This week, Linda Milazzo’s “John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Defend Her? Linda Milazzo,” which looks at Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh’s scurrilous attacks on an Iraq War veteran.
Linda Milazzo: Using Senator John McCain as his foil to demean Duckworth, Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh smeared Tammy Duckworth’s service and undermined her sacrifice.
Robert Illes: Time to do something utterly insane ourselves. And I hope Obama does just that on September 8th when Boehner finally allows him to speak before Congress.
Rep. Joe Wilson’s rude outburst during President Obama’s health address follows, faintly, in a long tradition of South Carolinian legislative indecorum. Historian Steven Conn reviews the record.
President Obama presented a strong hybrid speech last night. He reached out to Republicans who clearly will not vote for it, encouraged Democrats to grow a spine, and went back to his community organising sharp elbowed Chicago political style.