The president’s refusal to halt the evisceration of our most basic civil liberties was masked by lies about reform and the intentions of the corporate state. Here’s what he would have said if he had told the truth.
A congressman, two retired military officials and a former deputy attorney general denounced President Barack Obama at a recent news conference for overstepping his authority in wartime and warned that unless war powers are restored to Congress the country could soon be involved in a battle with Iran and its allies.
Progressives have yearned for President Obama to follow Harry Truman’s strategy from the 1948 campaign by giving his Republican opponents hell. Now that Obama is doing just that, his critics say he’s not looking presidential.
Let me describe what happened in my interview with Gore Vidal for Vanity Fair’s Spanish edition and why I felt compelled to report what was, in my experience, the single most shockingly racist line of the 2008 presidential election campaign.