14 Jan 2015

Lip Service – Caution Democrats At Work!

Look out! The ghost of Huey Long has taken over for all three of Dickens’ spirits and is haunting the Corporate Democrats. How else to explain the recent conversions of the darling of Goldman Sachs’ and Robert Rubin’s Hamilton Project, the Crown family of General Dynamics and Penny Pritzger of

17 Dec 2014

A decent nation would have impeached Bush and Obama

The administration of George W. Bush committed a number of actions, some of which are likely criminal, some of which expand the powers of the executive beyond credible fidelity to the constitution and some of which are just plain offensive regardless of their legality. President Obama, who followed Bush into

17 Nov 2014

Can the US political system deal with climate change?

The American “system” has been a bit tardy in its response to climate change. Experts tell us that the longer it takes to make needed changes, the more difficult it will be to make them. As 350.org’s Bill McKibben puts it: We’re talking about a fight between human beings and

10 Nov 2014

Mr. Obama’s Bipartisan “Achievements”

There has been a lot of talk, now that the elections are over and the legislature has fallen into the hands of Republicans about what this will mean for President Obama’s agenda and the Democratic agenda generally. This election season my inbox was full of Democratic politicians begging for money

30 Sep 2014

How do you fight?

Lately I’ve been getting deluged with emails from politicians like President Obama, various Democratic Party fundraisers and political organizations that go a little like this: Dear Joe, Evil Republicans! Koch Brothers! The Senate! I want to fight for you! Can you help me out with $3, $5, $10 or more?

16 Sep 2014

President Obama’s High-mileage, Stupid New War

Would you purchase a used war from one of these men? Three previous American presidents, Bush the elder, Bill Clinton and Bush the younger have all bombed Iraq, declared victory and moved on to lucrative post-presidencies. President Obama, who called it a “dumb war” long before he developed the foreign

27 Aug 2014

Prepare to Bomb More Brown People: A New Bogeyman “Worse than Hitler!”

There’s a new bogeyman in the middle east. It is a terrible monster of great proportions, a barbaric, sectarian, unrepentant butchery machine. Its name is ISIS and like the previous bogeymen (Saddam, Ahmadinejad, Gaddaffi, Osama bin Laden, Assad and Putin) it is like (or worse than) Hitler. You would think

18 Aug 2014

Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote

Responding to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Missouri, Rand Paul wrote the words that in most respects look like what you would hope that a Democratic candidate for the office would put forth: There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement. Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart

04 Aug 2014

Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts

"We tortured some folks" ~@BarackObama http://t.co/TOUoBXdeyK via @StrThry — Anarcho Anon (@AnarchoAnon) August 1, 2014 I believe that you have crossed a line, Mr. Obama. At your recent press conference you very casually stated that “we tortured some folks:” With respect to the larger point of the RDI report itself,

21 Jul 2014

Freedom, Money & Control

Money is violence Our system of money visits violence on people. Economic sanctions are an obvious example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PgpbQfxgo In case you’re not video enabled, here’s a transcript of a portion of the conversation between 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl and Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright on May 12, 1996: