King George, Barack Obama, The AP & the 4th Amendment

On May 16, 2013 President Obama responded to the emerging scandal involving the Department of Justice’s warrantless spying on AP journalists by stating that a “balance” needs to be maintained between national security and freedom of the press (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/obama-ap-scandal_n_3287165.html).     Obama’s stance on the DOJ warrantless spying is in clear violation of the 4th […]

Michelle Alexander: US Prisons and The New Jim Crow: Today in the era of colorblindness a new racial caste system has emerged

1901 picture of a ‘chain gang’ in Virginia. On so-called ‘independence day’ it is important to keep in mind what litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow (http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm), argued at an event at Demos February 18, 2010: that is that we have not ended racial caste in America, we have simply redesigned it. […]

Vicious Wave of Attacks Against Women’s Fundamental Right to Abortion

It’s like a nightmare in a Fascist country. The Republican dominated House in South Dakota is attempting to pass a bill (House Bill 1171) that would expand “Justifiable homicide” to include murders of people that are intended to stop harm to a fetus. This could make it legal in South Dakota to kill doctors who […]

The US Needs to Tap into India’s educational market and other Foreign Markets to Bail-out its financially broken state colleges and universities

 As Anil Sadgopal, writer for Tehelka news out of India noted: “It is no mere coincidence that the only school President Obama will be visiting during his Indian trip will be a well-endowed private school in Mumbai. He did not opt to visit any of the 2,000 plus Bombay Municipal Corporation schools. This question may […]

Motor City: Robert Bobb’s ties to ‘billionaire’s boyz club’ exposed

Detroit Loses Race to the Top, thank God:  Robert Bobb finally under the gun for ethics violations According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan lost in the 1st round of the federal school funding program known as Race to the Top.  However, Detroit teachers and their students know that this is a win for them […]

Another Hateful Weekend:What do militia groups, the KKK, and atheists all have in common?

What do militia groups, the KKK, and atheists all have in common? Actually, I have very little idea of what they have in common, except that there was a story about each group in my local newspaper today. Brilliant. Anyway, it seems that various groups are hitching their wagons to Barrack Obama’s Presidential journey to […]

China is not the only Censored Country

President Barrack Obama has recently asked the Chinese government to relax their grip on internet access. It seems that many high ranking Chinese officials are concerned that their own citizens might find something less than favorable about happenings in Beijing on the web – either that or President Obama wants the Chinese people to see […]