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Outrageous Cheney critique of Iraq brings back disastrous history
Cross posted from In the (K)now blog In all that has been written about the impossibly bad choices facing the US in Iraq, too little has reminded America and the world of how we got to this ...
Warren Swil 06/19/2014 2 2 - -
Clinton ‘inevitability’ in 2016 a myth: Elizabeth Warren could pose formidable challenge
Cross posted from In the (K)now blog With all the hype surrounding Hillary Clinton’s new book rollout this week, it may seem her victory in 2016 is increasingly inevitable. But the punditocracy ...
Warren Swil 06/11/2014 333 24 1 -
‘Big brother’ is watching: dark side of big data exposed
Cross posted from In the (K)now blog George Orwell could scarcely have imagined that his sci-fi novel, set in 1984, would come true a mere 30 years later. But according to a Federal Trade ...
Warren Swil 05/29/2014 16 11 - -
President’s spying panel: whom do you trust?
While the recommendations of a presidential panel on government spying have been mostly welcomed, the 300-page report itself does nothing to restore faith in the privacy of electronic communications.
Warren Swil 12/19/2013 8 2 - -
Obamacare narrative morphs into good-news story
The most difficult task for untrained news consumers is to see what is not there. It is not an easy thing to learn. But Obamacare provides an example. For more than six weeks, the story about ...
Warren Swil 12/11/2013 2 3 - -
Secret trade negotiations could be bad for everyone
A secret trade deal being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations including the United States rose to a prominent place in the public eye with a mysterious editorial in The New York Times on ...
Warren Swil 11/07/2013 20 13 - -
History is on the side of ENDA: its time has come
It was a development that seemed to come out of nowhere, when a federal ban on discrimination in employment against LGBT folk suddenly gathered momentum on Monday. The 61-30 vote in the Senate to ...
Warren Swil 11/05/2013 3 1 - -
SPYING ON EVERYONE: Google, Yahoo data caught in dragnet
In a major development in the government spying scandal, it was revealed Wednesday that not just chancellors and prime ministers are targeted by the NSA. The Washington Post reported that massive ...
Warren Swil 10/31/2013 3 7 - -
DIVIDE & CONQUER: Immigration reform could further split GOP
THE PUSH BY President Obama for comprehensive immigration reform got a boost on Tuesday when a large group descended on the Capitol to lobby Republicans on the issue. Viewed in tactical terms, this ...
Warren Swil 10/30/2013 15 3 1 -
Privacy under attack at home and abroad
The revelations about the extent of US government spying on individuals and officials throughout the world keep coming. The latest embarrassment came Monday in the French newspaper Le Monde, where ...
Warren Swil 10/23/2013 4 3 - -
OBAMACARE: Doomsayer’s prognostications are premature
There are undeniably problems with the rollout part of the Affordable Care Act reforms. Indeed one part of the system is struggling: the federal insurance exchange web site is groaning under the ...
Warren Swil 10/22/2013 5 3 - -
CIVIL WAR: Battle erupts for soul of Republican Party
The news over the weekend for those who want to see the U.S. government actually function, was nothing short of stunning. Headline after headline told of an outbreak of internecine warfare within ...
Warren Swil 10/21/2013 28 12 1 -
GOP insanity does lasting harm to reputation of America
A last-minute cave-in by the Republicans has, temporarily, delayed a disaster, but not before serious and lasting harm has been done to the United States. Perception is reality. In the eyes of the ...
Warren Swil 10/17/2013 4 6 - -
A WAY OUT: Dems could join with GOP realists to end crises
WITH THE GOVERNMENT shutdown entering its third week and the debt-ceiling crisis 48 hours away, time is running out to avert a global calamity. But, there is a way out. It’s hiding in plain sight.
Warren Swil 10/15/2013 9 1 - -
DELICIOUS IRONY: Obamacare ‘train wreck’ goes unnoticed while GOP tanks
In a delicious twist of fate, the Republican Party has missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on its opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act and in fact has helped conceal its disastrous rollout.
Warren Swil 10/14/2013 18 3 - -
GIGANTIC MISCALCULATION: As rats flee sinking ship, GOP will cave on impasse
Thursday’s developments were not good news for the GOP. It has become increasingly apparent in the last 48 hours that the long national nightmare over the government shutdown is nearing an end. ...
Warren Swil 10/11/2013 13 7 - -
Republicans losing battle for public opinion: it’s their own fault!
The Republican Party is losing the gargantuan battle is has deliberately sought over the federal government budget, according to public opinion polls and other indicators. The signs are mounting ...
Warren Swil 10/10/2013 3 3 - -
If GOP forces default, constitutional crisis likely to follow
As the United States stumbles through the government shutdown towards the debt-ceiling crisis, warnings have already started to appear that if the House Republicans allow the country to go over the ...
Warren Swil 10/09/2013 33 5 - -
Vast right wing conspiracy behind government shutdown is exposed
The vast riches of the Koch brothers are funding a huge network of organizations to oppose healthcare reform whatever the cost – a government shutdown or default on US debt doesn’t bother them ...
Warren Swil 10/07/2013 5 9 1 -
GOP’s worst nightmares turning into harsh reality
There may be light at the end of the tunnel – and it is a train heading straight for the Republican Party. They have only themselves to blame that their worst fears are being realized. What they ...
Warren Swil 10/05/2013 8 12 - -
Debt ceiling disaster has already begun, but GOP lunatics don’t care
The Republicans obviously did not get the alarming warning about the fallout from further delay on raising the debt ceiling issued Thursday by the U.S. Treasury – or they don’t care about it. ...
Warren Swil 10/04/2013 9 1 - -
GOOD NEWS: Showdown over shutdown could split Republican Party
There may be a silver lining to the government shutdown after all. Dissent is growing within the GOP as public anger mounts. We analyzed the situation this morning in “Showdown over shutdown ...
Warren Swil 10/03/2013 15 3 - -
CRISIS OVERLOAD: Government shutdown only the first of three
Today’s government shutdown may be a major headache for millions, but much worse crises may lie ahead According to most, on Oct. 17 the U.S. Treasury will hit its legal debt ceiling. That could ...
Warren Swil 10/01/2013 15 1 - -
GROSS MISMANAGEMENT: Entire US held hostage by a lunatic fringe in Congress
The US government - and all of US – are being held hostage by a lunatic fringe in Congress. John Boehner has lost control of his caucus. Republican radicals are running the country like an ...
Warren Swil 09/30/2013 3 2 - -
Obama Administration fights back on health care reform
The White House has launched a major public relations campaign to counter the opposition to the president’s signature accomplishment in office, reform of the nation’s healthcare system. We ...
Warren Swil 09/27/2013 3 5 - -
Obama has major sales job on health care as debate reaches fever pitch
The battle over health care reform likely will reach fever pitch this week as Republicans in Congress tie repeal of it to a possible shutdown of the federal government. President Obama’s signature ...
Warren Swil 09/23/2013 3 - - -
Janet Yellen would be Obama's best pick for Fed chief
The internet was buzzing over the weekend with speculation that President Obama will name – as early as today – Janet Yellen as his nominee to head the Federal Reserve Bank. Yellen, seen as ...
Warren Swil 09/23/2013 12 2 1 -
Evidence mounts that GOP is going insane
With it becoming more clear by the hour that radical extremists in the Republican party are heading towards a showdown over funding the federal government, the meme that it is losing its mind is ...
Warren Swil 09/20/2013 27 9 - -
Lunatic debt ceiling fight will harm economy, but GOP radicals don’t care
The looming budget battles in Congress – one over continued funding for the federal government, the other over the debt ceiling – are totally unnecessary and threaten to wreak havoc on an ...
Warren Swil 09/19/2013 3 2 - -
Shocking revelation: Business lobby losing clout with GOP
Back in 2010 everyone feared the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court had tilted the political playing field in the U.S. significantly in favor of giant corporate interests with its “Citizens ...
Warren Swil 09/06/2013 11 10 - -
HORROR STORY: Is Jeb Bush quietly beginning a run for the presidency?
Buried deep inside the national edition of The New York Times on Wednesday was a story Bushes Focus on Immigration Debate to Reclaim Their Influence that should be more alarming to Americans than ...
Warren Swil 09/05/2013 34 9 - -
Difference between media coverage of Iraq lead-up and now is astonishing
There’s something truly remarkable about the press coverage of the lead-up to the inevitable strike against Syria and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Obama administration has launched what it ...
Warren Swil 09/03/2013 4 3 - -
Obama seems determined to punish Syria, with or without Congressional OK
The evidence is mounting that President Obama is determined to punish Syria for using chemical weapons on its own people. It seems like he will strike back, irrespective of whether Congress ...
Warren Swil 09/02/2013 32 1 - -
President fights back with PR blitz as Obamacare battle intensifies
The battle over the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamcare - threatens to intensify just after Labor Day when Tea Party radicals plan a rally at the House Speaker’s office. Meanwhile, the Obama ...
Warren Swil 08/29/2013 8 10 - -
‘Sequester’ disaster in progress: blame the GOP ‘lunatics’ in Congress
A disaster of gargantuan proportions is unfolding before our eyes as the effects of the so-called budget “sequester” ripple across America. The damage from indiscriminate budget cuts is ...
Warren Swil 08/27/2013 1 5 - -
Urgency for new federal shield law for journalists intensifies
Proposal supported by Obama is deeply flawed Cross posted at In the (K)now blog. There can be little debate that the leaking of sensitive government data and the prosecution of those who leaked it ...
Warren Swil 08/26/2013 4 4 - -
Snowden spying drama takes bizarre twist
The Edward Snowden spying drama became Kafkaesque this morning when dueling articles were published in Britain’s two leading newspapers. One was a dramatic revelation in the Independent that the U.
Warren Swil 08/23/2013 26 11 1 -
President Obama should pardon Bradley Manning NOW!
The 35-year-sentence handed down by a military judge for Pfc. Bradley Manning on Wednesday was grossly excessive. We have started a petition for Obama to grant Manning a presidential pardon ...
Warren Swil 08/22/2013 26 5 - -
2016 presidential campaign already under way: Clinton leads the way
It is more than three years until the next time Americans go to the ballot box to elect a president, but there can be no doubt the campaign has already started. Contrast that with Australia. Just ...
Warren Swil 08/22/2013 5 1 - -
Manning sentence: A sad day for America and freedom of information
It is a sad day in America: the Statue of Liberty on Staten Island has a tear in her eye. Not only is it a tragic day for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced this morning to spend 35 years of ...
Warren Swil 08/21/2013 10 19 - -
JOURNALISM IS NOT TERRORISM
The detention by UK authorities of Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda is a blatant attempt to intimidate not just the two men - but journalists everywhere. We blogged about it at In the (K)...
Warren Swil 08/20/2013 15 8 - -
GOP terrified Obamacare will be a success
Republicans throughout the country are running scared. What do they fear the most? The success of President Obama’s signature accomplishment in office, sometimes called “Obamacare.” Yes, it’...
Warren Swil 08/20/2013 26 21 - -
THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: Campaign finance reform urgently needed
An editorial in The New York Times on Sunday and an outstanding article published Aug. 10 have put back onto the national agenda the single most important issue in America today – the one that is ...
Warren Swil 08/19/2013 4 2 - -
US media coverage of Egypt leaves Americans uninformed
AL JAZEERA STANDS OUT FOR IN-DEPTH REPORTING Americans are far less informed than others elsewhere about global events like the turmoil in Egypt. We analyzed this in detail today in Media coverage ...
Warren Swil 08/18/2013 8 1 - -
Huge NSA spying story shows shield law for leakers is urgently needed
The Washington Post, using information leaked by Edward Snowden broke a major story on how the National Security Agency is violating the privacy of thousands of people against the rules – and all ...
Warren Swil 08/16/2013 4 5 - -
TURMOIL IN EGYPT: A clash of civilizations
ISLAMISTS VS. SECULARISTS: THE BATTLE BETWEEN WORLD VIEWS As the crisis in Egypt deepens it is becoming increasingly apparent that the enormous gulf that has opened up between the two sides ...
Warren Swil 08/15/2013 52 1 - -
Bradley Manning's defense should apologize for missing crucial opportunity
Bradley Manning’s apology deserves an academy award! It was heartfelt and genuine. But during the last few days of testimony his defense has been less than stellar and it is they who should ...
Warren Swil 08/15/2013 5 1 - -
Athletes should protest Russian anti-gay law with Rainbow flags at games
Calls for an international boycott of the Russian Winter Olympics over the country’s anti-gay laws seem to be losing steam. I bloged this in detail about it this morning at Russian homophobia: don��
Warren Swil 08/14/2013 16 4 - -
DOJ accuses Bank of America of fraud, recklessness … but no one has gone to jail
The Department of Justice on Aug. 6 filed suit against Bank of America accusing the mega-bank of “reckless and fraudulent” behavior during the housing bubble and crash. According to the ...
Warren Swil 08/13/2013 4 2 - -
Progress in the 'war on drugs' – is the end in sight?
The expected announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder this morning about a proposal to revise sentencing guidelines for drug offenders (and other measures) is welcome news. It is about time! The ...
Warren Swil 08/12/2013 6 6 - -
Never mind government spying, we are surrendering our privacy voluntarily
In the debate over spying now raging throughout the country and the world, even the president overlooked a remarkable phenomenon mentioned previously on In the (K)now blog: that we ourselves are, ...
Warren Swil 08/11/2013 7 2 - -
U.S. recruits for al-Qaida with drone strikes
The relentless American attacks on innocent Yemenis with unmanned drones this week are creating a flood of new recruits for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The view from abroad about the death ...
Warren Swil 08/09/2013 1 3 - -
As Arctic village disappears beneath sea, more fossil fuels being found
Two recent stories from opposite sides of the Arctic circle demonstrate that climate changes is not only happening right now with devastating effects, but that we – human beings – are making it ...
Warren Swil 08/08/2013 3 13 - -
Washington Post sale has Los Angeles (Times) on edge
The surprise sale of the venerable Washington Post by the legendary Graham family this week has elements of both gloom and hope for those of us who value daily newspapers – and those who work for ...
Warren Swil 08/08/2013 7 6 - -
GOP losing its grip on reality
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman hit the nail on the head on Monday when he wrote that Republicans are losing touch with reality. Their increasingly fantastical – or is it fanatical? – ...
Warren Swil 08/06/2013 21 13 - -
Abuse of classification system harming national security: the government can’t keep a secret
The continued leaking of details of the massive spying program being conducted by the National Security Agency is just the latest embarrassing example of the U.S. government’s inability to keep ...
Warren Swil 08/05/2013 4 - - -
Congressional gridlock worsens inequality in America and the economy
An in-depth report on inequality in America in The New York Times, Friday’s less-less-than-stellar jobs reports and gridlock in Congress combine to paint a grim picture of the U.S. economy. “The ...
Warren Swil 08/04/2013 1 2 - -
Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes major banking overhaul: Call for action!
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has, with three co-sponsors, introduced major new legislation that might just help avoid another financial meltdown like the one in 2008. A bill she calls a “new ...
Warren Swil 08/03/2013 20 36 1 -
LGBT community's silence on Bradely Manning is deafening
The silence of the gay community regarding the torture, trial and conviction of Bradley Manning has been deafening. The leading American gay rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign has said ...
Warren Swil 08/01/2013 35 7 - -
Federal shield law for reporters urgently needed
The need for a federal shield law that protects journalists from having to reveal their anonymous sources is more urgent than ever. The relentless persecution of government whistleblowers by the ...
Warren Swil 07/31/2013 1 - - -
Pope’s ‘conversion’ on gays is too little, too late
The latest attempt by the Pope at window dressing on the Catholic Church’s attitude toward gays is far too little, far too late. After centuries of denial, the leader of the Catholic Church has ...
Warren Swil 07/31/2013 25 - - -
Manning verdict a travesty, sad day for America
The verdict in the Bradley Manning trial is a travesty of justice. The only surprise was that he was not convicted of the most serious charge: aiding and abetting. Still, this is a dark day for the ...
Warren Swil 07/30/2013 22 4 - -
Federal shield law for reporters urgently needed
The need for a federal shield law that protects journalists from having to reveal their anonymous sources is more urgent than ever. The relentless persecution of government whistleblowers by the ...
Warren Swil 07/29/2013 5 3 - -
Free press under attack: A sad day for AmeriKa
It is a sad day for America, self-described bastion of free speech. The military judge’s ruling in the Bradley Manning trial will send a young man to prison forever – for doing a great service ...
Warren Swil 07/19/2013 1 2 - -
Judge to allow "aiding the enemy" charge in Manning case
The military judge in the trial of Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning will allow the charge of aiding the enemy to go forward. She is WRONG. This is appalling. Bradley Manning is a HERO. If he is ...
Warren Swil 07/18/2013 19 4 - -
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