The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed

If polling trends in “Super Tuesday” primary states continue, it looks like John McCain is a goner – and not a moment too soon. He is way behind in Ohio, where he and his advisors said they had a fighting chance, and falling fast in the two delegate-rich states of New York and California. Barring … Continue reading “The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed”

The People vs. The Candidates

We’ve won! Forget all this antiwar agitation; forget the propaganda, the demonstrations, and this website. We can disband it all and go home, now, because we’ve won! Just take a look at this Newsmax.com/Zogby poll, released March 2, which shows that Americans, by a whopping majority, oppose the US government’s foreign policy of global intervention. … Continue reading “The People vs. The Candidates”

Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon

In Austria, the much-demonized Joerg Haider stepped down from his post as leader of the Freedom Party, after the European Union threatened everything short of an invasion in response to the party’s entry into the government: in Belgium, the gaggle of Eurocrats, Commies, and left-wing Social Democrats who control the Brussels government are considering banning … Continue reading “Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon”

Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement

Remember the antiwar movement? For those too young to have lived through the sixties – or even the cold war with the Soviet Union – this was once a mighty movement of millions, whose members were convinced that nuclear apocalypse was all but inevitable. And to those of us who lived through the nerve-wracking days … Continue reading “Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement”

Why McCain Must Be Stopped

As predicted in my last column, Democrats as well as Independents proved to be a pivotal factor in the Michigan contest: Republicans were apparently outnumbered in their own pirmary. This is what the Bush camp will seize on as a reason to discount the Michigan results, but no amount of “spin” is going to obscure … Continue reading “Why McCain Must Be Stopped”

The Real McCain–and It Isn’t Pretty

CNN’s Jeff Greenfield could hardly believe his ears. After listening to Senator John McCain’s virtriolic “concession speech,” he looked positively bewildered and not a little deflated: “You know, ” he said, “I’m a little stunned, because it is some of the toughest language that a defeated candidate has used.” That’s right, Jeff, and you’d better … Continue reading “The Real McCain–and It Isn’t Pretty”

John McCain and the War Party

The McCain stampede is on, even before the South Carolina election results are in. As I predicted in my election night column about the New Hampshire primary, “Like rats leaping from a sinking ship, the political hacks and neoconservative apparatchiks who latched on to the Bush campaign because they saw Dubya as inevitable will follow … Continue reading “John McCain and the War Party”

Who Killed Pavle Bulatovic?

The assassination of Yugoslavia’s defense minister, Pavle Bulatovic, by gunmen inside a Belgrade restaurant throws the spotlight once again on the former Yugoslavia – and dramatizes the developing crisis. For Bulatovic was a key component of Milosevic’s ruling coalition of Socialists, Radicals, and Montenegrin loyalists, and his sudden violent death has thrown the country into … Continue reading “Who Killed Pavle Bulatovic?”

Hands Off Austria!

In Vienna, an eerie sight: 20,000 leftists marched on the conservative People’s Party headquarters protesting the entry of Austria’s Freedom Party into the government and supporting the European Union’s threat of sanctions. According to the New York Times, “some protesters carried babies or marched under pictures of Che Guevara. Many more carried the circle of … Continue reading “Hands Off Austria!”