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  • Free Trade and the Tea Party: Puppets or Rebels?

    03/13/2011 3:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | March 13, 2011 | Ian Fletcher
    My job deprives me of the luxury of partisanship, as I have to reach out to both sides on the issue of free trade--a disastrous policy one can give impeccably liberal or conservative reasons to be against. So I can't offer any opinion of the Tea Party movement per se. But I can tell you that the way they're handling the issue of free trade reveals a lot about them. Over the last year, I've interacted with the Tea Party about the issue at both the local level and with some of their leadership. And I've observed a few things....
  • War Criminal Nation (Author dementia alert)

    06/20/2006 9:34:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies · 894+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 08, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    June 08, 2006 War Criminal Nation By Paul Craig Roberts Faced with mounting civilian carnage, both from war crimes committed by demoralized and broken US troops and from the raging civil war unleashed by Bush’s ill-fated illegal invasion of Iraq, the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee has decided to waste another $50 billion to continue the lost war for five more months. Our elected "representatives" are so in thrall to the powerful military- industrial complex that no amount of American shame, pariah status and military defeat can shut off the flow of taxpayers’ funds to the merchants of death. Bush’s wars...
  • The Suffering of Jesus Is Not Entertainment

    02/10/2005 8:48:07 AM PST · by presidio9 · 77 replies · 912+ views ^ | 2/1/5 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Now that we’re passed the Golden Globes, it’s Oscar time and many Christians around America are hoping - and praying - that Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ will win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The possibility, a major long shot, no longer seems that outrageous now that the film has already won the People's Choice award for Best drama. Over the past year, I have been a vociferous critic of The Passion. Many of my Christian brothers and sisters have been extremely puzzled that, given my staunch admiration for the morality of the Christian faith in general,...

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • **HEADS DOWN** Al Gore "speech" up NOW on C-SPAN2

    09/23/2002 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 355+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 9-23-02
    Posted as a courtesy to FR insomniacs. I'm having dinner and will NOT be able to watch.