A REAL COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE….If you haven’t gotten your fill of John Paul II commentary, I have a piece over on Salon that takes a brief look at the Pope’s influence on American politics. Or, more precisely, the selective lessons conservatives have drawn from his teaching. Short version: abortion, euthanasia–right on!; death penalty, war, workers’ rights–not so much; stem cell research–what were those latest poll numbers?
Gage Skidmore/FlickrThere's Only One Way to End Gridlock in WashingtonFor activism to be successful in our current political climate, we must vote in a Blue tsunami.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWhy the Left Can't Walk Away from Its Farmer-Labor RootsFascism arises when workers are won over to right-wing appeals to racial or religious solidarity.