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Friday, August 1, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters Posted by Ezra Kline There will be plenty said about the politics of Romney’s remarks. But I want to take a moment and talk about the larger argument behind them, because this vision of a society divided between “makers” and “takers” is core to the Republican nominee’s policy agenda. In his comments, Romney says that “these are people who pay no income tax,” but they are people “who are dependent upon ... Full Story

What Romney thinks of Americans

What Romney thinks of Americans

David Corn, Washington correspondent for Mother Jones news published an article yesterday (September 17) based on a video taken at a Romeny fund raiser in May of this year. Corn appeared on the Monday Rachel Maddow Show and discussed the video and its background. Click here to go to the Rachel Maddow Show and then select the first video clip. Corn divulges a great deal of background information  that is not in his Mother Jones article which follows.     SECRET VIDEO: ... Full Story

Obama’s Way

Obama’s Way

Michael Lewis's article in Vanity Fair is a must read. Lewis was given unprecedented to the president and presents a picture not often seen of a sitting president. From his basketball games to deciding to intervene in Libya, Lewis gives insight into the mind of our president. This is an incredible article giving a glimpse of what it takes to be president and the humbleness and humanity of the man who now occupies this office..           Obama's ... Full Story

Bush failure allowed 9/11 attack

                Why Bush, Cheney and the Neocons Failed to Protect America from al-Qaeda's Vicious Attacks By Walter Uhler Urgency about regime change in Iraq, rather than urgency about intelligence indicating an imminent al-Qaeda attack explains the failure of Bush, Cheney and the neocons to adequately prepare for 9/11.   NYT: White House Didn't Stop 9/11 Because It Thought "Bin Laden Was Merely Pretending To Be ... Full Story

A Republican Dance of Treason?

                    By John Reed (about the author) When America elected her first African American President in 2008, millions across the world wept over the promise made by his election about the possibility for individual achievement in a democratic republic founded upon the ideal that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights.   America, that most backward and racial of ... Full Story

Is President Obama a big spender?

Is President Obama a big spender?

The answer is a big yes and no. As Mark Twain said, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” It is not exactly a case of “lying,” but rather a case of putting a spin on what the numbers mean. The two articles from Forbes Magazine presented below are excellent examples.     In “ Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower?”  a May, 2012 article, Rick Ungar makes the case that it is Barack Obama. He includes a graph that shows the annualized growth ... Full Story

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

Road Show with Senators, Brought to You by Pentagon Contractors By Anna Meier and Suzanne Dershowitz Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte hit the road this week in Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina to preach against looming Pentagon spending cuts. Call it the “Misinformation Road Show” brought to you by defense industry contractors. The trio of Republican senators are throwing out words like “devastating” and “draconian” to describe the ... Full Story

Romney, view of world and education

Romney, view of world and education

      Romney's World View By Michael Brenner Mitt Romney's provocative remarks in Jerusalem this week on Palestine and Iran have focused attention on how he thinks about American foreign policy generally. Beyond the immediate controversy, there is fresh reason to puzzle as to who exactly the Republican presidential nominee is and who are the people he relies on for advice. For his reputation in the United States as a reserved, scripted candidate who strives to ... Full Story

Let the poor starve

Let the poor starve

                On Food Stamps? Not For Long, If The House Has Its Way by Jeff Fecke Leaders in the House of Representatives have proposed a farm bill that would cut $1.6 billion in aid from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, part of $3.5 billion in proposed annual cuts. The bill, which has been offered as a bipartisan compromise by House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and House Agriculture ... Full Story

Romney, Bain, Romney never left

Romney, Bain, Romney never left

    Caught In A Lie: Romney Invested In Medical Waste Firm That Disposed Of Aborted Fetuses By Henry Decker Mitt Romney’s Bain problem just got a lot worse. According to a new report by Mother Jones’ David Corn, Bain Capital made a $75 million investment in Stericycle — a medical waste disposal firm that has been attacked by right wing groups for disposing of aborted fetuses — while Romney was still actively involved in the company in 1999. This news is sure to ... Full Story

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