Tag Archives: Washington

Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Is the Pentagon Doomed — To Be Flush Forever Or How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then Asked for Billions More  By Mattea Kramer  TomDispatch.com  March 4, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and […]

Dark is the New Green: Lucrative Lobbying from the Shadows

While the number of registered lobbyists last year was only 12,279, the true figure is closer to 100,000, says Professor James Thurber of American University’s School of Public Affairs, and an advisor to the American Bar Association’s Lobbying Reform Task Force. by recoveringConservative   for Progressive Policy Zone Sunday, February 23, 2014 Former Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) swore when he retired in […]

▶ Glenn Greenwald & Julian Assange Respond To Obama’s Big NSA Reforms Speech: “I Think It’s Embarrassing”

 Show Room 3D   Published on Jan 17, 2014 Related   thepeoplesrecord  (posted on Tumblr)  Glenn Greenwald “That, in general, has long been Obama’s primary role in our political system and his premiere, defining value to the permanent power factions that run Washington. He prettifies the ugly; he drapes the banner of change over systematic status quo perpetuation; […]

FactTank: On MLK Day, racial equality found wanting

45%   Fewer than half of Americans said their country made a lot of progress toward racial equality in the past half century. BY GEORGE GAO  January 17, 2014  PewResearch FactTank     Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely viewed as a national hero for racial equality and justice, and Americans honored his legacy with the unveiling […]

Evergreene Digest: How Washington plans to punish military veterans

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‘ […]

Tom Engelhardt: BRIDE AND BOOM!

And were a wedding party to be obliterated on a highway anywhere in America on the way to, say, a rehearsal dinner, whatever the cause, it would be a 24/7 tragedy. Our lives would be filled with news of it. Count on that.    By Tom Engelhardt  December 21, 2013  truthdig.com   This piece first appeared at TomDispatch.    […]

▶ Bill Moyers: The End of Democracy

This will be short, about 3:16 short.  Bill Moyers has called it.  Please watch this video.  DailyKos.org So what got left out of the budget this year? 1.  Unemployment Extension 2. Real infrastructure development/work relief actions 3.  economy-stimulating alternative energy tax credits and subsidies 4.  removal of fossil fuel subsidies 5.  removal of tax loopholes […]