Washington, D.C. is a cesspool of corruption. The fact that Congressman Ron Paul has spent 22 years in Congress, including the last 15, and not been infected by the corruption is what sets him apart from most other politicians. Sadly, it seems his son Rand did not inherit his father’s fortitude.
America is arguably the world’s No. 1 exporter of terrorism. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 2004 and 2012 the United States used unmanned drones to strike between 364 and 436 times.
When most Americans think of employees of the Food and Drug Administration, images of researchers, scientists and inspectors working to ensure that mass-produced food and medicines are fit for human consumption may come to mind. But for hundreds of American farmers who have been — often frighteningly literally — targeted by the FDA, the reality is very different.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set off alarms at the Capitol. A Congressional report issued on Wednesday reveals that TSA has been groping taxpayer dollars. The officials of the agency have taken the buy-in-bulk mentality to new levels.
The government is basing a potential intervention into our lives, our refrigerators and even our wallets on a supremely flawed device — the BMI — and the subsequent presumption that Americans are a bunch of fat, lazy couch potatoes who require the government to watch their waistlines.
Obama tells us that the Republican Party is the challenge because it is mired in the past. If by the past Obama means America’s wealth and greatness, then he is correct. If he is given another four years, America’s greatness will be lost and a superpower will be eviscerated.
With the help of scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) the military is working to create nanosensors that will monitor soldiers’ health on the battlefield to keep military doctors constantly informed about potential health problems.
I often face questions about what some consider a borderline obsession with Attorney General Holder and Operation Fast and Furious. When I do, I respond thusly: The chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America is clearly attempting to obfuscate his involvement in a remarkably ill-conceived and implemented Department of Justice program which produced no results beyond a body count.
A Michigan couple continues to be harassed by the Michigan Department of Human Resources because they’ve chosen to stop dosing their child with cancer-causing drugs prescribed by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Over the years, Americans have heard that people in other countries do not like America, but Americans can’t figure out why that is so. After all, America represents all that is good and right in the world. America just wants to give other countries the gift of its democratic ideals and spread freedom, right?
That’s what politicians and the corporate media would have you believe. But the truth is quite different. John Perkins, who spent years as an economic hit man, tells what is really involved in U.S. foreign policy. Once you read this book, you’ll understand why people around the world hate America, and you’ll realize that said hatred is often justified. It will also shed new light on what is involved in the American empire.