Category Archives: Obama

Noam Chomsky: Obama’s attack on civil liberties

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?paging=off A description… Chomsky starts off asking the same question I did in the prior post: WHY is the US elite pursuing these policies? He actually doesn’t answer the question, but provides an appalling amount of detail on Obama’s attacks on civil … Continue reading

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Why the militarization of our borders?

Theoretical research project: Why the militarization of our borders? And why the continual attacks on our democratic political rights? Under Bush, one might have thought that these were temporary policies, him pandering to his wacko nut-case political base. But the … Continue reading

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White House Strategy for Africa Revealed: Intensified Militarization and War on Terror

White House Strategy for Africa Revealed: Intensified Militarization and War on Terror Wed, 06/20/2012 – 13:14 — Glen Ford   by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The White House has put in writing its policies for sub-Saharan Africa. The problem … Continue reading

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Bad Santa

‹‹ First ‹ Previous June 11th, 2012 Bad Santa Barack Obama has a list and he’s checking it twice: a “kill list” that he personally reviewed in order to decide whom he wants to assassinate, according to The New York … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Bully?

Who’s Your Bully? from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Mitt Romney, the Washington Post alleges, bullied a boy he thought was gay. The Obama campaign stands to benefit—but let he who has not bullied cast the first set of sanctions cast the … Continue reading

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Ted Rall: The Decider

The Decider from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall When it comes to doling out trillions to bankrupt banks, drone-bombing houses full of civilians, and ordering the assassination hit squad that took out Osama bin Laden, Obama is decisive. When it comes to … Continue reading

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The American character

The American character Fareed Zakaria says current policies make Americans “look like scared, fearful, losers”; is he right? BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below) Fareed Zakaria, normally a reliable and pleasant purveyor of conventional “centrist” wisdom, has a genuinely good and surprisingly confrontational CNN column … Continue reading

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Pete Petersen hosts Bill Clinton, Paul Ryan, Alan Simpson, Chris Van Hollen to discuss Social Security “compromise”

Pete Petersen hosts Bill Clinton, Paul Ryan, Alan Simpson, Chris Van Hollen to discuss Social Security “compromise” By Gaius Publius on 5/07/2012 09:15:00 AM The push is on. This will be one of the big battles of the coming year. First, Nancy Pelosi joined Steny Hoyer in … Continue reading

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PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz

PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz By Chris in Paris on 5/06/2012 09:15:00 PM It’s a long read, but it’s very good. During the interview, Stiglitz discusses the failure of regulation, the lack of transparency with the banks (even today) and … Continue reading

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Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Interent communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced BY GLENN GREENWALD     more CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing efforts by the Obama … Continue reading

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