The National Lawyers Guild’s earliest antecedent was an agency known as the MOPR (the Russian initials for “International Class War Prisoners Aid Society”), which was formed by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1922 as part of its effort to infiltrate American legal organizations. Soon thereafter, MOPR became known as International Red Aid (IRA). In 1925 an American [...]
Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that [...]
In one of his dumbest acts as President, Barack Obama will be taking some of the most hardened terror suspects being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transferring them to the currently abandoned Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois.
As Amy Goodman describes it on Democracy Now!:
The Obama administration has confirmed plans for the eventual transfer of [...]
President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president [...]