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In 2001, four months before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I moved from a small town in the Midwest to San Clemente, California. The main artery leading from the sleepy coastal ...
by praenomen
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 02:25 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog recently revealed how Big Oil’s lobbyists snuck expedited permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands into the National Defense ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 05:15 PM PST with 3 Recommends
is TOILET PAPER. And that means logging. Georgia Pacific is gigantic. It purchases wood pulp products from a whole lot of contracting companies as well. Every time you (eh-hemm) wipe your ass you ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 05:38 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Some thirty years ago, when their ancestral lands were (once again) in danger of desecration by the white man, Apache medicine men from the San Carlos Reservation stepped forward for the first time ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 03:00 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Fair warning to readers: This news story from Tuesday’s Guardian , excerpted below, is—for a variety of reasons--going to upset the hell out of at least a few people. And, on that ominous note, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 343 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM PDT with 259 Recommends
Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the ...
by ChrisRodda
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Yesterday, the Senate voted on two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. The current text removes some of the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 08:03 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The unfortunate confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA was held up by Senator Rand Paul's filibuster in order to get a straightforward answer to the following question: Does the President have ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 156 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:07 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Yesterday, was the appeal hearing in one of the most important cases going on in the country: challenging the National Defense Authorization Act's (NDAA) pernicious provision for indefinite ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:17 AM PST with 30 Recommends
From [http://progressivepopulist.blogspot.com/2013/01/editorial-collateral-damage.html The Progressive Populist] The War on Terror has gone on too long. Collateral damage from the war has hurt us ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:40 PM PST with 1 Recommend
With hardly any mention in the media, today marks the shameful, pathetic and tragic 11th anniversary of the opening of Gitmo --universally regarded as a human rights cesspool where 166 detainees are ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 06:01 AM PST with 24 Recommends
The Senate overwhelmingly approved the Feinstein-Lee Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, this morning, 67 to 29, specifying that American citizens and legal residents ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM PST with 81 Recommends
Uploaded with ImageShack.us So I said a while back when I did my 2014 Senate rankings that I wouldn't be spending a lot of time writing about U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D. MT) and his upcoming re-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM PST with 8 Recommends
As many reading this may already know, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012 National Defense Authorization Act] ([http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
On Wednesday and Thursday, the House is expected to take up consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act. Amendments will be offered to expedite military withdrawal from Afghanistan, to ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
On Monday, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan publicly addressed the U.S. use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists in countries with which the United States is not at war, ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri May 04, 2012 at 11:33 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Went into the White House blog, earlier this morning, looking for some updated information on another issue. But right at that top post, at the time, I found the following that I didn't see any ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 04:38 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Succumbing to public outrage, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) seems to have been beaten back for now.
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM PST with 6 Recommends
(From [http://www.populist.com/12.02.edit.html The Progressive Populist]) When President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law on Dec. 31, the event was largely overlooked by ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 09:30 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Please share. MP3 ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 08:53 AM PST with 10 Recommends