Phil Hare: The Real Opposition On Peru Deal

I mentioned the other day that a revolt was brewing in the Democratic rank-and-file over the unconscionable trade deal with Peru that the House plans to vote on today. It’s a sad commentary on the state of the party that the only opposition from Democrats is coming from freshmen representatives within...

This Isn’t Your Father’s Democratic Party

(Updated below) There’s nothing new in Paul Krugman’s column today but he does ask the question many of us, particularly Democrats, have been asking for months if not years: Can the Democratic party – and our democracy – survive the influence of money on the campaign process? It is,...

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...