Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: Charging Rove With Racketeering

Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck has filed a two-count complaint against The Partnership for Ohio’s Future, an affiliate of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Arnebeck charges that the Partnership is “…not truly independent, but rather has been coordinated with the Republican candidates, their agents, committees, parties and their de facto coordinated national campaign being directed […]

Randall Amster: WikiLessons: War Is a Joke, But It Isn’t Funny

By now you’ve probably seen (or at least heard about) the recent WikiLeaks logs on Iraq (and previously on Afghanistan), which reveal a pattern of widespread brutality and official policies that belie any public overtures to liberation or human rights. For all of their impact and historical import, the WikiLogs are particularly noteworthy in that […]

Madeleine M. Kunin: Women Decide

Women can decide the outcome of this election. Historically, women have voted strongly Democratic. As recently as 2008 there was a 13% gender gap for Barack Obama. That was then. This is now. A recent poll said women were favoring Republicans by 6 %, the first time that I can remember that women were more […]

Rally To Restore Sanity: Who Will Appear Onstage?

This week, the Christian Science Monitor got ahold of the schedule for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Said to be appearing are musicians Sheryl Crow, the Roots, and actors Sam Waterson and Don Novello. But as Michael Calderone reports at The Upshot, “Comedy Central is keeping details very close to the vest.” Who […]

Boehner eyes taking House and taking on Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The man who may soon tie President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda into knots touts his own ability to cross party lines to get things done. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. Senators raise concerns on Canadian oil sands pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly a dozen U.S. Senators on Friday raised questions about the need for a proposed $7 billion pipeline that they said will bring “dirty oil” from Canadian oil sands to U.S. refineries and significantly increase the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Read the full story from Reuters