Monday, February 21, 2011

The Veto and the Case for Impeaching President Obama

By Alan Hart

In my view a president who allows a lobby group to put the interests of a foreign power above those of the country of which they are citizens, and who by doing so puts his fellow citizens more in harm’s way than they otherwise would be, is guilty of treason. Continue


With settlement resolution veto
Obama Has Joined Likud

By Gideon Levy

This weekend, a new member enrolled in Likud - and not just in the ruling party, but in its most hawkish wing.
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like in Wisconsin,
Largest Crowd Yet—80,000—Opposes Union Busting

By John Nichols

The governor’s radical proposal [1] went to such extremes in its anti-labor bias that it sparked a protest movement so large, so steady and so determined in its demands that it is now commonly compared with the protests that have rocked Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries.
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Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?

By Sarah van Gelder

It took awhile, but Wisconsin shows that the poor and middle class of the U.S. may be ready to push back. Madison may be only the beginning. Continue



Obama to Teachers: "Drop Dead"


By Mike Whitney

Obama could simply fly into Madison, deliver a few words of support for the strikers, and assure himself of a landslide victory in 2012. But he won't do that, because he's not the man that people thought he was. Continue



American who Sparked Diplomatic Crisis over Lahore Shooting was CIA Spy

By Declan Walsh in Lahore and Ewen MacAskill

Raymond Davis employed by CIA 'beyond shadow of doubt'. Continue


A CIA spy, a hail of bullets, three killed and a US-Pakistan diplomatic row : Barack Obama weighs in to Raymond Davis row as Pakistani anger grows over CIA agent blamed for civilian deaths in Lahore

American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A.: The New York Times had agreed to temporarily withhold information about Mr. Davis’s ties to the agency at the request of the Obama administration, which argued that disclosure of his specific job would put his life at risk.

Davis CIA’s acting chief in Pakistan: Well-placed sources said that the highly-trained operative of the CIA was the second important man of the CIA in Pakistan after ex-station chief Jonathan Banks who left Pakistan after his cover was blown.


Why Pakistan Cannot Release the Man Who Calls Himself Raymond Davis

By Shaukat Qadir

By now journalists everywhere (except in the US) have come to the conclusion that there is far, far more to Raymond Davis than is being revealed by the US or by Pakistani officials.
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