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Obama Sells Out Homeowners

Obama Sells Out Homeowners Again: Mortgage Settlement a Sad Joke by Ted Rall Joe Nocera, the columnist currently challenging Tom Friedman for the title of Hackiest Militant Centrist Hack–it’s a tough job that just about everyone on The New York Times op-ed page has to do–loves the robo-signing settlement announced last week between the Obama…

Loom of the Jack Boot

Loom of the Jackboot: Obama Gives Military Extreme Powers by Alexander Cockburn Too bad Kim Jong-il kicked the bucket last weekend. If the divine hand that laid low the North Korean leader had held off for a week or so, Kim would have been sustained by the news that President Obama had signed into law…

Congressional Tyranny

Congressional Tyranny, White House Surrender by Ralph Nader Paraphrasing Shakespeare, something is rotten in the state of Capitol Hill. A majority of Congress is just about to put the finishing touches on an amendment to the military budget authorization legislation that will finish off some critical American rights under our Constitution. Here is how two…

Iraq War Dead

1 Million Dead in Iraq? 6 Reasons the Media Hide the True Human Toll of War — And Why We Let Them By John Tirman Most Americans turn a blind eye to the violent acts being carried out in their name. July 19, 2011 | As the U.S. war in Iraq winds down, we are…

Bin Laden

Bin Laden Sent this to the White House after Obama’s appearance on Sixties Minutes. Throughout the centuries Kings, Rulers, Tzars and Presidents have felt they had the right to execute those that they deemed to be enemies or just inconscient. One reason the Constitution makes the President  get Congressional approval.  (though with some Congresses that…

Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor

Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor by Amy Goodman President Barack Obama unleashed his proposed 2012 budget this week, pronouncing, proudly: “I’ve called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending—domestic discretionary…

The Death of Moderates: Extreme Problems Require Extreme Solutions

The Death of Moderates: Extreme Problems Require Extreme Solutions By Ted Rall “Given his druthers, Obama will pursue the most left-leaning course that he can get away with.” So says Jennifer Rubin, a right-wing pundit at the neoconservative-leaning Washington Post. “Obama,” Rubin claims, “would have marched through his entire liberal agenda–if he had the votes.”…

Obama: The Republican’s Reliable Interlocutor

Obama: The Republican’s Reliable Interlocutor by Glen Ford Barack Obama reacted reflexively to Monday’s orchestration of angry calls to the White House by lefties outraged at his latest grand accommodation with the GOP, spending much of his Tuesday press conference attempting a limp smack-down of Left Democrats. Oozing condescension and a certain cattiness, Obama dismissed…

The Poor?

The Poor? By John Johnson I don’t like the term “poor,” as used to describe people with little money and few possessions. Most so-called “poor” don’t like the term, either. After all, many are rich in values, families, communities, and beliefs. Despite what they lack, they feel they can live valuable lives. The word poor…

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