There’s still been absolutely no transparency on the deal that just wrapped up its 16th round in Singapore on March 13 with 600 credited corporate trade representatives in attendance. Still Congress hasn’t been privy to the text despite demands by Ron Wyden, et.al.. Japan had apparently been offered a slot in the past, but only yesterday asked to be let in on the negotiations. Business has some heavy issues with it, though not in aid of thee and me, except for Congress-critters representing states where the automobile industry is key. That’s likely legitimate, or at least the UAW thinks so. I can’t remember now what led me to this video from New Zealand this morning, but it’s an overview of why itsourfuture.org.nz is working so diligently against it.
|By: wendydavis Saturday March 16, 2013 5:20 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 15, 2013 1:54 pm|
Days before John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer convicted of a classified leak, is scheduled to be sentenced to thirty months in jail, support for him is growing.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 6, 2012 4:06 pm|
Various “progressive voices” that agree or sympathize with GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s positions on wars, foreign policy and civil liberties have spoken in favor of the possible impact Paul could have on debate in this country during the 2012 Election. Those individuals have been quickly met with fervent disapproval from liberals who have reflexively suggested that any comments that could be considered supportive of Paul essentially mean one is “endorsing” Paul, urging people to support someone who opposes reproductive rights for women, arguing there are only marginal differences between Paul and President Barack Obama and that Paul just might be their secret political hero.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday March 19, 2011 7:35 am|
I’m on chauffeur duty again this weekend, driving Dan Ellsberg to the White House for a rally today at 12 noon. Tomorrow we’ll be at Quantico for the demonstration, and FDL will be live streaming the event.
I’ll be live tweeting the events. You can follow me here.
|By: Blue Texan Friday December 10, 2010 4:43 am|
Krugman weighs in: “This political reality makes the tax deal a bad bargain for Democrats.”
|By: Eli Tuesday October 26, 2010 5:56 pm|
A large number of Americans would vote for a viable third-party candidate for president. Now, if we could only find one…
|By: bobschacht Sunday August 8, 2010 5:22 pm|
It has become fashionable on the Left to feign a world-weary cynicism. The “Audacity of Hope” is often considered a utopian conceit, and a New Fatalism has descended upon the Left. We must not be afraid of the inspiration that we got from the Audacity of Hope, even if our prophet seems to have feet of clay.