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Laurence A.Toenjes is retired from the University of Houston ?s Department of Sociology where he was a researcher with The Sociology of Education Research Group. Toenjes received his doctorate in economics from Southern Illinois University.

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NSA Counterintelligence on Israel, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 14, 2013
NSA and Israel: Spying on Americans and Each Other Israeli connections to the NSA are part of the story of NSA surveillance on US citizens and foreigners. These connections reveal some of the ways in which the Israeli tail wags the U.S. dog when it comes to U.S. Middle East policy.
The Israel Lobby, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 5, 2013
It's the Settlements, Stupid! By helping to fund illegal settlements the Israel Lobby,with the help of U.S. charitable foundations, is in fact an agent of the State of Israel. It is in direct opposition to U.S. policy regarding illegal settlements and its actions hinder a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
FACE OF THE ISRAEL LOBBY, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 24, 2013
Funding the Israel Lobby and Illegal Settlements Individuals and foundations that provide funds to organizations in the Israel Lobby also help fund illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Many of the U.S. contributions going to those illegal settlements come from tax exempt charitable organizations. Some of the organizations that provide money for free trips to Israel for members of Congress also fund illegal settlements.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2009
Does Congressman Boehner Launder Campaign Money? The leadership PAC for Congressman John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent $145,000 to 43 of the same corporate PACs that contributed to his leadership PAC. Those 43 corporate PACs in turn sent $271,450 to Rep. Boehner's reelection committee. Is this a simple case of campaign money laundering, or is there some other explanation for such transfers?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 29, 2008
McCain shirks responsibility for start of Iraq War Senator McCain argued in last Friday's debate that the next president will not have to address the issue of why we went into Iraq. But in November's election the American people should address that issue and hold accountable those responsible for selling the war on false information. This would include Sen. McCain.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2008
McClellan confirms war propaganda effort, of which John McCain was a cheerleader Scott McClellan confirmed Bush pre-Iraq War propaganda. John McCain asssted in this effort as honorary co-chair of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 7, 2008
McCain's Foreign Policy: Disingenous and More of the Same By saying merely that the US "relied" on the Shah of Iran, McCain thereby misleads and obscures one of the reasons why there is so much anti-American resentment in the Middle East.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2008
BARACK OBAMA, BOBBY KENNEDY, AND THE NECESSITY OF HOPE Barack Obama, like Bobby Kennedy before him, recognizes that any transformative power he might achieve will require a motivated and mobilized electorate. He clearly recognizes, in spite of criticism to the contrary, that widespread hope for a better future is only a necessary condition for change, not a sufficient condition.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 2, 2008
The War on Corruption--Still Code Red The Republicans' K-Street pharmacy offered them political Viagra ® without the 4-hour warning. In spite of their dreams, nothing lasts forever and is also devoid of side effects, especially the forbidden fruit of their Culture of Corruption. Explicit graphics included.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 29, 2008
How much is Senator Lieberman worth -- to John McCain? If Joseph Lieberman can persuade his past supporters to donate even half as much to John McCain as they did to him in 2006 he would merit a handsome reward from McCain. But if the McCain candidacy fails and the Democrats gain just one more member in the Senate, Lieberman will lose his catbird seat in that body and will look more like a lame duck. That will be bad for Joe, bad for AIPAC, but good for America.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2007
Follow the Money--Especially from Pro-Israel PACs To understand why Democratic Congressmen and Senators vote as they do, see how much money they get from the pro-Israel PACs.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 21, 2007
Pork and Piggy Banks: U.S. Defense Contractor Campaign Contributions and Political Influence U.S. defense contractors and their campaign contributions contribute to higher defense expenditures and exert influence on the development of U.S. defense and foreign policy itself. Links are provided to several articles that succinctly describe these issues, and to the author's web site that contains graphical presentations that provide an alternative view of defense industry PAC contributions to members of Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Congressional Candidates, Take the Pledge for Real Lobby Reform Democrats must step up to the plate, as opposed to the trough, and pledge real lobby reform if they get control of Congress next session.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Dubai, Port Security, and Bush's Lesson On Crying Wolf The real lesson from the Dubai port episode is not that Americans need to overcome their anxieties about the possibility of an Arab firm operating U.S. ports. Rather it is that Americans need to be more sensitive to attempts by the Bush Administration to manipulate their anxieties.