In his final State of the Union address Monday night, President Bush concentrated on talking up the occupation of Iraq. The speech had an even greater air of a lazy student mailing it in than most Bush efforts. The viewer got the idea that he knew a lame duck president with through-the-basement appr ... More >>
Have you ever wondered how many times the Bush administration lied to the American public, and the world, during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq? At least, 935 times and counting, according to the Center for Public Integrity, which cataloged the lies in a searchable database. It's really a stag ... More >>
Congressman Anthony Weiner linked congestion pricing with the Bush administration—surely, one way to turn off many New Yorkers— at forum hosted by New York Civic. New Yorkers support the stated goal of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan—improving mass transit—but just aren’t ... More >>
The New Jersey legislature passed a bill last week that would essentially destroy the Electoral College, giving the presidency to the candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote. A similar bill has been introduced in Albany, but it's looking like a legislative long-shot—at least for now. So f ... More >>
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
With no sign of torture on a prisoner, then it didn't happen, right?
To enlarge click here Text and Illustration by Paul Mack Like a rock. Not long after national icon Bob Seger began singing those words, Chevrolet licensed the song to sell its line of heavy-duty trucks. Not to be outdone, GOP supporters hijacked it for their iconic leader, the perfect anthem for ... More >>
A funny thing happened on the way to monarchy: a rare Supreme Court take-back
George W. Bush's presidential library is not likely to include the story of Binyam Mohammed
Stephen Duncombe explains why the left should indulge Americans' fantasies
(Speaking in tongues?) Anyone out there wonder who that was laying the long-play love on President George Bush after his State of the Union speech Monday? Answer—and then some—here.
Backtracking on warrantless surveillance, president still scorns privacy rights.
(Photo by Fred Askew/fredaskew.com) Photographer Fred Askew forwards this image of an outsized commander-in-chief from the anti-war protest in Times Square last night. Demonstrators marched against President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 new troops to Iraq. Activists elsewhere in Manhattan ... More >>
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 subverts who we are as Americans. Beware.
Controversial docu-drama imagines a post-Bush scenario
Call them the popular front to MoveOn.org's dogged efforts to defeat Republicans at the ballot box this November. Today the anti-Bush campaign World Can't Wait is pledging to bring legions of fellow Bush foes to the streets here in New York and in cities across the country, in a collective manife ... More >>
McCain's deal on prisoners means White House lawlessness rolls on
Protesters swamped Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations Tuesday as President Bush was inside pledging to deliver "democracy" to the Middle East. Most of the demonstrators were there to demand an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Though the NYPD had told leaders of the anti-war group ... More >>
Looks like anti-war activists will get to be within shouting distance of President Bush when he delivers his "freedom agenda" before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Just yesterday the NYPD was refusing to grant United for Peace and Justice a permit to march from Herald Square to th ... More >>
Reprimanded by the Supreme Court, the Bush administration rushes to evade punishment
Signing into law bills from Congress, the president often adds that he won't enforce them.
Flagging Bush seeks middle ground
The president angers his base and his new allies on immigration
"Do you support Congressional Democrats using filibusters and other tactics to block the most extreme Republican legislation or the worst of President Bush's judicial nominees?" So asks the 2006 New Directions Survey sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to targeted Democratic vote ... More >>
Cindy Sheehan on the meaning of Easter in Crawford, and New York's lousy jails
The Roberts Court signals the president that he is not immune from the Constitution
At last, Bush's assumption of supremacy over Congress and the courts is in peril
The Billionaires' limo ride from easy street to the stage
If prez had line-item veto, pesky torture ban first to go