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To Congress and AIPAC Regarding The Trees and The Children

On Tuesday AIPAC "applauded" The House's passage of the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012—which the Senate approved on 29 June 2012.

Re-Birthing Common Sense with Personal Responsibility and Tom Petty

We may have democracy; or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.

Israeli Wrecking Crews VS a State of Nonviolent Solidarity

The night before President Obama’s State of our Union Address, Israeli authorities demolished the Beit Arabiya Peace Home for the fifth time. While standing astride those ruins, ICAHD Director Dr. Jeff Halper, vowed, "We shall rebuild, we must rebuild as an act of political defiance of the occupation and protracted oppression of Palestinians.”

Operation Cast Lead and a 2012 Deja Vu

Exactly three years after Operation Cast Lead, Israel is threatening another invasion on Gaza while Hamas leaders order a halt to all attacks on Israel.

Obama Proves Zionism Rules US and He is NOT on The...

CTJP=Compassion, Truth, Justice, Peace. President Obama's speech today at the UN drew immediate praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his efforts to dissuade Palestinian leaders from pushing for a United Nations vote on statehood, calling Obama’s actions a “badge of honor”.

Top Republicans Skipping CPAC After Inclusion of Gay GOP Group

Evangelical Christians show their political influence ... One invitation has been followed by a lot of rejection for the Conservative Political Action Conference. From the...

Appeasing the GOP: How to Save Progressive Fiscal and Monetary Policy...

What's the worst case, and the best case, that we can imagine for the next two years? Let's look at the economics first. By Robert Kuttner,...

Repealing Health Care Law Would Be Anti-Veteran

On Wednesday, the Majority Leadership in the House will make good on their promise to bring up for a vote a bill that repeals...

Was The Arizona Massacre a Second Amendment Remedy?

Don't retreat: Reload. How does spewing hate and division play in American society? By dekerivers: From a young man on You Tube……the BEST thing I have...

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona shot in the head, several dead,...

Update: From dekerivers Jesse Kelly, a wholesome anti-abortion tea-partying right-wing Christian whack job, Giffords’ Republican opponent in the last election, had scheduled some kind of never-say-die...

Sal Giunta: War Hero’s Tour; A Humble Soldier Adjusts To Fame

CHICAGO — It was years in the making, so Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta had time to talk with his wife about the "what if"...

2010: When Corporations Became Most-Favored People

And the American people became the de jure(by law) rabble, what Gordon Gekko's reprise tells us is the NINJA class (No Income, No Job, no Assets). The...

President Obama Signs Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010

Landmark civil rights legislation signing this morning is the culmination of a long battle against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and an array of political...

“Impotent little mouse of a Jew”

Seems that many self-professed Christians are less than thrilled with the efforts of Mikey Weinstein, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and its allies working...

Christian Air Force Officer Vows to Violate Military Regulations if DADT...

The hell with regulations, we hate gays and lesbians and so does god By Chris Rodda in Huffington Post Saying that his "commitment to God...

Wisconsin GOP Chair Says ‘Obama Should Be Executed’ During Talk About...

- Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, referred to the "execution" of Obama three separate times during a recent media conference call - From...

Army Vet and Muslim Sgt. Key to Saddam Capture Speaks Out...

- U.S. Army Sergeant Ayman A. Ibrahim's intelligence directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Ibrahim speaks out now as a Muslim for...

Republican Nightmare: Putting Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Warren to Work Now

 - Appoint Elizabeth Warren to start running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) immediately - See also Brent Budowsky's If Obama names Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic...

Leo Hindery, Jr: Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Good-News Spinning Is Out of...

Mr. Geithner's rhetorical deceptions mask the ineffectiveness of the only two potentially meaningful job-creation initiatives -- aid to the states and the bailout of Detroit -- that he and Summers largely put together, while letting him ignore the several initiatives, including trade reform, which could actually create, relatively quickly, millions of jobs.

Pat Tillman’s Father to Army Investigator: ‘F— You… And Yours’ (EXCLUSIVE...

 - The U.S. Army lied continually to Pat Tillman's family while obscenely using his service as propaganda for lies. Tillman's father to Army and...

Robert Gibbs Is Truly Foolish, Administration Not Much Better

- For the 2008 presidential campaign—that flourished on the unprecedented use of new media and fresh engagement with the political system by citizens in their earnest hope for...

Gibbs is Wrong: It Isn’t About the Professional Left

 - You can call it left, right, green, red or purple; we were promised change and we don't like what we see - By Cenk...

Obama vs. Obama on Endless Wars: Who Wins? (VIDEO)

Back in early 2007, when the Bush administration was insisting that its military intervention in a faraway land was not open-ended, Senator Barack Obama wasn't buying it.

The GOP Plot to Screw the Economy and the Middle Class

- What the GOP and Tea Party allies are doing is not just reckless, it's sociopathic - By Bob Cesca at Huffington Post We're only three months...

The Suffering of Fallujah

- Depleted Uranium (DU) - Uranium (U) is a naturally occurring heavy metal that has both radioactive properties caused by the decay of the uranium atom’s...

My Private Obama

"You can't live half-humanistic, half-fascist." Perhaps the most perceptive comment I have heard on world politics, in this case a disgusted commenter stating his feelings...

Court Nominee Elena Kagan Hearings Begin Today

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begin today. Kagan would succeed Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who will...

Sarah Palin: Obama Is Pushing ‘Myth That Racial Profiling Is Part’...

Amid a backlash from civil libertairans and law enforcement officials, Sarah Palin defedned Arizona's new immigration bill. Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News and straightened out the...

Orwellian Obstruction: Republicans on Financial Reform

By Robert L. Borosage at Huffington Post Senate Republicans have perfected the art of saying no. But in blocking a debate on financial reform, they...

ACLU Hits Back at Arizona’s ‘Your Papers!’ Law

Update: AP:  Arizona's new immigration law is unconstitutional   Civil liberties fight looms on Arizona's new look-like-an-immigrant law on Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment grounds, as the...

Obama’s Defining Finance Reform Speech Thursday

Update: For more information, see White House blog knocking down Wall Street Talking Points and Norm Scheiber's  Head Lock: The inside story of how Goldman and...

Socialism for the Tea Parties

The Tea Party movement has a long, if perhaps not so distinguished pedigree, as fear of socialism has been a tool by powerful economic forces in the US for more than a century used to oppose any policies which might help poor and working people.

Marty Kaplan: How Dumb Do They Think (Know) We Are

A recent example is a Harris poll that asked whether each of 15 statements about Barack Obama is true or false. In every single case, the less schooling people had, the more likely they were to believe that false things are true.

Slaughterhouse ’10: The Gutting of State and Local Government

The Jeffersonian anti-federalists feared that a strong national government would lead our fledgling nation back towards monarchy. Instead they wanted government closer to the people where it would better serve their interests rather than interests of the moneyed merchants and traders.

Wishing Upon a Star and Other Scientific Methods

We live in an era of amazing technological advances while our citizens descend ever deeper into the abyss of scientific illiteracy. Nowhere is that made more evident than by curious actions taken by state legislatures in Utah and South Dakota. Congressmen in these two states believe that scientific inquiry can be reduced to the fiats of legislation, and that objective truth can be discovered through the passage of state law.

The Chilean Earthquake and God’s Wrath

According to religious prognosticators, sinners will suffer the wrath of god in the form of earthquakes as biblical punishment for their errant ways. The declarations and explanations of such divine calamities always come after the fact, but let us not have such annoying details get in our way. Nobody is more out front in decoding god's will than Robertson; he declared that the devastating earthquake in Haiti was a consequence of Haitians making a pact with the devil.

Would Obama Speak For a KKK Prayer Breakfast?

Would President Obama speak at a prayer breakfast organized by the KKK? Would Jim Wallis and other "progressive" Christians attend? Then what will they be doing on Thursday Feb 3 at the National Prayer Breakfast founded and sponsored by the notorious gay-bashing "The Family" fringe far right group? (I ask this as a practicing progressive Christian and repentant former religious right leader).