Garcia Cons Rangel on Peru Trade Deal

This is going to be a little complicated to explain but stay with me. It’s important. After secret negotiations with the White House last May, the Democratic leadership (Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer and Rangel) agreed to remove provisions in the proposed trade agreement with Peru that would have demanded...

Democrats Support Secret Trade Deal that Lets Corps Evade Taxes

M. Tedesco has offered me the chance to post here from time to time and I’m taking advantage of his – misplaced, probably – generosity by discussing Bush’s truly rotten trade deal with Panama and the Democratic leadership that is hip-deep in the drive to make sure it passes. David...

Pigs on Parade: Our Corporate Democrats

It was perhaps inevitable that once our political system was captured by corporate interests, there would come a time when virtually all the candidates available to us were hypocrites. We’re looking at that time now on the national level. All three candidates still standing are corporate...

Hope AND Change? Or Hope FOR Change?

Kyle’s post, “What Hope and Change Really Mean”, is a beautifully written and crafted synopsis of the Obama Pitch, and is also most likely a pretty good summation of his (Obama’s, not Kyle’s)¬†appeal. The fact that it’s both wrong-headed and at the same time amounts to...

The Invisible Primary

From Jim Hightower, this is for everyone who still thinks the Democrats are somehow “different” from Republicans in anything but name. The top presidential candidates of both political parties are meeting with voters in a key primary, promising to help them on the issues they care about. Are...

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