Planet of Cannibals – State of the World Op-Ed

 

 

After watching the PBS/National Geographic Documentary: Strange Days on Planet Earth

I tried to remember what kind of educational preparation I received ages ago. I was taught to memorize boring charts about how US Government was arranged. Whitewashed snippets about American History and how […]

Stand Down Ya’ll, Bush insists US not in recession

US President George W Bush has insisted the US is not in recession but says that he remains concerned about the economy’s performance.

In his State of the Union address, President George W Bush made reviving the US economy the centrepiece of his last year in office. But can he do […]

Manipulated Media Is Great For Bloggers

 

 

NY Times Holds Stories Because They’re Afraid of Conservatives

Now the New York Times has gotten itself in the same old pickle they always do — they are going to be criticized by Republicans when in fact they were trying to be extra fair to Republicans. […]

FEMA = Failure, Excess, Mismanagement, Arrogance

 

GAO Hands FEMA Another Katrina Blow

FEMA officials must be wondering if Hurricane Katrina will ever blow over. Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that FEMA lost another $30 million taxpayer dollars through “ineffective oversight” of contracts to maintain and deactivate those mobile homes and travel trailers […]

Cheney’s Oil Based Economics Takes No Prisoners

Cheney: No bailouts, no tax hikes…more oil

The vice president wields considerable power on economic policy. In a Fortune exclusive, the free-market fan weighs in on the credit crisis and his biggest fear. more

• Cheney’s brain trust

• Dick Cheney does the economy

Vice […]

Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

Ask Any Non-White

Growing race gap in American incomes

Associated Press Tuesday November 13, 2007 Guardian Unlimited

Decades after the US civil rights movement, the income gap between black and white Americans has grown, says a new study that tracked the incomes of more than 2,000 families for more than 30 years.

Incomes have increased […]

Bush DoubleSpeaks About Darfur – What Promises?

U.S. Promises on Darfur Don’t Match Actions

Bush Expresses Passion for Issue, but Policies Have Been Inconsistent

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer

In April 2006, a small group of Darfur activists — including evangelical Christians, the representative of a Jewish group and a former Sudanese slave — was […]

Saber Rattling Gets Louder With Consequences

Iran says documents show U.S. backing “terrorists”

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has access to evidence of U.S. support for terrorist groups in the Middle East, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Sunday.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran‘s military

Petraeus steps up accusations against […]