What a difference a few short months of fundraising and golf outings make. President Barack Obama started the year with an apparent fresh optimism when he sat down for a sympathetic interview with The New Yorker in January. Back then, Obama dismissed the boiling kettle of Sunni extremism in Syria and Iraq as the bumblings of an inept “Jayvee” team— as in, these guys are lightweight terrorists compared to the al-Qaida we just decimated.
The protesters and militia members who showed up to support rancher Cliven Bundy this spring when the Federal government confiscated his livestock because of unpaid grazing fees and desert tortoises belong to a “much larger and more dangerous” network of “radical right-wing extremists,” according to a report.
EFF and Other Civil Liberties Organizations Call on Congress to Support Uncompromising Reform This post, written by Legislative Analyst Mark Jaycox, Activist Nadia Kayyali and Staff Attorney Lee Tien, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on May 20. Since the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that has over 140 cosponsors, […]
Democracy Alliance, the “philanthropic” pass-through organization that helps move secret contributions from benefactors to the campaign war chests of progressive Congressional candidates, is beginning to receive a trickle of mainstream scrutiny for the striking inconsistency between its message and its methods.
The U.S. economy is a house of cards. Every aspect of it is fraudulent, and the illusion of recovery is created with fraudulent statistics. American capitalism itself is an illusion. All financial markets are rigged. Massive liquidity poured into financial markets by the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing inflates stock and bond prices and drives interest […]
The popular phrase “the customer is always right” applies quite well to the business world, but when it comes to the roadways, the customer, i.e., the average citizen, is typically wrong in the eyes of law enforcement and legislators. Whereas entrepreneurs in a market setting try to anticipate changes in consumer demand in advance and to solve potential problems before they become problems, bureaucrats simply resort to blaming those they are supposed to be helping, while they allow unsolved problems to compound upon one another.
During a speech at Al Sharpton’s 2014 National Action Network (NAN) Convention Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder went off script to vilify House lawmakers who recently brought up the still-pending contempt case against him. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested that “contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general” during a Judiciary hearing on […]
Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself. It is nearly five years after the last Ft. Hood shooting, where 13 people were killed. These tragedies are heartbreaking and we certainly feel much sympathy for the families of the victims.
Last week, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill approving a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine and more sanctions on Russia. The bill will likely receive the President’s signature within days. If you think this is the last time U.S. citizens will have their money sent to Ukraine, you should think again. This is only the […]
Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor for EBONY, has a message for black Americans who lean conservative or who don’t support individuals based solely on the color of their skin: Your opinions don’t matter and you are, in her opinion, very obviously hate-able.