While Mitt Romney hid behind Barack Obama and displayed about as much independent thought as a college student who didn’t cram enough the night before the test and spent the whole time looking at his neighbor’s paper, his neighbor Barack Obama reflected so strongly the smoldering wreck that is this nation’s foreign policy consensus.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 22, 2012 8:45 am|
Former Senator George McGovern died yesterday. McGovern, known for his presidential run in 1972, is a person most liberals or left-leaning Americans, who supported him, are still proud to have voted and campaigned for during that election. They do not care that he lost because, unlike many politicians, he had a soul and most would argue he never lost that soul.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 21, 2012 8:01 pm|
Thanks to George McGovern’s advice (“Three words: Never. Give. Up.“) my parents helped me to get alive again. Thank you, Senator McGovern, for all your leadership for America, but most of all: thank you for saving my life.
|By: Gregg Levine Sunday October 21, 2012 5:00 pm|
George McGovern, the South Dakota Democrat who ran for president in 1972 as a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War and a strong advocate of economic equality, died early Sunday in Sioux Falls. He was 90.
In the fall of 1972, I was only 10, but even as a 5th-grader, I was moved by McGovern’s anti-war, pro-social-justice message. I had a “Come Home America” pin that I would wear everyday to school, and after school, I would go to the local campaign office to stuff envelopes and lick stamps.
At the crack of dawn on Election Day, I went with my father to hand out flyers to arriving workers at Litton Industries. I remember the flyers explained that you were aloud time off at the beginning or end of work to vote, and then, inside made the pitch to working Americans with the headline “How in the Hell Can You Vote for Nixon?”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday October 21, 2012 12:20 pm|
With the passing of George McGovern, remember he was a man who wanted America “to turn away from cursing and hatred and war to the blessings of hope and brotherhood and love.” It is a sentiment men have entered political office understanding yet ignored. Instead, they have turned coward when it came time to act upon this kind of very human idealism. They have governed as empty suits. They have become submissive to the constraints of the system, even when tacitly acknowledging these constraints are what plunges the country into deeper ruin.
|By: dakine01 Sunday October 21, 2012 6:45 am|
George McGovern, a political hero of my early adult years has passed away at age 90. It was obvious from news reports early last week of McGovern being admitted to hospice and being unresponsive that this was only a matter of time. Yet there is a pain to this.
|By: Josh Mull Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:00 pm|
California’s budget crisis is actually much less than they’re spending on the war in Afghanistan. $26 billion for the budget vs $38 billion for war. And what do they get for it? It’s not better to live in California thanks to the war. It’s actually getting much, much worse.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Tuesday September 2, 2008 12:58 pm|
John McCain and his handlers know admitting his Sarah Palin mistake would doom his candidacy. Unless it is simply impossible to continue you with her, for legal or other reasons, it’ll be McCain/Palin.