Diane Ravitch kicked out of the Brookings Institute

From: Diane Ravitch http://dianeravitch.net/ On Monday, I posted a blog called “The Day I Was Terminated.” In that blog, I recounted that I received an email on June 5 from Grover (Russ) Whitehurst of Brookings telling me that I was being terminated–after a 19-year association with Brookings–because I was “inactive.” That’s a pretty abrupt way […]

ON TO THE NEXT WAR!

Saul Landau Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) want war with Iran and refuse to learn lessons from the futile wars this country has perpetrated since US troops landed in Korea in 1950. They begin with “facts not in evidence,” as lawyers say. “The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is a threat to […]

1% face extinction: Scrooge, Darth Vader, Professor Snape offer advice

with clever Star Wars video at source. For those involved in support of US government-sponsored disinformation and massive crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions of the 99%’s dollars, I invite you to consider the quality of human relationships you wish to work for in creating your future. National security and a brighter future […]

America’s Border Insecurity

by S. Paul Forrest AmericaRevealed.org   No Republican campaign speech ever goes on for long without mention of illegal immigration and the desire to quell it. Though the debate itself invokes a clear and present problem, the persistent use of it as a political jumping point without consideration or offering of reasoned solutions, continues to […]

S S & Medicare Are Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

Let me try to make this very simple.  Social Security and Medicare are not part of the problem.  They are part of the solution.  They are NOT part of the deficit.  Cutting them will not make the deficit less.  Cutting them will reduce the revenue side of the equation and make the deficit bigger.  Everyone […]

A wedding, Osama and Obama

By Saul Landau “The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him.” - George W. Bush, 9/13/01 “I am truly not that concerned about him.” - George W. Bush, answering a question about where bin Laden was […]

Analyzing the defense of groping passengers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgvm-kMAUnM[/youtube] It is important to note that CNN did not have anyone to present a counterargument to the topic of groping small children. If CNN doesn’t bring in anyone from the other side to show people’s concerns about the FAA industry, how unbiased is this report? The anchor on the left also believes that it’s […]

U.S - Cuba policy for 50+ years

By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdes U.S. foreign assistance empowers those in Cuba who are working towards positive change to advocate for fundamental freedoms and free market-oriented solutions to meet the needs of Cuban citizens. – U.S. AID web page, March 2011 On March 12, after a two day trial, a Cuban court sentenced Alan […]