On the 86th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration--in the immediate aftermath of the massacre at Rafah Refugee camp, the mass dispossession of thousands of Palestinians whose land is being annexed by the Israeli Apartheid Wall, and the sudden expansion of Israeli settlements to include more than 900 homes in the past month--political leaders from the US and Israel will be speaking at a special conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
The old Republican conservatism, like that of Barry Goldwater, was essentially libertarian. But a new pack Republicans, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, are exuberant about issues the old gaurd deplored, like abortion and gay rights.
After a delay of more than a year, the Senate Armed Services Committee has forwarded the nomination of Major General Robert T. Clark to the full Senate for confirmation. The decision drew disbelief and a call for action from the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).