Barrett Brown’s Case Could Destroy Online Journalism

By: Friday February 28, 2014 8:46 am

It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case. The government is pressing charges [...]

Shadow Lobbying System Exposed

By: Friday February 21, 2014 5:45 am

Corruption is nothing if not resilient. Though official lobbying has faced some token regulation it has been revealed in a must read piece by Lee Fang that there now exists an entire shadow lobbying system that dwarfs the official one. Lobbyists are deregistering but not really stopping their lobbying work. While the number of official [...]

Nancy Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 5:31 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now publicly opposed giving President Obama fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event. Pelosi is reported to have said “No on Fast Track — [...]

President Obama Has The Power And Opportunity To Implement Postal Banking

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 8:28 am

One of the more innovative solutions for America’s underbanked is to use the existing postal infrastructure to provide basic banking services, it would be allow lower income Americans to have easy and safe access to bank services while keeping them away from financial predators such as payday lenders. The concept was discussed in a recent [...]

NSA Metadata Used For Drone Strikes

By: Monday February 10, 2014 5:50 am

Contrary to the continual rationalizations by NSA defenders such as President Obama that metadata is benign – that it is only used to see patterns not identify individuals – it is now being reported that metadata alone is the basis for lethal drone strikes. According to First Look Media metadata, not human intelligence, is the tool [...]

Is MyRA Wall Street’s Idea?

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:45 am

One of President Barack Obama’s oddest proposals at the State of the Union was MyRA – my retirement account. MyRA will, in theory, provide an investment vehicle to help lower class Americans store what little money they can afford to save in a government backed retirement account. Even the theory is less than compelling but [...]

After Helping Arm Al Qaeda In Syria, US Government Says Al Qaeda In Syria A Threat To US

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:37 am

We all knew this day would come. Despite decades of pratfalls in the Middle East that have left tens of thousands of Americans dead and racked up trillions of dollars of debt, President Obama decided to once again stick America’s nose into a raging and volatile conflict in the region. The Syrian Civil War is [...]

Majority Leader Reid Pushes Back On President Obama’s Push For TPP And TTIP

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 10:57 am

Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a call to do so in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Numerous Democrats in Congress have publicly objected to fast tracking TPP given the many controversial aspects contained in the bill including removing decision making authority from sovereign [...]

General Clapper Labels Journalists Snowden’s ‘Accomplices’

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 5:11 am

In testimony before congress General James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, labeled the journalists whom Edward Snowden worked with to blow the whistle on the NSA as “accomplices.” A term that makes those journalists legitimate targets for surveillance, if not worse. Now the war on whistleblowers has expanded to include the press. From Snowden [...]

Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:42 am

Tonight, during the State of the Union address, President Obama will likely drone on about how he thinks wealth inequality is an important issue. And the polls show Americans agree, the economy is polling as the number one issue while an increasingly number of Americans no longer identify as middle class. These concerns come amidst [...]

Democratic Establishment Lines Up Behind Hillary Clinton For 2016

By: Monday January 27, 2014 5:29 am

The fix is in according to an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Democratic establishment has already decided, in 2014, that Hillary Clinton shall be the party’s nominee for president in 2016. No primary necessary, get on the train or lie down on the tracks. The article comes after Priorities USA Action, Team [...]

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