A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning New York Times October 5, 2013 By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MIKE McINTIRE WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere,...read more
Posts Tagged "democracy"
A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake–and what we should be advocating instead. Since Syria has not attacked the United States and the UN Security Council hasn’t authorized any international military action, a U.S. strike on Syria would be unambiguously illegal under international law. But that’s not the only good reason not to attack Syria. There are...read more
Unedited footage of Egypt’s uprising E S or Egypt’s Streets on Facebook seems to have updated information on the uprising. It appears Morsi is under house arrest. for more information as the military has seized control of the media. http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/03/opinion/burleigh-rapes-tahrir-square/index.html democracy now...read more
From NYTimes Opinion Page The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ By JULIAN ASSANGE “THE New Digital Age” is a startlingly clear and provocative blueprint for technocratic imperialism, from two of its leading witch doctors, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, who construct a new idiom for United States global power in the 21st century. This idiom reflects the ever closer union between the State...read more
Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Seth Freed Wessler The overwhelming majority of 2012 voters strongly support the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to a new bi-partisan poll released today, voters across racial, geographic and, perhaps most significantly,...read more