September 8, 2006 -
As we approach the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies -- and the November elections -- the Bush Administration has unabashedly moved to again make what was once called "the war on terror" his policy centerpiece.
September 6, 2006 -
Having just spent the Labor Day weekend with family in deeply conservative Paulding County, Georgia -- just west of Cobb County and Atlanta -- I wasn't surprised to read of this exchange inv
September 1, 2006 -
As we head into Labor Day, the holiday created by unions in 1882 (in the face of fierce business opposition), I just finished listening to a quick NPR news segment on the state of the economy, which had anything but workers in mind.
August 30, 2006 -
We reported on Monday about a secret Senator that was blocking bi-partisan legislation to shed more light on government contracts, like the $9 billion given in the wake of Hurricane Katrina with little oversight. Think Progress has found out who it is:
August 18, 2006 -
It happens every few years: a rash of politicians decide to let their guard down, get a little too relaxed, and start saying what they really think about race. Call it racial honesty disorder, or RHD.
August 18, 2006 -
Anyone familiar with the history of Andrew Young knows it's the story of a civil rights legend. Born in New Orleans, by the late 1950s Young had joined the freedom movement, registering voters in Atlanta, GA.
August 17, 2006 -
After a judge struck down Georgia's voter ID legislation as the equivalent of a "new poll tax" last year, state Republicans went back to the drawing board to devise a new law that still threatened to disenfranchise thousands of voters.
August 9, 2006 -
One of the bits of conventional wisdom from Election 2004 is that President Bush benefited in many states from conservative ballot initiatives -- especially those opposing gay marriage -- which whipped up passion and turnout among the conservative base.