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Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 8, 2020
The Political Assassination of Bernie Sanders Joe Biden's candidacy had the same purpose as Michael Bloomberg's: they were designed, planned, and promoted to derail the most popular and most trusted candidate in America, Bernie Sanders. No, it was not a fair fight, not even close.
New York Police arrest a demonstrator on day 7 of the Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations, 09/23/11., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Betrayal of Cecily McMillan If Cecily McMillan can be convicted by 12 New Yorkers of assaulting a police officer based on the evidence presented at her trial, then anyone can be convicted of anything, anywhere regardless of the facts. Congratulations to the New American Security State. The jury itself is now an efficient tool of political oppression. McMillan stood on principle, and put her faith in American justice and a jury. That was a big mistake.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 10, 2014
Are the Oak Ridge Defendants Obama's p*ssy Riot? The Obama administration appears more intent on "Silencing the Whistle-Blowers" than any White House in history. The prosecutions are often novel or even unprecedented, the type that American judges and juries have historically eyed with substantial suspicion. However, in the current climate of mass media-driven fear, American juries ask no questions.
From Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), From Images
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 3, 2017
What Leeann Tweeden Did Not Say Tweeden worked for Playboy, Hooters Restaurants, Frederick's of Hollywood, and Fox Broadcasting. Yes, there is a common thread. These organizations are all patently, demonstrably exploitive of women and women's sexuality. Fox Broadcasting has arguably the worst reputation of all, with scores of accusations of workplace sexual harassment it has had to negotiate in recent years. So, Why Al Franken, why now?
One of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison torture images, 04/15/04., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Tortured Folks Anyone with the courage to want to know has known for over a decade that the U.S., particularly under the administration of George W. Bush, was engaged in a widespread, multinational, highly coordinated campaign of illegal detentions, kidnappings, abuses, and calculated acts of unspeakable torture and murder.
Alison Lundergan Grimes, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Plutocrats Win Control of Congress Since the DNC had a decent budget and overall better candidates, you have to take a look at their game plan. Sure, white fear of a black president had something to do their losses, but you really have to wonder if the Democratic message was clear and strong enough.
Santa Barbara coast devastated by nightmare oil spill, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2015
TPP: The Case for Treason The TPP seeks to directly subjugate and invalidate American law, granting to multinational investors and to the agreement itself and its dispute resolution process ultimate authority, literally, over American home rule. All while American service members fight and die to protect the interests of whoever the investors are.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Bullwhips Crackin' in Northern California The tradition of violent racists infiltrating American police agencies has a rich history. While 20th century southern law enforcement agencies attracted the most attention for harboring racist elements, racist and homophobic individuals are deeply embedded in law enforcement throughout the U.S. to this day.
Mueller report more damaging to Trump than Barr suggests, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 5, 2019
Team Mueller Fires a Warning Shot Attorney General Barr's preemptive public relations strike appears to have failed, and the truth is starting to assert itself. If Barr continues his efforts to keep the grist of the Mueller investigation out of public view, team Mueller is well positioned to push back. They seem willing.
A Twitter Card, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2016
Unarmed Dakota Pipeline Protesters Withstand Dogs and Mace, Drive Back Enbridge Security Forces This most recent confrontation and the violence surrounding it are likely to strengthen the resolve of those standing in defiance of the Dakota Access Pipeline. If the fate of the Keystone XL and Sandpiper pipelines is any indicator, local resistance may yet again prevail.
Californians voted against a statewide initiative which would have required labels on all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (photo: GreenBiz), From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 8, 2012
Californians, So Easily Intimidated What a field day for Monsanto -- come to California and intimidate voters into doing exactly what they are told to do. Amazing, great job by the world's most ruthless corporations.
A protester aims his weapon from a bridge next to the Bureau of Land Management's base camp., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 21, 2014
Cliven Bundy and Homeland Security White, NRA-inspired militias are as strong as ever in the US. It is their common belief that their guns stand between their way of life and a federal government intent on intruding. More than a few would welcome armed conflict. The NRA skillfully plays on and amplifies their fears, cashing in on wave after wave of arms and ammunition sales.
Gen. Qassem Soleimani a .folk hero. to Iranian hardliners, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 4, 2020
A US-Iranian War -- What Does Putin Want? The Iranians will not stand for the killing of Qassem Soleimani. They absolutely will retaliate. People are going to die. How they react, what kind of operation they undertake will be key to the scope of the escalation.
Amanda Knox, seen here last week on NBC News's Today show, has defended her decision not to return to Italy and expressed a desire to visit Kercher’s grave., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 31, 2014
Amanda Knox and the Wages of American Imperialism To say that because a speck of Knox's DNA may have been present -- on a knife, or a bra clasp, in the apartment in which she resided -- is absurd on its face and constitutes no evidence of anything. But while there is little chance that Amanda Knox is guilty of murdering anyone, she is in fact guilty of two very important things: being an inconveniently pretty young woman and being an American abroad in the Bush era.
Police Attack Protesters in Ferguson, MO, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Where Were the Soldier-Cops at Bundy Ranch? Nothing could better illustrate the reality of anti-African-American bias in America today than the stark contrast between what happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The response to those two events is a portal to the soul of a nation that still belongs to Jim Crow.
(original art: John Cory/RSN), From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 21, 2012
Nancy Lanza Was an NRA Pawn Arms dealing in America only differs from drug dealing in three significant ways: it's more profitable, more lethal and it's legal. Guns, like crack cocaine, enter communities and have the same if not more destructive effect. There was no good reason that Nancy Lanza needed military-grade firearms in her home. She was taken in by NRA hype. Now, as in the aftermath of every mass killing, gun sales are soaring, profits spiking.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2013
Commercial News Beats the War Drum We have a corporate press -- beholden to large multi-national corporations that stand to reap enormous profit from the proposed military campaign -- busy selling to the American people the notion that yet another military campaign is justified. Creating a groundswell of support for the president, and pressure on a Congress just as beholden to the very same corporations as the media giants are.
Robert Mueller, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This Is Going to Get Very Ugly, Very Quickly When Trump is absolutely certain Mueller will win, he will do what Nixon was forced to do when his moment came. He will cynically use the powers of the presidency to save himself. At that moment a very real and immediate constitutional crisis is inevitable. It is highly unlikely that Donald Trump will relinquish power in an orderly way.
From Bernie Sanders, From Images
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Democrats Should Bet on Sanders, Not Trump Sanders wants change; the Democrats fear it. Like it or not, change is coming. Sanders will challenge the Democratic Party, but he will also surely lift the party and set it on a course to majority representation. The Democrats must seize the day.
Cecil the lion, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2015
Lay Cecil the Lion to Rest on the White House Lawn Poor environmental policy is a massive economic burden on the American taxpayer. In terms of contamination cleanup, health-care costs, impact on local economies, you name it, America pays dearly for poor environmental policy. So why does it continue? The wealthy campaign donors and their lobbyists run the game in the nation's capitol, and we live with the consequences.
President Barack Obama attends the memorial service for victims of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, 01/12/11. (photo: Jewel Samad/Getty Images), From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2012
Judging Obama While Obama clearly does not bring the fire or oratory of an FDR or a Dr. King, and he does not win every battle, he appears to be pointed in the right direction and he is determined.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department will continue its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and send top officials to Baltimore., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2015
Loretta Lynch Has an Immediate Conflict of Interest in Baltimore Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly wants greater cooperation between the Department of Justice and American police departments and plans meetings with a number of agencies this summer to enhance cooperation and foster good will. If Baltimore is to be the first test of her strategy, it highlights the conflicts that can arise when an attorney general mixes political objectives with law enforcement.
Freddie Gray Protests In Baltimore, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Baltimore Explained There is an epidemic of lethal police violence in America today. The states and local authorities are either unable or unwilling to stop the killing. Traditionally federal authority, the Department of Justice for the most part, has stepped in to defend civil rights. But now repression is easier and more politically convenient than reform. But reform is the only thing that can bring peace and justice.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders, US Opposition Leader The same groups that met to support Bernie for president are a perfect vehicle to organize formal opposition on Capitol Hill. The infrastructure is in place. If the anger is focused and directed it can be a powerful force for good. Make the message clear to the elected officials in your state and in your district: "We need a formal opposition in Washington and Bernie Sanders is the man to lead it."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2015
Dear Hillary - Part I: Was Netanyahu Lying Before or After the Election? Twice in the past eight years the Israeli military, under Netanyahu's leadership, has used sophisticated U.S.-supplied warplanes and bombs to level large swaths of densely populated Gaza. The civilian death and destruction that followed were catastrophic. There was no military rationale. The bombing campaigns were collective punishment for Hamas's continued resistance to Israeli abuses.
From Students remember Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 23, 2018
F*ck Wayne LaPierre My heroes are the young people who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and all the students across the country who are mobilizing in solidarity with their brave struggle. They are young and strong -- that gives them a chance to effect change. We must stand with them.
Socialism Cone, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
Socialism? Let's Cut to the Chase You are going to be hearing a lot about 'Bernie Sanders, the Radical Socialist' in the coming months. So before that bandwagon rolls off down the great American highway let's pin a little truth to its tail.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2013
The War Christopher Dorner Brought Home Christopher Dorner's now hyper-analyzed manifesto makes perpetual use of military terminology. everyone who lives through that horror is changed by it and they bring it home with them. PTSD affects people in different ways. The level of violence Christopher Dorner displayed was highly unusual for a U.S. civilian environment, but he was certainly not the first veteran to act out violently after returning from war.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 13, 2015
What We Learned From Michael Slager The time has come for a major national push for body cameras -- on all police personnel. With routine public access to the recordings. This will have many beneficial effects in terms of safety for suspects, and police officers. It will also provide an opportunity for the public to understand how police encounters take place.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 20, 2012
A Few Words About Joe Paterno Joe Paterno was a rare individual. In his 61 years at Penn State he built what a mountain of money never could have -- a vibrant, vital institution, that was as respected and loved as JoePa himself.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Top 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Isn't POTUS Say what you want about Hillary Clinton -- love her, hate her, or apply any other emotion you like -- she won the presidential popular election by three million votes. In a real democracy that means she wins. Open and shut. Hillary Clinton, based on the votes cast by the American people on November 8, 2016, should be President of the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Thank You Dennis Rodman By continuing to keep North Korea isolated we maintain a military foothold in Asia, but we also invite the instability we often cite as the rationale for continuing the very same conflict. It is time to re-engage North Korea and allow a pathway to Korean reunification. The world would undoubtedly be safer for it.
Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford debate on Oct. 22, 1976, in Williamsburg, Va. (photo:, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Corporate Media Gets Behind Romney, Big Time Part of the problem with the influence of money in elections is that all players in the game are affected by it, the corporate media included. Presidential elections are big money. Ratings, readership and advertising rates all soar, particularly when the game is close in the fourth quarter. But not if it's a blowout.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 29, 2011
Remember What They Did In Oakland Like all revolutionary political movements the Occupy Movement is a spontaneous eruption. It was not scripted or planned in advance. It is rather, the stifled voice of the oppressed, silent no more. Obama, during his campaign for the US presidency, promised that his time in office would mark a time of "change." It's a promise that may yet be fulfilled, whether he likes it or not.
Bill De Blasio Sworn In As New Mayor Of New York City, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 28, 2014
Bill de Blasio: Victim of NYPD Abuse What is really behind the well planned attacks on de Blasio and the long standing resistance to change within the department is a desire on the part of the NYPD old guard to maintain their power structure. The well choreographed insult to de Blasio at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos was not only an insult to the mayor, but to the dignity of the people of the city of New York.
Exxon Mobil tar sands oil spill., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2014
Mary Landrieu v. Planet Earth Somehow, some Democrats have concluded that the best way to save Mary Landrieu's Senate seat is to embrace the Keystone Pipeline. It's a notion that is so mind-boggling on so many levels that the sheer enormity of the folly, in a perverse way, makes it difficult to grasp.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 5, 2020
Why Is Joe Biden Even Still in This Race? The ultimate political retread, a guy on his third run for the Democratic nomination after the first two failed decades ago, is leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on the backs of African American voters, mostly in former slave-states 20 years into the twenty-first century. How can this be?
ALAN DERSHOWITZ: .Dangerous to try to psychoanalyze a president., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 2, 2020
An Acquittal of Donald Trump Is By No Means a Certainty A question is often asked of Senate pundits: How many Republican senators would vote to convict Donald Trump if it were a secret vote? The answer is, invariably, more than enough to remove him from office.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 27, 2011
Post bin Laden America We are now an America that rationalizes and debates the merits of torture. From the talk shows to the floor of congress -- that, which for 150 years has been unspeakable conduct for an American government, now has openly shameless defenders. It's Osama's America now.
Jill Stein, From FlickrPhotos
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Jill Stein? Sanders, a well noted Socialist running within the Democratic Party structure and vowing not to go rogue with an independent campaign should he fail to gain the Democratic nomination, garnered more progressive Democratic support than all Green Party presidential candidates combined. He did it and is still doing it without demonizing anyone.
This undated photo released by the U.S. Army on June 4, 2013 shows a noose made from a bedsheet by Pfc. Bradley Manning while he was detained in Kuwait shortly after his arrest in 2010. (photo: U.S. Army/AP), From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 9, 2013
Our Media Access Action in the Manning Case What makes media access so central to the Manning case is that -- at its core -- the Manning case itself is a media access case. What Julian Assange did and what Bradley Manning is accused of doing is to bring evidence of war crimes into the light of day. That is the type of journalism the US is literally dying for. It is oxygen for a democracy on life support.
Scott Galindez speaking to a group of activists in Philadelphia during the 2016 Democratic National Convention., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Scott Galindez, Peace Activist, Teacher, Dead at 52 Scott's final issue before his death was single payer healthcare. Healthcare for every American. On par with all economically developed countries in the world. Scott did not live to see it in his lifetime. But what he did see was that the potential is real. As our colleague, friend, and contributor Bill Simpich said, "Scott, Rest in Power."
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 20, 2020
Biden Endorsement on Hold The draconian steps to which the Democratic Party and their major media benefactors went to defeat the Sanders campaign raise deep fundamental, political, social, and constitutional concerns.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 26, 2010
Mr. President: Welcome Their Hatred Your record for achievement in the White House is, frankly, not bad; in fact better by far than you are given credit for. Healthcare reform alone, however modest, was an historic accomplishment, you have won a Nobel Peace Prize, engineered the badly needed stimulus package, and quite a bit more. You have been productive.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
Reload It is quite likely the American people will respect the efforts of Congressional Democrats even more if the Democrats stand on principle rather than allowing polling numbers to dictate their strategy.
Philando Castile Verdict, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 30, 2017
A Jury in Minneapolis Has Blood on Its Hands When juries ignore evidence because the defendant is a police officer, the killing accelerates. As that happens, communities become far more dangerous for residents and law enforcement personnel alike. It's time for American juries to stop being extensions of the police.
Barack Obama, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 10, 2014
Obama and the (Disenchanted) Base It became apparent early in Obama's tenure that "change" had still not come. While Obama campaigned on on a promise to challenge the status quo, his actions portrayed a man desperately seeking compromise, and thus his presidency is viewed -- by his supporters -- as compromised.
12/20/14 - Police officers look on near the scene where NYPD patrolman were killed ay a gunman., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 21, 2014
Stop the Killing If the public sees the police as adversarial -- and to an unprecedented extent they do -- then that absolutely affects officer safety. When the justice system refuses to hold the police criminally accountable that does not make police safer. To the contrary, it places police officers in greater danger.
Pro-Western demonstrators sit after being overpowered by pro-Russia demonstrators after clashes at the local administration building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Road From Baghdad to Crimea The US, the EU, and their press oracles should have more carefully considered the direct impact of Ukrainian destabilization on Moscow. Left with no choice but to act, Putin will most certainly act. When the Russian Federation decides to invade a sovereign nation on the other side of the planet as the US did in Iraq, then the current dire rhetoric we are hearing might be justified.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 5, 2017
Terrorism and Authoritarianism Ash writes: If aspiring right-wing authoritarians have nothing else to offer citizens of the countries they hope to lead, they always have fear of terror.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2011
Anarchy V. Non-Violence, The Movement Is Tested The Occupy Movement is not just the Oakland encampment. It is a world-wide movement of dedicated activists working in a very focused way to effect change. The broad-based support that the Occupy actions enjoy is based on their level of achievement and the manner in which the demonstrations and encampments conduct themselves.
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, children Dylan and Ronan, circa late 80's., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Knox and Farrow Stories On the Dylan Farrow statement, a story incidentally widely commented on by a number of progressive sites including Mother Jones and The Nation, our decision was largely derivative of the original decision by Nicholas Kristof and the New York Times editors to run the piece. Once it was out there, it was out there.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 17, 2019
For Trump, It's the White House or the Big House Donald Trump is effectively trapped in the Oval Office. If he leaves the presidency, either by impeachment-mandated removal or resignation, he will be subject to prosecution and based on the evidence, likely conviction.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Netanyahu's Strategy: Divide and Conquer In accepting an offer to address the U.S. Congress, exclusively at the behest of Republican lawmakers, Netanyahu serves short-term Republican political interests and short-term Israeli right-wing interests, but risks a backlash that could destabilize U.S.-Israel relations permanently. This is Netanyahu following the Bush Doctrine: tactics over statesmanship.
Garrison Keillor fired over inappropriate behavior, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio Owes Its Public an Accounting Garrison Keillor is one of the most beloved and respected storytellers of our time. A statesman for reason in a time of unreason. His work touched the lives of millions in a decent and meaningful way. None of that excuses sexual harassment in the workplace or anywhere else. MPR owes it to its public, to supporters, and to the nation to make clear their reasons for publicly shaming and dismissing this man.
Cudell Rec Center, Cleveland: A makeshift memorial marks the place where Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2015
Loretta Lynch Plays It Safe in Charleston The Obama presidential era has been marked by a number of very significant, high-profile police killings. Most, but not all, killings of African Americans. In many of the cases, there has been no lack of evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the police officers involved. What has been lacking is a will to prosecute by the Department of Justice.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2012
Mr. President: Call Off Benjamin Netanyahu An urgent message to President Obama -- he must listen to the Middle East peacemakers, rather than the war makers. Time is of the essence.
Stanford Professor Pamela Karlan, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Thinking Outside the Box on Impeachment The constitutional experts who testified as to the appropriateness of impeachment at this moment in US history found that impeachment was clearly warranted. In fact, urgently.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 17, 2020
Sanders Gives the Democrats Legitimacy Sanders represents the best, most valuable, and rarest kind of political power through social relevance. He offers a rare opportunity for the Democratic Party to gain historic ground. This is one wave Democratic leadership can and should ride.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in President Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2019
What if Roberts Holds Out? Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on record saying he has no intention of facilitating anything resembling a fair trial of the impeachment charges against Donald Trump.
Obamacare is a step in the right direction. , From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2013
Fight for Obamacare ACA in its current form is cumbersome, technically challenged, and overly kind to an outrageously corrupt American health care industry. It does, however, do two very important things: It provides an architecture for better, fairer health care for many more Americans, and perhaps more importantly, it opens a forbidden door.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Thank You Scott Walker I wonder if you have given any thought to the Republican families who will be affected by your plans -- should they ever be enacted. Sure, some will be duped into believing that a movement bought and paid for by David and Charles Koch will care when your plan pulls wages and benefits out from under their Republican families right along with Democratic families.
Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Pardoning Trump for Obstruction Would Be a Big Mistake House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly adamant that the case for impeachment should be focused solely on issues related to Ukraine-gate. There are however voices in Democratic leadership that are arguing for articles that would include the acts of obstruction in the Mueller Report. Additional consideration is being given to violations of the Emoluments Clause.
Trump, Putin Morph Into Same Person On Time Magazine Cover For the second month in a row., From YouTubeVideos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 22, 2018
15 Months Ago, I Asked if the President Was a Russian Puppet Money seems to have been flowing for years from Russian sources into Trump enterprises. Press reports have documented a number of interactions the Special Counsel investigation might be looking into. One thing Mueller's team is very good at is following the money. Smart money says it leads to a place of Putin's control.
Americans fighting Americans at Berkeley California over the presidency of Donald Trump., From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
Will Trump Relinquish Power? Trump has everything to gain by remaining in office and everything to lose by leaving office. This is not a guy who has any intention of going quietly into that good night. Eviction will not be pretty, but it will be necessary.
Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Making the Rule of Law a Reality Show Trump's conduct in the Ukrainian affair, as in the other impeachable instances, is patently illegal. He is a clear and present danger to US and global security. If the public now sees that through the lens of Ukraine-gate, then so be it. Public awareness of the scope of the Trump threat is long overdue.
Oil under pressure after Gulf of Oman attacks on two oil tankers, From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 15, 2019
Were the Gulf Tanker Strikes a Saudi-Run Operation? Oddly, Trump seems somewhat reluctant to engage Iran militarily. He seems to think he can create the conditions and set the stage for war with Iran and control the factors that might lead to war without going to war. It is a dangerous game that could lead to catastrophic consequences.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 29, 2016
Will Obama Surrender the Supreme Court to Trump? On January 3, 2017, a very important window will open. All constitutional experts agree that President Obama has the power to appoint a justice of his choosing and fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, without a Senate confirmation hearing. On that day, and that day alone. It is the American people whose best interests Obama is sworn to act upon.
Robert Mueller and Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 29, 2018
It Will Soon Be Trump's Time in the Barrel It's likely that since Mueller has made the call to move ahead with an interview of a sitting president, he is in possession of evidence that implicates Trump personally and criminally. It is legally, constitutionally, and historically an extraordinary step. Mueller would not go there unless he already had solid evidence in hand. The evidence being the key.
Barack Obama and John Boehner., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2015
TPP: Back to the Ramparts The real purpose of TAA is to provide political cover to Democrats who sell out their voters and workers in their home districts. It gives them something they can hold aloft as proof that they got a concession for American workers. In fact, it's a fig leaf to make selling out somewhat safer. It's also something the commercial press can use in selling the package to the American public.
The Tumen River - Border between North Korea and China, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 13, 2017
Nuking North Korea Is Going to Be Tricky Sandwiched between two superpowers, China and Russia, and little more than 500 miles from the coast of Japan, North Korea's space on Earth is intricately woven into the fabric of one of the most influential regions in the world. So then, how many nuclear warheads is it intelligent for the US to drop on what is effectively China's doorstep? On Japan's doorstep? On Russia's?
Hillary Clinton, From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2016
Can Clinton Ignore the Base and Defeat Trump? Right now Hillary Clinton's message is, "I'm a woman and you need to fear Trump." There is absolutely no indication whatsoever that it's inspiring Democratic and Progressive voters to any noteworthy degree. When Bernie Sanders took the stage, he said what every American wanted to hear: "Enough is enough, we need to clean this mess up."
9/11 Memorial, New York City., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 11, 2014
Prosecute If we legitimize torture by pardoning it, we normalize it and the affront it represents to the rule of law. That is tantamount to lawlessness itself -- the abyss we now look into. While we are still a nation of laws, if we are -- we must prosecute the lawless, whoever they may be. Anything less invites disaster.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2011
The Mindlessness There must be full disclosure by the Department of Defense. All of the troops involved, along with their commanders, must be subject to legal prosecution, including whoever approved the subsequent airstrike on the home, and anyone who had knowledge of the killings but did not report them.
Progressive Showdown: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Progressive Masquerading The easiest and most reliable way to predict what political leaders will do in the future is to carefully consider what they have done in the past. Sanders and Warren have by far the most verifiable and dependable progressive credentials in the Democratic nominating race. Sanders's platform from 2016 was so effective, in fact, that most of the Democratic contenders have adopted his positions entirely or in part.
Jeffrey and Holly Sterling honeymooning on the beach in Jamica, June 2007., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Say a Prayer for Jeffrey Sterling Nothing is more sacred or essential to a democracy than transparency. It is not enough to protect society, if that society must sacrifice its values and freedom for those protections. Jeffrey Sterling is in prison because he tried to shed light on questionable government practices.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick greets fans. His recent protests have garnered accolades from community leaders., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2016
It's Actually Much Worse Than Kaepernick Says It Is Don't be convinced for a moment that the young athletes now "standing up by kneeling down" are making too much of this. It's not as bad as they say it is, it's much worse. The next time you watch a major sporting event, remember to cheer for the players with renewed respect. They've earned it.
Gaza is reduced to rubble, From ImagesAttr
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Hamas Is Not the Problem or the Solution The emerging images of Gaza reduced once more to rubble by the Israeli military make clear that the civilian infrastructure has been directly targeted. Such destruction of civilian targets is collective punishment and without a doubt a violation of international law and the Geneva Conventions.
President Barack Obama attends the memorial service in Tucson, Arizona for victims of the shooting there. 01/12/11. (photo: Getty Images), From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2012
Obama Is the Wiser Path Obama is by orders of magnitude more likely to recognize and respect change when confronted with it than Romney would ever be. He is not the progressive lion we dreamed he would be, but he still stands. We must construct a strategy for grass-roots change around the better man. Barack Obama is clearly that.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 12, 2018
To Trust or Not to Trust the FBI -- a Question Trump doesn't want to destroy the FBI, the CIA or the NSA -- he wants to convert them, for his own personal use. Trump actually believes that Putin has the right idea. He sees the total, personal control that Putin has over Russia, its economy, and its resources and asks, "Why not?"
Defeating Trump is critical to save democracy, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 12, 2019
Defeating Trump The harm Trump is doing to the country from the Oval Office under the cloak of the presidency is all but incomprehensible. The indelible mark of disgrace he is branding on the country's soul and honor will not be washed away for generations.
Minneapolis No Stranger To Protests Against Police Violence, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Four Corner Posts of Police Violence Two things the police do not want pointed at them are guns and cameras. Guns pose a lethal threat, so that's understandable. Cameras, however, pose a different threat that police fear -- a legal threat
Joe Biden, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 1, 2020
Joe Biden Finally Wins a Primary ... in the Heart of Dixie Biden has had little success in Democratic strongholds thus far, but South Carolina held the promise of a revival with its old-school southern perspectives and contempt for northern intellectualism. South Carolina might matter to the Democrats in a presidential election year if it were not dead-red and there were no plausible scenario in which it might be in play in November's general election.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Weiner Dilemma It's particularly galling that Weiner would be dragged into this media frenzy by Andrew Breitbart, a creature of such low moral character that a common alley rat would appear noble in comparison. Anthony Weiner's professional work, on the other hand, is steeped in dedication to principle and devotion to good cause.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2012
How Stupid Is Benjamin Netanyahu? Netanyahu has been just as open about his desire to use military force to derail Iran's nuclear development program as he has been about his displeasure that Obama isn't following his lead. Far from guarded in his words and actions, Netanyahu is making a bit of a spectacle of his displeasure. One tack has been a not too subtle campaign of lobbying the administration's opponents in both houses of Congress.
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Obama's Courageous Stand on Foreclosure President Obama today made good his pledge to use the power of the Oval Office to help American homeowners. Obama refused to sign legislation specifically crafted to protect lenders involved in record numbers of home foreclosures, and stymie efforts by homeowners and their attorneys to challenge documents in those foreclosure actions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 2, 2014
You Can't Do It Without Your Base, Mr. President To effect change you need a groundswell of popular support. You are trying to achieve the level of support you need essentially with marketing. Marketing won't win hearts and minds. Truth and justice will. Throw away the prepared speech, forget about accommodating those sworn to stopping you, and do what you were elected to do, or at least try. You will have plenty of support and so will your party.
Trump secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson appears with Russian president Vladimir Putin., From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 9, 2017
The Reports of Russian Election Interference Are Absolutely Serious The Democrats are not blaming the Russians or anyone else. The Democrats are hiding beneath their beds and saying nothing. The Democrats are not challenging anything. If the Russians intervened to help Donald Trump, then the Russians and Donald Trump are to blame for that. Not the Democratic Party.
Nancy Pelosi, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2020
Madam Speaker, I Rise in Support of Withholding the Articles The American people want precisely what you are negotiating for -- open, public testimony from administration officials with direct, firsthand knowledge of the events for which the president has been impeached. They are surely entitled to have it.
Eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonso of Yalambojoch, Guatemala, one of 7 children to die in U.S. custody of border security., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 5, 2019
Shock and Outrage Are Not Enough, Action Is Required There are human rights atrocities being committed on US soil by US officials. Not only are there children in cages, they are being left in those cages with little food, water, hygiene or medical attention. Seven children are now dead and in all likelihood more will be.
Relatives of Palestinian boy Faris Basyoni, who was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 20, 2014
Statehood for Palestine The rights of the Palestinian people have repeatedly been trampled upon by the state of Israel. It is by every measure a human rights disaster. It is important to remember that there is an Israeli Left. The Israeli Left is largely ignored by the world. They should not be. This is the internal opposition and the place where change, on the Israeli side, is most likely to come from.
Bernie Sanders greets supporters at the University of Washington's Hec Edmundson Pavilion., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders Has Already Won Apathy is where corruption grows. Apathy is so valuable to the corrupt that they manufacture it and control the production of it. This is where infotainment and mass broadcasting play such an important role. The trick is to keep the population huddled beneath their security blankets, rather than pounding on doors and demanding justice.
Senator Bernie Sanders, rising democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and James Thompson, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 13, 2019
When Bernie Met Sandy Appearing on "The Beat" with MSNBC's Ari Melber, comedian Liza Treyger seemed to encapsulate the logic of the "women hate Sanders" meme, saying Sanders was "disheveled, unlikable and pushy." She went on to say, "Everyone's really excited for young female candidates, especially women of color, and we need men to get as excited about women as women are."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2010
I Still Like Obama What I like about Obama is that I get the sense that he would like to, for lack of a better word, change things. The missing link here is what kind of pressure is Obama facing behind closed doors? Even in the public realm we're seeing unprecedented resistance to Obama's attempts at reform, from conservative Republicans and Democrats alike.
Will Al Franken reverse his decision to resign?, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Senator Franken, Do Not Resign (An Open Letter) It is ironic indeed that you have come under intense pressure to resign while the president and Republican members of Congress rallied around Roy Moore, turning a conveniently blind eye to the mind-boggling implications that would have resulted from caucusing with a known child predator.
Poppies standing guard over Flanders Field, Belgium. A contemporary view., From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 27, 2019
These Stupid Wars Endless, stupid wars, at the risk of redundancy, depend on the endless, stupid logic of endless, stupid wars. It makes good sense to memorialize sacrifice. But to channel that memorialization into an endorsement of more endless, stupid wars is an affront to those who actually have paid the price.
Nancy Pelosi's expressions during Trump's State of the Union speech were priceless., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 17, 2019
Pelosi's Impeachment Stance Makes a Mockery of Everything What makes Speaker Pelosi's position on impeachment so pervasively detrimental is that she is saying, in effect, "We don't want to know ... because even if we do know we won't do anything anyway." Where is the incentive to make public the evidence of illegal conduct on the part of Donald Trump?
Michael Cohen testimony of truth to the House Oversight Committee, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2019
I Love Watching Republicans Suffer Watching the Republicans in lockstep one after another flailing at Cohen's credibility (as though that will even be an issue in dependent cases, which will without any doubt ultimately be decided by documentary evidence) was almost painful. Almost.
Former Vice President Biden campaigns in New Hampshire, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 6, 2019
Pragmatism Won't Win the Presidency You are hard pressed to cite a single instance of voters putting a candidate in the Oval Office as a matter of pragmatism. You can rest assured that the issues hurled on the kitchen table across America by Donald Trump will be raw red meat, and unless the Democratic base gets equally inspired, their candidate will likely be dead meat.
With the outcome of the Iowa Caucuses still in doubt, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a brief motivational speech before heading to the Airport., From ImagesAttr
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dear Hillary, Do You Really Believe You Are "a Progressive?" You can't take millions upon millions of dollars in campaign financing and personal speaking fees from Wall Street institutions and ever hope to seriously challenge the corruption killing the nation. Preventing that sort of conduct by public officials is the very point of progressive politics. You may believe that there is no quid pro quo, but your investors absolutely do, and they fully intend to hold you to your obligations.
GEORGE WALLACE 1968 booster plate, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2017
The Future Without John Birch When Gephardt handed Gingrich the gavel, major media political pundits called it a "Republican revolution" and a backlash against First Lady Hillary Clinton's attempts at healthcare reform. In reality it was the embodiment of Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy. White southern segregationist voters were shifting their allegiance away from the Democratic Party and toward the Republican Party.
Donald Trump breaks with allies over Iran nuclear agreement, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
Will the US Go to War to Save Trump's Presidency? Without question, if Donald Trump leads the U.S. to war against Iran it will be to save his presidency and in all likelihood his skin. The more important question is: knowing what we know now, will the American people and the military follow?
Replacement NFL referee Richard Simmons breaks up an altercation between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers after the game. (photo: Steven Bisig/US Presswire), From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Walker's Dream Is Packers' Nightmare There is no strike, the NFL referees are not striking. The NFL players did not strike last year, and NBA players didn't either. All three conflicts were, "lockouts" orchestrated by the team owners. The owners decided they did not like the contracts they had signed, simply tore them up and locked the door.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 2, 2020
Let's Talk About Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Team Player Bernie Sanders is an Independent who defines himself as a Socialist. But his interaction with the Democrats has been almost categorically cooperative and supportive. Sanders gets behind nearly every important Democratic initiative.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifying on Capital Hill. (photo: Getty Images), From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 30, 2013
4 Questions for Candidate Clinton Former President Jimmy Carter said recently, "America has no functioning democracy." Recent revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leave little doubt that Carter's view was trenchant, perhaps even understated. At issue is the power of the American security-industrial complex.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 12, 2013
Obama Seems to Be Managing on Syria It would appear that by engaging Congress and humoring the Russians, Obama aspires to make the best of a bad situation. Clearly he is again hearing the arguments for military intervention from close confidants, of which John Kerry is at this moment the most visible.
Joe Biden for President, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2020
The Biden Conundrum The problem is corruption. It is the stage on which Trump stands. You can rid the nation of Trump by removing him from office, but without systemic change, you cannot eliminate the conditions that brought him to power and allow him to remain in power.
U.S. drone strike complicates global outlook, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Of Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Monsters Iranian general Qassem Suleimani was without any question revered by Iranians. They embraced not only his military accomplishments but his vision.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2011
A Witness To The Violence In Oakland Yesterday the police, the city fathers and the commercial media saw Oakland and made their decisions based on that. But they did not see the movement within its "world-wide" context. This is big ... very big, and spreading rapidly across the United States and around the world. And there is no indication that police violence can stop it.
MSNBC's Steve Kornacki imparts polling wisdom to the viewers in the run-up to the 2018 Midterm elections., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Strategy of the Democratic Right Is Divide and Conquer the Left Sanders and Warren are true progressive candidates. However, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, and a host of the other candidates appeal to progressive-leaning Democratic voters well enough to keep what should be a progressive majority safely marginalized.
Graves of America's war dead at Arlington, 06/15/07., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 25, 2014
Arlington Memorial Day is not about the glorification of war. It is about the sacrifice of human beings who believed and believe that their sacrifice will bring about good. Arlington National Cemetery is not the only place where American veterans are laid to rest, but it is certainly the symbol of burial with honor for those who have served.
Russian Election Interference Investigation House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA), From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2017
The Steele Dossier Is a Red Herring For the U.S. mainstream media, the dossier is a guaranteed ratings booster, so they are along for the ride. Another profitable distraction from far more important but less popular stories. One example would be the ongoing effort by Donald Trump to provoke war, perhaps nuclear, with North Korea. Another would be the utter abandonment of the people of Puerto Rico.
Michael Bloomberg may run for president., From YouTubeVideos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Oligarch Awakens: Act I Ash writes: "Act One: Michael Bloomberg seated in a large costly-looking chair. Hillary Clinton sitting before him in a slightly smaller and lower but still expensive-looking chair. Michael Bloomberg speaks as the play begins."
What Robert Mueller brings to the Russia probe, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mueller Alone Cannot Save the Country We must take upon ourselves personal responsibility for the removal of Donald Trump and his entourage from power by all lawful means and with great urgency. We must remember that Trump's rise to power was largely fueled by U.S.-based cable and commercial news -- the same oracles who today assume ownership of prosecuting the charges against their own creation.
Senator Joe Manchin, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2021
The Last Dixiecrat There is a fear that, if confronted, Manchin could walk across the aisle and hand control of the Senate to the Republicans and Mitch McConnell. What the Democrats should fear in reality is that he already has.
GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Pulled Out A Gun At A Campaign Rally, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2017
A Bandaid on a Bullet Wound Public pressure on lawmakers would quickly and surely restore the ban. Now IS the time. Steven Paddock shot 500 people in 12 minutes. This is a clarion call to defend the nation from an immediate and growing threat. The country must act to restore order, even if the lawmakers and the courts lack the courage.
In this scene from the movie, No Country for Old Men Llewelyn (Josh Brolin) finds the drug money and makes the decision to keep it., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 16, 2017
No Country for Old Republicans Putin's Godfatherly embrace of Trump, his family, and his wide circle of supporters constitutes a right-here, right-now, live, active national security threat to the United States. This is a smash and grab of our republic underway in full view.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2019
Somebody Haul Nancy Pelosi Out From Under the Bed Robert Mueller is trying to handle this like a pro. He is conspicuously understated and remarkably measured in his presentation, given the tectonic portent of his report. Nonetheless, in substance his statement yesterday could not have been more unequivocal. This is not a "punt" to Congress, it's a hand delivery. With emphasis.
Biden vs. Trump: Who will win in November?, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Coming Tightening of the Presidential Race US media tampering with the election process is no better or more acceptable than interference by a foreign government. It just replaces one motive with another, a profit motive instead of a global strategic advantage.
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Obama's Words Last night's 2012 State of the Union address was most significant in that President Obama was kind enough to send fairly clear signals about where he intends to go. We have a road map. So that's a start.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2017
Behold the Real Putin and the Real Danger Why would veteran high-ranking Russian intelligence officials risk their lives to reveal to American and western investigators the role of Russian operatives in the hacking of the U.S. presidential election? The answer may be that opposition factions in Russia are as opposed to the Putin-Trump alliance as American opposition factions are to the Trump-Putin alliance.
Democrats Like Beto O'Rourke Could Remake the Party, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 17, 2018
So It Turns Out Pushing the Democrats Does Make Them Stronger The Democratic party is moving again, but it wasn't easy. It took a major insurgency by Bernie Sanders, inspired grassroots activists, and the worst, most offensive, most outrageously unethical and illegal president in U.S. history to get them their wave. To their credit, it's a wave they are managing to ride.
Special Council and former FBI director Robert S. Mueller, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 14, 2017
What's to Be Done About Trump? The threshold for evidence that would lead to indictment and/or impeachment has long since been exceeded. The remaining hurdles are political, not legal. We're there, and really have been for months. The irrefutable evidence in the public domain alone is overwhelming.
True friends., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2017
Of Cold Wars and Energy Procurement The actual business Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are discussing: how to control the resources from point of origin all the way to market. Enter the hands-on expert, Exxon's Rex Tillerson. Not only has Tillerson spent his career in the control and transfer of oil globally, his specialty has been working with the very receptive Putin regime.
Sanders and Clinton square-off in New Hampshire., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2015
Eight More Years of Plutocracy Hillary shows all the classic characteristics of a plutocratic enabler. She's a dedicated corporatist and a devout global imperialist. She really believes that we can lead the world by achieving military victory in the Iraqi-Syrian Frontier despite all evidence to the contrary. The Wizard of Oz was on TNT at the same time as the ABC debate. It was by comparison "reality TV."
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2013
What Snowden Said Fairly quickly the commercial press is going to turn the NSA domestic spying story into a fox-hunt for Edward Snowden. A very public high-speed chase will serve to paint Snowden as a criminal and, of equal or greater value, divert attention from what Snowden exposed.
Immigrant detention center in Texas, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Courts Must Allow Aid Workers Access to the Children in Detention at the Border Legal aid groups litigating on behalf of those detained by U.S. Customs & Border Patrol and ICE must press the courts for access to all of the facilities by human rights and relief workers on an exigent basis. What has already been clearly documented is a pattern of human rights and child abuse so pervasive that it has led to at least six child mortalities under the government's well-documented negligent care.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Obama at G-8 summit. (photo: Getty Images), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tossing Angela a Fig Leaf What is needed is a substantive change in course. It's not enough that our allies cooperate with us, we must also cooperate with them. The US must adhere to a code of ethics that other nations have confidence in. Yes, it is a complicated and adversarial world, but betraying the trust of all nations makes it no safer.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, From GoogleImages
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A Constitutional Crisis Is Brewing Many in Washington are very uneasy with Donald Trump's irreverent and unorthodox style. Nothing Trump has done in assembling his cabinet has eased those concerns. Trump's picks are the most deeply conflicted ever considered for positions within an administration. That, coupled with unprecedented opposition to Trump by leaders of his own party, has set the stage for a confrontation that appears to be taking shape.
Mitch McConnell, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Did Mitch McConnell Just Jump the Shark? As bad as this healthcare bill now before the nation is, we really shouldn't be surprised. It's a vivid expression of who Republican members of Congress really are at their core, collectively. It is as revolting as it is revealing. So bad, in fact, that some of the Republican soldiers ordered to facilitate the killing, literally, of millions of low-income Americans are refusing to carry out those orders.
Impeach Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 22, 2019
Top Three Reasons to Impeach Donald Trump Impeachment is on the table because Donald Trump is facing the most serious allegations and charges ever leveled against an American president. If the Democrats fail to act, fail to use the powers expressly granted them by the very voters they hope to sway in next year's elections, they will be confirming the worst fears of their supporters and validating the sharpest attacks of their critics.
Coronavirus detail., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Behold the Beauty and Savagery of Nature The coronavirus is now unleashed upon mankind. Nature's methods of maintaining critical, life-sustaining balance are not subtle or even necessarily gradual. When things change, they can change with breathtaking speed.
John Bolton, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2019
There Is No Threat From Iran The aggression and threat to peace are entirely of US origin. The provocation is US provocation, and it is intended to set the stage for a US military operation that is unwise, unnecessary, and will likely lead to a situation worse by orders of magnitude than the US war on Iraq that continues to this day, more than 16 years after the US started it.
From Hillary Clinton, From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2016
Who's Afraid of Hillary Clinton? Step one to commandeering Hillary Clinton's presidency will be to drive a wedge between her and not just the overlords of Wall Street but the entire ideology of Wall Street. She has to think and act independently of Wall Street. Hillary Clinton is not just going to wake up on the morning of January 21st and decide that progressive policies are really the best after all. But she can be made to act.
Duante Wright protest, Brooklyn Center MN April 11, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 12, 2021
The Daunte Wright Shooting Is Going to Be a Problem Police in the Minneapolis area have killed another young black man, and the justification given so far is -- again -- no justification at all.
From Five officers shot dead, seven others hurt in Dallas shootings, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2016
Americans Are Troubled, Mr. President, but Attorney General Lynch Still Does Nothing Attorney General Lynch is the best-positioned person in the nation to confront excessive police violence. As the head of the Department of Justice she has more powerful tools at her disposal than any other law enforcement officer in the nation. But she will not use the power that she has.
November 9, 1987, the White House Residence, then Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Anthony Kennedy auditions before President Ronald Reagan for a job on the Supreme Court., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2018
Anthony Kennedy, a Swing-Vote, Seriously? What is all this incoherent babble about Justice Anthony Kennedy being a "swing-vote" on the Supreme Court? I don't know which Anthony Kennedy they are talking about, but the Justice Anthony Kennedy I've been watching for decades is as reliably conservative a vote as has ever sat on the court.
Children inside a Texas Border Patrol detention center, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2018
Anarchy Is Not Progress One of the benefits of peace is social progress. A society not at war can more easily progress. Donald Trump, his enablers, and his dependents, both declared and undeclared, see a war on US governance as necessary. It is an anarchic concept. A lot can go wrong. A lot has already gone wrong. Progressive social achievement flourishes in a climate of peace. Visualize peace and progress.
Farewell US troops, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 16, 2021
Never Say the Occupation of Afghanistan Was a Mistake The United States had every imaginable opportunity to know better than to attempt to occupy Afghanistan. The attacks of September 11th, 2001, created a profound impetus for the United States to act decisively to defend the country. However, invading and occupying Afghanistan was a clear and obvious strategic blunder to anyone who wanted to know.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2018
The Curious Ongoing Impeachment Sermon Donald Trump is not under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for an affair with an intern, and Bill Clinton never should have been. Donald Trump is under investigation for conspiring with agents of Russia to sway the presidential election in his favor and for executing the will of Russian president Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office.
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2021
Will Biden and the Democrats Allow Medicare to Expand? The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inadequacies of the for-profit health-care system's ability to address the public good, particularly in times of crisis. It was never designed to provide for the public good. It was designed to earn profits for health-care corporations.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 16, 2021
13 Years Old, Hands Up, Dead Forever A white Chicago police officer identified as 34-year-old Eric Stillman pursued Adam Toledo. Stillman, an armed forces veteran, believed he was chasing an armed suspect.
COVID-19: U.S. deaths pass 100,000., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The Coast IS NOT Clear In little more than 100 days, the death toll is over 100,000. That's one hundred thousand Americans killed by this virus on American soil in less than four months. It is a staggering figure, historic in its proportions. It may be only the beginning.
From Donald Trump, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 17, 2016
Can the Electoral College Accept Foreign Influence? Should Donald Trump be denied an Electoral College victory, he is not disqualified from becoming president, it simply remands the matter to the House of Representatives. House members certainly have both public and classified avenues to discovery of the facts. Something the electors do not have.
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia gives Obama the greatest test of his presidency., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2016
Now Comes the True Test of Obama's Presidency and Legacy Without any doubt Senate Republicans will seek to thwart Obama's efforts to appoint a third Supreme Court Justice during his tenure. In essence, Republican leaders have said to Obama, almost unanimously, "Don't go there." Obama replied without hesitation, "I am going there." The stage is set for the biggest, most significant showdown between a U.S. president and an opposition party in decades.
Poster, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 11, 2016
I Blame the Police It's important to read between the lines, trying to understand why U.S. police are the only police in the world who have to resort to killing so often. The key question in each case is, "Was this the only way?" The answer in the vast majority of cases is no, another way could have been found. Even if it meant temporarily backing off. Something U.S. police are rarely trained to do. It's the training that leads to the killing.
Trump-Chief Justice Spat, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 26, 2018
Dear John Roberts: On the Politicization of the Court Donald Trump has an uncanny knack for understanding what people are feeling and repackaging those sentiments in oratory for his own personal gain. No, he is not the only one who has concerns about the appearance of politicization within the courts. His transgression is that he seeks to convert such sentiment to personal advantage.
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Is the Country in Danger? Donald Trump has spent his entire life being very, very sure that he is in total control of events around him and impervious to failure. But that's not what his CV says. A closer look at Trump's less than exemplary past includes an alarming history of train wrecks that he walks away from, but others do not.
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 26, 2019
A Conclusion Without a Report What does Mueller's report actually say? We are still not permitted to know. Mueller's report is still the same mystery, the same enigma it has been for two years. Congress and the public must be allowed to view the special counsel's report, in its entirety. Not an avowed Trump loyalist's interpretation of the report.
U.S. Special Operations personnel prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2015
Global Domination Not Going Well ISIS will fail. Brutality cannot defeat injustice. ISIS will paint this as a great victory. In fact, gunning down unarmed civilians is only a sign of impotence and desperation. For decades the U.S. has waged the most inept and corrupt wars of domination and greed imaginable to the extent that they would not have been imaginable had the atrocities not actually been committed.
Director James Comey dismisses Trump's wiretap tweets, From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Uncharted Territory Don't make the mistake of believing that yesterday was just another day in Washington. It was anything but. You may think you know who James Comey is or Mike Rogers is, or what the Democrats or Republicans will ultimately do, but it cannot be known at this stage. Normal is off the rails, big time.
Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 30, 2018
You're Really, Really Excited About Joe Biden -- No, Really Sanders' message is resonating with voters in a way that the polls aren't illustrating. Biden may be leading with the pollsters and the corporate media, but Sanders is leading on the issues, material change, and the direction of the debate with the voters.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 11, 2016
Our "Anti-Clinton" Bias (Explained) If you care about progressive issues and meaningful social progress there is no comparison between the two candidates. We do not have an "anti-Clinton bias." We have a commitment to social justice, and progress. It's not about a favorite candidate, it's about a better world. Is that what you believe?
DeRay Mckesson going to jail to stop the madness in Baton Rouge Lousiana., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 15, 2016
No Bernie's Not Going to Be President, Stop Crying There was a surge of energy that carried Bernie and the cause he championed to national prominence. You who supported him were that energy. You have started a revolution. This movement continues to grow despite everything thrown at it. Conduct yourselves with integrity always. Maintain Pete Seeger's "chain of hand on hand." It cannot be broken.
Young Writers Project, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 12, 2018
It Was Progressive Energy That Fueled the Democratic Wave The "new" candidates at the core of the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives were decidedly, dis-proportionally Progressives. Demographically and ideologically the charge was led by women, minorities, and LGBT candidates, the common thread being an ability to convey progressive values successfully to voters in blue, red, and purple districts alike.
FBI's former acting director Andrew McCabe outlines concerns about Trump, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 20, 2019
American Coups If Donald Trump, with all the evidence of wrongdoing on his part in the public record, is legally untouchable as president, then no president can or will ever be held accountable for anything. This is the defining test case on presidential immunity. If Trump can't be brought to justice, then no president will ever be.
From Senator Bernie Sanders was one of many progressive leaders who addressed an energized crowd of demonstr, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 10, 2018
God Hates a Coward, Mr. Schumer The Federalist Society has picked another Supreme Court Nominee. Doing the bidding for the secretive judicial activist group this time is Donald Trump. Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was on a shortlist of potential nominees carefully vetted by the Federalist Society, as were Roberts, Alito, and Gorsuch.
Key Differences Between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Will Sanders and Warren Defeat Each Other? Twenty-plus candidates are officially running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but the policy is being defined by the senators from Vermont and Massachusetts. There are differences and distinctions, to be sure, but the core ideas and the tone are being established by Sanders and Warren.
Peace Dove., From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2016
I Will Vote For the Democratic Nominee From day one, Bernie Sanders has made it absolutely clear that his decision to run as a Democrat was intended to strengthen and unify the Democratic Party, not divide it and destroy it. Sanders, Clinton, and O'Malley, while he was still in the race, explicitly pledged to unify against whoever the Republican candidate might be.
George Floyd Memorial, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Derek Chauvin Really Believes He Did Nothing Wrong Derek Chauvin's demeanor since the moment of his arrest for the killing of George Floyd has been a combination of disbelief, rage, and victimhood.
Hammond Protest in Oregon, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2016
A Very Bad Idea in Oregon The Obama administration's decision in March 2014 to withdraw federal personnel from the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, laid the groundwork for the storming of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, that now unfolds. The folly of that decision was obvious then and the result is all too clear now. The current situation is the direct consequence of inaction at the Bundy Ranch.
President Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Welcome to Progressivism Joe, Get Ready to Fight Things don't change for the better because they should. Good changes come about as a result of determination and perseverance with a little luck thrown in. Stick with it and stay on it, always.
Pete Buttigieg Doesn't Think Bernie Sanders Can Beat Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 26, 2019
Cable News Reports: Bernie Is Toast The around-the-clock fusillade of criticism directed at Bernie Sanders on cable news has switched into overdrive, synchronized precisely (hint, no coincidence) with Joe Biden's announcement of his candidacy for President.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tom Perez: A Good Man in a Bad Situation Perez's assignment is to unify and energize the base without offending the deep-pocketed campaign financiers. While naming Ellison as Deputy Chair was a nice gesture, it does little to loosen the grip on power by the established wing of the party, or to prioritize policy over fundraising.
Will President Trump fire Robert Mueller?, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2018
Espionage Is Not Out of the Question Collusion itself is not specifically a crime under federal statutes, but conspiracy can be -- and that, from what we are now seeing, may well be where Mueller is going. If such cooperation included a willful compromising of U.S. national security in consideration of personal enrichment, say in the form of emoluments, then the station that train ultimately arrives at is Espionage.
Trauma at the Texas-Mexico Border: Families Separated, Children Detained & Residents Fighting Back, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie, Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie There is the glass seen as half empty. What if we cannot yet fully comprehend the human consequence of this sea of lies we are now adrift in? At the U.S.-Mexican border, human rights abuses are occurring on an unimaginable scale. It's not me, it's not my family, but it is a great disgrace to our nation undertaken in our name.
Paper Tiger, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2021
Did Biden Throw the $15 Minimum Wage Under the Bus? There are a lot of trap doors opening in the Biden White House right now. If you're planning on staying up to speed it would probably be a good idea to read the fine print, carefully. Being better than the Republicans isn't the same as doing what you said you were going to do.
President Barack Obama and White House staff react as the final votes are counted for the passage of the Affordable Care Act, March 21, 2010., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Vindication of President Barack Obama The Republican retreat on the repeal of Obamacare was a vote of no-confidence on the party's leader. Trump's rise to power has given the GOP the power of its fondest dreams, and the baggage of its worst nightmares. What turned back the Republican plot to overthrow the Affordable Care Act was white voters in red districts coming out in historic numbers to say, "Do not take my Obamacare coverage away."
From Donald Trump Hovers &, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2016
The US Corporate Media Owns Donald Trump Trump with his antics parks sheep in front of televisions in herds. That means enormous advertising revenues. It also means that a pathetically self-indulgent, socially abusive, mentally unstable fraud has moved to the brink of becoming President of the United States.
Bernie & Jane Sanders with supporters, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2019
Why Are the NYT and CNN Stoking Gender Warfare on the Left? Buying into gender-based divisiveness at this stage of the process is highly counterproductive for the progressive movement. Neither Sanders nor Warren is new to the American political scene. Both have long track records and resume's. Redefining them at this stage is a tactic for defeating them. They will be challenged for suggesting that the system be changed fundamentally.
Joe_Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2020
Behind Closed Doors, the Old Biden Bashes Progressives During a presidential election cycle, the presidential candidates are expected to pull the down-ballot candidates along by presenting a vision for where the country needs to go and what needs to be done to accomplish it. The candidate whose vision best inspires the voters is most often the winner.
Morton County, North Dakota Sheriff's Deputies paint a stark portrait of policing in America in 2016., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2016
They'll Be Back The local "well-regulated-militias" are only too happy to "enforce the law" that facilitates construction even while ignoring the laws that protect the rights of local residents impacted by the project. So celebrate a important victory. Learn from the failures and successes that defined this great battle and prepare for the next assault. It is surely coming.
01/18/16: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, on health care and other subjects., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Real Argument for Single-Payer Obamacare does nothing to break the death-grip of the for-profit American health care industry on the life-blood of American health care. As long as the point of medicine is profit, it's bad medicine, and the human suffering continues. In fact, rather than challenge the validity of corporate ownership of American health care, the ACA actually codifies it.
Mike Pompeo, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2020
Trump and the Republicans Are Plotting to End the Republic To assume that the system "is strong," and that "Trump has no choice but to resign" and that will suffice, is foolhardy. Donald Trump may well be forced to withdraw from the Oval Office, but make no mistake, he's actively looking for a way to avoid that, and there are plenty of Republican operatives who are aggressively moving to assist
James Comey's memos on Trump meetings released, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2018
James (Dick Tracy) Comey -- What Did You Expect? While Comey seems to lack the political savvy required for the FBI directorship, he clearly believes that the rule of law matters and that it is his duty to uphold it, to this day. He sees an independent role for Justice Department officials as indispensable and strives to meet these expectations in the manner in which he conducts his affairs.
Sen. Ted Cruz, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2015
ISIS and the GOP, Natural Allies Sorry to disappoint those crying for a war against Islam, but the vast majority of those who kill with a gun in the U.S. are angry white men. Like Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio. "White terrorism" in America is a bigger problem by orders of magnitude than ISIS-inspired terrorism. "War" with individuals who cannot even be identified does not, cannot make anyone in the U.S. safer.
From Donald Trump, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Does Trump Have a Mandate? There is no question that Donald Trump assumes the presidency without majority consent. No legitimate argument for a mandate can stem from that. He can only achieve a mandate through unifying action. What will it be: unification and success, or division and failure? The choice is yours, Mr. Trump.
Joe_Biden, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 31, 2020
Attacking Joe Biden the Man Attacking Joe Biden in an even remotely ad hominem way is likely to be counterproductive. Joe Biden's far more responsible approach to dealing with the ongoing coronavirus catastrophe is likely to be well received by the American people and, on the whole, have a badly needed calming effect.
Bruce Sewell, Senior Vice President, for Apple, Inc., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2016
Encryption: The Precedent Is the Voting Rights Act Apple's defenses seem to be coalescing around the First Amendment, and their counter argument is that being asked to author a digital operating system tailored to federal law enforcement's current objectives creates an unreasonable burden.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wayward Son Pragmatism, for it's own sake, appears for Obama to have become a raison d'etre. Gone are the aspirations and sense of purpose that so clearly differentiated him from his presidential campaign rivals. In place of those best intentions there appears an almost manic obsession to be what those in his entourage tell him he should be.
Anti-Trump Protests Turn Violent In US, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 6, 2017
Trump Punks the Media Again The Obama wiretapping story is a pure ruse intended solely to divert the public's attention away from the Russian influence story and bait the media into disseminating the message. The U.S. media must return its attention to the far bigger stories of Russian influence and mass deportation, and the American people must demand it.
Bernie Sanders campaigning in Louisiana., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2016
Can Black Voters Disobey the Democratic Party? Voters, black and white alike, are faced with a stark choice -- the same choice, incidentally, they were faced with in 2008. Does our country urgently need change? In 2008 the voters, black and white alike, said yes. So far in 2016, the tide for change seems even stronger. The Democratic Party bosses, however, are sending a clear signal who they want to be nominated for president in 2016, and it's not the candidate of change.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Make Me a Witness We do torture. We have always tortured. The difference is that now we rationalize it, discuss it in mainstream print, radio and television broadcasts. We live with it, we turn a blind eye to it, and because we cannot face it down we are endlessly tortured by it.
Minute's silence observed in France, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2015
Bush's Mission May Yet Be Accomplished ISIS, like U.S. neocon war planners, understands that polarization can lead to broader conflict. If Islamic nations and factions join the West in the fight against ISIS, they are doomed. But if the West can be baited into a conflict against Islam itself, then full polarization is achieved and ISIS has a chance to unite Islam against what it defines as "the infidels."
Joe Biden, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 2, 2020
Final Report Before the 2020 Election he polling numbers for Joe Biden are excellent heading into election day. Biden is in a very strong position nationally. While the numbers in the critical battleground states are more competitive, Biden still holds a significant and consistent advantage across the board.
Trump -- Enemy of truth and liberty, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2021
Have We Reached Peak Trump Yet? Is Trump destined for a triumphant return to the Oval Office, or has he jumped the shark once too often?
Sen. Orrin Hatch, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Merrick Garland, What's the Point? To those who would argue that Obama had to do this to get a nominee, any nominee, approved: That's absurd. It's not about getting "any nominee" approved. We don't "fight" for approval. We fight for a better, more just nation. Something no one in the nation's capitol has any apparent concern for.
Ted Cruz, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 10, 2015
Jihadi Ted What makes Jihadi John and Jihadi Ted so similar in their methods is their willingness to use human suffering to implement military and social agendas. Ted Cruz is spewing this invective with a purpose that Machiavelli would be proud of. In short, this is all an attempt on the part of Cruz to best his Republican/Tea Party rivals in their race for the GOP nomination. Consequences mean nothing; power, everything.
Storming of the United States Capitol, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
In the Middle of the Rubicon Republicans in Congress would have the country believe that the Constitution will remove Donald Trump on January 20th. But Trump's contempt for the Constitution casts a deep, dark shadow of doubt.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Impeachment Question An impeachment proceeding would originate in the House Judiciary Committee, likely under the guidance of now ranking member Jerrold Nadler and the leading candidate to be named chairman. It would fall to Nadler and the Democratic members of the committee to document the case in preparation for proceeding with impeachment. They are likely to get more interference from the Republican members than participation.
Joe Biden For President 2020 picks Kamala Harris as his running mate., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
Biden Will Rise With the Progressive Tide Joe Biden is no Progressive, but that doesn't mean progress under a Biden administration would be impossible or even unlikely.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 1, 2010
Stop British Petroleum Now This is not just an oil spill or a cleanup - this is a disaster. No different than Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It must be declared a Disaster Area by the Federal Government, and there must be an immediate Emergency Declaration. It is by every measure an emergency and a disaster.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Courts Should Be Able to Intervene at the Border The administration's statements and the president's own statements clearly articulate political motivations for separating families at the border. To subject these detainees to patently abusive and otherwise unnecessary treatment to achieve political objectives is a matter a judge might well consider.
A poster of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice rests within a memorial at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Mr. President, Madame Attorney General, You Must Act The killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann was a stark example of the human cost, the suffering caused by police officers empowered to use lethal force with virtual immunity from prosecution. Clearly there was a threat to public safety at the Cudell Recreation Center on November 22nd, 2014, but it was Police Officer Timothy Loehmann, not Tamir Rice. Tamir just paid the price.
Bernie Sanders, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2020
Sanders for Labor Secretary Sanders's credibility among union members and a wide array of American workers is rooted in their confidence in his commitment to higher wages and better benefits. That trust and confidence would be an invaluable asset to the Biden administration. Bernie Sanders for Labor Secretary.
Bernie Sanders, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2020
What Progressives Want Fortune 500 News loves to try to define what Progressives want. Voters always gravitate to Progressive policies, and that makes them a good vehicle with which corporate pundits can define and steer public opinion.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 18, 2020
Feinstein's Embrace of Graham Casts Doubt on Court Expansion Feinstein has her eyes on the Judiciary Committee chair. If the Democrats take back the Senate, she is in line to get that post. Far from resigning, she is poised to ascend the ladder of power.
Stacey Abrams, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2020
Stacey Abrams Needs to Lead the Runoff Effort in Georgia If legislative support is required the new Biden administration to get things done, the outlook is bleak for as long as the Senate is in Republican hands.
Trump Turns MAGA Mobs Loose on Congress, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Extraordinarily Unstable Situation in Our Nation's Capital This insurrection was the direct result of incitement by the President of the United States and his enablers in Congress. An incitement he continues without abatement.
Supporters of Hillary Clinton monitored caucus results in Iowa as the night wore on., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Very Dishonest Viability Argument This is it: this is the moment when the candidates' viability must be put to the crucial and essential test. If one of these two candidates is more viable than the other, let them prove that now. The nominating process is designed, at its core, to be a forum for testing and proving the viability of the candidates and the veracity of their ideas.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
A Trump Court Appointee Could Help Him Maintain His Grip on Power A new hand-picked justice could determine whether Trump or Biden is sworn in on January 21st. However, for Trump to truly be successful in holding onto power in the face of an electoral loss, he would need to hold the Senate as well.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2010
A Time for Resolve 60 votes in the Senate are unrealistic, unnecessary and don't even exist now. The current supposed 60 Democratic Senator voting bloc includes Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson and others who demand that any legislation they vote for meet the Republican, military, for-profit standard before they will support it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Stop British Petroleum Now, Part 2 Shall oil and industrialization take precedence over all other means of human sustenance? Yes, some oil industry-related jobs will be lost, but the current disaster stands to wipe out the livelihood of a thousand communities in the Gulf region. The White House must hold fast on the moratorium and take control of the safety of US coastal waters.
Hillary Clinton, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2016
I Endorse Hillary Clinton I saw in Bernie Sanders an FDR-like figure, a committed, practical reformer. That was the basis for my support of his campaign. I endorse Hillary Clinton for president. At the same time, I endorse and intend to join with the efforts of Sanders, Warren, Reich and organizations like Our Revolution who are lining up to press the administration for real, meaningful reform.

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