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|Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: Critical perspectives from the Left
Still Life with Deciders and ...
|Science Talks with the Taliban
Afghan government and Taliban officials have been talking in Qatar. Neither side now denies that this talking is going on. Afghan government officials and Taliban militants began two days of ...
|Filastin: 6 year old child arrested in Jerusalem; The Death of Compassion
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
|8-Year Old Creates Stunning Victory For Gender Equality
Congratulations to Els, from North London, for her astounding accomplishment. The 8-year old managed to convince a mega book publisher to stop marketing books that are titled 'for boys' and '...
|Hang prayer flags for Nepal while earthquake recovery begins
The world's attention is on earthquake recovery in Kathmandu and the surrounding area. All the media celebrities have broadcast from there. But there is bound to be a day when the attention will ...
|The Death of National and State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
Dictatorships Yaya ...
Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “ near certainty ” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and ...
|Which 8 Dems Don't Think VA Doctors Should Be Able to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Sick Veterans?
Yesterday, I wrote about the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that the House just passed. I wanted to highlight the vote on the medical marijuana amendment in its own ...
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|Which 18 Democrats Want Guantanamo to be Open Forever?
As I noted yesterday,, the House passed its Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill and voted on a series of amendments. I wanted to highlight the Gitmo vote in a separate diary.
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|Which 19 Democrats Think that the Pentagon Budget Isn't Bloated Enough?
The House began voting on appropriations bills today, starting with military construction and veterans' programs. House Republicans boosted military spending above the level of agreed-to spending ...
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|Nepal earthquake news May 1st 2015
From here in the flat part of Nepal it's hard for me to see what the international media (ok, the American media) is covering here in Nepal. I'm in Bhairawaha -not Kathmandu - a couple hundred miles ...
|Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
|Scotland Rising: If you think the Republican wave in 2010 was big...
The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
|Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
|after being called out by POTUS, CNN's Brooke Baldwin proves him correct
After being called out by name during the WHCA dinner as a joke about the lack of real journalists at CNN, Brooke Baldwin proves the degree of underlying truth in PBO's remarks.
|Republican Hatred for Soldiers and Veterans
I'll say what many won't and you can quote me "Republicans don't care about the American soldier the one thing they hate more is veterans". Lets ignore the fact that young men and women were sent to ...
|A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
|VERY SAD: MOTHER OF IRANIAN HERO AKBAR AMINI FAINTS AFTER MEETING HER SON IN PRISON (PHOTO)
Who is Akbar Amini? An Iranian Prisoner of Conscience, whose mother fainted just minutes after meeting with her son in prison. Early in the morning on February 14, 2011, the day of mass pro-...
|NYT Report on the Continuing War
Last year, President Barack Obama had said that the U.S. war in Afghanistan would be brought to a responsible end. And today, I’d like to update the American people on the way forward in ...
|Paranoia Reaches a Peak in Texas: Governor Sends Nat'l Guard to "Monitor" US Military Exercises
Via [Ed Kilgore, http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/coup_foiled_in_texas055304.php] I learned this today: Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard ...
|Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
|Jimmy Carter Explains The Biggest Problem In Presidential Campaigns Today (And It's Not Ted Cruz)
According to International Business Journal, former President Jimmy Carter said he raised 'zero' money in donations during his 1976 run against the current President Gerald Ford, who also ...
|Senate kills amendment that would have made Iran agreement a treaty. Condoleezza Rice helps
Condoleeza Rice says the Iran deal is "classically an executive agreement and doesn't need to be a treaty... " The Senate voted 39-57 Tuesday night for an amendment that would have required the ...
|PPT Note to President Obama
President Obama, Mr. President, like the First Lady's intentional behavior in regards to the American Obesity Epidemic it appears that COKE is the White House favorite beverage of choice regardless ...
|The Trans-Pacific Partnership: NAFTA on Steroids
U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with glowing phrases; even using the word progressive.
|Anarchy in the UK: A guide to the next week's crazy British elections for American readers
British Prime Minister David Cameron For over a hundred years, British politics has largely functioned as a three-party ...
|Iran observes "international act like a pirate day" & seizes ship in Straits of Hormuz
The tip for tap maritime/naval provocations between the US and Iran continue for largely regulatory ...
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