My Own Democratic Platform Story

This week’s embarrassing brouhaha at the Democratic convention over Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel recalled for me a brief foray into Democratic Party politics I made back in 1976, when Sen. Scoop Jackson, whose office was the hatchery… Continue Reading  

Experts: Military Contractors Hype Economic Costs Of Sequestration

via Think Progress Military contractors are in a full court press to prevent the automatic military spending cuts that will come into effect on January 2, 2013, an estimated $55 billion per year, if policymakers fail to avert a budget “sequester.”… Continue Reading  

Don’t Underestimate an Iranian Response to a U.S. Attack

By Derek Bolton via the American Security Project “It’s time to act before it’s too late”–the new ominous tagline featured in the Emergency Committee for Israel’s commercial trumpeting the need for action on Iran, rings with truth. It is time for… Continue Reading  

Rights Group Releases ‘Torture Database’ Of Bush-Era Interrogation Documents

via Think Progress The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today released their “Torture Database”website, making over 100,000 pages of government documents on the George W. Bush administration’s interrogation policies, primarily obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests by the ACLU,… Continue Reading  

Adding to Hawk Watch, Lieberman, Graham Quicken the War Drum Beat

I think they’re pushing for a stampede — that is, a frenzied rush by a panic-stricken herd of animals, or, in this case, the U.S. Senate or what is often referred to as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.” From Sen.… Continue Reading