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Open The Government’s 2010 Secrecy Report Card is out. According to the site, the report is focused “on making the federal government a more open place to make us safer, strengthen public trust in government, and support our democratic principles.” The Report Card is described as, …a quantitative report on indicators of government secrecy. The report chronicles a continued decrease in most indicators of secrecy since the end of the Bush Administration and growing backlogs in the declassification system as old secrets move through the system. As explained by the authors, People's Blog for the Constitution :: 2010 Secrecy Report Card People's Blog for the Constitution :: 2010 Secrecy Report Card
As Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin continue to polish their stars on the boulevard of national conservative politics, the question arises: Where are the liberal counterpoints to their red meat, right-wing struts? Skip to next paragraph Recent posts As Palin and Beck rise on the right, where is the left's answer? As Palin and Beck rise on the right, where is the left's answer?
Some free advice for President Obama: take a deep breath, admit the Democratic Party has failed to grasp the enormity of economic upheaval in this country—and start using government's powers to create jobs, jobs, jobs. The Obama White House is dabbling in small ideas when what the country needs is a big reset of this presidency. My suggestion: dump the measured moderation. It’s not working as economic strategy or as politics. Take a deep breath and admit the Democratic Party failed to grasp the enormity of the economic upheaval facing the country—people will be grateful for some honest talk. What Obama's Presidency Needs: A Big Reset What Obama's Presidency Needs: A Big Reset
» She’s The Boss – The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi NoisyRoom.net: The Progressive Hunter By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Purchase your copy here… Recently, I picked up a copy of She’s The Boss – The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi by Rochelle Schweizer. This is a riveting expose on one the most power hungry, brutal female politicians of all time and as you will see after reading the book, it runs in her family. » She’s The Boss – The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi NoisyRoom.net: The Progressive Hunter
3rd World America, Here We Come? September 15, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. 3rd World America, Here We Come?
WikiLeaks Readying Massive Leak of Iraq-Related Documents
By David Swanson When U.S. media pundits claim that every other nation on earth honestly believed the absurd lies George W. Bush told about Iraqi weapons and ties to terrorism, the grain of truth is that one leader of one foreign nation went along with the lies: British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Only in America Can Blair Go Out in Public | War Is A Crime .org Only in America Can Blair Go Out in Public | War Is A Crime .org
TomDispatch [Note for TomDispatch Readers in or around New York City: On Friday, January 17th at 7 pm, Nick Turse will be discussing his bestselling book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (just out in paperback), with TomDispatch regular Chase Madar at a favorite independent bookstore of mine -- Brooklyn's Book Court. For more details, click here. Tom] These days, when I check out the latest news on Washington’s global war-making, I regularly find at least one story that fits a new category in my mind that I call: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Take last Saturday's Washington Post report by Craig Whitlock on the stationing of less than two dozen U.S. TomDispatch
Will John Boehner's lobbyist ties hurt the GOP
Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before we get too far away from something we would all just like to forget, will you please allow me to just say something plain and blunt and necessary:
Historians Urge Court to Unseal Nixon’s 1975 Grand Jury Testimony | CommonDreams.org Historians Urge Court to Unseal Nixon’s 1975 Grand Jury Testimony | CommonDreams.org WASHINGTON - September 14 - A key piece of Watergate history that remains shrouded in secrecy – former President Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony of 1975 – should be made public, historical experts have told a court. In documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, history professor Stanley Kutler, the American Historical Association, the American Society for Legal History, the Organization of American Historians and the Society of American Archivists explained the importance of the grand jury testimony to the historical record.
Sept. 14, 2010 Historians Urge Court to Unseal Nixon’s 1975 Grand Jury Testimony Former President’s Testimony Would Complete the Public Record About Watergate Saga, Missing 18.5 Minutes of Tape, More WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key piece of Watergate history that remains shrouded in secrecy – former President Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony of 1975 – should be made public, historical experts have told a court. Public Citizen Press Room Public Citizen Press Room
We already knew that Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell has strong feelings against masturbation and in favor of absolute chastity. So perhaps it’s no surprise that O’Donnell is also on the record warning that coed dorms and rooms on college campuses are a slippery slope that could lead to … “orgy rooms” and “menage a trois rooms”! Check out this passage from a 2003 Washington Times article on the scourge of coedization in colleges. At the time O’Donnell worked for the conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute (which she later sued for discrimination). O'Donnell warned of "orgy rooms" in college dorms - War Room
O'Donnell's Victory Renews Her Fight Against the Scourge of Sex in America *To my fans, this isn't typically the kind of article I publish. But, I think this story is a good opportunity to take some poetic licenses. So far, it seems I pulled this article off; I've gotten good comments on DailyKos and Open Salon. Enjoy.
September 2010, Vol. 9, No. 9 In this issue: In 1787, the United States adopted the Constitution that still guides us today. Each year on the anniversary of its adoption—September 17, Constitution Day—Americans of all walks of life take time to recognize the importance of our Constitution. Newsletter: September 2010
Lonely Progressive Looking for Action? Find Your Mojo Here! Here at Opednews, we're redoubling our commitment to envisioning and fighting for big change, not just traffic bumps that slow down the corporatist duopoly fueled by billionaire sociopaths. We're going to call out the limp liberal obamatrons who accept Obama's lousy deals and defend him with the same tired excuses. We're going to call for Obama and the Democrats to man up and get tough and put out a vision of a future that does not include a slide into corporate control and enablement. U.S. Constitution Grants People Ultimate Power For Revolution
Chris Hedges Interviewed by Rob Kall, on the dying media, the Middle East, Rebellion in America and more thanks to volunteer Nancy Parish for transcribing listen to or download the audio version of the podcast here image captured from a video by Cheryl Biren, photo-edited by Rob Kall Rob Kall: Tonight my guest is Chris Hedges.
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