Month: March 2005

Why America Must Stop John Bolton…

In November, 2004 the UN Commission on Disarament, essentially the General Assembly, voted 147 to 1 to endorse a treaty to ban the production of fissionable materials. Do I need to tell you who that one country was that voted …

Fair Trade vs Free Trade…

Sweatshop sportswear at UW MadisonFed up with what they called a series of insults from the UW-Madison chancellor’s office, four members of the UW Labor Licensing Committee tendered their resignations Monday. University officials, however, are calling the dispute a “disagreement …

Check your calendar…

The Green Bay Chronicle reports Rep. Frank Lasee is planning on introducing a version of the right-wing Taxpayer Bill of Rights (or TABOR) “on a symbolic day – April 15, the deadline to file income taxes.” Jon at Think Progress.org …

Russ poppin up all over…

Attack of the Political Cartoonists Insights and Assaults from Today’s Editorial Cartoonists Edited by J.P. Trostle, with a Foreword by Senator Russ Feingold. Profiles of 150 members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, whose work has appeared in every …

Stop the denial, it’s WW IV

Eliot Cohen wrote: “Political people often dislike calling things by their names. Truth, particularly in wartime, is so unpleasant that we drape it in a veil of evasions, and the right naming of things is far from a simple task.” …

Jumpstart Ford…

Adopt a Ford Dealer on April 1st The Sierra Club’s latest campaign will ask people around the country to ‘adopt’ a Ford dealer in their community and schedule a meeting with the dealership. At the meeting you are instructed to …

worldbankpresident.org is about…

the World Bank President. Worldbankpresident.org editors Alex Wilks and David Steven shine a spotlight on the intrigues surrounding the selection process and examine the likely candidates and their track records. They also pass on as much speculation and gossip as …

Hawaii & Louisiana Dems sink ANWR…

Following is the 51 to 49 roll call vote by which the Senate moved to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling:Supporters of drilling voted Against removing a section of the budget resolution anticipating revenue from ANWR drilling.Opponents …

Wisconsin enlistment plummets

Cap Times says, “The Army signed up 27 percent fewer recruits in Wisconsin last month than expected, putting it behind schedule for reaching its full-year recruiting goal, officials said Thursday. This was the first time it had fallen short of …

Pol-site competition/collaboration…

The White House announced Friday that the Treasury Department is spending more tax dollars on spin doctors called in to perform CPR on the Bush plan to privatize Social Security with new a Web site, strengtheningsocialsecurity.gov but, I suggest you …