Category Imperialism

Where is the US, ask Syrian rebels?

Syrian rebels want no-fly zones, just like the Libya rebels got. But the US remains unhelpful, stumbling about, clueless about what to do. We supported the Assad thugs for decades and seem odddly unconcerned about the coming possible destruction of…

A point to ponder

With corporate profits at fifty year highs at the same time that unemployment is at fifty year highs, one would think that if it were true that the rich and “business” were the “job creators” we would literally be drowning…

A Zinn moment, or two

“For decades now right-wing dogmatics have been working furiously at turning this broad mass of America into a nation of imbeciles, because imbeciles are so easily manipulated and controlled. The cultivation of ignorance goes hand in hand with the propagation…

The Founders’ Fear

I’m so old I can remember when the reichwing freaked out over the prospect of a Catholic Democrat President who would do the Pope’s bidding. Now not only do we have two Nazi candidates openly declaring their intent to do…

This is a big deal

Chemical Weapons Gone from Oregon Depot [Seattle Times] It would be hard to exaggerate the peril that was stacked in the weird concrete bunkers south of the Tri-Cities and across the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon. Inside the sheds rising…

I wonder

If that damned pipeline the Republicans instructed President Obama to make an “expedited decision within sixty days” about is amongst those “14 provisions that he said infringed upon his power to conduct foreign affairs”¦” The omnibus gets a signing statement When President…