A KING OR A PRESIDENT?….Via TalkLeft, Newsweek has a fascinating inside account of the long-running battle between the executive power absolutists in the Bush Administration (Cheney, Addington, and Yoo) and those who believed in the rule of law (Comey, Goldsmith, and ? perhaps surprisingly ? Ashcroft). There’s no simple takeaway, but it’s worth reading.
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.