Obama’s Surprising First 100 Days

Posted April 28, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Barack Obama is the first candidate I have supported at any level of government whose first 100 days greatly exceeded my expectations. What has Obama done differently from the rest? First, he did not spend three months learning how to
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What Democratic Vote Means for May Special Election

Posted April 28, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

The California Democratic Party “split the baby” on the six propositions for the May 19th ballot – endorsing Propositions 1B, 1C and 1F, while not supporting Props 1A, 1D and 1E. This shifts the dynamic for the last three weeks.
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Torture Memos Expose Dark, Imperial Presidency

Posted April 28, 2009 by Robert S. Becker, Ph.D.

Abuse Pushed Hard To Justify Iraqi Invasion This was not a happy week for the torture lobby, nor its defenders, derailing months of charm offensive by Bush-Cheney legacy boosters. A wary President Obama backed off attempts to defuse the torture
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Activists, Reformers Now Control State Party

Posted April 27, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Before the California Democratic Convention ended yesterday, delegates bucked the Party leadership on the May 19th ballot measures – by securing a “no endorsement” on Propositions 1A, 1D and 1E. State legislators and Party operatives pushed “yes” on all six
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