Immunity for Illegally Spying on Americans?

The debate on the latest, flawed FISA bill is taking place right now. With the Potomac Primaries, the story is flying under the radar and one must wonder whether this was by design. FDL is providing great coverage of the “FISA Fiasco.” So far, all the amendments by Dodd (no retro immunity for...

Hillary and Obama: Change, Finally? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Glenn Greenwald drove the point home in his Salon blog this morning that the Democrats remain, under DLC leadership, tied to playing monkey-see/monkey-do with the GOP despite the fact that Republicans and their policies are reviled throughout the country. Substantial attention has been paid to the historic...

Edwards Takes Stand Against Trade Deals, Obama Supports – and Misrepresents – Them

The last couple of weeks have been troubling for Democrats looking to support Barack Obama, particularly progressives. First he invites a right-wing preacher and gospel singer who is also a homophobe to perform at his gospel concert in South Carolina. When he’s criticized for this, his campaign sends...

Friday Toons: High Hopes and Low Expectations

Tribune political cartoonist Dan Wasserman must have read Kyle’s post yesterday. For the GOP, low expectations can be a function of slim pickin’s.  (From AJC pol-toonist Mike...

Breaking: FISA Cave-In, Part II

The Washington Post just posted a report that I’ll paraphrase as the congressional Democrats caving in on FISA again! Looks like Jay Rockefeller lent a big hand in selling out our civil liberties. I’ll be on a plane to Vegas, but be sure to look in here for more specifics and insight from my...