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The ‘world’s policeman’ retires on disability

14 hours 14 min ago
Ever since the end of World War II, the United States, rightly or wrongly, but most of the time wrongly, has fancied itself as the “world’s policeman.” Even a disastrous and costly military intervention in Southeast Asia did not deter the United States from acting as the chief arbiter of what governments were “in” and which were “out” as evidenced by the Central Intelligence Agency interloping in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Angola, Haiti, and Colombia. Two military interventions in Iraq and a U.S.-led military campaign directed against Yugoslavia were not enough to pry the United States from its self-appointed role as the chief “global cop.” In fact, American neoconservatives continued to fanaticize about the United States leading the world into a post-Cold War “new American century.” Continue reading →

The secret Republican plan to unravel Medicaid

14 hours 14 min ago
Bad enough that the Republican Senate bill would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading →

Once again, mainstream media does Pharma’s bidding

14 hours 14 min ago
Taxpayers are stuck paying for the opioid crisis created by Big Pharma to make more money. Late last year, the Senate approved $1 billion of our money for “opioid prevention and treatment programs” as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. Continue reading →

The elephant is always in the room

14 hours 14 min ago
This writer has made it my main purpose, for 15 years now, to focus on the single most important issue destroying our nation's economy. Yes, for those who read me frequently, it is this obscene military spending coupled with extreme militarism! Continue reading →

Films to chew on

14 hours 14 min ago
For years there have been two films from Hollywood that have drawn innumerable fans, especially among the “cultivated” (compatible) Left. These are Aliens with Sigourney Weaver and The Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins and Jody Foster. I have had to endure excerpts but have never been able to overcome the revulsion in order to actually sit through either film in its entirety. This was, of course, long before I recognised that I cannot watch “war films” anymore either, although I grew up on a steady fare of John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and all the other usual suspects who incarnated US war mythology from the 19th and 20th century. Continue reading →

Nightmarish Senate version of Trumpcare

Mon, 2017-06-26 01:03
Details of both programs are now known. House and Senate versions are thinly veiled schemes to shift the burden of increasingly expensive healthcare onto the backs of millions of Americans unable to afford a fundamental human right. Continue reading →

Trump: I will defend Medicaid. Also Trump: I support bill that destroys Medicaid.

Mon, 2017-06-26 01:03
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters in an off-camera briefing on Friday that President Donald Trump remains "committed" to protecting recipients of Medicaid, a program he repeatedly vowed not to cut during his presidential campaign. Continue reading →

Mueller v. Trump: The ultimate lawsuit

Mon, 2017-06-26 01:03
Eventually, Trump is likely to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s repeated statements about the Russia “hoax”—along with his apparent attempts to influence the FBI’s investigation—warrant a close look at the process by which he could do so. Equally important are the limited ways to stop him. Whether by design, inadvertence or a combination of both, Trump and his minions—including Newt Gingrich and Trump’s lawyers—have been laying the groundwork for what could become America’s defining moment. Continue reading →

Rallying the people

Mon, 2017-06-26 01:03
On October 20, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi, the head of the Libyan government, was killed by US and French sponsored “rebels.” Continue reading →

Book review: ‘Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives’

Mon, 2017-06-26 01:03
What if you didn’t grow up amid America’s gun culture, but are still a member of the race which suffers the most from U.S gun violence? As Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book titled, "Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives," it might cause you to ask hard questions other reporters duck. Continue reading →

A thought for the Fourth of July: Can the U.S. Constitution accommodate a rogue president?

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:57
On Monday, June 12, in his first public cabinet meeting, Trump is seen accepting a North-Korean-style pledge from his sycophant cabinet members, on live television, after he had praised himself profusely. This was eerie: Watching all these secretaries humiliating themselves in lavishly praising the self-appointed ‘Great One.’ They all echoed Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, who said: "We thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda." This was quite a totalitarian show, rarely seen in a democracy, but common in a dictatorship. Continue reading →

Jim Crow GOP steals another election as brain dead Democrats & media say nothing

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:57
The Jim Crow GOP has stolen yet another congressional election, this time in Georgia. As always, the media and Democrats are saying nothing about it. Continue reading →

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:57
The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. Continue reading →

Democrats keep missing the election boat

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:57
In the wake of Georgia's 6th U.S. House district Democratic Party hopeful Jon Ossoff's loss to Donald Trump-endorsed Republican Karen Handel, Democrats are crying in their cups of Starbuck's latte and chai. In what was the most expensive House races in American history, Handel beat Ossoff by 3.8 percentage points. Continue reading →

The case for obstruction of justice

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:57
Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact. White House tapes revealed Nixon giving instructions to pressure the acting FBI director into halting the Watergate investigation. Continue reading →

As U.S. influence fades, old border disputes, diplomatic competition flare

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:53
Arising from a combination of Donald Trump's tweets and statements about subjects from Qatar to Taiwan and NATO to Palestine, old border disputes and diplomatic rivalries are beginning to flare up. The Trump administration also appears to be unwilling to fill a number of vacancies in the State Department, a development that has added to a de facto American hands-off approach to many simmering international disputes. Continue reading →

Since Trump’s election, 20 states have moved to criminalize dissent

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:53
In what is being called the "biggest protest crackdown since the Civil Rights Era," Republicans in at least 20 states have put forward or passed laws with the intention of making protest more difficult and the punishment for expressing dissent more draconian since President Donald Trump's inauguration in January. Continue reading →

GOP wants Medicaid abolished

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:53
Republicans want Medicare and Medicaid eliminated, marketplace medicine replacing both programs—obtaining healthcare based on the ability to pay. Continue reading →

Execution by firing squad: The militarized police state opens fire

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:53
Legally owning a gun in America could get you killed by a government agent. Continue reading →

Why isn’t Big Pharma paying for the harm it caused like Big Tobacco?

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:53
Late last year, the Senate approved $1 billion of taxpayer money for "opioid prevention and treatment programs" as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. Yes, taxpayers are stuck paying for the opioid crisis which Big Pharma created for no other reason than to make more money. Continue reading →

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