original Spanish proposal is brilliant in its high-impact, low-intrusion approach. Regulate only the fashion week type runways, where in a single spotcheck, models can be... MORE...

    October 03, 2006
  • Big loss for Labor-- - The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a range of professionals are now deemed "supervisors" and thus lose all protections under labor law. That means if they say a positive thing about unions, their bosses are free to fire them at will. The AFL-CIO has more here. To put this denial of labor rights in perspective, 32 million workers or 25% of the workforce already have no right to form a union under federal, state or local law (see this GAO report and this ARAW summary). This includes: Supervisors 16.6 million workers, 8 million new supervisors plus traditional 8.6... MORE...

    September 27, 2006
  • Civil War on the Right- Dick Armey trashes Dobson - The economic business- right and the religious right are moving towards total civil war. This piece by former GOP Majority... MORE...

    September 24, 2006
  • Allen the Racist - Three college teammates confirm that George Allen regularly used the N- word: Allen said he came to Virginia because he... MORE...