libbyliberal: Why Do So Many US Citizens Enable Our Police State?

I remarked to a coworker the other day about the tragic death of Sandra Bland. She agreed but hastened to add, “That is why I try to stay away from watching the news as much as possible.” Before I had time to re-raise my jaw, she launched into an analysis of an impending work project, Read more…

Joe Emersberger: More default hype from Bloomberg regarding Venezuela

In early September of 2014, an op-ed by Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos set off a stampede of articles in the international press saying that Venezuela was on the brink of defaulting on its foreign bonds.  Contrary to what Bloomberg claims in this article today, Hausman did not merely say in that op-ed that Read more…

libbyliberal: Wesley Clark Calls for Internment of ‘Disloyal’ Americans

Last Friday during an MSNBC interview retired General Wesley Clark called for “disloyal” Americans to be put into internment camps according to Thomas Gaist. Apparently this was prompted by the recent “lone wolf” Chattanooga, TN shooting at a recruiting station. Wesley Clark on MSNBC: We have got to identify the people who are most likely Read more…

Nasir Khan: Science, Magic and Truth

Nasir Khan, July 22, 2015 The reality of something is also the truth about it. Therefore, the reality of something and the truth about that thing are not two different things. The question is: How do we know the truth about something? The answer is: In the correspondence of any propositions/statements we make with the Read more…

libbyliberal: Occupy Police!

Parody of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police (Could it get more ironic?) Every Breath We Take by libbyliberal (In memory of Eric Garner) With every breath we take at every move you make, every bod you break, every life you take, we’ll be watching you. All the blood you spill, every wanton kill, Read more…

Brad Wilson: Cap Farm Subsidies at $250,000, or $25,000, or $0?

Should farm subsidies be capped in the 2012 farm bill at $250,000, at $25,000, or at $0? For many reform-minded groups and advocates these days, “real reform” can be found at the $250,000 level per farm per year. The argument goes that there’s a need for government to write checks to farmers, and, even during Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: Are Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements of Any Value?

The recent announcement of a nuclear deal between the governments of Iran and other major nations, including the United States, naturally draws our attention to the history of international nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements.  What accounts for their advent on the world scene and what have they accomplished? Ever since 1945, when the atomic Read more…

Antonio Carty: Regular Citizen Proposed Referenda – Direct Mandate Democracy.

As the world’s citizens have seen in the Greek’s referenda, the voice of the people, even against the bitter wind & rain of a tyrannical hopeless storm, when given a chance to speak, a vote can deliver a resolution that undermines the assumed mandates of all the powers that be. These powers may continue to Read more…

Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Environment for the Next Generation

  Green Time TV: Environment for the Next Generation   by Don Fitz   August Green Time episodes explore the environment that will be left to the next generation. Will more or less poisons such as lead be produced? Will energy be preserved or squandered? Will Ozark beauty be preserved or destroyed? Will food be Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?

Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States? Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial majorities of Americans not only recognize that the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has grown, but favor greater economic equality.  A Gallup poll conducted in April 2015 found that 63 percent of respondents Read more…

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