16 Mar 2009

Had Enough? 3/19: Take Back the Economy

On March 19, 2009 Americans in cities nationwide will hold demonstrations at the offices of major banks and other corporations to demand more responsible corporate behavior and call on Congress to enact the change that will make it happen ? employee free choice and healthcare reform.

16 Mar 2009

If Obama Didn’t Like Geithner’s AIG Bonus Deal, Why Didn’t He Stop It?

President Obama’s comments regarding the AIG bonuses were welcome, but they raise more questions than they answer:

Under these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay. How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?

16 Mar 2009

Scooped While Watching 24

Why was Mark Danner able to get hold of a classified report detailing torture of “high value” detainees and publish an article about it in The New York Review of Books before leading newspapers like the New York Times and the Washington Post?

16 Mar 2009

Shock: Southern States get $15 Billion from AIG Bailout

Southern politicians have been among the most vocal opponents of government spending in the financial crisis. But seven Southern states received at least $100 million each thanks to taxpayer bailout money passed through insurance giant AIG.

16 Mar 2009

Obama Still Doesn’t Get It

We own 80% of AIG. Anything that they now do is because our president lets them.

16 Mar 2009

What Yoo Hath Wrought: The ICRC Report on US Torture

Mark Danner has an Op Ed in the NYTimes today and a longer piece in the New York Review of Books both based upon the recent Red Cross report based on interviews with detainees transferred from CIA black sites to Gitmo. It is a chilling litany of tortures done to fellow human beings while in US custody.

16 Mar 2009

So the Religious Right Is Destroying the GOP…

(Proudly cross-posted at C4O Democrats) Wow. Just wow. Ex-Christian-fundamentalist (or “Christianist”) Frank Schaeffer explained so well last weekend on D.L. Hughley where we’re at. Now let me do my best to follow up.

16 Mar 2009

The Big Blue Fence

The Promise Land in Story and Song and in the lone, lorn rack of days.

16 Mar 2009

It’s Later Than You Think

I choose a Phish lyric as a headline to underline my disgust with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman