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Modern Democracy, Politics, and the American Dream - By Dennis Knicely - Democracy and American Politics have so much effect on our lives that it is in our best interests to be informed. This is a short chronology detailing aspects of recent events shaping our Roots in American Democracy. Read more...

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States - Looking at the facts and fallacies about this huge American Corporation

Drilling for Oil Destroys Environment “Fracing”, plain and simple, is the main reason drilling is one of the worst possible things we can do to our environment. Read more...

Fundamentalism, the Religious Right, and the NeoCon Agenda

Religions & Politics

"When fascism comes to America - it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" --- Sinclair Lewis

Labels – Defining NeoCon versus Right Wing Conservative, and How It Compares to Left Wing Liberal

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

 

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Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings Will Be a Trial of the GOP - Roberto Lovato - New America Media - May 27, 2009 - As she faces what is already expected to be a host of hostile questions from the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in her confirmation hearings, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's first nominee to the Supreme Court, should remember one thing: that it is not she who will be on trial, but the Republican Party Read more...

Former Interrogator Rebukes Cheney for Torture Speech - bravenewfilms - May 25, 2009 - Dick Cheney says that torturing detainees has saved American lives. That claim is patently false. Cheney's torture policy was directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of A... Online video short...

India likely to move on U.S. military pact - May 24, 2009 - Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's new ruling coalition, freed of pressure from its former communist allies, is expected to move forward soon on a military logistics deal with the United States that would help U.S. operations in the region. Read more...

FAA and DOD Cleared Way for 9/11 Hijackers - May 13, 2009 - Gary Evans - Daily Censored - the 9/11 attacks were carried out with precision, and required support — whether known, or unknown to the actual attackers — from agents within the Bush government. Read more...

9/11 MASTERMIND QUESTIONED ABOUT IRAQ-AL QAEDA LINK DURING WATERBOARDINGSKSM Questioned About al Qaeda-Iraq Ties During Waterboarding - Sam Stein - 05-15-2009 - HuffingtonPost - Some of the first questions asked of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed upon his capture and during the time during which he was waterboarded were about possible connections between al Qaeda and Iraq, according to a review of several reports on U.S. intelligence operations. Read more...

Pelosi says Bush team misled her on waterboarding - JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press - 05-14-2009 - WASHINGTON – Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in the method's use. Read more...

Battle Lines in Torture Debate Harden - Jim Malone - Washington 12 May 2009 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and several religious leaders are the latest to add their voices to the national debate over harsh interrogation techniques used on some terrorism suspects during the Bush administration. Read more...

 Ron Paul Questions Richard Holbrooke - 5/5/2009 - At the House Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, Ron Paul questions Richard Holbrooke about US policy in Pakistan and Afghanistan Online video short...

Obama Welcomes Specter to Democratic Party - Washington Post - 04-29-2009 - President Obama said he will offer Sen. Arlen Specter his full support when Specter runs for re-election in 2010. Read more...

Leahy wants to probe 'chain of command' on torture - April 26, 2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An independent commission is needed to determine who authorized the use of abusive interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists, a leading advocate of such a panel said Sunday. Read more...

CIA reportedly declined to closely evaluate harsh interrogations - Greg Miller - Los Angeles Times - 04-26-2009 - Current and former US officials say the failure to carefully examine the value of 'enhanced' methods like waterboarding -- despite calls to do so as early as 2003 -- was part of a broader trend. Read more...

European Nations May Investigate Bush Officials Over Prisoner Treatment - Craig Whitlock - Washington Post - April 22, 2009 BERLIN -- European prosecutors are likely to investigate CIA and Bush administration officials on suspicion of violating an international ban on torture if they are not held legally accountable at home, according to U.N. officials and human rights lawyers. Read more...

Obama and the CIA - Wall Street Journal - 04-21-2009 - Wall Street Journal - ‎ President Obama on Monday paid his first formal visit to CIA headquarters, in order, as he put it, to "underscore the importance" of the agency and let its staff "know that you've got my full support. Read more...

Cheney v. Obama - primebuzz - 04-21-2009 - WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to possible prosecution of Bush administration officials who devised harsh terrorism-era interrogation tactics. Read more...

Waterboarding More Frequent, Memos Suggest - WASHINGTON, April 20, 2009 CBS/AP) - The U.S. waterboarded suspected terrorists far more than previously acknowledged, including a total of 266 times for two al Qaeda operatives, according to recently released CIA memos. Read more...

CIA interrogation tactics: a terrifying ordeal - MATT APUZZO - Associated Press – Few people have ever witnessed the process, which was designed to extract secrets from "high value" suspects during the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks on the U.S Read more...

U.S. phone intercepts go beyond legal limits: report - Thu Apr 16, 2009 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Security Agency intercepted Americans' e-mails and phone calls in recent months on a scale that went beyond limits set by the U.S. Congress last year, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Read more...

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