Archive for July, 2008

Violence against women in the military

Is There an Army Cover Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?
by Ann Wright
http://www.commondreams.org/ar…..4/28/8564/

The private war of women soldiers
http://www.salon.com/news/feat….._military/

Another KBR Rape Case
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080421/houppert

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Happy anniversary Medicare!

Michelle Rhee to hold community meeting tomorrow

Rhee to hold Community Meetings throughout the school year, starting tomorrow

The first is tomorrow, July 30, 2008 at 5:30pm on the 5th floor of 825 North Capitol St.

Who alieanated who?

I take it they believe that by alienating Josh Marshall (WKJM to them), Kos, and Chris Bowers the world will be a better place.

As ever, it was the people calling out sexism and/or anti-FW policies who were charged with creating division among progressives, as opposed to the people engaging in sexism and their defenders.

WKJM published demonstrably false allegations during the primary. It is simply not possible to have the same regard, nor is it possible or advisable to keep silent. Obama and the Obama Fan Base ran a scorched earth campaign and are reaping the harvest of that. Too bad.

DC bails out the Catholic Church?

Rhee bails out Archdiocese

The trick, perfected by Rhee’s mentor, Paul Vallas, is to turn inner-city parochial schools, abandoned by white flight, into charters. That way, the Archdiocese can continue operate them on the public dole, primarily with uncertified and underpaid, non-union teachers, teaching the church’s prescribed curriculum. After all, isn’t that what an Ownership Society is all about?

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How false rumors are circulated

Inexplicable

Not really

Sam Rasoul in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District

Sam Rasoul Still Rolling

Meanwhile, down in the 6th District, Sam Rasoul has been working hard, under the radar, to make a difference for his neighbors. Sam is running against Bob Goodlatte, who has held the seat since 1993. This is a reliably Republican district, but Sam Rasoul is the kind of Democrat who has a chance to change its representation. He’s a young businessman who has made it a point to knock as many doors as he can (shades of Gary Trauner), and show up at as many events as he can in order to actually meet as many voters as he can and talk to them.

The sixth CD is very Republican, so Rasoul has his work cut out for him. However, this is the sort of year when Democrats can prevail in the most unlikely districts. Rasoul has endorsed HR 676, so his victory would be a great victory for healthcare in our country.


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