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Len Hart is a Houston based film/video producer specializing in shorts and full-length documentaries. He is a former major market and network correspondent; credits include CBS, ABC-TV and UPI. He maintains the progressive blog: The Existentialist Cowboy
How Progressives Can Take Back America
The GOP has fallen victim to their own strategy. Having defined themselves in opposition to Bin Laden, the future of the GOP is in doubt. It was a Democratic regime that beat the GOP at their own game! The question now is will liberals and progressives seize the day?
Thursday, December 25, 2008(7 comments)
The Movement to Try George W. Bush et al for War Crimes
Bush thumbed his nose at US obligations to the Geneva Conventions and the Nuremberg Principles, in fact, US initiatives to outlaw the war crimes of aggressive war and torture. Now there is evidence that Bush subvert these laws in order to perpetrated the crimes they outlawed.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008(28 comments)
How the GOP Turned the US Into a Hideous Police State
The GOP has helped Bush turn the US into a police state where the rule of law no longer applies. Encouraged by Bush's totalitarian policies, Police force throughout America indulge an epidemic of repression and police brutality.
Thursday, May 3, 2007(2 comments)
The Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney May be Unstoppable
Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney have already been introduced. Bush, on the defensive on every front, is more vulnerable than ever. Rather than pressuring congress, his recent veto has backfired. Bush is under fire from the "commanders" that he claims he listens to.
Bush Proves Karl Marx Right About 'Capitalism'
The religion of the 'free market' became a vehicle by which the Republican party would bestow legitimacy to bigotry, intolerance and authoritarianism. Karl Marx said it wouldn't work and he was right!
Evidence That the CIA Murdered RFK
A new BBC documentary chronicles an extensive investigation that reveals evidence that three high level CIA operatives at the scene of the murder of Robert Kennedy.
Sunday, March 16, 2008(11 comments)
CIA Holocaust Claims Twenty Million Victims
Worse than Hitler's war on the Jews of Europe, a CIA Holocaust has claimed millions of victims worldwide and creates enemies. It's time to abolish the CIA, to 'smash it into a thousand pieces' as JFK had promised and might have done had he lived.
Thursday, December 11, 2008(13 comments)
Has the US Become a 'Failed State' ?
It is hard to remember a time when the US did not pull up the rear on the CIA's own list of 'net debtor nations'. The difference now is the exponential rate at which the national debt is increasing. Has the US crossed the event horizon into an economic black hole from which there is now no pulling back?
A Tale of Two Tyrants
Bush and Putin have much in common, primarily, dictatorship. Ironically, Russians support Putin because they think he won't rule Russian like Bush rules America. They are as wrong about Putin as the GOP was wrong aboutBush.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008(4 comments)
Bhutto Knew Too Much About Bin Laden, 911, the CIA
Bhutto's assassination by gun men was a pre-emptive strike! She might have exposed the CIA as the World's number one terrorist organization. Pakistan Dictator Pervez Musharraf, Bush's man in Pakistan, blames the victim. In some perverted sense, he may be right.
Bush's Conspiracy to Create an American Police State: Part I, Police States Begin With False Flag Attacks
John Dean makes this chilling point: Nixon, at the height of the Watergate scandal, toyed with the idea of defying the high court, but, in the end thought better of it and resigned. Bush/Cheney, by contrast, won't budge amid declarations that whatever may be alleged against them, they can, themselves "authorize" it and make it legal even after the fact. If this holds, the US is now in a dictatorship --a police state!
Monday, November 12, 2007(13 comments)
America begins slide into third world status
It coincides with the rising price of oil and the falling price of bucks. Three GOP administrations, Reagan, Bush Sr., Bush Jr., have presided over three pernicious trends: a falling dollar, the US loss of manufacturing preeminence, the decline of the US domestic oil industry.
A Lie Called 911: Why A Federal Grand Jury Must Indict Bush and Cheney
The co-chairs of the 911 Commission have disowned their report. They don't believe it for several reasons to include efforts by Bush to subvert their work. There is an obvious explanation for the administration's efforts to undermine a complete investigation of the crime of 911.
Another Inconvenient Truth: Bin Laden is Dead
Benazir Bhutto did not misspeak when she said that Osama bin Laden was dead. The implications of a dead Osama are stunning. For one --it means the Bush administration is criminally fraudulent and treasonous.
Tased Until Dead: The Epidemic of Taser Crazy Cops
Since 'Taser' use has become widespread more than 290 people have been killed, possibly murdered, by taser crazy cops.Taser use has become an outrage, a threat to the rule of law, an overt violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, to say nothing of felony violations of US Codes, and state laws against murder.
Bush Lies About 911: A Primer
Only the guilty have a personal stake in covering up crime. Few have the resources of state at their command in order to cover up, say, mass murder. Bush, however, could simply order the cover up of 911.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
GOP Invents a New Junk Science: 'Galaxy Warming'!
Recently, the NIST came up with yet another theory to 'explain' the perfectly symetrical 'controlled demolition' collapse of WTC towers. Turn up your X-files music. NIST says the towers collapsed due to "unusual magnetic forces"! Occam has surely slit his throat with his own razor! The GOP, meanwhile, invents a new junk science: GALAXY WARMING!
Thursday, June 15, 2006(3 comments)
How America lost its moral authority throughout the world
The Bush administration had planned to perpetrate torture even before it ordered the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; and it sought to exempt U.S. troops from international prosecutions. In the process, the United States has lost whatever moral authority it might have exerted throughout the world.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
How Bush's GOP Embraced the 'Science of Lying'
Highly paid consultants taught Bush officials the new science of effective lying at the outset of Bush's new regime. It is no coincidence that new studies show US prestige declining as the world learns the truth about Bush's hidden agenda. Bush "spin" in response keeps a lot of "consultants" employed. It's a dirty job, but the GOP persists in doing it.
Sunday, July 13, 2008(4 comments)
E. L. Doctorow: "I fault this President for not knowing what death is"
The rise and imminent fall of the GOP has sparked interest in the study of 'evil' --an interest that might have been inspired by Dr. Gustav Gilbert's interviews of Nazi war criminals and Hanah Arendt's studies of Adolph Eichmann. Today --the object of such study is George W. Bush.
Saturday, March 1, 2008(7 comments)
Gulag Nation: Over One in One Hundred Americans Are in Prison
Always eager to call itself "Number One", the US is not honored by its latest dubious achievement. The rate by which the US imprisons its population beats out all of Europe, Russia and former Soviet satellites. Under Bush and the GOP --we have become a nation of corporate/fascist gulags.
Thursday, February 7, 2008(19 comments)
Reagan was no hero but he played one in a movie
A US president who ranks among the nation's worst is consistently thought by one party to be among the nation's best. An entire party is as disconnected with reality as was Ronald Reagan!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
When the Sea Walks Over the Land
History repeated in Galveston, TX recently when a Category 4 hurricane struck the island city, testing a famous seawall that was constructed in the wake of the catastrophic storm of 1900. Did the wall work? And why is the the shore between Galveston and New Orleans "Hurricane Alley"?
Friday, April 25, 2008(1 comments)
Imminent Arrest of Americans for War Crimes?
The Bush administration began working to make legal 'war crimes' long before '911' or the wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. Legislation sponsored by Tom DeLay would have authorized Bush to attack the Hague should any American find themselves on trial there. Only someone planning to commit war crimes would contemplate such action. It should have been a clue to Bush intentions to wage war for oil.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008(18 comments)
Federal Judge Ruling: George W. Bush is a Felon
It's official is not an indictment of Bush for his criminal acts. A federal judge states Bush's 'warrantless' snooping on you is felonious. Now --who will indict Bush for his crimes so that we can get on with a trial and a future?
The Three Irrefutable Facts That Shatter Bush's Official 911 Theory
Self-described skeptic Michael Shermer has fallen for the most outlandish conspiracy theory of them all. The gullible Shermer even denies that it IS a mere theory and has yet to cite a a shred of verifiable evidence in support of it. It's Bush's "official" 911 Commission Report account of a crime, the investigation of which Bush actively obstructed and is still covering up.
Monday, July 2, 2007(20 comments)
How the People May Bring Criminal Charges Against Bush
If Congress will not investigate and bring charges against Bush, the people themselves must! The people themselves can petition a judge to convene a Grand Jury to consider criminal indictments against George W. Bush and other in his administration.
Saturday, June 28, 2008(4 comments)
The Un-American Lies of Antonin Scalia
Justice Scalia spends more time giving TV interviews that considering the 'rule of law'. His decisions are dubious, transparently based upon prejudice --not law. His 'thinking' in Bush v Gore was fallacious and had nothing whatsoever to do with 'law'. Time for Scalia to be retired!
Friday, February 29, 2008(12 comments)
Official Conspiracy Theory Called "dogma of political correctness"
Recently released FBI documents reveakubg that alleged 9/11 hijacker Hamza Al-Ghamdi had booked future flights to Riyadh and elsewhere have been called the 'last nail in the coffin' of Bush's 'official conspiracy theory' of 911. But the glaring holes were already obvious.
Saturday, January 12, 2008(24 comments)
Bush Promised Israel that He Would Nuke Iran
Bush is determined to provoke a war with Iran despite the fact that only Israel supports it. Bush has gotten no support for a war with Iran among European or Middle Eastern "allies".
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Biggest Heist in History
Bush's bailout of cronies has not worked; only banks not needing a 'bailout' have gotten one; the confidence in the economy and stocks have been shattered! Nice work, Bush!
Thursday, March 20, 2008(1 comments)
How the GOP Will Benefit From Impending Economic Collapse
Republicans benefit from the fact that recessions are class conscious, affecting worse those who can least afford them. An era of highly leveraged US economic expansion and empire is about to come crashing down and swept away. Count on the GOP to make out like bandits.
Why the GOP lies about the economy
Nothing has changed about the GOP. It has been endemically corrupt at least since the administration of Warren Harding. The Bush administration, like the administrations of Nixon, Reagan, and Senior, is premised upon the big lie.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007(2 comments)
Grand Jury: "Can We Indict Bush & Cheney?"
If Congress will not act to impeach, the people must act to indict George W. Bush for numerous crimes to include violations of US Codes requiring the death penalty. The people have that power.
Why Obama is Flat Wrong About Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama played politics with the horrible legacy left the US by one of its worst Presidents Ronald Reagan. The Reagan years are a remembered for worse inequities, the wort recession since the '20s and for making terrorism worse.
All the President's Lies
Not only a stolen election, an illegal war, crimes against the people and the Constituiton, but also the lies George Bush told while taking the oath of office put the criminal nature of this administration in persepctive.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007(17 comments)
Oil Junkies for Jesus vs the Oil Crisis
The end of the oil era is at hand. There is little point in running for cover. There is none. In the face of a global crisis, two unlikely groups have forged an unholy alliance.
Bush is on a Mission from God
Many if not most fundamentalist Christians have believed for some time now that Bush is on a mission from God. Typically, Bush encourages this belief. There is evidence that like all cults, the GOP, communicates to its base in code words designed to assuage the base and dupe the rest of us.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
How the Right Wing has Helped the "Leftist" Cause
As Bill Clinton sought the White House, the right wing, the GOP specifically, embarked upon an un-holy crusade to obtain Hilary Clinton's legendary paper about 'leftist' Saul Alinsky. This is but one interesting part of their evil quest.
The Enemy Within
Terrorism is a real threat but no more so than the dangerous and deliberate exploitation of it. Clearly -the subversion of Democratic ideals is a clear and present danger but no more so than home grown subversion by demagogues. Psychologist Carl Jung may have predicted a time when "incipient psychotics" might succumb to a fascist regime that exploits our fears and prejudices.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007(8 comments)
Americans Discovering Themselves in Europe
It is an American tradition to leave America, a trend perhaps begun with the "expulsion" of Tories during the Revolutionary war. The famous "lost generation" congregated in Paris between the wars. Latter-day "expatriates" are still trying to rediscover in Europe those parts not nurtured back home in Indiana.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Declaring our Independence of a Tyrannical Government
This day --July 4th --is forever associated with American independence because Thomas Jefferson had so eloquently declared it. What is often overlooked is the fact that Jefferson declared, in writing, the write of the people to abolish tyrannical governments.
Thursday, May 18, 2006(3 comments)
Bush's biggest fraud: the phony war on terrorism!
Until recently, George W. Bush could bludgeon dissenters with the issue of terrorism. But as "terrorism" becomes another issue on which Bush is taking a beating in the polls, an increasing number of writers and readers are questioning the very nature of Bush's perpetual war.
Monday, February 11, 2008(13 comments)
How an Iranian 'Oil Bourse' Threatens the American Empire
That oil is essential to modern economies and traded in dollars has maintained a strong dollar until recently. Now --Iran's 'threat' to trade oil in currencies other than the dollar strikes at the heart of Bush's imperial ambitions. Is it Bush's real motive to attack Iran?
Saturday, March 18, 2006
How the Right Wing Screwed Up Our Language
The American right wing has waged war on American democracy on many fronts the schools, the independent judiciary, the way we draw up congressional districts. Their most stunning victory is the most insidious: they've screwed up our language.
Thursday, June 19, 2008(4 comments)
Why the Bush Government is Illegitimate
Gore Vidal stated recently that it may take 100 years to right the many wrongs done this country by one George W. Bush. Of the many blows Bush dealt America, his broad front assault upon the Constitutional rule of law may prove to be the most harmful and lasting.
A Declaration of our Independence
Patriotism is not mindless flag waving. The "Patriots" who found this nation wagered their very lives on a some basic concepts that the Bush administration now threatens from within.
'Genocide by design?' Bush Administration Plans to 'Stay' in Iraq for the Oil
Even before the US attack and invasion, the Bush administration was laying the groundwork for one of his most pernicious lies: that the US is opposed in Iraq by terrorists. It was and remains a lie. The opposition to the US 'occupation' is, in fact, legitimate. It is the right of every people to defend a homeland against an aggressor . The US, under Bush, is a terrorist nation and outlaw.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007(3 comments)
How the Right Wing Embraces and Promotes "Magical Thinking"
How the Right Wing Embraces and Promotes "Magical Thinking" The GOP is a like a bowler with a lucky shirt, an angler with a lucky lure. Every failure is wiped out with a single, coincidental success that will forever be attributed to magic. Bush's career is best described as a series of inexplicable coincidences. Truly magical!
Terrorism has been worse under GOP regimes since 1980
The Bush Administration is a study in failure, waste, and needless death. The idea that the GOP is stronger on the issue of terrorism is, therefore, ludicrous. FBI stats, meanwhile, support the assertion that GOP policies make terrorism worse. Where would Bush be without the spector of 911?
Why George W. Bush's regime is Anti-American
Bush is on the wrong side of America's very founding, the wrong side of American history. He's at the other end of the scale with J.S. Mill, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on the one end Hegel, Hitler and Stalin on the other.
A Scapegoat Fights Back
George Tenet has gone public with a book and a media blitz. Every author has an axe to grind, but Tenet is in a position to blow Bush's cover on a number of issues from phony WMD to a phony war on terror.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007(1 comments)
Terrorism is Worse Under GOP Regimes
The GOP would have you believe that they are tougher on defense and "terrorism" than are Democrats. It's another lie. The GOP has lost every "war on terrorism" that it presumed to fight.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006(1 comments)
The Cutting Edge of Chaos
Bush's war on Iran seems inevitable even as Bush's approval rating is in free fall. It is clear that should Bush push forward now, he does so without a mandate. His nation is not behind him. He will have become a rogue "President".
Tuesday, July 25, 2006(3 comments)
How George Bush Became a Dictator
John Dean makes this chilling point: Nixon, he says, toyed with the idea of defying the high court, but, in the end resigned. Bush/Cheney won't budge. They have already declared that whatever may be alleged against them, they can, themselves "authorize" it. Bush has assumed the power to interpret the Supreme Court and, in a crisis, he will defy the court. The American republic is over.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
How Bush "Liberated" Iraq
Since Persian Gulf War I, the people of Iraq have suffered from its residual effects and the ongoing deprivations of sanctions. Now when all the rationales for war have been proven to have been untrue, Bush is hard pressed to "define" a victory that he can declare. "Liberation" is not it!
Sunday, July 27, 2008(5 comments)
The Enemy is Us!
Clearly --Bush is a traitor to the US Constitution, an enemy of the people and of Democracy. Even so, responsible citizens must ask to what extent was American complacency and arrogance responsible for Bush's rise to near absolute power and dictatorship.
Friday, June 13, 2008(7 comments)
Thirty-five well-researched articles of impeachment of George W. Bush were read into the Congressional record by Rep. Dennis Kucinich. They were promptly sent to committee where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes they will languish forgotten. Pressure Congress to bring them out for a vote to impeach Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Tuesday, May 9, 2006(3 comments)
How George Bush Stole Christmas and Lost Camelot!
The election of Ronald Reagan ushered in a dark age of high unemployment, job outsourcing, huge federal debts and deficits, the doubling of the Federal Bureaucracy. A tentative recovery under an imperfect Democratic President has been undone by Bush. Can America find its way back?
Tuesday, January 29, 2008(3 comments)
A Genius, A Saint, and SCOTUS Agree: Conspiracies Exist!
The same "right wing" that created an atmosphere of fear and loathing around the "world wide communist conspiracy" would now have you believe that the only people who believe in conspiracies are "tin foil hatters"! Tell that to SCOTUS, which has handed down hundreds if not thousands of decisions about --CONSPIRACIES!
Release 'Detainees''; Charge and Imprison Bush for Capital Crimes
Bush has been given years to make a case against detainees at GITMO, Abu Ghraib, and the little written about gulag archipelego of CIA operated hell holes throughout Eastern Europe. It's time Bush put up or shut up! If Bush cannot make a case, then he should be compelled to release the detainees!
Sunday, December 2, 2007(2 comments)
It's Time to Flog Our "Government"
The dollar remains a slow moving target, kept afloat by the likes of China which hopes to keep the dollar afloat so that it dump cheap stuff on the American market.
Friday, December 14, 2007(6 comments)
GOP Front-Runners Run Out of Wiggle Room
While Bush's approval ratings drop back down to his all time low, the GOP front runners are in a hog fight over scraps. The GOP hasn't gotten the memo. It is a party completely out of touch.
You know you're living in a dictatorship when public opinion becomes irrelevant
When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said recently that journalists could be prosecuted for espionage, it was clear that an official crackdown on truth telling is one of several defining characteristics of a police state. There is yet another equally reliable sign of dictatorship: public opinion doesn't mean a thing!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
For Bush, the "State" is Absolute
Bush is credibly quoted as having called the Constitution "...a goddamned piece of paper!" More recently, he discounts other opinions because he and he alone is the "decider". Well...the "decider" is a fascist by definition.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
U.S. court rules our government can break international laws to carry out torture
A recent decision by a federal court is bad news for anti-torture activists. The decision raises serious doubts that a program of torture can be restrained via the courts. The decision seemingly abrogates what had been a judicial prerogative the very concept of judicial review. It raises a grave question: in what other way can torture be ended?
Saturday, July 22, 2006(2 comments)
Israel Commits War Crimes in Lebanon
Is Bush using the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon to divide the so-called "progressive" movement in the US? If so, he will have also provided some "cover" for Israeli war crimes in Lebanon and his own in Iraq.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
U.S. Torture Policies Inspire International Outrage
It has become clear that the Bush administration continues a policy of torture that most certainly violates principles of international law insisted upon by the United States at the end of World War II. The world outside the beltway is very nearly unanimous that U.S torture is simply unacceptable.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
McCain Demogogues and Lies About Social Security
The GOP hates Social Security because 1) it is FDRs lasting legacy; 2) it works; 3) there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Social Security but that a GOP administration will figure out a way to break it and subvert it!
Bush loses control of policy, Iraq, and America's soul
Winston Churchill wrote that the statesman who yields to war fever...is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Bush has succumbed to war fever, losing control of policy and events. More troops merely repeats a failed strategy.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006(2 comments)
A little noted victim of Bush's tyranny: the individual conscience
A constitutional crisis looms. Bush refuses to enforce provisions of some 750 statutes and, in other instances, adds "signing statements" invariably at odds with the intentions of congress. Bush insists that he has the right to decide which laws are Constitutional and which are not. Just as important, however, are inumerable crises of conscience as citizens are forced to choose between what is right and what is Bush.
Monday, May 1, 2006
You know you're living in a dictatorship when telling the truth becomes a crime
As Bush descends into ratings hell, his "absolutist" rhetoric is ratcheted up. Math buffs would say the two are inversely proportional. Even as he descended into the "30's", Bush and his Bushevik regime were defending "Stalinesque" rule with words like "unitary executive","inherent powers", and "executive privilege." Now Bush wants to prosecute reporters for telling the truth about his failed administration.
Friday, September 14, 2007(4 comments)
Boxer: "The Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake --EVER!"
Sen. Barbara boxer calls Bush's attack and invasion of Iraq the "biggest foreign policy mistake --EVER!" She is right. Bush's war is an international crime, punishable by death yet Bush hasn't laid a glove on terrorism. Instead, he's made it worse.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006(14 comments)
Bush plays politics with human life
Though Bush has presided over the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, he vetos the best hope of saving millions of Americans from an early death. This is unconscionable and evil but to be expected from the increasingly radical, extremist GOP.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Bush loses Iraq amid "polite" back bench rebellion
It is doubtful that the "Irag Study Group" will effect any meaningful change with regard to a war already lost. Some congressional Republicans, however, may join Democrats to cut Iraq funding unless Bush changes course.
The Method and the Madness of King George
For the first time in American history, armed federal agents of the executive branch of the government executed a raid on Congress and spent hours "rifling through papers" and removing materials that they alone deemed necessary to an investigation. Is this just a part of Bush's mad plan?
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Bush Regime: A Cancer that Feeds on Itself
Bush's war on terrorism has not only failed it's made the world a much more dangerous place. Iraqis were better off under Saddam and Americans are less safe in a world that is now motivated to develop their own nuclear weapons.
Saturday, July 15, 2006(1 comments)
Israel and Lebanon: How Bush lost his mojo
Having given tacit approval to an "over-reaction" by Ehud Olmert, the Bush administration compromises its traditional role of "honest broker". Without dialoague or leverage, Bush is not only out of the loop, he may even be on the wrong side.
Sunday, July 9, 2006
The Rumsfeld Doctrine: Easy Victories on the Cheap!
According to the Globe and Mail, Masked Shia gunmen stopped cars in western Baghdad, grabbed people off the streets, singled out the Sunni Arabs among them and then killed some 37 of them. Several weeks since the Bush celebrated the death of Zarqawi, it is clear: the US is involved in a civil war in Iraq.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
"Local Republicans Are Eating Each Other Alive"
That's how the situation is described in Tom DeLay's hometown of Sugar Land, TX. where a web site called "Juanita's" has been snapping at DeLay's heels and exposing his hijinks from the get go. So don't fall for GOP nonsense about how those nasty old liberals like George Soros, Michael Moore and Barbra Streisand are ganging up on poor Tom.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006(2 comments)
All the bad news has come true
The Bush administration has ushered in a new era in American history. Have we become a hideous caricature of our own ideals?
Hayden will Militarize the CIA!
Gen. Michael Hayden's role in Bush's warrantless domestic spying program should disqualify him from taking over the CIA. Rather than repair the CIA's soiled reputation, Hayden at the helm could finish it off.
Bush Descends Into Hell
It's time to bring to an end an era of triangulation and hair splitting. Democratic hopes must address the concerns of a disillusioned and embittered electorate. It's time for a real opposition to step forward.