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Nader’s Dead End” by Todd Gitlin in the Los Angeles Times

Three good editorials at the New York Times: “Vetoing Children’s Health,” “Power Without Limits,” and “FEMA Runs for Cover.”

At Think Progress — Bill Kristol quakes in fear of the Great Orange Satan.

If you don’t feel like reading — Crooks & Liars has an exclusive Michael Moore video.

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  1. Donald Douglas  •  Jul 22, 2007 @8:42 pm

    That would be Bill “Kristol.” We all do it though. Sometimes it takes one or two times proofreading to catch all the little typos.

    It’s the New York Times editors who’re quakin’ in fear, by the way, in “Power Without Limits.” Way off base, in any event.

  2. maha  •  Jul 22, 2007 @9:22 pm

    Thanks for the correction.

  3. Swami  •  Jul 22, 2007 @10:13 pm

    I like the Great Orange Satan…. 🙂

  4. Jeany  •  Jul 22, 2007 @10:27 pm

    Oh my, I really liked the Gitlin article, and I especially enjoyed that the Freepers are having a party with the article. They don’t get it. I’m not sure Gitlin gets it, and I’m pretty certain Nader doesn’t get it at all, and couldn’t use the understanding if he did get it. Nader and the netroots are animated by the same realization, and that is that the Democratic party is was on the verge of being swallowed by a rising corporatist wing, the same regressive force that has destroyed the Republican party.

  5. Swami  •  Jul 22, 2007 @11:20 pm

    A good a place as any to dump a frustration…

    I’m looking at the side board with the ad for Russ Feingold and wondering how he’s going to fare with his proposals to censure President Bush. I know his last attempt at imposing a degree of accountability fizzled from a complete lack of support. Now he’s going to go back at it because he knows it is what’s required in a functional democracy, but he has to contend with men of both parties whose interests are self directed, and will go to whatever lengths they have to go to stifle his voice for accountability. It’s a shame. What he’s asking for is the assertion of our right, as the people, to have our leaders accountable to us. It should be interesting to watch and see if members of Congress can rise to their office and stand behind a man of courage who is willing to stand on behalf our ideals and our values. How can they not see the necessity for accountability?

  6. maha  •  Jul 23, 2007 @10:02 am

    Nader and the netroots are animated by the same realization, and that is that the Democratic party is was on the verge of being swallowed by a rising corporatist wing, the same regressive force that has destroyed the Republican party.

    Well put, and I’m not sure Gitlin gets that, either. But the difference between Nader and the netroots is that the netroots approach, IMO, has a real-world shot at making a difference. I think we’re already seeing that, although we’ve got a long way to go. I am not hopeful that the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee is going to be someone who gets it, for example. But while Nader is right about many things, what he is wrong about is how to go about effecting change.



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