Monday, July 15, 2019

Former House Speaker Charged with Concealing Blackmail Payments

Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, was indicted for covering up large bank transactions and lying to the FBI. Forced to cover up past misconduct through blackmail payments, is Hastert squeaky clean reputation now tainted?

Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar

Head of US forces in Afghanistan Gen. Campbell continues string of lies about US gunship attack that destroyed Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, claiming it was a case of 'mistaken targeting', but history of US hospital bombings belies his assertion that the US 'doesn't intentionally bomb hospitals.'

Former Senator Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

Former California State Senator Leland Yee was convicted of racketeering as he plead guilty to his direct involvement in multiple conspiracies. Corruption at the state level has dark money running rampant.

Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress

It’s all part of a long-running game in which the Democratic Party pretends to be the party of the working person. Are they really working hand-in-glove with the Republicans to continue sucking the life out of the 99 percent to give to the 1 percent?

A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

"Someday in the distant future, I hope you’ll read this letter and that, given the ingenuity of our species, given the grit to resist madness, given whatever surprises the future holds, you’ll smile indulgently at my worst fears."

As 2015 Begins, Remember 2014′s Wins

The core message from last year’s elections wasn't that voters embraced the GOP’s right-wing values, it's that they didn’t want to elect namby-pamby Democrats. But there is now a chance to say “yes” to an array of progressive ballot initiatives.

Rejecting US Claims, MSF Details Horrific Bombing of Afghan Hospital and Demands War Crimes...

After releasing its own preliminary investigation, Doctors Without Borders is also demanding an independent war crimes probe of the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution

The devolution of the political system through corruption has led to “the death of the party system” and the emergence of what Tariq Ali, part of the royalty of the left, called “an extreme center.” “One is doomed if nothing happens in the U.S.”

The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation

“We don’t have an obligation to solve America’s problems.” But corporate dominance on American politics makes their interests lie in share prices instead of the wellbeing of Americans. Our nation can't thrive when our political system is run largely by big American corporations.

Cannabis Americas Common Sense Crops

Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?