Source: nydailynews.com The magnanimous gesture of bestowing the nation’s highest civilian honor to the 41st U.S. President came a day after ex-President George W. Bush gave a respectful nod to Obama at the groundbreaking of his library in Dallas. Any further doubts? Any at all?
[ When you consider the level of suffering in Latin America – it’s interesting to note that the ‘School of the Americas’ has had a heck of a lot to do with it. ] [youtube]0Sccm1ts4oA[/youtube]
Hunter S. Thompson was one of the 20th century’s greatest literary social critics, and one of the most anti-authoritarian. In the tradition of Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken, Thompson never flinched at exposing the hypocrisies and contradictions of American life and ideology, and his contempt for authority permeated not just […]
By James Hilton November 17th , 2010 New Zealanders, whether they recognize it or not, are facing a national emergency. I am referring not merely to the recent abridging of the right to remain silent, but also concerning other unprecedented, and once unthinkable attacks on civil liberties such as the […]
On November 19 and 20, NATO leaders meet in Lisbon for what is billed as a summit on “NATO’s Strategic Concept”. Among topics of discussion will be an array of scary “threats”, from cyberwar to climate change, as well as nice protective things like nuclear weapons and a high tech […]
It seems the lame duck Congressional session is becoming anything but unproductive. Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), and today the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was unanimously approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 19-0 vote. The COICA […]