US Income Gap Close to 1928 Levels in 2005

A preliminary analysis of 2005 IRS data by two economics professors is reported by David Cay Johnston in the New York Times Business section Thursday. Prof. Emmanuel Saez, UC, Berkeley and Prof. Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics, consider the growing disparities in American income “significant in terms of social and political stability.” Continue reading

Former US Attorney in DoJ Voting Section Reveals Pattern of Bush Interference on Political Cases

Joseph D. Rich, chief of the voting section in the Justice Department’s civil rights division from 1999 to 2005, writes in the LA Times today on “Bush’s long history of tilting Justice”.
In what has to be yet another card falling from the GOP/BushCO house, Rich reveals the all too familiar pattern of Bush’s political appointees interfering with the work of long term civil servants for political power. Continue reading

Alberto Gonzales Ignores Case of Sexual Abuse in Texas Boy’s Prison

Hat tip to Pursey. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, went to Denver to talk about his Project Safe Childhood campaign. He met with law enforcement leaders and three local high school students. Reporters were of course, barred from asking questions. Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pushed ahead in Denver … Continue reading