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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Bush’s Great Foreign Policy Disaster

Bush’s Great Foreign Policy Disaster

The Worst Mistake in U.S. History  America Will Never Recover from Bush's Great Foreign Policy Disaster By Peter Van Buren in Tom's Dispatch Ten years ago, George Bush made a decision that this country will regret for a very long time. Iraq: Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com March 7, 2013  | I was there. And “there” was nowhere. And nowhere was the place to be if you wanted to see the signs of end times for the American Empire up close. It was the place to be if ... Full Story

How Reagan committed treason to become president

How Reagan committed treason to become president

    ‘October Surprise’ and ‘Argo’ March 7, 2013 Exclusive: Iran’s ex-President Bani-Sadr, in criticizing inaccurate history in “Argo,” says most Iranian officials wanted a quick end to the 1980 U.S.-Iranian hostage crisis, but Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign struck a deal with Ayatollah Khomeini to delay the hostages’ release, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In a commentary on “Argo” winning the Best Picture Oscar, former Iranian ... Full Story

New details of US War Crimes in Iraq

New details of US War Crimes in Iraq

From Empire Burlesque A Low, Dishonest Decade: New Details for the Iraq War Crime Mosaic    Written by Chris Floyd  Thursday, 07 March 2013 Torturing an Iraqi prisoner The truth-telling of the imprisoned Bradley Manning continues to bear rich fruit, even as he faces a lifetime in prison for acting on principle to save innocent lives and prevent his country from staining itself further with war crimes. This week, the Guardian released a special investigation into the ... Full Story

Colorado Reactions to State of the Union Address

Senator Udall Reacts to President's State of the Union Address  Mark Udall spoke with reporters following the president's State of the Union address, welcoming his focus on job creation and strengthening the middle class. "I’ve been saying for several years that we have to keep a laser-like focus on crafting common-sense policies that encourage the private sector to create jobs. Growing the economy must be our top priority. And the president underlined that over and over again with a ... Full Story

Is freedom disappearing in America?

Is freedom disappearing in America?

  4 Freedoms in America That Don't Exist Anymore   Freedom seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. January 28, 2013  | If asked why we live in a great country, an American is likely to respond: "Because we are free." Fortunately for the respondent, explanation is rarely required. Freedom is difficult to define, and today it seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. In a 1941 Message to Congress, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to explain what it ... Full Story

Doing the Opposite

Doing the Opposite

David Packman In the Seinfeld episode “The Opposite,” George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander, decides that because his instincts in life have served him wrong for so long, he will live his life under the paradigm of doing the opposite of what naturally comes to him. This way of life is launched, for that episode, when while sitting in a coffee shop George declares, after placing his typical lunch order: “No, no, no, wait a minute, I always have tuna on toast. Nothing’s ever ... Full Story

The KKK glorified as Confederacy grows in the South

The KKK glorified as Confederacy grows in the South

The Confederacy Making a Comeback in the South? KKK Grand Wizard Glorified, Civil Rights Heroes Ignored   As Southern whites sink into economic despair, more and more are retreating into a fictional past. January 28, 2013  | On a windy afternoon a few days ago I went to a depressed section of North Memphis to visit an old clapboard house that was once owned by a German immigrant named Jacob Burkle. Oral history—and oral history is all anyone has in this case since no ... Full Story

The shootings continue

Three People Hospitalized After Shooting At Lone Star College By Henry Decker At least three people have been shot at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus, just outside Houston, Texas. According to Lone Star College’s Twitter account, the shooting occurred between two individuals around 12:31 CST. The “danger has been mitigated,” and the situation is “under control.” According to local television network KTRK, two victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and were taken ... Full Story

NRA lies about school guards

Thousands of people in the United States die from gunshots every year. They are all tragedies, but some more than others. The ready availability of guns, the increasing ease of concealed carry and laws that shield people from prosecution when they shoot someone, all contribute to this national shame. Perhaps it is just my opinion that the killing of 26 innocent people at an elementary school is shameful, the NRA does not seem agree with me. When people carry or have access to guns, they are ... Full Story

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Yes, We Can Have Sane Gun Control Without Trampling Gun Owners' Rights   The NRA is a problem for sane gun enthusiasts. By Joshua Holland, AtlerNet, December 14, 2012  | Editor's note: a version of this piece originally ran after the Minnesota Sikh Temple shootings in August. The United States is not the only country to experience the horrors of mass shootings. We are, however, the only society in which a serious discussion of tighter gun controls doesn't follow incidents ... Full Story

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