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About the author: welshTerrier2 believes all citizens must focus on restoring power to the people. Corporations control our agenda. They promote war. They export our jobs to the lowest bidder. They pollute our air and water. They promote laws to benefit their greedy shareholders at our expense. They control the puppet politicians through their campaign contributions. They control the mainstream media.
The dual disasters of global warming and a bankrupt national Treasury demand rapid, radical change. It's hard to envision either of the major parties advocating anything but politically safe policies. To continue supporting them in these times of crisis is nothing short of treasonous.
Arrogance on Parade: Big Oil Chats with Congress
Five CEO's from the world's largest oil companies testified in a Congressional hearing held yesterday. Their arrogance knew no boundaries. Also on display was the tragic ineffectiveness of the Congress. The Big Oil - Congressional complex has really done a number on America. At this late hour, can anything be done to impose the energy policies we so desperately need?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008(4 comments)
The Demise of the Democrats
Guess who just got some very good news from the latest Zogby poll? If you guessed Ralph Nader and his supporters, you win. Nader is polling above 5% nationally. That's really bad news for Democrats. Turning your back on progressives may not be the best political strategy after all.
Thursday, March 6, 2008(2 comments)
What is the Democratic Response to Terrorism?
The Bush and neo-con response to terrorism has been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. As I listen to Democrats running for President, however, I have not heard the kind of solutions to terrorism we desperately need. Most of the discussions by Democrats have focused on military tactics but have failed to address the underlying causes of terrorism. Failure to address this global problem will lead to dire consequences.
The THREE CRITICAL ISSUES
Progressive energy is badly fragmented. We are divided by political strategy (e.g. work with Democrats versus third parties) and we are divided on how to prioritize our most critical issues.
This essay analyzes both the tactics progressives need and the issues that should command our attention.
Telecom Spying Approved by Senate
A vote in the Senate today granted the telecom industry retroactive immunity from civil liability resulting from their cooperation with the Bush administration's request to spy on Americans.