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Erik Ose is a writer and political activist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His columns have appeared in NC newspapers such as The News & Observer and elsewhere including Salon.com and The Hill. He is a veteran of community organizing and Democratic campaigns, and authors The Latest Outrage, a Chapel Hill-based political blog.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 War Weary Public Rejects Attacking Syria (3 comments)
Twelve years after 9/11, Americans are sick of war. In poll after poll, majorities say the war in Iraq was a mistake and our troops should come home as soon as possible from Afghanistan. According to a CNN poll released Sept. 10, seven out of 10 said "they didn't see how a strike on Syria would serve the national interest," and three-quarters said the U.S. shouldn't be the world's police force.
Saturday, August 30, 2008 Why Debbie Cook (CA-46) Will Change Congress (6 comments)
Dana Rohrabacher is one of the worst Republican clowns in Congress, and this year he faces a stiff challenge. Debbie Cook is the progressive mayor of Huntington Beach, CA, and a leader on environmental and sustainable energy issues. This race is winnable and Debbie Cook deserves to be on every progressive's list of candidates worthy of donations and support.
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Jesse Helms' Shameful Legacy Can't Be Whitewashed (1 comments)
As former Senator Jesse Helms was laid to rest, the media glossed over almost all of Helms' ugly history as the last unapologetically racist politician of the segregation era. Largely ignored was how Helms stirred the pot of bigotry and hatred to win elections and further his political career.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Voters to Superdelegates: Support Obama (5 comments)
Since President's Day, a coalition of voters has been calling for Democratic elected officials and other superdelegates to support Barack Obama. Our website, www.votersforobama.com, has sparked petition drives to superdelegates in four states including North Carolina, where we first organized. The site contains everything voters need to contact superdelegates in their states.
Friday, February 1, 2008 Bi-racial Coalition Carried Obama to South Carolina Landslide
South Carolina voters rejected the politics of division in a historic Democratic turnout. Despite the Clintons' plan to put Obama in a black box, his strengths among white voters and independents helped him win a bi-racial landslide.
Monday, September 17, 2007 The Shilling of Sept. 11
From the Carrboro (N.C.) Citizen, Sept. 13, 2007
With every year that passes, September 11, 2001 recedes further into history. But this year marks the fifth anniversary of another dark time for our country. The first time we memorialized the victims of 9/11, our (fraudulently) elected leaders were hard at work exploiting this national tragedy by conning us into an unnecessary war of choice in Iraq.