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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009
Republican leaders uniformly refuse to join former President Jimmy Carter in condemning the explicit racism of many of the signs and catcalls at organized protests against President Barack Obama’s health reform proposals. Even people waving signs depicting the president as a half-naked...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
When a bozo Republican congressman shouts “You lie!” at the president of the United States speaking to a joint session of Congress, he is trashing age-old rules of decorum requiring politicians who hate each other’s guts to politely address one another on the floor of Congress as...
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

It’s just a scheme to halt health care reform

After a summer of politics marked by esoteric phrases like "co-ops" and "insurance exchanges," the newest kernel of ubiquitous arcana is the term "trigger mechanism." This proposal, which is gaining momentum after President Obama's speech to Congress, would have any national health legislation...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009
The organized objections against the presidential school address on right-wing talk radio have been nothing less than a hate campaign. “The thing that concerned me most about it was it seemed like a direct channel from the president of the United States into the classroom, to my child,”...
09.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The horror! Check out the subversive, dangerous, radical comments President Obama is going to make tomorrow when addressing the nation�s school kids! Prepare to be brainwashed! Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
 Back to School Event Arlington, Virginia
 September 8, 2009
 The President: Hello everyone�how�s everybody doing toda...
09.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I thought the conservative movement jumped the shark when supporters became teabaggers. But they�ve taken their paranoia to new heights by claiming that President Obama�s pep talk to the nation�s school kids is a way to �indoctrinate� them with his �socialist ideology.� The sad part is that they�ve gotten two local school districts to agree with this lunacy and not air the president�s speec...
06.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
President Obama’s holding a town hall meeting in Green Bay right now, taking questions from the crowd. But in his opening remarks, he recommitted to making a “public option” a mandatory part of his health care reform plan. Interestingly, he also deviated from his prepared speech in some important places. I’ll have his comments up on the site as soon as I can type them up. But, in th...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

A political victory without democracy

On Aug. 4, President Barack Obama celebrated the anniversary of his birth, an event that occurred 48 years ago in the state of Hawaii. This is an indisputable fact, as sane critics on the right, such as the editors of the National Review and the veteran pundit Patrick Buchanan, acknowledge.
Monday, Aug. 3, 2009

Obama should make use of his political skills

In his struggle to change the nation's health care system, Barack Obama again faces certain obstacles that almost stopped his amazing march to the presidency. Aside from the Washington chattering class and the right-wing media, which always oppose progressive reform, Mr. Obama is losing his grip on the middle...

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