Obama’s Grotesque Legacy in Latin America

President Barack Obama’s recently announced trip to Cuba, the first for an American president since that of Calvin Coolidge in 1928, does not represent a new chapter in US-Latin American relations. Instead, Obama’s Latin American trek is meant to put his seal of approval on more than a decade of gross US interference in Latin […]

Single Issue Voting…

This is one exhaustive and exhaustingly long, insightful and well referenced article, presenting a different, from the establishment punditocracy perspective, view of electoral politics. It begs for some collective marking up of instructive passages or, if it makes anyone feel better, individualist unpacking of parts or the whole or, nothing at all – possibilities abound…   […]

Obama: Worse Than Reagan And Worse Than Bush

Here’s Ronnie…   As for Bush, his wealth-transfer tax-cuts came with a sunset provision, Obama’s fiscal cliff deal made the Bush tax cuts permanent for 99 percent of American workers, at a ten year price of $3.4 trillion, or 3.9 trillion if the interest on the national debt is included.   The 3.9 trillion is proximately the target of […]

Obama Loves Y’all, And Then Some…

The most basic tool of propaganda is omission. “Out of sight, out of mind”…unless that is too conceptual and too anchored in its bias, to be easily generalized to apply to this practice. I tell y’all, we are are being whipped by one consequential “¿white lie” one distortion, obfuscation, misrepresentation, etc, and one omission at […]

Obama Gave It All Away — Jill Stein: The Bi-Partisan Fiscal Scam

Obama Gave It All Away The Bi-Partisan Fiscal Scam by JILL STEIN source: Counterpunch As daylight begins to shine on the fiscal cliff deal just passed by Congress, it’s clear the expected bipartisan betrayal has occurred. And even worse, it lays the groundwork for much more to come. In brief, the deal protects wealthy households earning […]

Obama’s War on Whistleblowers Accelerates: Science Itself is Now Contraband

Worth reading: A Generational Stance on Behalf of the Arctic Ocean | Common Dreams by Terry Tempest Williams “At what point do we, the American people, say enough? “No, Mr. President, you are not going to sink our future and the ongoing future of generations, both human and wild, for another obscene profit margin and corporate death […]

A Tale of Two Classes, and One Political Party

  Peter Edelman on the Rich and the Poor in America A Tale of Two Classes by SAM PIZZIGATI Source: Counterpunch Peter Edelman has battled poverty for nearly half a century — first as a top aide to Senator Robert Kennedy, later as a state and federal official, and currently as a key figure at a […]

(Video) Glen Ford: Obama, a More Effective Evil?

   Glen Ford, editor of Black Agenda Report, makes [an excellent] case as to why he believes Obama is a more effective evil. He talks of the destructive policies of the Obama administration, the quiescent Left and the collapse of the Black community’s voice in opposing this President.    

Paul Krugman, Robin Wells: Getting Away with It

  Getting Away with It Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, JULY 12, 2012 Source: The New York Review of Books In the spring of 2012 the Obama campaign decided to go after Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, a private-equity firm that had specialized in taking over companies and extracting money for its investors—sometimes by promoting […]

Obama’s Justice Department Rushes to the Rescue of LIBOR Criminals

“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” Obama said. “You guys have an acute public relations problem that’s turning into a political problem. And I want to help…I’m not here to go after you. I’m protecting you…I’m going to shield you from congressional and public anger.” the president told the Robber […]

Voting This Year Means Choosing the One Who Beats You

Voting This Year Means Choosing the One Who Beats You Source:  naked capitalism Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and a political analyst on Brand X with Russell Brand.  You can follow him at http://www.twitter.com/matthewstoller. Every election cycle, Americans are greeted with a bevy of condescending lectures from well-heeled political elites about the importance of voting.  […]

Obama’s Global Health Policy a Bonanza for Big Pharma

  Obama’s Global Health Policy Undercuts Reform At Home By Zach Carter, 10/07/12 Source: HuffPo   WASHINGTON — A few hours after the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care legislation last week, President Barack Obama approached a White House podium, addressed the camera and declared that the nation’s top justices had reaffirmed an important guiding […]