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US Politics & Gov't

Petition: Insist Mainstream Media Set the Record Straight on Drone Strike Casualties!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drone attacks, Collateral Damage, Justice for victims, killing civilians, International Human Rights, laws, investigations, ethics, politics, military, security )

- 9 hours ago -
An investigation on US drone attacks has uncovered evidence that the government is not telling the truth about collateral damage of these attacks. And the press is letting the government get away with it.
Petition: Stop Taxing Women for Having Menstrual Periods!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, wrong priorities, inequal treatment, discrimination against women, Natural Rights, politics, questionable behaviour )

- 9 hours ago -
According to reports, 45 out of 50 states in the USA consider tampons and sanitary napkins a luxury and as such are taxed. In fact, these items are taxed more often than candy! Low-income women are hit the hardest by these taxes as it's estimated...
How Mitch McConnell Can Make Americans Safer. Please Sign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control )

- 1 day ago -
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Act to make us safer. Bring real gun control legislation to the floor for a vote.
PETITION - Demand Republicans Stand Up to the NRA and Close the Terrorist Loophole
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: nra, republicans, loopholes, weapon sales, terrorism, bad business, gun trade, responsibility, politics )

- 8 hours ago -
You'd think keeping guns out of terrorists' hands would be a no-brainer. But Republicans in Congress (including Paul Ryan!) are dragging their feet because they refuse to cross the NRA - even when it comes to terrorists.
On the Edge - 12/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

- 5 hours ago -
Personal news, 3 Short Takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
How the Phony Planned Parenthood Videos Degraded the Abortion Debate - The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, elections, candidates, crime, abuse, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, media, lies, propaganda, politics, rights, religion, politics, law, culture, women, violence, abuse )

- 1 day ago -
Abortion foes know Americans want choice to stay legal, so theyâEUR(TM)ve shifted their strategy to reduce access and demonize providers.
Every Female Democratic Senator Is Backing Clinton--With One Notable Exception
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren )

- 1 day ago -
Elizabeth Warren, a progressive icon, is the conspicuous holdout.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators: Welcome 100,000 Syrian Refugees Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: senate, Syrian refugees )

- 1 day ago -
We have to act now to make sure Congress doesnâEUR(TM)t shut the door on innocent families fleeing violence and terror. But itâEUR(TM)s not enough that we stop hateful and xenophobic legislation. We must do better.
"Terse Tuesday Tidbits December 1, 2015"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: terrorism, politics, propaganda, media, government, ethics, republicans, dishonesty, americans, abuse, lies, freedoms, usa, supremecourt, SupremeCourt, Govtfearmongering )

- 10 hours ago -
Post to TomCat's blog Isis shouldnâEUR(TM)t dictate how we address refugees and other stories to ponder
How the Extreme Christian Right Incited the Colorado Springs Violence
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, propaganda, republicans, fearmongering, American jihadism )

- 8 hours ago -
This is about the impact of the violent rhetoric from the right, and how it predictably led to the shooting at, in this case, the Colorado Springs planned parenthood office.
Poll Results - 12/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, poll, Daesh )

- 5 hours ago -
See 1st comment.
U.S. Marine Convicted of Killing Transgender Filipino - Waqshington Post
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, military, media, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, abuse, crime, ethics, terrorism )

- 2 hours ago -
A U.S. Marine has been convicted of killing a transgender Filipino last year in a motel room in the Philippines - a case that has ignited an uproar in the region and reintroduced a debate over U.S. military presence.
The Age of the Demagogues - Chris Hedges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: donald trump, gop, poverty, president, racism, republican, russell jacoby, sheldon wolin, wall street )

- 1 day ago -
The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.
Chicago Top Cop Fired, But Demand Grows for Mayor Emanuel To Be Next
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Police State, Black Lives Matter )

- 2 hours ago -
For his role in the cover-up of Laquan McDonald's shooting and more, Emanuel among city officials 'who no longer have the public's confidence'
Wary of Donald Trump, G.O.P. Leaders Are Caught in a Standoff
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, elections )

- 57 minutes ago -
For months, much of the Republican Partys establishment has been uneasy about the rise of Donald J. Trump, concerned that he was overwhelming the presidential primary contest and encouraging other candidates to mimic his incendiary speech.
US State of Oklahoma Governor Declares Emergency Amid Severe Storms
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, economy, government, housing, media, news, socialsecurity, usa, u.s. )

- 1 day ago -
Oklahoma is also the most likely place for a "big" earthquake.
Huge Error : Former US Military Chief Admits Iraq Invasion Spawned ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 17 hours ago -
The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision."
Wild Pitches, Backstops and Orrin Hatch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Separation of Church and State )

- 5 hours ago -
Thinking that the US Constitution is the written manifestation of personal religious beliefs is a little like thinking that altruism is about selfishness.
Government Reveals How National Security Letters Used Against American Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, spying, surveillance, computers, technology, internet, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, constitution, government, Govtfearmongering, usa, supremecourt, military, troops )

- 11 minutes ago -
The main concern for me is of people who have no idea who you are making judgements about you, some of which can affect your employability or even freedom
DonâEUR(TM)t Let Wall Street Get Away With Dodd-Frank Reform Rollbacks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wall Street )

- 10 minutes ago -
Wall StreetâEUR(TM)s army of lobbyists are already hard at work, trying to hijack the appropriations process as a vehicle to enact its deregulatory wish list.
TPP a Disaster for Natural Health
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP undermines health )

- 7 minutes ago -
It Undermines the Safety of the Food Supply

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