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The United States now has hundreds of military bases and tens of thousands of troops stationed around the globe. U.S. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that U.S. diplomats pressure foreign governments to do the bidding of U.S. corporatocracy, and threaten retaliation if they don’t comply.
This is a far cry from the type of foreign policy our Founders envisioned.
In a 1775 letter to Patrick Henry, George Washington expressed his views of American foreign policy.
While it is indeed a fool’s errand to encapsulate what many might describe as an annus horribilis, there were some bright spots on the calendar we’re all about to place in the circular file in the kitchen — and not just the cute puppy on the June page. Read on see how a year in review looks from Outside the Asylum…
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton are the most admired people in America, according to year-ending Gallup polls.
Spokesmen for President Barack Obama have given conflicting reports about upcoming changes to his staff. Last week, Obama's senior political advisor David Axelrod said that "significant changes" will be announced regarding the White House Cabinet when Obama returns from his holiday vacation in Hawaii.
From our “statements we never want to see in an email from a U.S. Representative” file: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’… Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it… The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.” — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey reveals that a majority of Americans are opposed to the healthcare law that requires all citizens to buy insurance.
A pilot with a major United States airline was confronted at his home in early December by four Federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies who were there to confiscate his Federally-issued firearm and his state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has provided a grim forecast for the United States if lawmakers do not reduce the government debt.
President Barack Obama may not be finished in his crusade to grant equal rights to gay Americans. On Dec. 22, the same day that Obama signed legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” the President said that he is going to “wrestle” with the topic of allowing gay marriages in the United States.