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Steve Jobs said “No!”
A recent article in the New York Times entitled “How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work” highlighted this question asked of Steve Jobs last February by President Obama at a Silicon Valley dinner meeting:
"Not long ago,… Read full post »
This week marks the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC ruling which was written into history by the Supreme Court of the United States on January 21, 2010. By now, most people recognize the true historic significance of this ruling. It basically reversed the frame/… Read full post »
One of the most moving anti-war speeches during the war in Vietnam was given by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. The title of his speech was “Beyond Vietnam – A time to Break Silence.” He spoke on… Read full post »
and the poor get poorer.
Class tensions increase
According to this article today in the New York Times:
Conflict between rich and poor now eclipses racial strain and friction between immigrants and the native-born as the greatest source of tension i… Read full post »
Outgoing Mississippi Governor
takes end-of-tenure pardons to the extreme.
It has been common practice for outgoing presidents and governors to pardon certain convicted individuals, usually in cases where there is documented evidence of good-conduct and where the people were charged with… Read full post »
The intensity of the pundit analyses of the GOP Campaign Circus has actually provided some rather interesting insights.
The circumstances have made it difficult for certain individuals to avoid being “exposed” (in an Entertainment Tonight w/… Read full post »
He’s been shown the way to the door.
Will he exit?
Ever since the Department of Justice released the results of its investigation into Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s alleged racial profiling practices last month, Sheriff Joe has been faced with a barrage of prominent community leaders… Read full post »
Gallup released the results of its annual Honesty & Ethics in Professions survey last week. This year, for the first time, members of Congress fell to the lowest of all professions with a 7% high-favorability rating. As I noted in a post last year, members of Congre/… Read full post »
Do torture – Make a $M selling books.
The Bush Torture Team
The New York Times has an interesting article today on the rise of arrests in America of people under the age of 24. Referencing a study done by the National Longitudinal Surveys (U.S. Department of L/… Read full post »
Belén Fernández takes down the NYT columnist
I just finished reading Belén Fernández's excellent new book “The Imperial Messenger – Thomas Friedman at Work.” It is a comprehensive look at a person whose writings, according to Fern&aac/… Read full post »
The residual effect of carpet bombing
The New York Times published an article this week reporting that over 100 thousand Vietnamese civilians have been injured or killed since the war’s end in 1975 due to post-war explosions.&… Read full post »
President Obama at Osawatomie – 2011
The president’s speech yesterday brought back the populist vigor that we saw in him during the 2008 campaign. And the location, Osawatomie Kansas, couldn’t have been better chosen. It was there that President Theod/… Read full post »
Yesterday’s meeting between Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich provides the public with the opportunity to address this critical question.
Donald Trump, a man who inherited all of his wealth, lost it four times through bankruptcy, who has neve… Read full post »
Wisconsin Governor Scott Kevin Walker
The Best that Money Can Buy!
By now, one would think that Governor Walker would realize that his close association with the Koch brothers can only hurt his chances of retaining his seat in government. Wisconsin voters ar… Read full post »
President Ronald Reagan with Attorney General Edwin Meese
On the 25th anniversary of the Iran-Contra affair, the Freedom of Information Act has allowed the public to view a document that exonerated President Reagan for his actions taken during the Iran-Contra scandal. … Read full post »
Charity is something that personally comes to mind this time of year. For quite some time I’ve had a tradition of giving to a person or organization every year on the day before Thanksgiving. Last year I gave to the National Association of Free Clinics (a/… Read full post »
Another victory for the people of Arizona
The Arizona Supreme Court tonight reinstated Colleen Mathis as the Chairwomen of the Independent Election Redistricting Commission. Ms. Mathis, a registered independent, was fired from her position earlier this month on directions from G/… Read full post »
said Bachmann and Cain.
“Nothing in the
world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious
stupidity” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
If Dr. King would have watched the GOP presidential debate on Saturday, I’m certain that he would have felt that the response… Read full post »
A historic victory for the people of Arizona
Never in the history of this state has a member of the state legislature been successfully removed from office through a recall election. The President of the Arizona State Senate, Russell/… Read full post »
Did you see Danny Glover’s speech at the Occupy Oakland event last week? It was one of the most passionate presentations given on why the 99%ers need to come together to reverse the corporatists’ anti-democratic effort to destroy workers' rights /… Read full post »
Occupy Phoenix – October 2011
(Courtesy of Dennis Gilman – HumanLeague002)
The Occupy Phoenix rally held at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix was representative of the tone set at all Occupy-events throughout the nation. As you can se/… Read full post »
Last Friday Arizona Governor Jan Brewer lost in federal court in her lawsuit against the US government over its alleged failure to enforce federal immigration laws. Brewer’s suit was originally filed as a countersuit to a US Department of Justice lawsuit challe/… Read full post »
Leslie Stahl had an interesting interview with Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE and Obama's new Jobs Czar, on 60 Minutes last Sunday. At the end of the interview Stahl asked, “Do you not see any reason that maybe the public doesn’t hold American Corporations… Read full post »
October 7, 2001
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. On this date in 2001, British and American warplanes began carpet bombing suspected al Qaeda training camps in that country. George W. Bush gave a presidential address tha/… Read full post »
Berkeley, California 1969
One of my most memorable experiences while living in the San Francisco Bay Area in the ‘60s was marching in the People’s Park demonstration in Berkeley in May of 1969. It was a beautiful late spring afternoon. There were 30,000 demonst/… Read full post »