“Welcome to the 2nd decade in a row of humanitarian war.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOlNxTTcBs#t=08m42s During the Bush administration, Democrats often boasted that — unlike the president and his aides, who were consumed by millenarian dreams of remaking the Middle East in the image of American democracy — they were part of the...

The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)

While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound. WSWS: Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its London, Ontario...

Huge Bipartisan House Majority Rejects Obama’s Libya Resolution

From Politico: The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. The president’s supporters still held out hope that they could stop an effort to restrict funding for...

“Please, just once, act with prudence….”

That is Gideon Levy’s plea to Israel, as a new flotilla of human rights activists prepares to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Levy, who writes for Haaretz, begs Israel to remember the past (emphasis is mine): Had Israel not behaved with such wanton stupidity, and not attacked the previous...

It’s the Wars, Stupid

Naive leftist hippie dreamers like me have been saying for years that no one asks the question, “Where is the money going to come from” (for national health care, for a New Deal-type government public works program, for extending unemployment benefits, for providing federal emergency funds to...

The Difference Between Bush and Obama on the Law

Bush told the lawyers to make the law say what he wanted it to say; Obama tells the lawyers he doesn’t care what the law...

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