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‘National & World News’ Archives

Nebraskans applaude Keystone decision

Nebraskans applaude Keystone decision

          Nebraska Rancher: Keystone Pipeline Decision Shows ‘Courage’ What do you think about the White House’s recent decision? It’s somewhat astounding to me. The turn of events… what has happened in the last few months. I would give the State Department credit. They came out to Nebraska and all the other states and held hearings. They must have listened to our concerns.The people of Nebraska came out in full force, filled the hearing rooms, expressed ... Full Story

How Rick Santorum Ripped Off American Veterans

    Mother Jones A controversial land deal by the presidential candidate robbed a vets' home of tens of millions of dollars. Or Santorum puts the Catholic Church ahead of country (Editor) —By Andy Kroll  | Wed Jan. 18, 2012 3:00 AM PST Like any good presidential candidate, Rick Santorum heaps praise on America's soldiers and veterans. He's pledged to "make veterans a high priority" if elected president, adding, "This is not a Republican issue, this is not a Democratic issue, it ... Full Story

Is Romney stupid or just a liar?

Is Romney stupid or just a liar?

The following article from Politifact is a very good indicator why we do not want Romney as Commander-in-Chief. He either has not a clue about the military or he is willing to lie about it. Either scenero is disqualifying.   Mitt Romney says U.S. Navy is smallest since 1917, Air Force is smallest since 1947   During the Jan. 16, 2012, Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took aim at President Barack Obama’s support for the U.S. ... Full Story

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

  Looking at the Patriot Act and the NDAA We, that is We The People, of the United States have lost many of our freedoms and much of our civil liberties in the 20 years since I retired from the military. The attacks of 9/11, which Ron Paul so aptly points out were retaliation for some of our interventionist policies in the latter half of the 20th Century. While changing the way the United States does business would probably solve the terrorist problem, the government has instead used the ... Full Story

The shame of Guantanamo

The shame of Guantanamo

It has been 42 years since I was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Strange how no one adds the “Cuba” any more. It was a small U.S. enclave at the edge of a hostile foreign country, a country that did not want us there. Not much has changed in that arena for the last four decades. The major problem for my aircrew was the short distance between the end of the runway and the fence demarking the “border” between the U.S. Navy and Cuba. It made for a difficult approach at night at an unfamiliar ... Full Story

POGO criticizes defense spending

          Obama’s and Panetta’s Spending Plan Reassures Defense Contractors, But What About Taxpayers? Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta may have said a lot of the right things today when outlining the need to rein in military spending—they’ll get no argument from us on the need to move beyond the Pentagon’s out-of-date Cold War mentality. But beyond the ... Full Story

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

            MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of hate mail Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented "frenzy of hate" after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk. Emails contained "veiled threats against my wife," and other "tangible threats," Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT's Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, said in an interview. "They were ... Full Story

Is Obama a Socialist?

Is Obama a Socialist?

              Rick Perry says Barack Obama is a socialist In our super-heated political discourse, explosive words get tossed around pretty easily these days. Hitler comparisons and terms like Nazi and socialist have become the currency of political attacks not just in the blogosphere but also by elected officials. Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched such an attack at a Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on Jan. 8, 2012. Asked if he agreed with ... Full Story

Biggest political lies of 2011

Biggest political lies of 2011

The Whoppers of 2011 The year's worst political deceptions, from both sides. Summary  Despite what you may have heard in 2011: The new health care law won’t cost many jobs (and they’ll be poorly paying jobs at that). Republicans aren’t proposing to “end” Medicare (and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden has signed onto a modified version of the GOP plan). Most of the “millionaires” who would pay higher tax rates under a Democratic proposal aren’t job-creating small-business ... Full Story

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

    Montana Supreme Court Upholds State's Corporate Campaign Spending Ban By Mike Sacks WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that bans corporate spending in state and local political campaigns. The law, which was passed by Montana voters in 1912 to combat Gilded Age corporate control over much of Montana's government, states that a "corporation may not make ... an expenditure ... Full Story

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