John McCain Calls For US War In Ukraine, Libya, Syria, And Iraq

By: Thursday February 26, 2015 6:54 am

Yesterday Senator John McCain spoke at the New America Foundation’s Future of War Conference on his vision for American foreign policy – war. McCain said the US should send (more) ground forces into Iraq and expand the combat mission into Syria to destroy ISIS. McCain lamented that Libya had fallen into chaos and said the [...]

The Roundup for February 25th, 2015

By: Wednesday February 25, 2015 5:24 pm

Good day folks! We’re still up thankfully. International Politics Overall – Gallup: Sixty-one percent of Americans are disappointed with the position of the United States in the world today – Former nuclear engineer Robert Kelley speaks with The Real News on to Iran-P5+1 talks and the role of the U.S. in relation to the alleged Iranian nuclear program [...]

The Roundup for February 24th, 2015

By: Tuesday February 24, 2015 9:25 pm

Apologies for the site being down again folks. Let’s hope that was the last of it. International Politics Overall – John Kerry informally criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies after saying the deal with Iran cannot be scrutinized before it advances – Meanwhile, an official from the European Union said a deal [...]

Department Of Homeland Security Under Shutdown Threat

By: Tuesday February 24, 2015 7:36 am

The Department of Homeland Security has been caught in the crossfire between the White House and Republican members of Congress over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. House Republicans combined funding with DHS and rolling back President Obama’s executives actions in hopes of forcing Democrats to vote against the White House’s immigration policies. Senate Democrats [...]

The Roundup for February 23rd, 2015

By: Monday February 23, 2015 6:32 pm

One of my favorite songs by Common. International Politics Overall – Gallup: Fifty-nine percent of Americans say the U.S. is the world’s top military, which is up from 53 percent last year – Attorney Michael Ratner talks to The Real News on the case against the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority in the U.S. on their [...]

Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

By: Monday February 23, 2015 10:05 am

What does the Democratic Party stand for? No one seems to know, not even Democrats according to a recent report published by the Democratic National Committee. The report, authored by a group within the DNC called the Democratic Victory Task Force, states that “It is strongly believed that the Democratic Party is loosely understood as [...]

White House ‘Rewriting’ Afghanistan Withdrawal Agreement

By: Monday February 23, 2015 7:54 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) And the lipstick comes off the pig. After the White House spent months promoting a false narrative about getting out of Afghanistan – with its usual enablers in the corporate media – the truth has become [...]

West Virginia Repeals Law Made By Coal Industry To Help Coal Industry

By: Monday February 23, 2015 7:15 am

Lawmakers in West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act, which forced utility companies to use more alternative fuels, early this month. The law, passed in 2009, mandated West Virginia to get 25 percent of its electricity from alternative and renewable energy sources. However, the law defines “alternative energy resources” as natural [...]

The Weekend Roundup for February 21-22nd, 2015

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 6:23 pm

Feb. 21 was the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. I highly recommend the speech The Real News put up online the week before he was killed. In addition, a good piece over at Jacobin Magazine on his politics before he was assassinated. May Clark Terry rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Secretary of State John [...]

Clinton Foundation Taking Funds From Foreign Governments, Keystone XL Group

By: Friday February 20, 2015 1:04 pm

Corps aided by #Clinton during tenure at State Dept donated to Clinton-connected nonprofits — (@twittlesis) February 20, 2015 The Clinton Foundation has resumed taking money from foreign governments according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. After Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009 the Clinton Foundation stopped taking money [...]

The Roundup for February 20th, 2015

By: Friday February 20, 2015 11:26 am

End of the week already? Well, at least we’re back. May Leslie Gore rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Western media was eager to report on an Israeli journalist walking in Paris for 10 hours facing “discrimination” by Muslims. Turns out it was all fabricated. – Russian President Vladimir Putin: Despite other nations assume [...]

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