Tyranny on Display at the Republican Convention
Chris Hedges writes for Truthdig.com that St. Paul is a window into our future. It is a future where constitutional rights mean nothing and where lawful dissent is branded a form of terrorism.
Demand Free Press, Free Speech at Conventions
Johns Nichols writes for the Nation that the rush to get on with the business of the fall campaign makes it easy to neglect the serious civil liberties and freedom of the press concerns raised by the arrests that occurred in St. Paul during the convention.
Sarah Palin: "A Gidget for God's Truth"
Steve Weissman writes for Truthout: "'The Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation,' declared John McCain back in September 2007. With his vice-presidential pick of Governor Sarah Palin, he has found a winsome soul mate who is even more of a Christian nationalist, eager to use government to impose her religious views on the rest of us."
A Telling Palin Scandal: Her Environmental Record.
Leonard Doyle writes for the UK Independent that Sarah Palin has an environmental policy so toxic it would make George W. Bush blush.
Ten Ways the GOP Is Now Stealing the Ohio Vote
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman write for The Free Press: "The McCain/Palin GOP is already in the process of stealing the Ohio vote, as was done in 2004. Among those at the center of the GOP strategy is Bush family computer operative Michael Connell, who programmed the key vote-counting mechanisms that were used to give George W. Bush his second term."
9/11 Plus Seven
Andrew J. Bacevich writing for TomDispatch.com states: "The events of the past seven years have yielded a definitive judgment on the strategy that the Bush administration conceived in the wake of 9/11 to wage its so-called Global War on Terror. That strategy has failed, massively and irrevocably. To acknowledge that failure is to confront an urgent national priority: to scrap the Bush approach in favor of a new national security strategy that is realistic and sustainable - a task that, alas, neither of the presidential candidates seems able to recognize or willing to take up."
Workers Overcome Divisions After Mississippi Raid
David Bacon reports for Truthout: "In the recent raid of the Howard Industries electrical plant in Laurel, Mississippi, 481 workers have been detained for almost two weeks in Jena, Louisiana. Neither they nor their attorneys know when they will be formally charged, deported or released, and Barbara Gonzalez, spokesperson for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says simply, 'Their cases are being investigated.'"
Not a Flock of Dodos: The Lastest Chicken Research Flies in the Face of Creationism
Rick Weiss writes for Science Progress that
VIDEO: Olbermann | Obama: McCain/Palin "Not Telling the Truth"
Senator Barack Obama is interviewed by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's "Countdown," where he addressed "stretching the bounds of spin" by McCain and Palin.
Five McCain Videos Everyone Needs to See.
Below are the links to five videos that present the Real McCain: an elitist out of touch with hard-working Americans; a double talker who supports a costly war in Iraq but won't support our veterans. This is the McCain everyone should know.
1. The Real McCain 2: Watch as McCain's YouTube problem became his nightmare in the video that received over 4 million views.
2. Less Jobs. More Wars: What is this 'Iraq war' charge on my bill?
3. John McCain vs. John McCain: Tell McCain to get off the Double Talk Express.
4. McCain's Spiritual Guide: The video that caused McCain to renounce Rev. Rod Parsley's bigoted endorsement.
5. Why Won't McCain Sign the GI Bill? Presenting the most blatant hypocrisy of the McCain campaign.