Jobs, jobs, jobs: A fireside chat

Jobs, jobs, jobs: A fireside chat By Will Shonbrun Estimates of jobs lost since the beginning of the recession in 2007 range between 8 to 11 million depending on the source. Whatever the actual number there is no doubt that the cause for the most massive unemployment since the Great Depression can de laid directly […]

Haiti - The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

Hitting bottom at the top - White House forgets to lead on Haiti

People are dying in Haiti because they can’t get out, Dr. Green said. Shala Dewan, New York Times, January 29 Many of us wanted to think that the dreadful behavior during the Bush administration was some sort of aberration. We had a relatively clean election and ended up with a more intelligent and compassionate president […]

Hope Fades for End of the American Empire under Obama

John Pilger writes a strong informational piece on the lies of Obama. As we start to see more of this from the current global dominance administration, hope fades for peace and the end of the American Empire Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010 By John Pilger December 30, 2009 - “Information Clearing House” — In Nineteen […]

“War or Peace President?”

In President Obama’s acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize, he defended the use of military force on humanitarian grounds, to preserve peace. He spoke of a “just war.” I remember a “just war.”  It was to stop Hitler and his genocidal takeover of Europe. The war in Afghanistan is nothing like that.  A bunch of […]

NO COMMON GROUND, in 600 words or less

I give up.  There is no common ground.  I just tried to reason, in my head, with a close friend who exists on the other side of the great partisan divide that has arisen in this country.  It doesn’t work.  I doubt if he has ever even seen a food stamp or collected unemployment.  I […]