Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Hold Nomination Hearing for Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of the Honorable John F. Kerry, to be United States Secretary of State. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside. With terrorism heating up in Algeria and the U.S. and Europe … Continue reading

A GUN STORY

Growing up in the city of Detroit gun violence was a way of life. Watching the 11 o’clock news was a daily report of what happens when people use guns to fight over drug trafficking territory, domestic issues, and other senseless acts. In my life I have lost three friends … Continue reading

Doomsday-Mongers Prepare for Mayan Apocalypse

December 21 marks the end of the Mayan calendar and the doomsday-mongers are ramping up for the end of the world: Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along … Continue reading

Don’t Believe The Hype! GOP Trying to Change Their Image on the Fly

I find it amazing that not four weeks ago the Republican Party was trying their best to convince the American people that Mitt Romney was the next great president of the United States.  The Republicans even compared Romney to their patron saint, President Ronald Reagan.  Republican pundits and political leaders … Continue reading

Discounting Lives to Maximize Profits

Fires, manufacturing, Bangladesh, outsourcing, Walmart, sweatshops,     by WALTER BRASCH   Imitating Sgt. Schultz of “Hogan’s Heroes,” Walmart executives claimed they knew nothing—NOTHING—about working conditions in a garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers died and more than 150 were injured in a fire. Tazreen Fashions made Walmart’s Faded … Continue reading

Kerry Statement on Document Release by House Oversight Committee

Via Foreign Policy: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department communications Friday, according to Obama administration officials… …Issa didn’t bother to redact the names of Libyan … Continue reading

Thousands Come to Hear the Dalai Lama in Boston

I posted here earlier today that I was attending an event in Boston featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama today. It was a fascinating event on the topic of His Holiness’ new book, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World. I plan to write a more substantial post from my … Continue reading

Senator Kerry’s Daughter Launches Nonprofit Volunteer Program to Solve Shortage of Medical Workers Abroad

Senator John Kerry’s daughter, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, a 35-year-old Massachusetts General Hospital physician, is launching a new non-profit program which “aims to improve health care, both in developing nations and in the U.S.” The new non-profit, called the “Global Health Service Partnership, will send doctors and nurses to work in developing … Continue reading

Attacking American Sovereign Soil Diminishes the Rights of Religion

  by Walter Brasch   The terrorists who attacked the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, claimed the attacks were retaliation for the publication on You Tube of an anti-Muslim film. That YouTube video was a 14-minute trailer for a one-hour film, “Innocence of Muslims,” … Continue reading

Kerry Statement on Embassy Attacks, Death of Ambassador Stevens

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator John Kerry, made the following statement today in response to the violence that took place at the Egyptian and Libyan Embassies, resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other American embassy personnel.   “The deaths of Ambassador … Continue reading