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A Real Contract With America by Robert L. Borosage, The Nation | October 11, 2005With the GOP in turmoil, it's time Democrats make themselves a compelling force for change. read more »
Our Democracy Has Been Hollowed Out by Al Gore, Jr., | October 6, 2005The destruction of public discourse in America, the marketplace of ideas, threatens the very foundations of our republic. read more »
- Will Democrats never think long term? I just read the Center for American Progress' latest foreign policy offering, "Strategic Redeployment," and I am simply angry at the shortsightedness and cynicism. read more »
Hold The Revolution by Tom Oliphant, boston.com | October 4, 2005The Miers nomination has frustrated conservatives who see O'Connor's seat as their last chance for judicial revolution. read more »
Democracy DeLayed by Lee Drutman , | October 3, 2005As we watch the GOP scramble to recover, let's not forget that the DeLay indictment shows how corrosive corporate money is to American democracy. read more »
- Talk about adding fuel to the proverbial fire. In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, members of the Bush administration have suspended the Davis-Bacon Act, proposed relaxing environmental regulations and suspended affirmative action for rebuilding contractors. read more »
Abu Ghraib: Command Responsibility by Ray McGovern, | September 30, 2005With the worst of the photos on the way, we cannot let enlisted soldiers take the fall for a criminal chain of command. read more »
Keeping FEMA Out Of Church by Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy , | September 28, 2005If President Bush truly wants to promote faith-based initiatives, his best move is to stay out of religion. read more »
America's Third World by Frida Berrigan, | September 21, 2005America's bloated military spending leaves little left over to reduce the rampant poverty exposed by Hurricane Katrina. read more »
The Bush Paradox by Robert B. Reich, | September 21, 2005The White House hopes we haven't noticed it's running a political juggernaut instead of governing effectively. read more »
No 'Leak' links: US National Archives blocks searches containing ‘WikiLeaks, rt.com | November 4, 2012
Plutocracy In Action: Trespassing On Your Own Property, commondreams.org | October 12, 2012
Tar Sands Blockade: Along with Landowner, Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested
Great grandmother, Eleanor Fairchild, and film actress both arrested after blocking machinery
This Is What Tyranny Looks Like, commondreams.org | May 24, 2012
Land Of The Free? Don't fool yourselves - You've been had!
Goldman Sachs: Lloyd Blankfein 'disappointed' by claims of 'toxic' greed, telegraph.co.uk | March 14, 2012
Legal Fees Mount at Fannie and Freddie, The New York Times | February 22, 2012
Taxpayers have advanced almost $50 million in legal payments to defend former executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the three years since the government rescued the giant mortgage companies, a regulatory analysis has found.
To: DOJ Funky fascist America Dept
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FBI Nutjobs Reveal: Terrorists Pay For Coffee With Cash, Apparently, huffingtonpost.co.uk | February 15, 2012
If you're in Starbucks and notice a nondescript individual paying for their coffee with cash - watch out.
According to the FBI you might have found evidence of a terrorist plot.
A series of fliers distributed to companies around the United States by the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Assistance appear to give workers and business owners exactly this advice. more »
On the Trail of Mortgage Fraud, The New York Times | January 17, 2012
When is a crime not a crime?
When criminality subverts the system, challenges the system, becomes the system. From the Kleptocrats' point of view it is the systematic breakdown of each and every law which gets in their way; preventing the ascent to power of their enhanced moral values.
The Kleptocrats are really America's third political party.
Massive Fraud: Watchdog critical of SEC hedge fund probe, Marketwatch | December 1, 2011
OK America, your legal system has been trashed. Your constitution has been trashed. Whats next?
"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s watchdog released a report Wednesday examining an anonymous tip explaining that agency staffers discovered a “massive fraud” by a hedge fund manager and never pursued it. "
The GM Debate The US Is Not Having, publicserviceeurope.com | November 13, 2011
The submission by successive US administrations and congress to the GM Lobby, illustrated by silence and suppression of arguments against GM proliferation, is gradually being mirrored in Europe. There is life in the old democracy dog yet, but for how much longer? The EU Commission is trying to dispense with the rule of law. Something the US administration did years ago. more »
Regulators Investigating MF Global for Missing Money, dealbook.nytimes.com | November 1, 2011
By BEN PROTESS, MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and SUSANNE CRAIG more »