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It is only when the elites become afraid of us that there will be any hope of destroying corporate power. Politics, as Nader understands, is a game of fear.
An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.
The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.
Ultimately, then, the only long-term solution to the problem of national leaders launching a nuclear war is to get rid of the weapons.
The runaway military surveillance blimp that came loose from an Army base in Maryland on Wednesday dragged its torn tether through power lines in two Pennsylvania counties before crashing into the woods. But at least no one died.
Swanson: Perhaps they even heard the shout of honesty in the line: “Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood.”
Congress was to be the dominant branch of government, and the Executive’s role merely was to narrowly execute and enforce laws passed by that body. Even the president’s commander-in-chief role, much abused by modern chief executives, was to be restricted narrowly to commanding the U.S. military in battle. By Ivan Eland ConsortiumNews.com October 14, 2014 […]
‘We Have A Constitutional Crisis’ American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood Who profits from our new war? Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post President Barack Obama had little trouble convincing Congress — even Republicans who usually fight tooth and nail against his policies — to go along with his plan to […]
Every decade or so, the Pew Research Center sorts the American electorate into discrete groupings with interesting names. By E.J. Dionne, Jr. truthdig.com June 30, 2014 Dirk Loop (CC-BY) Here’s one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional “liberal” and “conservative” boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those […]
“The consistent theme is that members of Congress are finding themselves at an ever-increasing disadvantage when it comes to even finding out what intelligence agencies are doing — not to mention reining them in.” By Dan Froomkin The Intercept 5 Mar 2014 Top intelligence officials testifying before the Senate intelligence committee in Jan. 2014. (AP File […]
They have their excuses, and they’re not afraid to use them. By Will Shapira StarTribune Updated: February 28, 2014 – 5:48 PM Photo: Barrie Maguire • NewsArt The several wire stories in the Feb. 27 Star Tribune urging that the United States remain closely engaged in military affairs in Iraq and Afghanistan for one reason or […]
Make no mistake, the Administration and Congress have big plans for military veterans and their retirement and none of them are good. Viewing Veterans’ Issues Through a More Accurate Lens brooklynbadboy, Daily Kos Monday, December 16, 2013 | If you think the most recent “embrace the suck” passed in the House that screws military veterans‘ […]
“Joya had refused to remain silent in Parliament, and now, out of office, with her life more in danger than ever, she continues to speak for her people. In 2009, at the insistence of her supporters, she published her memoir, “A Woman Among Warlords,” where she laid out in clear terms her twofold struggle against […]
The justification for this secret court—as is usual in the development of 20th century secret police states—is national security. By William Pfaff Jul 10, 2013 truthdig.com The current of awkward revelations concerning the clandestine or publicly misrepresented practices of the present and recent American administrations goes on. A long exposition in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune […]
When does “providing for the common defence” not “promote the general welfare”?* A new NSA data centre sits beyond a residential area in Bluffdale, Utah. It will be the largest of several interconnected data centres spread throughout the US. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage […]