I’m pretty lucky. I managed to set aside a ever more complex schedule of clients and court calls and clashes and confounded constipatory complications and find my whey in AustinShire, a lovely librul outpost in the muddle of Red Texas. NETROOTS NATION – a meeting of progressives, liberals and people who have had enough of Darth Cheney, George W. and Condi Rice.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Thursday called the Presidency of George W. Bush "a total failure."
True. Bush will go down in history as one of the most corrupt and incompetent Presidents. His seven-and-a-half years in office have been a disaster. Everything he’s touched – from his ill-conceived Iraq war to his administration’s bungling of the economy to its shredding of the Constitution – are textbook cases of disaster.
Sen. Barack Obama ‘s trip to the Middle East and Europe marks his first high-profile step onto the international stage, a campaign-season audition of sorts for a presidential hopeful pledging a new era in diplomacy and an end to the U.S. combat role in Iraq.
Americans planning to spend some time here this summer — those who can afford the transportation costs — probably will want to stroll a few moments on the Mall, Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s effort to preserve a pastoral oasis in the new nation’s Capitol. It was to be a well- manicured haven in the grand European style for those trying to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy government.