House Republicans and Democrats voted together to limit military options in Syria and a bipartisan resistance to NSA cyber spying nearly succeeded in limiting that program. This is an unlikely but useful bipartisan coalition. Series: Politics and Policy (19 Articles, 36922 views)
Biden talks to Ecuador's president and as if by magic, the asylum opportunity vanishes. Assange is then blamed by his protector, President Correa of Ecuador, for snookering Correa into helping Snowden in the first place. What a mess. Series: Whistleblowers and Wikileaks (8 Articles, 13655 views)
The unrelenting warrior Obama tends to Wall Street while the people struggle amidst a flat economy and a polluted landscape. He's reminding us of Bush. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
A weekly update on our decline and fall as a society. This week features the original cyber spying program, ECHELON, real unemployment numbers, and Syria. Series: Whistleblowers and Wikileaks (8 Articles, 13655 views)
Before Snowden blew his whistle, President Obama had a full spectrum dominance anti-leak program in place. The details are chilling. McClatchy's Washington Bureau did a great job of breaking the story. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
President Obama is beginning a long slide into oblivion. He can turn things around by serving the people instead of the financial elite. Five programs for a rapid change in his standing with the public. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
The stage is set for the next battle for Aleppo. The Syrian Army and Hezbollah announced an imminent attack. Will the rebels survive. Will the Western powers join in? Will it be too late if they do? Series: Struggle for Turkey (16 Articles, 52305 views), Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
Governor Scott must veto the big bank friendly foreclosure bill, HB 87. Florida is #1 in foreclosures and about to get out of control if this bill stands. Series: ForclosureGate (3 Articles, 4377 views)
The president and the Washington in-crowd got together at the annual correspondents dinner and had lots of laughs. Do they now what's going on in the country? What's so funny? Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
The environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline leaves out the most important impact -- toxic oil 17% worse than what we have now. Series: Survival - End Times (13 Articles, 25747 views)
A backroom deal by the Senate gives biotech firms, Monsanto for example, the green light to produce and sell genetically modified crops and organisms without restraint by law and science. Series: Politics and Policy (19 Articles, 36922 views)
The reports from "Arab news" outlets on the assassination of Syrian President Assad are, it turns out, from Israeli sources with an Arabic look. What's going on? Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
The back room deal o press regulation by the three political parties in Great Britain is a scandal. Just enforce the laws on the books and leave it there. Series: Murdoch press scandals (18 Articles, 37628 views)
"Around the world, military actions and regime's destabilization are becoming more and more frequent. Preventive war has become the rule.
"And today, in the name of democracy and the fight against terrorism, our states grant themselves the right to violate the sovereignty of independent countries and to overthrow legitimate leaders." Laurenet Louis
NATO leaders are now admitting that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad will be around for a lot longer than predicted. What now for the empire project? Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
Goldman's CEO and his pals want to increase the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare to 70. That would seriously harm, maybe kill many seniors. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
The United States - European Union sanctions against Iran deny innocent Iranians access to life saving medicine. This is well known to leaders of the EU and to the Obama administration. Nothing is done to correct the situation
On August 27 I asked, what happens when they starting killing Christians. Thanks to the Syrian rebels, it is not a matter of when but how many Christians have to die to "bring democracy" to Syria. Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron claim that the Syrians have chemical WMD and plan to use them. Supported by only secret evidence, this looks like a replay of the Bush-Blair game on Iraqi WMD that justified the 2003 invasion. Could it be?
Susan Rice has millions of dollars in holdings in tar sands oil extraction, transport, and financing. As Secretary of State, she would have approval for the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, that's conflict of interest. Series: Survival - End Times (13 Articles, 25747 views)
Egypt's fake pharaoh is a fraud. Mohamed Morsy declared himself maximum leader of Egypt. His dirty secret is that he only got the votes of 10% of Egypt's eligible voters. Some pharaoh. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
Why are the neocons obsessed with the president's knowledge of General Petraeus' affair? The real questions concern the misinformation provided by the Petraeus CIA to the White House on the murder of Christopher Stevens and other U.S. personnel in Libya on 9/11/2012.
It is now acceptable to talk about election fraud in "polite company." Those who run for office to serve or care about the process of elections, despite their disappointment in the system, will have their day on November 6. Why wouldn't the immensely greedy try to steal elections? They've stolen everything else. Series: Election fraud (17 Articles, 37302 views)
Part II of Rigged Elections for Romney? finds two likely culprits for suspected vote flipping in the Republican primaries. Central tabulators and a complete absence of monitoring is the key. Series: Election fraud (17 Articles, 37302 views)
Extensive analysis of 50 state Republican primaries shows a major tend of vote flipping that favored Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican primaries. What does this mean for the 2012 election? Series: Election fraud (17 Articles, 37302 views)
The NATO powers can't get their war on with Syria through the normal United Nations channels. They've picked Turkey to be the patsy for this very high risk operation. Turkish PM Erdogan, a willing servant, is risking the peace and well being of Turkey by taking this assignment. Series: Struggle for Turkey (16 Articles, 52305 views)
The big banks and Wall Street have escaped unpunished for causing the financial crisis. Now, New York Attorney General Eric Sneiderman is charging JPMorgan with mortgage fraud. It is a bold move and strong start on the path to justice. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
The debate in Texas isn't over corporal punishment. It's about corporal punishment by male school administrators inflicted on female students. Some state education systems are modeling deviance and teaching torture.
The Republicans are not only offensive, they are ignorant. Romney surrogate, Mary Matalin, called Romney's 47% "parasites." Actually, they are the elderly and large families living on around $50,000. Nice work Mitt and Mary.
Both parties are living in Fantasy Land on unemployment and inflation. Official unemployment is announced at 8.1% when it is really 23%. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is reported as less than 2% when it's really about 9%. Who do they think they are kidding? Series: Michael Collins Articles (12 Articles, 114645 views), The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
While the media was running wild with the stories disparaging organic foods, they failed to notice the research was done by a former Tobacco Institute researcher. Series: Survival - End Times (13 Articles, 25747 views)
The display of flagrant distortions and lies at the Republican National Convention shows how close we are to a Soviet style totalitarian state. Lies are presented as truth, war is said to bring peace, and oligarchy, we are told, benefits the common man. We are dangerously close to a day when the complicity of both parties in a rigid national security state becomes a reality.
The NATO-Saudi sponsored Free Syrian Army is attacking Christians in a systematic way. What were the president and Congress thinking about when they authorized aid to the rebels knowing this would happen? Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
When you write a bill that prices millions of seniors out of Medicare with a wacky voucher program, you're asking for trouble. When you pick a guy who proposed to do that as your vice presidential candidate, you're asking for even bigger trouble. Mitt Romney did just that. It's just the start of his troubles due to Paul Ryan. Series: Politics and Policy (19 Articles, 36922 views)
Twenty seven million women have been victims of completed or attempted rape. VP candidate Paul Ryan's extremist views are highlighted by his association with Rep. Todd Akin who has vile, primitive views on the subject. This one won't go away. It may be end end of Romney.
The Empire Project in Syria is faltering. Hardly anyone in Aleppo is signing up to fight with the Free Syria Army. That should tell anyone paying attention that the attack is an invasion. What if the entire enterprise flops? Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
Mitt Romney picked the worst person possible on health care. Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare will make it unaffordable for many seniors right out of the gate. This is worse than a death panel. Series: Politics and Policy (19 Articles, 36922 views)
The United States is in a depression. The government has done very little to help the people. President Obama must stop his meddling in Syria and other endless wars and focus on the American people. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
How dowe e know what we know about Syria? The press relies on a one man operation for news from Syria. The UN has a Saudi friendly NGO claim "crimes against humanity." NATO and the oil oligarchies own the spin. we are lied to systematically. Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
The Syrian people will latest victim of the Arab Spring if NATO and Saudi efforts succeed. Torture, revenge killings, destruction of infrastructure, election fraud, and poverty are the fruits of liberation by brand democracy. Series: Attack on Syria (28 Articles, 60331 views)
Rupert Murdoch faces a United Kingdom shareholders revolt. They want him out as chairman of News Corp. They join U.S. investors who have filed similar motions for the October shareholder meeting. Series: Murdoch press scandals (18 Articles, 37628 views)
Hillary Clinton acts like she runs the world and is out to punish any nation that gets in her way, including Russia and China. She's hell bent on bringing NATO style democracy to Syria at any cost. Take a look at how Libya worked out to understand her agenda and that of the endless war faction. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
Sandusky behaved as if he were immune from punishment for his swaggering displays of deviance. Why else would he tempt the fates with the shower rapes unless he knew that fate wasn't involved; unless he knew that he had enough power to defy the most powerful people at the university, including Coach Joe Paterno? Series: Michael Collins Articles (12 Articles, 114645 views), Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Scandal (2 Articles, 13720 views)