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Friday, December 9, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

When May I Shoot a Student?

When May I Shoot a Student?

  By Triplepoint This op-ed in the NYTimes this morning by Prof. Greg Hampikian, Boise State University in Idaho, has written a must-read masterpiece of weaponized snark. The Idaho legislature has a bill pending that would allow students on campus to carry guns. A taste... BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature: In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of ... Full Story

Greenwald on Clapper

Greenwald on Clapper

  Inside the Mind of James Clapper By Glenn Greenwald I’m going to have a story published later today about a new document, but until then, this new interview with (and profile of) Director of National Intelligence James Clapper by the Daily Beast‘s Eli Lake is worth spending a few moments examining. Last week, Lake published one excerpt of his interview where Clapper admitted that the U.S. Government should have told the American people that the NSA was collecting their ... Full Story

The invasion of Afghanistan, a disaster

The invasion of Afghanistan, a disaster

Wasted Blood and Treasure: The Futility of Invading Afghanistan   Every single war in Afghanistan, whether waged by the Soviets, the British or the Americans, has wreaked havoc on the country . OpenDemocracy / By Rodric Braithwaite February 21, 2014  | On 16 December 2013 David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, told British soldiers in Helmand in Afghanistan that they had accomplished their mission, and that they could come home in 2014 with their heads held high. He ... Full Story

U.S. Drone murders innocent Yemenis

U.S. Drone murders innocent Yemenis

      Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Killed as Many as 12 Civilians Investigation reveals that 12 civilians were killed when a U.S. drone targeted a wedding procession in Yemen. By Amy Goodman & Juan González Human Rights Watch has revealed as many as 12 civilians were killed in December when a U.S. drone targeted vehicles that were part of a wedding procession going toward the groom’s village outside the central Yemeni city of Rad’a. ... Full Story

Partisan politics in our schools

Partisan politics in our schools

  School boards become next front in partisan battle Education policy draws higher interest as political parties put more resources into races By Alex Burness Reporter-Herald Staff Writer In a public comment at Wednesday night's Thompson School District Board of Education meeting, Windsor's Amie Toerge lit into Bryce Carlson, the board's vice president, accusing him of helping usher partisan politics into the district. "I was appalled to learn that (Carlson) is currently serving as a ... Full Story

“Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red

“Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states

Pro-Democrat group says 9 of the 10 poorest states are Republican The partisan blogosphere is filled with arguments over whether liberal or conservative policies are better for states. No matter what is proposed -- cutting the sales tax, raising the minimum wage, etc. -- someone can always come up with a state to cite as an example of why it's a good (or bad) idea. But we were struck by this claim posted by the pro-Democrat group Occupy Democrats on Facebook: "If Republican economic ... Full Story

Conservatives attempt to destroy public education

Conservatives attempt to destroy public education

State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax • State Policy Network co-ordinating plans across 34 US states • Strategy to 'release residents from government dependency' • Revelations come amid growing scrutiny of tax-exempt charities • Read key excerpts from the SPN proposals • Portland Press Herald: group's plan to eliminate taxes • Texas Observer: the money behind the fight to wreck Medicaid By Ed Pilkington and Suzanne Goldenberg The State ... Full Story

Obamacare horror stories

Obamacare horror stories

  This blogger smoked out Obamacare lies by another traditional media newspaper By Egberto Willies Common knowledge to those who follow the ins and outs of Obamacare is that there is an industry out there to destroy it at all cost. The traditional media has been the major conduit of the lies and misinformation. Corporate traditional media continues to mislead and misinform. It isn’t only the smaller media outlets that are generating the barrage of misinformation. CBS News whose ‘60 ... Full Story

Why do we have Bullies like Christie

Why do we have Bullies like Christie

  Why the Infatuation with Bullies Like Chris Christie? Christie reveals a dark side of our society -- a public enchanted by his tough guy antics and the press who encourages his sadism.   Photo Credit: AFP January 11, 2014  | If the media had even a trace of independence, the instant Chris Christie declared like a dainty blossom trampled roughly, “I am not a bully,” the throng of reporters would have screamed, “Liar” in a single voice and hurled their cameras, pens, notepads, ... Full Story

Gun Fail LI

Welcome to Lowe's! How may I shoot you? (P.S. 23 kids accidentally shot last week) GunFAIL L  By David Waldman We have an extraordinarily long list this time around, and it took extra time to compile it and sort through it, which accounts for its late publication. New Year's Eve, like July 4th, is like Black Friday for GunFAIL. Brand-new guns are given as gifts for Christmas (at least one of which went off and shot the gift giver this week), a little extra drinking is going on, the kids are ... Full Story

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