Category Archives: International

The Oligarchy At Work

Gotta love “closed door” negotiations between multinational business and the U.S. Government to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership: I don’t even know what to say about something like this. I wrote about the leaked copy of this treaty a few weeks ago, and the … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Ciitizen: Michelle Bachmann

One of the problems with transnational corporations isn’t that they have no allegiance to a home country – no corporation has patriotic motivations – only monetary ones. The problem is that they can skirt any particular law in any country, often through … Continue reading

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Never Thought It Was Even Possible

Here’s the headline from Gawker: Altercation Over Parking Spot Ends in Death by Testicular Asphyxiation OK, my first thought was that somehow someone was asphyxiated by a testicle. But it was worse: A shopkeeper in China was fatally injured last … Continue reading

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Can’t Touch This

It used to be that talk of cutting Social Security was the “third rail” of politics – that is, the high-voltage rail in electric train systems that is deadly to touch. It seems that time has passed, but at least … Continue reading

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A Danger To The Republic

As noted by Cenk, Newt Gingrich is a danger to the Republic: Just how authoritarian is Gingrich? Well, here he is on Bill O’Reilly’s show in 2009, arguing that what we really need are Singapore-style drug laws: O’REILLY: I don’t … Continue reading

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It Used To Be Safe To Be An American

Shortly after GWB took office our international prestige began plummeting. It wasn’t long ago that being an American afforded the foreign traveler a certain sense of security. Now, we are not safe even at home: How can it be that a runaway … Continue reading

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War Crimes Are What Foreigners Do

It is not OK in this country to state the obvious that The Bush Administration was full of war criminals. After all, this is America, the exception to every rule, even our own. Other nations feel though that what is … Continue reading

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Another Texas Miracle Worker

Back in the 2000 election cycle, then Texas Governor George W. Bush touted his Texas Miracle in education as proof of his bona fides to become the Education President. It did not take long for the truth of the situation … Continue reading

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The Power Of The Religious Right

I have been writing on this topic for a decade, but today’s installment is about the non-christian religious right based in Israel. For decades Social Security was called the third rail of politics which no politician of any stripe wanted to touch. … Continue reading

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Could Obama Win Another Feather In His Cap?

It seems that things are moving quickly in Libya, and it looks bad for the local dictator. What chance the media lets Obama take a win for his policies concerning Libya? I thought not.

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