I don't read Kos anymore [though many there still write some good stuff]. But fans of militarism are predictably infantile as well represented at Kos in the comments section, and by the editors [in effect] there who are committed to American-Israili militarism and racism against Arabs.
Noam Chomsky once e-mailed me on a different forum suggesting that on another matter of militarism now approaching its seventh year that activism is more productive than writing the occasional letter to establishment liberal journals, "Why become involved? There are more important things to do--such as continue to falsify their [the militarists'] increasingly desperate claim that everyone is following them in their depraved subordination to power."
The MyDD commenters have transformed themselves into echoing Bill Kristol and Michael Goldfarb. That's what happens when you halt the use of your brain out of some perceived duty to follow instead of think.
The GOP tried their scam in Wisconsin in '08 and got the shit kicked out of it. Obama won here by 14 points.
The GOP and our only GOP statewide officholder, AG Van Hollen, filed suit to compel election officials to ask for drivers licenses under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
Wisconsin has same-day registration and just too many people, especially blacks in Milwaukee, insisted on voting. The GOP's obstruction suit was tossed out of court and its intentional misreading of HAVA was ridiculed roundly in amicus briefs and the decision.
Hey, at least you're trying for a solution and speaking out against the racism directed against Palestinians.
I been blasting anti-Semitism and other bigotry for literally a lifetime, and I was called a "Jew hater" for hitting those committed to war.
Of the 7,000,000 citizens of Israel, some 15-20 percent are Russian immigrants. Oppressed by the totalitarian society of Russia/USSR, I think it can be said that as a group Russian immigrants are rightwing and not so humanistic.
Talk from UW-Madison law school grads/profs and politcos thinking out loud. Nothing beyond that. Brilliant people, but not players.
Rogers was called by Alexander Cockburn, the "intellecual light artillary" of the Clinton administration. The guy is perfect for Souter's seat.
Politcally, Milwaukee-Madison has a solid connection to Chicago and Obama has a very energetic base. Obama raised a piss load of money here and has fond memories from the Feb. 17, '08 primary.
I think after the DOJ passes on the prosecutions Obama will want to excite progressives with a knockout choice that will have the GOP and pundits saying: 'Obama has played to his base here, passing on a concensus choice.'
This nomination process will be texbook Obama: Breaking the mode, open and innovative. The ultimate insiders' game becomes open and loud, while Obama goes to work on five other things.
Spector is wavering now on labor reform, he knows the facts you point out.
Specter's latest position on EFCA: "I'm opposed to giving up the secret ballot or mandatory arbitration as they are set forth in the bill, but I do believe that labor law reform is past overdue." So, Specter's not going to support the fulibuster then like he said before? Who knows?