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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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Healing The Hindu Kush Manmohan’s warning on Afghanistan is one Obama must heed - DEC 07, 2009 - OutlookIndia - BRUCE RIEDEL - At a time many Americans are asking why we are in Afghanistan, the soft-spoken Indian prime minister was very direct and candid in describing the stakes in Afghanistan in an interview with the Washington Post on the eve of his meetings with President Barack Hussein Obama in the Oval Office. Read more...

Report: CIA interrogations informed by bad science - PAMELA HESS - 09-21-2009 - Associated Press – WASHINGTON – Prolonged stress from the CIA's harsh interrogations could have impaired the memories of terrorist suspects, diminishing their ability to recall and provide the detailed information the spy agency sought, according to a scientific paper published Monday. Read more...

Why Obama Won't Be Able to Reform Wall Street - Arianna Huffington - September 14, 2009 - .... They stand on the bridge making theatrical gestures they claim will steer us in a new direction while, down in the control room, the autopilot, programmed by politicians in the pocket of special interests, continues to guide the ship of state along its predetermined course. Read more...

Rules on Wilson's outburst open to interpretation - BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer – WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Joe Wilson may have violated good taste when he yelled "You lie!" at President Barack Obama last week, and Democrats are moving forward with a resolution scolding him for it. But did he break any specific House rules? Read more...

‘Leading architect’ of Bush surveillance quietly appointed to declassification board - JOHN BYRNE - September 11, 2009 - RawStory - The man who helped oversee President George W. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program now has a new job: a membership on the Public Interest Declassification Board. Read more...

Sotomayor makes history - Foon Rhee - August 6, 2009 - Boston.com - While it has been a done deal ever since she survived her confirmation hearings last month without a meltdown, Sonia Sotomayor still made history this afternoon when the US Senate voted to put her on the nation's highest court. Read more...

  Video: Kucinich – the Federal Reserve is paying banks NOT to make loans to struggling Americans! - sakerfa - August 2, 2009 (C-SPAN -July 21, 2009) – U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio, 10th District) questions Neil M. Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, about interest payments made to banks that keep their TARP funds and other government (taxpayer) bailout money with the Federal Reserve, instead of making loans to struggling Americans (the original intent of the TARP, remember?) The Fed makes generous interest payments to the banks for “parking” their “excess reserves” at the Fed. Read more...

 Ron Paul: What Are They So Afraid Of? On Thursday, 07-30-2009, Congressman Paul spoke on the House floor to set the record straight on HR 1207, Federal Reserve "Independence," secret FOMC operations, and why transparency is in the public's best interest. Read more...

Legacy Fight: Inside Bush and Cheney's Tense Final Days - MASSIMO CALABRESI AND MICHAEL WEISSKOPF – Thu Jul 23, 2009 - (Time) Hours before they were to leave office after eight troubled years, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had one final and painful piece of business to conclude. Read more...

AP sources: Cheney told CIA not to discuss program - PAMELA HESS - Associated Press – Sun Jul 12, 2009 - WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney directed the CIA eight years ago not to inform Congress about a nascent counterterrorism program that CIA Director Leon Panetta terminated in June, officials with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday. Read more...

White House Kept Justice Lawyers in Dark on Warrantless Wiretapping - Carrie Johnson and Ellen Nakashima - Washington Post - July 10, 2009 - The Bush White House so strictly controlled access to its warrantless eavesdropping program that only three Justice Department lawyers were aware of the plan, which nearly ignited mass resignations and a constitutional crisis when a wider circle of administration officials began to question its legality, according to a watchdog report released today. Read more...

 The Fed Under Fire - AmericanNewsProject - July 10, 2009 - The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful and secretive institutions in Washington, long considered beyond the reach of lawmakers. But now, as details emerge of how the Fed secretly doled out... Read more and online video short...

Islamist urges al Qaeda to open up to Obama's offer - CAIRO, June 6, 2009 - (Reuters) - A leader of an Islamist group that waged an insurgency in Egypt in the 1990s called on Saturday for al Qaeda and the Taliban to consider an opening offered by the U.S. president and call a halt to attacks on U.S. civilians. Read more...

When Will Dick Cheney's Tower of Lies Finally Come Tumbling Down on Him? - Arianna Huffington - June 2, 2009 - Cheney has spent the better part of the last seven years doing everything in his power to convince the American people of the very connection he now says there was "never any evidence" of. Read more...

Ballmer Says Obama Tax Would Move Microsoft U.S. Jobs Offshore - Ryan J. Donmoyer June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world’s largest software company would respond to higher taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits by moving some employees offshore. Read more...

Bernanke Warns Deficits Threaten Financial Stability (Update2) - Craig Torres and Brian Faler - June 3, 2009 - (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said large U.S. budget deficits threaten financial stability and the government can’t continue indefinitely to borrow at the current rate to finance the shortfall. Read more...

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