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(photo credit: G. Pisano) On Hardball tonight, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-CIA Deputy Director (and Acting Director) under George W. Bush, Michael Morrell. Here is a ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 284 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 07:14 PM PDT with 442 Recommends
(illustration courtesy of Mad Magazine) In case you didn't yet know Cheney was recklessly incompetent. From firstlook.org : When presented with an actual terror threat – the one that ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 210 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:58 AM PDT with 355 Recommends
It was late 2012, on a week day, about 5:00am. I’d just sent my husband out the door with his lunch and was brewing myself a cup of tea to enjoy in front of the odious "Morning Joe," when he ...
by SninkyPoo
Comment Count 62 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 03:47 PM PDT with 217 Recommends
From senate.sanders.gov : Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced legislation to break up the nation’s biggest banks in order to safeguard the economy and prevent another costly taxpayer bailout.
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 272 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 468 Recommends
(photo credit: Doug Mills, NYT) From The Guardian : Barack Obama has secured support from Gulf leaders for his attempt to reach a nuclear deal with Iran as a summit outside Washington ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 05:05 PM PDT with 194 Recommends
A large number of electric utilities across the country are famously engaged in a war against customer-owned solar . Using policy barriers, “standby” charges and other tactics, utilities from ...
by Ivy Main
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 08:29 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
A neoconservative hypothetical: What if Mecca and Karbala are nuked by their respective fundamentalists, noting that Israel could be a variable in this tip-for-tap exchange. Sidney Lumet and ...
by annieli
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 01:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
From The New Yorker, May 18, 2015: On May 16th, three Christian pacifists—Gregory Boertje-Obed, a sixty-year-old housepainter; Michael Walli, a Vietnam veteran in his early sixties; and Sister ...
by twocrows1023
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:59 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
My Grandpa Avery was a soft spoken man. He stood 6-feet-2 with eyes so blue. He believed in honor and duty, too, and when he returned Home on the Battleship Texas from WWI, the family never heard a ...
by Leah Sellers
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:43 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Speculation includes the opinion this is not a significant loss for ISIS /Daesh simply because removing the head may not alter the pace of operations. The US says its special forces have killed ...
by annieli
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
• Dept of Defense : Climate change will affect the Department of Defense's ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security . • ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 06:45 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) said some pretty remarkable things while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Pretty remarkable because it calls into question even the conversation that Climate ...
by AtheistDadOf1
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 02:49 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
So government spying on Americans and collecting their phone data to be searched later as needed is so vital to America's security that when Edward Snowden revealed the program it was claimed he put ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Minority Leader Harry Reid is promising to give ol' ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 10:27 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
by annieli
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 01:44 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Well according to this Super Pac, who's goal is to address "greatest challenge facing ours and future generations," that Guy -- Senator Bernie Sanders -- is pretty darn Green. How Bernie Sanders ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 01:14 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Like a National ID card , some items common to other Western democracies seem problematic to American exceptionalists, but given the rise in regional and local police violence against unarmed ...
by annieli
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 03:32 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Sen. Lindsey Graham announced today on CBS this Morning that he is going to climb into the clown car June 1st. in the interview in revealed that he will be bringing his foreign policy skills along.
by windsong01
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 08:24 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Today, 40 years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing. Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April ...
by Lawrence S Wittner
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 11:05 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Overview : Surveillance of oppressed groups and so-called undesirables has been a tenet of America's heritage. Slave patrols and infiltration made ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 09:48 AM PDT with 20 Recommends