It's about putting the "United" back in the "United States of America". It's about taking the diverse strains of American culture and tying them together with the promise of better days through better ways, with prosperity through hard work and opportunity for all, with the blood of our veins and the bones of our bodies and the last throbbing gasp for freedom that bubbles up from our collective souls.
At the One America Committee blog, Xpatriated Texan has written an essay on Democrats and how they need to re-learn the lessons of great Americans past that involve putting aside petty differences and working together, united, to make a reality out of the idea that "all men are created equal".
This part [of a series] focuses on known U.S. IC reporting from May through September 2002 described in the SSCI Report. This is a time period when the use of proxy phrases like "trying to acquire", "trying to procure", "trying to purchase" and "sought" uranium - in order to specifically describe intel that alleged Iraq had purchased uranium - became commonplace in IC reporting. I discuss the possible motivations of the IC in using this terminology. It is noteworthy that the emergence of the specific word "sought" in the terminology used by the U.S. government - in this case, initiated by the Bush White House on September 24, 2002 - coincided with the British Government's release of their dishonest September 24, 2002 "white paper", in which they adopted the "sought" uranium terminology to describe intel that was about a uranium purchase, starting in mid-September 2002. This was the same "white paper" that the CIA vigorously distanced itself from in the context of the uranium claim (in the Sep/Oct 2002 timeframe). [....] ..the semantics are significant only because of the duplicity of the Bush White House's exploitation of the misleading semantics in summer 2003 and beyond to continue to perpetrate the myth that somehow the uranium claim was justifiable because it only alleged Iraq was "seeking" uranium and not that Iraq had purchased uranium. [Left Coaster]
This leads us to stronger indications that the Brits and the U.S. were in collusion to make a case for a war that has been proven to be completely unnecessary.
John Edwards Supports Home Health Care Workers in NY
Senator John Edwards stood beside SEIU union home health care workers yesterday in New York City in support of a fair wage and better benefits.
Edwards joined Dennis Rivera, the head of District Council 1199, which represents some 75,000 home care workers, attendants and aides, in demanding that the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation enter contracts only with home care agencies that provide a living wage. [source: WCBS New York; see VIDEO at link]