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.”
Joseph Palermo: When it comes to Syria, the old saying that even a broken clock is correct twice a day might apply to the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party.
Ted Vaill: Republican hotheads are trying to goad President Obama into a foreign policy mistake, which they can use to their advantage in the 2014 and 2016 elections. Ignore them.
Michael Dear: As the US debates immigration reform, it is vitally important to remember how much the prosperity of both countries depends on the well-being of our borderland “third nation.”
Tina Dupuy: John McCain makes my naughty list because he spearheaded a nontroversy campaign to preemptively take down the highly qualified Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State.
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.
Tina Dupuy: The DNC was packed full of the folks Republicans are trying to take their country back from: gay couples, inter-racial couples, non-Cuban Latinos, workers, non-billionaires, “sluts”…
Tina Dupuy: If John McCain would have picked Tim Pawlenty in ‘08, the Ryan pick would look pretty irresponsible. But now the GOP has the Palin Standard.
Tom Degan: Strategically, Ryan was a pretty good choice. He’ll bring out the brain-dead base, and uninformed moderates will be wooed by his amiable qualities.
Tom Degan: Given his well-earned reputation for timidity, if Harry Reid’s gone out on a limb to make a charge as serious as this, it must be true.