Category Archives: Politics

Difference between Democrats and Republicans

The Democrats will deliver half of what they promise to their voters and all of what they promise to their corporate donors. For example. Vote for Democrats if you’d like a slower decline in American power and prosperity. Republicans will deliver the opposite of what they promise voters and all of what they promise to […]

Palin’s Palm Reading

Last night, the Tea Party circus act had its grand finale. The night was capped with a keynote speech by ringmaster Sarah Palin, who reportedly received upwards of $100,000 for her address. The speech itself was unremarkable. It featured constant swipes at Obama, contrasted with mindless worship of tax cuts, military operations abroad and, of […]

Tea Party with Tom Tancredo

By the time the Tea Party convention began on Thursday, its credibility had already been hobbled by reports of tickets costing $549 and by criticism from other tea partiers who accused its organizers of engaging in “profiteering and exploitation of the grass-roots movement.” All that was before the first speaker even took the stage. Then […]

Domestic Security, Terrorism, and Hasan

Addressing a recent post on Small Wars Journal: The massacre at Fort Hood is a reminder that the War on Terror is not fought just in south Afghanistan or Mosul. It is a global war also fought in an office building inside a military base in Texas. Many counter-terror analysts focus on the Pakistan connection […]

The face of change

“It’s like looking into a mirror after you’ve done a ton of coke off of it”

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U.N. General Assembly: Resources

Highlights: NY Times summary. President Barack Obama vowed increased cooperation with the U.N. and spoke of four pillars necessary for a successful global future: nuclear disarmament, promotion of peace and security, environmental protection and a global economy that offers universal opportunity.   Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spoke for […]

Americans don’t care about income gaps because we’re racist?

I write about it all the time. Most Americans are feeling the squeeze. We’re dealing with rising costs for fuel, education, health care and food, while our wages are falling. Yet our country is still considered the richest most powerful on the planet. It’s not hard to see where those riches are, but why are […]

545 days left

I was in the middle of my daily perusing of blogs, when a tidbit on Glenn Greenwald’s site caught my attention. John Yoo, one of Bush’s key legal advisors, argued that the President has the legal right to torture children by crushing their testicles. From a 2005 debate with professor and international human rights scholar […]

Why can’t we afford it?

Michael Moore’s recent film “Sicko” has once again put the spotlight on universal healthcare. An issue that otherwise gets far too little coverage despite the wishes of over 60% of the country. Along with healthcare we’re told that programs like welfare and social security are just too expensive. Then we’re told by neocons that Bush […]