Liberal and conservative elites agree on one thing: Americans are too free for their own good.
The greatest leaders, according to conventional appraisals, are usually those who draw the most blood. Most opinion makers distance themselves from Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and their ilk, although even here who can doubt they tower over modern history pr
The belief that there are more MF Globals has now taken hold. The thieves have pushed it too far and now we've got the start of a global liquidity run, and with good reason.
Turkey's prime minister has apologized for the first time for the killings of 14,000 people in a bombing and strafing campaign to crush a Kurdish rebellion in the 1930s. The apology comes at tense time for relations between Turkey and its minority Ku
Televised congressional hearings often serve as a platform for members of Congress to berate, bloviate and showboat for the cameras, but at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, historian Douglas Brinkley wouldn't stand for it.
Rezko was a political fundraiser for Obama during his campaigns for Illinois senator, though not for his presidential campaign. Obama has not been accused of wrongdoing in the case, but his relationship with Rezko became an issue
In the United States of America every four years there is a pageant that occurs in American politics known as the “Presidential Election” used by B.O.R.G. agents to CON-vince the “Plundered Class of Slaves” they are somehow “Free” and using a process
The controversial companies known as credit-rating agencies are drawing fresh scrutiny from officials in the United States as they weigh whether to downgrade U.S. government debt should Congress fail to come to an agreement to reduce borrowing.
“We must create a rules-based order – one that is open, free, transparent and fair.” America, she says, is uniquely placed to create such an order and to police it. “We are the only power with a network of strong alliances in the region, no territori
When psychopaths think that whatever they believe is freedom, is when freedom becomes dangerous. The freedom of what one wants to believe or do is great. It sounds so innocent and even convincingly patriotic, as if wanting to believe whateRead Letter
After six months, more than half the subjects in Dr. Polosa’s experiment had cut their regular cigarette consumption by at least 50 percent. Nearly a quarter had stopped altogether. Though this was just a small pilot study, the results fit with other
“ About 47 percent of Congress, or 249 current members are millionaires. … In 2010, the estimated median net worth of a current U.S. senator stood at an average of $2.56 million,” according to the Center’s research. “Despite the global economic m
If the federal government can require people to purchase health insurance, what else can it force them to do? More to the point, what can’t the government compel citizens to do?
As many as a dozen members of Congress and their aides took part in insider trading based on foreknowledge of market moving information on Capitol Hill, disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff told CNBC in an interview.
"War is the death of freedom because war is the health of big government. The federal government views the Constitution as its enemy." (I love this guy! - Ed.)
Here is where this libertarian bullshit -- the propaganda foisted on us by Koch-brothers, Harold-Simmons-style polluter robber barons -- just makes suckers, fools and chumps out of us if we believe it. The top national park system official killed a p
Italy’s Senate approved debt- reduction measures in an attempt to shore up investor confidence and pave the way for a new government that may be led by former European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been steadily escalating his warnings about the impact of the deep cuts facing the Pentagon if the congressional super committee fails to reach a deal. On Thursday, he played the last – and strongest -- card in his
It’s more than renewing a driver’s license online. It’s a way for governments and the people they serve to hold a two-way conversation.
Legislators in Alabama's Jefferson County on Wednesday voted 4 to 1 to file for bankruptcy court protection in what would be the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Despite a tentative deal reached with creditors in September to settle $
November 6, 2011 4:02 PM - Crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff explains how he asserted his influence in Congress for years, and how such corruption continues today despite ethics reform. Lesley Stahl reports.
Midterm elections brought gridlock and a close division of power between both parties. With a crucial re-election campaign coming up, there is desperation in the president’s desire to "do something" in spite of his severely weakened mandate.
Kevin Annett joins Alex to discuss the dig in Canada to unearth the remains of thousands of indigenous children that met a mysterious end.
In a Veterans Day rally at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., the United States Patriot Union, declaring that the "time for talking has passed, are demanding the resignation of Barack Obama . . .
The biggest problem with government is the nature of government itself. It is impossible for Government to do anything except by regulation or legislation. This is both a description of the beast and a condemnation of its behavior.
Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow on Friday when the fire department confiscated generators and fuel because they posed a danger.
In the wake of Apple CEO Steve Jobs's death -- and in the midst of the ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" protests--came an ominous report from Bloomberg News last week: "Beltway Earnings Make U.S. Capital Richer Than Silicon Valley." According to the l
Sometimes less is more, and these three headlines tell what might be the ending to a story that was supposed to usher in a move to a democratic form of government in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. Stories you may not hear on your evening news! Unfor
An explanation of the various forms of government, and why America is not a democracy.
An excerpt of Doug’s musings on why “the problems we’re facing are 100% caused by the US government” – from the recent Casey/Sprott Summit When Money Dies.