Tag Archives: Democrats and Republicans

Walter Shapiro: The NSA Is off the Campaign Radar

One year after the revelations of Edward Snowden, NSA reform is not an election issue. Why? Walter Shapiro  BrennanCenter.org  June 24, 2014 A year ago this month, during the media frenzy set off by Edward Snowden’s revelations, it would have been easy to assume that the NSA’s electronic snooping would become a major issue in the 2014 […]

Timothy Gatto> Ashamed to be an American

Ashamed to be an American By Timothy V. Gatto  Tuesday, 12 March 2013  MWCNews What in the world is going on in the west? I’m talking about Europe and America and all the players in the Middle East and Africa. The entire scenario smells like rotten fish (more like decaying bodies). I’m tired of holding my tongue […]

Nick Turse, Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork Posted by Jeremiah Goulka at 8:54am, March 10, 2013  TomDispatch.com Bipartisanship in Washington is a rare thing these days.  However, no beltway battle in recent memory has been quite as partisan as the one over sequestration and its $85 billion in across-the-board government spending cuts.  Yet, for all the […]

Glenn Greenwald> Obama the Warrior

 Obama the Warrior A new NYT article sheds considerable light on the character of the Democratic Commander-in-Chief BY GLENN GREENWALD     TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 06:59 AM CDT Salon.com President Obama (Credit: AP) “I am not going to play in this dirty game. This is not democracy. These elections are a joke” — Abdel Fattah, Egyptian subway worker, […]

Chris Hedges> The Globalization of Hollow Politics

The Globalization of Hollow Politics By Chris Hedges     23 April 2012     Truthdig | News Analysis via Truthout The offices of the French Socialist Party in the Cergy suburb of Paris, Feb. 24, 2012. Having witnessed the successful campaign of President Barack Obama, the Socialist party are back in France, using American models of canvassing […]