Monthly Archives: August 2011

The GOP’s fever for war will destroy any hope of shrinking government

The GOP’s fever for war will destroy any hope of shrinking government

Why is it that during the last decade, when Republicans controlled all three branches of government, the national debt still exploded? Why is it that the last time a real conservative sat in the White House

Do Republicans Want to

Do Republicans Want to

Anderson Cooper, Ron Paul Debate FEMA

Anderson Cooper, Ron Paul Debate FEMA

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Biden: more US stimulus needed, business mad at S&P

Biden: more US stimulus needed, business mad at S&P

Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. economy needed more stimulus to get it moving, putting in a plug for government measures shortly before the White House unveils new proposals to boost job growth…

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What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations

What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations

Citizens United. This is the 2010 Supreme Court case that shocked America, influenced an election, and reversed over 100 years of campaign finance laws. In this case, corporations were declared as people and as such declared to have the same rights as people do. It also opened the doors for corporations to pour unprecedented amounts of campaign donations into elections, and what

Russian Firm Got No-Bid Pentagon Contract After Selling Arms to Iran

Russian Firm Got No-Bid Pentagon Contract After Selling Arms to Iran

For two years, the United States regarded Rosoboronexport, Russia

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama’s Immigration Law

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama’s Immigration Law

A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against Alabama’s controversial immigration crackdown, ruling that she needed more time to determine whether the law is constitutional. The law had been scheduled to go into effect on September 1st.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn ruled Monday that the law will not go into effect Thursday, but she will rule on the merits of the law by September 29th.

“In entering this motion the court specifically notes it is in no way addressing the merits of the motions,” Blackburn wrote…

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Private sector adds 91,000 jobs in August

Private sector adds 91,000 jobs in August

NEW YORK (Reuters)

Yes, a terrorist really did help write Obama’s autobiography

Yes, a terrorist really did help write Obama’s autobiography

It’s one of the most explosive charges Donald Trump is making about Barack Obama

How Rick Perry became a millionaire

How Rick Perry became a millionaire

Rick Perry is a millionaire. Nothing odd about that — lots of people who run for president are millionaires! — but he’s never really had a job outside of government and he didn’t inherit his fortune. Where did his millions of dollars come from? The Fort Worth Star-Telegram answers that question: He’s very good at making investments that look remarkably like examples of blatant corruption.

There was the time Perry bought some random undeveloped land in 1993, and then it turned out that rich businessman Michael Dell needed that land to connect his new house to the sewer lines. Perry made $342,994 selling it to him. And he’s made decent sums trading in stock in companies founded by Perry donors. And there was this bit:

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