Bush Dynasty Aids Jeb

The Bush family dynasty has proved to be far more fruitful for Jeb Bush than the Clinton fund raising machine was for Hillary in the last quarter. And Jeb’s haul makes Bernie Sanders’ donations for the fundraising quarter look like a few pennies littering the street. The Bush family compound … Continue reading

Sixty Years of Poverty in the United States

Pew Research has released a new report that highlights post-recession statistics on multi-generational living, as a means of getting by in an economy that has been slow to recover. Pew Research notes in the report, “the declining employment and wages of less-educated young adults may be undercutting their capacity to … Continue reading

Federal Judge in California Rules State’s Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

I’ve never been a fan of the death penalty. Needless to say, today’s ruling by a federal judge in Orange County, California, that the death penalty is unconstitutional, comes as good news in my opinion. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said today that “the state’s death penalty has created long … Continue reading

Cheney Gets Heckled on His Un-Truth Parade

At a Politico playbook lunch in Washington, D.C., today featuring former Vice President Dick Cheney, a heckler was escorted out of the event: Cheney, one of the architects of the Iraq War, has been making the media circuit in recent weeks, continually trying to pin the blame on President Obama … Continue reading

Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates on Benghazi

The Benghazi Kabuki theater continues as House Republicans push on with “hearing” that some are calling a witch hunt. An apt description… Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told CBS’ Face the Nation that “some critics of the administration have a “cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces.”” Gates, a … Continue reading

Maddow’s ‘Hubris’ and Bush’s Hubris

Let’s change our venerable national anthem from the outmoded “Land of the free and home of the brave” to the more modern and trendy “Land of the subjugated and home of the terrified.” Continue reading

George W. Bush, Sooper Genius

While I can decry the rape of privacy in our modern world (the REAL issue regarding drones), I cannot empathize with Bush’s exposure. For a man obsessed with his PERSONAL and his father’s official privacy, what justice could be MORE poetic? Continue reading

Don’t Count Out the Labor Movement

  by Walter Brasch   Almost every conservative political columnist, pundit, commentator, blogger, and bloviator has written about the decline and forthcoming death of the labor movement. They happily point to Wisconsin, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker shortly after taking office in January 2011 took advantage of a Republican majority … Continue reading

Stories We Will Still Have to Write in 2012

  by WALTER and ROSEMARY BRASCH   In January 2009, with a new president about to be inaugurated, we wrote a column about the stories we preferred not having to write, but knew we would. Three years later, we are still writing about those problems; three years from now, we’ll … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Maybe it’s the cold medicine, but, today’s Ten Post Round-Up has my head spinning: 1: Proof of progress in Iraq: Seatbelts!… As the Iraqis Buckle Up, We Will Stand Down—Bring It On! 2: Sometimes, doing things the old-fashioned way, really is best… Exposed: The Great GM Crops Myth—CommonDreams.org 3: Ben … Continue reading