This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.
With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."
We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.
The Oregon Progressive Party has a platform that includes support for single payer health care, same sex marriage, cuts to military spending and withdrawal from Aghanistan and Iraq, campaign finance reform, no job outsourcing, no Wall Street bailouts, and no offshore drilling; and the party needs 1,000 more signatures before August 1st, in order to have candidates on the November ballot. Oregon Progressive Party spokespersons Philip Kauffman, Dan Meek, and Alaina Melville discuss the role of their 'third party' and it's potential for having an impact on the on the Oregon election process. For more info, visit http://progparty.org/.
On Saturday about seventy-five to one-hundred protestors and anarchists marched from the westside waterfront throughout downtown Portland.
The protestors then marched to the Justice Center to show support for Portland activists who were arrested yesterday.
Why is going naked on a beach or in a public park in Germany okay and why are there restrictions here? Is the going-naked-movement gaining strength in Oregon and could Germany serve as a model? How do Germans deal with nudity and is there a difference between baring it in the eastern part of Germany versus the west? Germany has fully developed single payer healthcare, so why does a German who worked in Portland and went back to Germany yearn to return here? And then there's the World Cup.
Norman Finkelstein received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He is currently an independent scholar. He is the author of many books including "Beyond Chutzpah," "The Holocaust Industry," and "This Time We Went Too Far: Truth & Consequences of the Gaza Invasion." He is the subject of the documentary "American Radical.