*+-Medea Benjamin: While McCain called us disgraceful, what is really disgraceful is the Senate calling in a tired old war criminal to testify about “Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy.”
*+-Julie Driscoll: McCain has become unstable and dangerous, and it all stems from his bitterness – and desperate desire for vengeance – because “that one” beat him in 2008, and beat another one just as unpalatable in 2012.
*+-Charley James: In a little-noticed piece of legislation he is trying to move through his Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs a bill that would effectively strip independent regulatory agencies of their power to effectively regulate just about anything.
*+-Randy Shaw: While Obama will be sure to hit most of the key talking points he missed on October 3, his past history raises questions about his capacity to deliver the highly partisan, aggressive arguments that Joe Biden energized Democrats with last week.
*+-Randy Shaw: Obama’s campaign is giving progressives something they have not experienced since FDR: a clear cut ideological victory for progressive economic strategies and values. And Republicans know it.
-+*Treva Brandon Scharf: Can’t afford a gym membership? Get bored easily by exercise? Don’t want to run into your ex at Equinox? No problem! There’s always the great outdoors – otherwise known as your local park.
-+*Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.