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Sunday, August 31, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

By Gary Wamsley Kim  recently  posted a comment to the article “GOP lies about the financial crisis.” This is what Kim wrote: 2. The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. Here are the percentages. T. Roosevelt………………. 38% Taft…………………………. 40% Wilson…………………….. 52% Harding…………………….. 49% Coolidge………………….. ... Full Story

The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate

  The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists By Climate Guest Blogger on Nov 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm This year has already witnessed multiple events that break climate records: the drought in East Africa, the worst drought in Texas’ recorded history, and record breaking storms and floods in the US south. Those events, anticipated by climatologists decades ago, should remind us that those who persecute and harass scientists, or mendaciously misrepresent their ... Full Story

GOP lies about the financial crisis

  How Lying About The Financial Crisis Enables The GOP's Misunderstanding Of The Occupy Movement November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET — Alan Pyke Last night on Fox Business' Follow the Money, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) reiterated a pair of connected ideas that are very popular on the political right despite clashing with established facts. In the era of Occupy Wall Street, many elected Republicans and right-wing media figures hold two articles of faith: (1) The finance industry cannot be ... Full Story

The False Premise Of The Iran Debate

    The False Premise Of The Iran Debate November 23, 2011 1:19 pm ET — Walid Zafar Being a hawk means never having to say you're sorry. The Iraq war did not discredit the idea of war, but it certainly should discredit the people who strongly promoted it. In fact, it has in most circles. But among conservatives, such people still have the standing to be taken seriously when they promote another war based on false premises, exaggeration and lies. Although most of the ... Full Story

Call for Univ. California president to step down

Call for Univ. California president to step down

    Editorials Yudof Gets It Wrong Again By Becky O'Malley Wednesday November 23, 2011 - 11:07:00 AM The University of California bureaucracy is all over the Occupy scandal, now that it’s gone viral. Seldom have I experienced such a fast response to my online opinions—but University of California President Mark Yudof seems to have hopped to, with alacrity. Unfortunately, he's only made things worse. Last Wednesday I predicted that U.C. administrators ... Full Story

War looms, torture and more

War looms, torture and more

Congress promoting un-American ideals By Gary Wamsley Senate Republicans are using the Defense Authorization Bill to advance some very un-American ideals. These amendments should have you worried. In the first is an amendment that would authorize the military to operate on American soil and detain American citizens. It has long been on of the cornerstones of our democracy that the military is only to defend the country from outside sources. Under the guise of ... Full Story

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

        Plutocracy and Democracy Don't Mix Bill Moyers slams rule by the 1% One of America’s greatest journalists anticipated the entire Occupy Wall Street protests against the 1% back in 2010. This is from the final broadcast of Bill Moyers Journal, which in­cluded an interview with Jim Hightower who said: So, we need a lot more agitation. And that’s the only thing that succeeds from a progressive side in changing politics in America. Click here ... Full Story

The Pepper Spray Cop

The Pepper Spray Cop

  Lt. John Pike of the U.C. Davis campus police may be one of the  most famous cops in the U.S. His actions at the Occupy site at the university have prompted an outburst of opinion and some parody. The first article talks about the internet meme and the twitter account. Links to both are in the article at Salon. Be sure to look at Pepper Spraying Cop Tumblr Lt Pike and the NYPD white shirt who sprayed the women at OWS have both been cited by the hacker group Anonymous. The ... Full Story

Inequality: A collision is coming

Inequality: A collision is coming

            Inequality, unemployment and unresponsive government: A collision is coming By Robert B. Reich 6:00 a.m. EST, November 9, 2011 The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy. The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of American cities is how to strike back against the nation's almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth and political power in the top 1 ... Full Story

Farm Bill Proposal deserved a Quick Death


Farm Bill Proposal deserved a Quick Death


        By John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Over the last month, the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees pressed to finish a farm bill proposal that would cut 23 billion dollars over the next decade out of the USDA budget, through the Congressional Super Committee deficit reduction process, which must conclude by November 23rd.

Fortunately, the Ag Committee proposal was never forthcoming. Rural ... Full Story

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