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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 9/23/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Why Has Obama Caved to the "War Party"?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, War Monger, Democrats, Republicans, War Party, Two Party Sham, Toxic Capitalists, War Profiteers, American Imperialism )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - thenation.com
"I think the president has surrendered to the war party, in both parties, to a media that has lathered up hysteria about a threat that is not an immediate threat to this country."
El Paso Releases Video of Cop Executing Handcuffed Man -- Where's the Anger?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Law Enforcement, Police Brutality, Extrajudicial Execution, El Paso, Texas, Police Violence )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - news.vice.com
"In Iraq and Syria, ISIS militants are masters of execution and know the value of a viral death video. But I'm not referring to Iraq or Syria -- I'm referring to El Paso, Texas."
Green Party Candidate Finds Space To Debate At The Governor's Table
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Oregon, Green Party, Elections, Gubernatorial Race 2014, Pacific Green Party, Jason Levin, Live Debate )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - opb.org
"Pacific Green Party candidate Jason Levin got some online air-time when he strolled into Pamplin Media Group on Monday morning, demanding to be a part of the scheduled debate between Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson (R).
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., air strikes, Syria, Islamic State, military, government, terrorism )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive & risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.
The 2nd Great Depression IS Coming
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: crooks, liars, republicans, economy, corruption, cover-up, congress, dishonesty, ethics, crime, cheney, bushadministration, propaganda, usa, terrorism )

Jason
- 6 hours ago - moneymorning.com
I've been saying it ever since March of 2007. We are going to have a 2nd dip to this depression that will be unbelievable.
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
Send Message to Congress - Do Not Listen To The Army Of Cable Lobbyists - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Net Neutrality, cable industry, lobbyists, talking points )

Dandelion
- 9 hours ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Cable industry lobbyists have their full army of lobbyists who are "slinging tight one-pagers" and "repeating carefully crafted and plausible-sounding talking points" in order to prevent real net neutrality rules. Don't let them win.
How The Bush Administration Covered Up The Saudi Connection To 9/11- Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, bush, cheney, congress, dishonesty, ethics, iraq, lies, media, military, politics, war, usa, terrorism, crime, cover-up )

Wild
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
It's a story of how the White House sought to suppress evidence that would reveal how much it knew of the attack plot.
Police Raid Roundup - The Washington Post - (People Plagued as Insects to Be Sprayed - a La Camus))
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, dishonesty, economy, ethics, corruption, crime, abuse, constitution, SupremeCourt, terrorism, propaganda )

Wild
- 12 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The grandson of a New Hampshire woman who was shot by police during a drug raid says she was reaching for her 18-month-old grandchild when the police fired at her. The bullet ripped through her arm and lodged in her abdomen.
US Chimps Go After ISIS Chimps to Retake Bananas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 13 hours ago - washingtonsblog.com
The USA has reduced that entire region to nothing but failed states, and the chaos, along with direct US support for the terrorists, has created a new group, ISIS, just as US support for terrorists in the 70s, 80s, and 90s helped create Al Qaeda.
Saudi Connections to ISIS? Nah, Can't Be True After 9/11
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 14 hours ago - whowhatwhy.com
Why is the U.S. once again plunging into a fight that is at least partially of its own making? (That's to say nothing of the contribution of America's failed policy in Iraq to the current fiasco.) ISIS is yet another example of a militant group that grew
Media Should Be Challenging Arguments for War, Not Baying for Blood
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention, Corporatocracy, Mainstream Media, Propaganda )

Walter L
- 14 hours ago - firstlook.org
Watching post-invasion reality in the region should have made it clear to anyone paying any attention at all that America is not omnipotent, and that military action kills not just enemies but innocent civilians, creates refugee crises, can spawn more ene
Buddy System: Election Style PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: midterm elections )

Ashley
- 15 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please sign this if you are going to vote and bringing a friend. This could mean registering them to vote, taking them to the polls, or just reminding them to vote.
Who Gets Left Holding the Bag?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporatocracy, Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 15 hours ago - opednews.com
Let's all admit it, the wars we have been fighting in the Middle East have been for resources, mostly oil. When something happens in other parts of the World that are devoid of resources, we invariably ignore it. One only has to look at the situation in D
Rockefeller's Moving From Fossil Fuels to Alterternative Energy Investments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: energy, environment, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, healthy, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, globalwarming, world, politics, congress )

James
- 20 hours ago - greenenergyconstinvest.blogspot.com
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
Israel: The Nuclear Mouse That Roared
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA Stories, propaganda, government, Israel fear mongering, blackmail, nuclear weapons, candidates, americans, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, congress, lies, news, media, terrorism )

Jess
- 1 day ago - journal-neo.org
In the 1954 novel, "The Mouse that Roared" a "fictitious" small east European country captured an American atomic bomb called the Q Bomb and use it to blackmail the US
Altered History: The FFF Video Project on the Autopsy of John F. Kennedy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: History )

Walter L
- 1 day ago - fff.org
This week The Future of Freedom Foundation launches a video presentation entitled "Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence," by Douglas P. Horne, who served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review
Americans' Faulty Memory: Polls Show Majority Like GOP's Discredited War Policies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, military, lies, iraq, politics, war, usa, dishonesty, corruption, cover-up, abuse, troops, propaganda, media, economy, crime )

Wild
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Republicans have long styled themselves as the tough-guy "daddy party" and bamboozled much of the public with that image.
Allow All Political Parties Into the Debates in Texas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, politics, congress, government, americans, candidates, constitution, elections )

James
- 1 day ago - change.org
Everyone should have a voice in the Texas political debates.
   

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