From the Frontlines: May 20th, 2010

Today’s action: Join our allies in urging Congress to support the Feingold-McGovern Bill for a military withdrawal timetable.

To that end, the U.S. is investigating allegations that its soldiers were responsible for the unlawful death of Afghan civilians.

Dennis Kucinich introduces legislation to prohibit killing U.S. citizens without due process, presumably to remind some government organizations they’re not above the Constitution.

Elvis Costello is the latest artist to cancel performances in Israel, in solidarity with the Palestinians. “I must believe that the audience for the coming concerts would have contained many people who question the policies of their government on settlement and deplore conditions that visit intimidation, humiliation or much worse on Palestinian civilians in the name of national security,” he wrote in an open letter.

Montgomery County, MD passed the nation’s first carbon tax.

The cloture vote on financial reform failed, and it looks like that was probably a good thing. However, Kevin Drum says that waiting too long might make things worse.

Your moment of Zen: Blog This Rock’s poem of the week.