The Edwards prosecution is a mockery of justice. Like the nonstop assault on Don Siegelman, it suggest other motives. Why don't they go after the Wall Streeters and big banks? Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
The NY Attorney General called Goldman, Bank of America, and Morgan on the carpet for what looks like suspected fraud. Will we see some action or will they trash his reputation? Very best wishes to those who make the effort to restore an equitable legal system that serves the people. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
Speculation reigns supreme in your nation's capitol. Who is next in line after the bin Laden operation? The bipartisan coalition directing the war on terror forgot one important fact about the security of the United States of America. It doesn't matter who they kill overseas, the assault on almost all citizens continues unabated at home. No one is doing anything to stop it. Only the financial and political elite remain immune. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
Fifty percent of bankruptcies are approved with missing documentation from creditors - documentation required by law. That's just the start of Bankruptcy Hell for citizens. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
We're not worth having around after 65, says Michael Collins. Why else would they want to kill us off? Ryan's Medicare proposal is an authentic death panel. Series: Politics and Policy (19 Articles, 36922 views)
he proposed settlement will not move the evicted back to their homes. It will not establish a moratorium on foreclosures, running at over a million per year. There will be no cram downs forcing the banks to absorb part or all of inflated housing prices caused by a real estate bubble that the banks and Federal Reserve Board helped create. In addition, be assured that the settlement will not hold bankruptcy courts accountable. Series: Michael Collins Articles (12 Articles, 114645 views), The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
Instead of a serious, no holds barred effort to revive the economy for citizens, the Republican and Democratic wings of The Money Party are fighting over which bad budget will be adopted. The Republican budget would make Ebenezer Scrooge smile in his grave. They want to privatize Medicare, trash Medicaid, drop supports for the poorest of the poor, and dig the grave for Social Security.
Gas prices gone wild! We're about to embark on another period of let the markets take care of it. The Money Party manipulators are again jerking citizens around in the old bottom-up wealth redistribution program. Their "imagineers" are writing the storyline right now.
Doing nothing, like Congress, and trying to manipulate market forces, as the president says he might, are not the heavy-hitters needed to stop this latest rip off. They both buy into the belief that there is some sort of occult mystery to why prices are going up. Everyone who benefits will raise prices because they can.
The Money Party fails at everything it tries. Look at the past decade and it one monumental epic fail. They couldn't have done a better job of driving the country down if they tried (and maybe they did).
The renewal of the Patriot Act seems assured. Gone are the guardians of the Constitution, Senators Byrd and Feingold. Can the current members of Congress even begin to comprehend what they're doing by renewing this? Have they even read and studied the act?
Two critical forces behind the Egyptian Revolution are missing from the front pages, or any pages, of the corporate media.. They are the critical role of Egypt's union movement and the universal desire of all people to live in peace,
Indulging oppressive leaders simply because they are convenient for the ownership of brand democracy is wrong. In addition, oppressive leaders are highly inconvenient to those who choose to ally with them. We're finding that out every day in Egypt.
The attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords raises the bar for political lies and hate to a new level. Previously, incendiary political lies stopped just short violent imagery. Now the door is open for full on violent threats if nothing happens to restrain Palin and the other purveyors of hate.
In early 204, right after Susan Lindauer offered to testify at congressional oversight hearings about the real chance for peace with Iraq instead of invasion, she was arrested on bogus charges, then thrown into a mental institution to discredit her and keep her story under wraps. In her new book, evidence abounds to prove her claims and teach us just how menacing the government can be.
We need our "heroes." Without them, we might realize that we're entirely on our own in the fight against the wholesale theft of the peoples' hard work and wealth. Series: Michael Collins Articles (12 Articles, 114645 views)
In 2011, we will have a president, who wouldn't even fight for Social Security when he had a majority in Congress, with a House of Representatives with a veto proof majority that won't repeal any tax cut. The citizens have been betrayed by the smoothest con artists around for the benefit of the ultra rich, with the ultimate demise of Social Security assured by a rock solid majority of Republican extremists waiting in the wings
How did we get to the point of full body scans at airports, the massive personal intrusion that represents, and the tens of millions spent for machines that irradiate us as a consequence of merely flying from here to there?
(Washington) President Barack Obama has confided his plans to become a registered Republican some time before the end of the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress. Speaking to his inner circle, he lamented failing to bring the two major parties together. One of his confidants reported Obama saying, "It's really just one party anyway."
Think of the Social Security Trust Fund (trust fund) as the most lucrative retirement fund in the country, the ultimate pot of gold, and you'll immediately understand why it is that for decades, big business has plundered the trust fund. How does this happen? Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
Among likely voters in the governor's race, Brown leads Whitman 50% to 38%. In the race for United States Senator, two term Senator Barbara Boxer maintained an 8% lead. The leads by Democrats come from a brand new constituency, those who "never" go to church.
The big banks wrote notes and invented their own law to make it more profitable. Now years later, they find that these notes are worth nothing except the paper they're written on. This is a huge risk to everyone's property values and to the quality of life of almost every citizen. Thanks for nothing Congress, regulators, executive branch.
It was more important for Congress to fix things for the bankers than to keep constituents in their homes in the midst of a relentless financial crisis, as a cold winter approaches. Congress has inherent contempt for the people. We're probably not even important enough to hate.
WASHINGTON - Placed in office through legalized bribery, supported by public funding for their every need, protected against the laws that we're expected to obey, Congress represents the epitome of lawlessness; lawmakers who have no regard for the law. Series: Lawless Nation (5 Articles, 13210 views)
The principal of unfettered executive power, absent political and judicial restraint, was officially established. Executive power now supersedes established law. Series: Lawless Nation (5 Articles, 13210 views)
I just read the presidents big speech tonight and it struck me. There were some key lines left out of the speech. You may have had the same response. For the sake of clarity and fairness, I've tried to reconstruct the missing lines. I'm sure that the omissions were just an accident. Or maybe that Robert Gibbs may be up to his old tricks again. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
It's no accident that this information is kept from US citizens. Sufficiently informed, the vast majority would find these programs offensive and counterproductive. But it's no secret to the rest of the world. The concerns expressed in the Red Cell Memorandum are moot. It's too late. The word is out. Series: Whistleblowers and Wikileaks (8 Articles, 13655 views)
CIA Red Cell starts out by stating, "This report examines the implications of what it would mean for the US to be seen increasingly as an incubator and exporter of terrorism." Don't hold your breath. There's nothing there about the School of the Americas, the shock and awe invasion of Iraq and the carnage that entailed, or 300 dead Panamanians and United States soldiers as a result of the 1981 manhunt for General Noriega. Series: Whistleblowers and Wikileaks (8 Articles, 13655 views)
White House Press Secretary, Robert "the mole" Gibbs, was outed last night for his lead role in throwing the 2010 congressional election to the Republican Party. Series: Satire & Reviews (6 Articles, 12896 views)
Right now, the Turkish people are in an epic confrontation with the military "deep state" for control of the nation's future. Three recent false flag operations by the military have been exposed. Trials are pending and underway. The is a winner take all conflict that's being ignored by corporate media here and in Europe.
Release the raw data from the DailyKos polls and, at the same time, make the mainstream media release the 2004 presidential exit polls (and all the other exit polls) for full public review! Series: Election fraud (17 Articles, 37302 views)
Elena Kagan's argument against the Siegelman appeal to the supreme court disqualifies her from any judicial nomination. She should be rejected unanimously by the Senate when her name comes up for the Supreme Court of the United States. Series: Obama Administration (25 Articles, 62520 views)
BP behaves like a sovereign state but their game is up. They'll be thrown under the bus today to save the most valuable political franchise in the world - the U.S. presidency. Series: Survival - End Times (13 Articles, 25747 views)