Rep. Jim McDermott: So You Want to Privatize

Last week, former President George W. Bush emerged from his Texas mansion to declare that the biggest failure of his presidency was not privatizing Social Security. President Bush should take a good look around because he failed at a number of things, but failing to gut one of America’s most effective programs was, in fact, […]

U.S. prepares new offer for Iran nuclear talks: report

VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States and its European allies are preparing a new offer to Iran on a possible nuclear fuel swap that would include tougher conditions than those rejected by Tehran last year, the New York Times said. Read the full story from Reuters

Joe Cirincione: The Terminator Targets Nukes, ‘Idiots’ Who Want Them

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) delivered a powerful endorsement of the New START treaty while mocking those who try to pump up their manhood with nuclear weapons. He said: There are those in America that are trying to flex their muscles and pretend they’re ballsy by saying, “we’ve got to keep those nuclear weapons.” That’s […]

Inside The Democrats’ Post-Election Strategy For Congress

WASHINGTON – With the enemy at the gates, and facing heavy casualties, Democrats in Congress are preparing to do what any beleaguered army does: head for the hills and leave booby-traps behind. The bigger the margin Republicans pile up next Tuesday, the less likely it is that the Democrats will be able to – or […]

Politico Has Concerns About Rally To Restore Sanity For Some Reason

Yesterday, we noted Ryan Kearney’s able takedown of the handful of self-proclaimed cultural critics who’ve had themselves a round of the piss-and-moan blues over the Rally To Restore Sanity. At that time, I should have predicted that Politico would try to wade into those waters, because reliably, here they are today, doing something Politicoey with […]