Posts Tagged: Congress
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
"Free trade," a key issue in the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, is behind some of the most contentious political debates of our times.
There's no question that the Congressman's personal history is both courageous and noble but most peace and justice activists have found Lantos as a very inconsistent human rights advocate.
Congress may buy into unchecked aggression, but not the city of Gary, Indiana.
Reflections on the fifth anniversary of the Congressional vote granting President Bush unprecedented war-making authority to invade Iraq.
The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it's coming up against the reality of resistance.
Congress can scale back the imperial presidency by acting now on Iraq and signing statements.
Congress recently endorsed Israels annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.
While Congress fiddles with legislation, Iraq burns. The price for this political theater, guest columnist Zia Mian writes, will be paid by Iraqis.
The Democratic leadership doesn't have the votes to override a veto but the Dems are reluctant to sign another blank check for the war.