The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT'S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents, that the administration was unable to finish, leaving the next administration to solve such problems as poverty, TPP, money in politics, and racism, to name a few. Below is a list one [...]

Obama vs. Black Lives Matter

By the way, Black Lives Matter has done far more than “yell” at politicians. Their efforts led to the electoral defeat of at least two prosecutors who spit on the community in the aftermath of the police killings of Laquan McDonald in Obama’s hometown, Chicago; and in Ferguson, Missouri. They have raised the flag of Black resistance to injustice.

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.” This, of course, assumes that Obama ever had a liberal agenda. There’s not much evidence of that. Moreover, Obama did have the votes in Congress to get almost everything that he wanted. [...]

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 Democratic critics for playing "games" while he did what was necessary to wring an unemployment benefits extension from the Republicans. As Obama tells it, he stood like a pragmatic rock - if [...]

By |2010-12-08T15:03:16-05:00December 8th, 2010|Big Business, Economy, Editorial, News, Obama, Wall Street, Writers|0 Comments

Obama and the War on the Poor

Obama and the  Continuing War on the Poor By Paul A Cleveland A mentor of mine, Clarence Carson, published a book in the 1970s entitled The War on the Poor. He took his title from Lyndon Johnson’s so-called “war on poverty.” Carson noted that actual wars are waged against real people rather than circumstances, and that if the government were engaged in a war it must be against some identifiable group of people. In his book, he identified the poor as that group by analyzing the economic [...]

Class Warfare

By John Johnson During the past few months leading up to the mid-term elections, we have experienced some of the most blatant acts of class warfare in recent memory. And they won’t stop no matter the outcome. A small example is Joe Miller, the Republican Senate candidate from Alaska, whose private guards roughed up, handcuffed and detained Alaska Dispatch blogger Tony Hopfinger as he tried to ask the candidate a question at a forum in a public school, later described dishonestly by Miller’s people as a “private [...]

By |2010-11-01T13:01:07-05:00November 1st, 2010|Featured|0 Comments

SNAFUs

SNAFU By John Johnson Situation Normal, All Fucked Upped, a saying of GIs from WWII A very very brief history of the SNAFU US wars. WWII was the greatest, most inhumane, most brutal exercise of mankind. Somewhat during but afterwards the war from the GI level was depicted in literature, and movies. Though it was difficult for most GIs to talk about it for decades. It was mainly left up to the Left and some International Press to bring up the reality of the Vietnam War. It [...]

Shirley Sherrod, A Family Farmers Friend

Shirley Sherrod, a Family Farmer’s Friend By Willie Nelson Shirley Sherrod has been a great friend to me, Farm Aid and family farmers for 25 years. She has always worked to improve economic opportunities for family farmers in the South, going back to when I first met her as the director of the Georgia Field Office for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Like Ms. Sherrod herself has said, she’s always tried to help those who don’t have so that they can have a little more. [...]

By |2010-08-03T12:11:45-05:00August 1st, 2010|Commentary, Editorial, News, People|0 Comments

Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Endangered

By Stephen Lendman On April 16, journalist John Cole wrote: "The message is clear - you torture people and then destroy the evidence, and you get off without so much as a sternly worded letter. If you are a whistle blower outlining criminal behavior by the government, you get prosecuted." In fact, it's worse. Under Bush, torture was official policy. It remains so under Obama who absolved CIA torturers, despite unequivocal evidence of their guilt. But leaking it risks criminal prosecution for revealing state secrets and endangering national [...]

By |2010-07-02T21:24:28-05:00July 2nd, 2010|Free Speech, Stephen Lendman|0 Comments
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