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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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Past Articles of Interest at RootsofDemocracy.com August, 2008

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Ory Okolloh: The making of an African activist
Ory Okolloh tells the story of her life and her family -- and how she came to do her heroic work reporting on the doings of Kenya's parliament. Watch this talk >>

McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives August 31, 2008 05:00 PM Huffington Post - The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process. Read more...

Former governor supports Ron Paul
kob.com - 08/31/2008 06:55:05 PM
A former New Mexico governor won’t be joining fellow Republicans at the GOP convention in Minneapolis—he’ll be there to support an alternative presidential candidate Read more...

Gustav prompts major changes to RNC agenda
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican National Convention will cut back most of its activities Monday because of Hurricane Gustav, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Read more...

Bush cancels, GOP eyes storm-shortened convention -Associated Press August 31, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent governors decided on Sunday to skip the Republican National Convention, and the party considered shortening its big four-day event as Hurricane Gustav approached the Gulf Coast with potentially devastating strength. ...Read more...

Candidate McCain Disappoints
Boston Globe - August 30, 2008 05:09 AM
I actually used to like Senator McCain. Years ago, I heard him speak once at a convention in Washington DC. I was mostly impressed by his decency and compassion Read more...

Choice of Palin Is a Bold Move by McCain, With Risks Published: August 29, 2008-New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain spent the summer arguing that a 40-something candidate with four years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience was not ready to be president. Read more...

McCain taps Alaska governor for VP
By LIZ SIDOTI and BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writers
Fri Aug 29, 10:50 PM ET
DAYTON, Ohio - Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a stunning selection of a little-known conservative newcomer who relishes fighting the establishment. Read More...

Obama tells huge Dem crowd he'll fix Washington DENVER - Associated Press Writers: Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush" Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president. Read More...

John McCain cedes the spotlight - for now Friday, August 29, 2008 - BostonHerald.com John McCain’s camp has tried to rain on Barack Obama’s parade all week, but Obamafest was still the prime-time story. Read more...

In YouTube age, political criticisms can (and will) be used against you
August 28, 2008 4:36 PM PDT - CNET
Republicans interrupt the DNC with Web site featuring videos of Barack Obama's onetime rivals attacking him during the primaries. READ MORE...
(Posted in Politics and Law by Declan McCullagh)

Vote for me, Obama says, through text messages -
Whoops! Obama's VP text-messaging idea didn't work out so well
Stephanie Condon August 28, 2008 4:53 PM PDT - CNET DENVER--Delegates squeezing into the stadium hosting the Democratic convention on Thursday are being asked to do what must be a political party first: show their support for their party's nominee through text messages. READ MORE...

Whoops! Obama's VP text-messaging idea didn't work out so well - Stephanie Condon - CNET
AUGUST 28, 2008, 05:50 PM It sounded like a great idea at the time: Barack Obama announced that he'd announce his veep selection through text messaging. A ... Read more…

The Caucus: Live From Denver
8-28-08, 10:28 PM - New York Times
Mr. Obama wrapped it up at about 46 minutes. The McCain campaign has already issued its rebuttal. Read more…

Obama Takes Aim at Bush and McCain With a Forceful Call to Change America
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JEFF ZELENY
8-28-08, 10:20 PM - New York Times
Senator Barack Obama told tens of thousands of Democrats gathered at Invesco Field, “We are a better country than this.” Read more...

Clinton takes Democrats by storm with simple message: Obama is ready – back him 29 August 2008 News.Scotsman.com - BILL Clinton turned from villain to hero in the space of 20 minutes at the Democratic national convention in Denver. That was the time it took to deliver a no-holds-barred endorsement of his former rival, Barack Obama. Read more...

iReporters applaud Bill Clinton, Biden speeches
updated 4:31 p.m. EDT, Thu August 28, 2008 (CNN) -- Former President Clinton dismissed critics who say Sen. Barack Obama is too inexperienced for the presidency in his speech to the Democratic National Convention. Read More...

Clinton Rallies Her Troops to Fight for an Obama Victory
By PATRICK HEALY - New York
Published: August 27, 2008
DENVER — With her husband looking on tenderly and her supporters watching with tears in their eyes, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton deferred her own dreams on Tuesday night and delivered an emphatic plea at the Democratic National Convention to unite behind her rival, Senator Barack Obama, no matter what ill will lingered. Read more...

Kucinich electrifies convention arena Tue Aug 26, 7:12 PM ET - Yahoo News via Rocky Mountain News
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, erstwhile presidential candidate and strident opponent of the Bush administration, gave the most spirited speech of the session Tuesday condemning the war, the economy and the Republica Read more EDITOR'S NOTE: That's my boy!!!

Police trap peaceful protesters in Denver August 26, 2008 ANP: Calm political protest turns chaotic as Denver police use pepper spray and batons on trapped crowd Read more...

Madonna angers John McCain with Adolf Hitler jibe 8:21PM BST 26 Aug 2008 Telegraph.co.uk
Madonna has angered Senator John McCain, the US presidential candidate, by linking him to Adolf Hitler at the start of her world tour. Read more...

Bush: The Presidency Was a 'Cool Time'
Tue Aug 26, 02:40 PM - U.S. News
At the end, President Bush appears to be enjoying his job more and letting his hair down. Read more…

U.N. Says U.S. Airstrikes Killed 90 Afghan Civilians Last Week
The Washington Post 01:36 PM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 26 -- The United Nations reported "convincing evidence" Tuesday that about 90 civilians -- two-thirds of them children -- were killed last week in airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition forces on a village in western Afghanistan. Read more…

Pentagon Reports U.S. Airstrike Killed 5 Afghan Civilians, Not 90
The Washington Post August 28. 2008, 10:00 PM
A U.S. military review of an airstrike last week in western Afghanistan maintains that only five civilians were killed, Pentagon officials said yesterday, a finding that starkly contradicts reports by the United Nations and Afghan officials that the civilian death toll from the bombing was at least... Read more…

Pelosi says polls shortchange Obama Tue Aug 26, 1:34 PM ET - Politico DENVER — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told convention-goers Tuesday morning that polls are underestimating the strength of Barack Obama, contending he will defeat John McCain with the support of new or intermittent voters, who are not generally polled. Read more...

Bob Ney: GOP Felon and Nut Case
August 26, 2008 02:04 PM ET - U.S. News
It turns out he was victim of a grand Cheney-led conspiracy to prevent Middle East peace. Seriously. Read more…

Obama's Convention Danger
Posted August 26, 2008 | 09:27 AM (EST) - The Huffington Post ...the nature of modern conventions means that the risks are much greater for Obama than McCain. Read more...

Plot to kill Barack Obama uncovered 11:54AM BST 26 Aug 2008 - Telegraph.co.uk Four people have been arrested after plotting to assassinate Barack Obama. Read more...

Convention diary
August 26, 2008, 07:06 AM - BBC
US Liberals, now called Progressives, are back in fashion Read more…

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver August 25, 2008 at 10:23:26 - OEN - OpEdNews Cindy Sheehan returned to her Denver hotel room today to find the door unlocked and ajar. She walked in to discover a man working on her phone, screw driver in hand. Read more...

McCain intrudes on Obama's convention message Aug. 24, 2008 By MIKE GLOVER and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writers PHOENIX – John McCain certainly won't let Barack Obama have his Democratic convention all to himself. Read more

LIVE: Watch DNC coverage and other breaking news - CNN.com Click above or Go to: http://www.cnn.com/ Look for upper right column under Video >> LIVE: Watch DNC coverage...

SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Broadcast Comprehensive Live Coverage of Democratic and Republican National Conventions
Tuesday August 19, 2008 4:26 pm ET
Every minute of DNC, RNC to air on 'SIRIUS Convention Radio' channel Read More

Obama's Choice Viewed As Wise
Times Union 2008-08-24
By Tim O'Brien, Albany Times Union, N.Y.
Aug. 24--ALBANY -- Capital Region voters and politicians see Barack Obama's choice of U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden as his running mate as an effort to balance the ticket and address questions about Obama's experience... Read more

Jared Bernstein: Why McCain's Wealth Matters August 24, 2008 | 04:54 PM (EST) The Huffington Post
For all the ink spilled over this last week, two related issues were under-explored, the latter of which is especially important: what's "rich," and why does it matter? Read more

Joe Biden's pro-RIAA, pro-FBI tech voting record August 23, 2008 6:09 PM PDT
Barack Obama's pick for vice president is an ally of the music industry on copyright and the FBI on wiretaps. He also unintentionally spurred the creation of PGP. Read More

Laser weapons: A distant target August 23, 2008 1:41 PM PDT Laser technology may yet yield the weapons of the not-so-distant future, but the future is certainly not now. Read More

Biden Joins Obama on Democratic Ticket
By AMY CHOZICK
August 24, 2008 12:18 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Barack Obama used his first joint appearance with his vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Joseph Biden, to push a more populist economic message, emphasizing his running mate's blue-collar roots and painting Republican Sen. John McCain as out of touch. Read More

Biden, Iraq, and Obama's Betrayal Stephen Zunes | August 24, 2008 - Policy In Focus
Incipient Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s selection of Joseph Biden as his running mate constitutes a stunning betrayal of the anti-war constituency who made possible his hard-fought victory in the Democratic primaries and caucuses. Read more...

McCain's tech platform opposes 'unnecessary regulation'
Posted By: Declan McCullagh Aug 18 2008
Republican presidential candidate says he opposes Net neutrality regulations and would "crack down" on Internet piracy, drawing a contrast with his Democratic rival. Read more

Voter Registration Is the New Battleground
By COREY DADE and JOHN D. MCKINNON
August 12, 2008; Page A4
As Barack Obama tries to draw hundreds of thousands of new voters to the polls, Republicans are beginning to scrutinize registrants' eligibility as both sides draw a major battle line over voting rights. Read more

Obama flip-flops on telecom immunity
Barack Obama supporters are lashing out against the Democratic presidential candidate for changing his position on the telecom immunity issue. Read more
Posted By: Marguerite Reardon Jul 2 2008

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