The GOP and Our Damaged American Psyche

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*+-Charley James: A senior Romney staffer tells a journalist during the convention that the campaign won’t be distracted by fact checkers. Yet the candidate is still treated seriously by journalists who were told Planet Romney is a fact-free zone.

Why Are the UN and Human Rights Watch Undercutting Rwanda?

Louise Mushikiwabo

*+-Georgianne Nienaber: What are the possible motivations for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) to participate in an orchestrated pattern of leaking material detrimental to Rwanda to the international press, and what axe does HRW, if any, have to grind?

Whipping the DREAM Votes

*+-Mario Solis-Marich: Dream Activists and Senate staffers are encouraged by signals that GOP Senators Lugar (IN) and Bennet (UT) will vote for the DREAM Act as a standalone bill.

John Delloro, RIP

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*+-John Delloro, a Filipino American labor leader from Southern California and member of the AAA-Fund blog team, died of a heart attack yesterday. John also wrote extensively for the LA Progressive.

Edwards The Confessor vs. McCain’s Ongoing Philandering

charley-james

*+-Frankly, for decades my view is that if someone wants to fool around on their spouse, it’s their business and we should all butt out. Even presidential candidates are entitled to a sliver of privacy. But we live in an age that craves mixing its puritanical attitude about sex with a voyeuristic demand for celebrity […]