Note: Another piece decrying the Democratic Party leadership for its lackluster, treasonous behavior, forgetting that to behave otherwise, as the author suggests, would require the Democrats to be a non-corporatist party with allegiances to the working people and not plutocrats. Read it anyway, as the enumerations and descriptions of the problems may eventually get the [...]
Killing Yourself with Kindness By Robert Kuttner Will somebody please explain to me why Barack Obama is still on his bipartisan kick? Ever since Obama’s first efforts to reach out to Republicans, with his cabinet appointment of two Republicans, Gates at Defense and LaHood at Transportation, and his appeasement of Republican tax-cutting demands in the stimulus [...]
Posted: August 13, 2009 09:44 AM / Originally at Huffington Post Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It By Drew Westen OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS I’VE BEEN HEARING RUMBLINGS. – They’re not from the staged or misinformed protestors at town hall meetings who have decided that [...]
Faint Praise, indeed ROBERT KUTTNER Co-Founder and Co-Editor of The American Prospect President Obama wanted health insurance reform in the worst way. And at the rate things are going, he is likely to get it. PHOTO: Obama selling his concoction. Even at best–way before the potshotting began–the plan was a surrender to special interests. “Afford” [...]
OBAMA HOLDING FORTH ON NORTH KOREA ON 5.25.09. Sanctimonious declarations are a favorite tool of the nation’s Demagogue in Chief. |||
North Korea’s “crime” was the desire to develop a nuclear deterrent against US aggression. If such actions are a violation of international law, then what were the 1,054 nuclear tests by the US? If nuclear missiles endanger the people of Northeast Asia — and never minding the fact that the US had nuclear missiles stationed in South Korea for years — then what should one infer about the presence of US nuclear submarines that ply waters near North Korea ?
What Is Reality? What Is Illusion? Can We Still Distinguish Fact From Fiction? BARACK OBAMA IS A BRAND. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media [...]
HISTORIC POWER SHIFT IN EL SALVADOR Journalist leads former guerrilla army to left’s first presidential victory in country’s history. Carlos Mauricio Funes (born 18 October 1959 in San Salvador) is the President-elect of El Salvador. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing FMLN political party. Funes was nominated to be the FMLN candidate on 28 September 2007 and [...]