That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "I See Ba'athists" from Christmas Day. Hope everyone who celebrated had a great time (and hope those who didn't celebrate had a great time as well).
Thank you to the 15 of you who e-mailed and agreed there was no point in making dough when you could buy the dough already made. I think it's great to make cookies. But I think you're really asking a lot to try to learn on Christmas Eve how to make cookie dough you are going to cook on Christmas Eve.
That's really pushing it.
Okay, this is from WSWS:
The affluent upper-middle class layers represented by the Nation are indifferent to the plight of working people and hostile to an independent movement of the working class. They are discomfited by the overt turn to police-state methods, but defend the system that has served them well financially even as it has fueled the growth of militarism and dictatorship.
In the end, Scheer is reduced to opposing the most egregious attacks on democratic rights by implicitly supporting those that have preceded them. He offers advice to the ruling class, arguing from the standpoint of what is best and most expedient for US imperialism.
The World Socialist Web Site wrote at the time that the theft of the 2000 election was a watershed event, signifying the absence of a significant constituency for the defense of democratic rights within the American ruling class. The reaction of the Nation to the NDAA demonstrates that the same can be said of the left-liberal milieu.
That's from a great piece on Robert Scheer and The Nation, the piece is written by Tom Carter and Barry Grey. I hope I chose the right part to excerpt. Check for me by using the link to read the column in full.
Okay, I eased back in to blogging tonight. I'll do better tomorrow night.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Tuesday: