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  • Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Who Is Tom Marino?

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    In 2007, Marino had to recuse himself from an organized crime investigation because he’d signed a letter of referral for Louis DeNaples, who had ties to a crime family. Under investigation by the Justice Dept, Marino resigned and went to work for DeNaples. In Congress, Marino sponsored a law at the behest of big pharma to make it harder to stop sales of addictive drugs--causing the DEA to show an “immediate” rather than “imminent” threat to the public to stop sales.   read more
  • The Case of the Unwanted Non-Terrorists

    Thursday, February 19, 2009
    Seventeen Chinese Muslims are still being held at Guantánamo even though the U.S. government has already declared them innocent of any threat to Americans and a federal judge ordered their release into the continental United States last October. O...   read more
  • Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

    Thursday, February 19, 2009
    One of the great and most mysterious failures of the administration of President George W. Bush was its inability to capture Osama bin Laden, the alleged financial backer of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Considering that bin Laden is 6’4” and in nee...   read more
  • Bush’s Secret Society and Geronimo’s Skull

    Thursday, February 19, 2009
    While they were at Yale, both Presidents Bush were members of the Skull and Bones secret society. (So was Sen. John Kerry, George W. Bush’s opponent in the 2004 presidential election.) According to legend, in 1918, Prescott Bush, father of George ...   read more
  • Infrastructure Job Plan Skewed Towards States with Low Unemployment

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    The stimulus bill allocates $98.3 billion for projects related to transportation and infrastructure. These expenditures are expected to generate large numbers of jobs. However, states with low unemployment are getting more money per capita unemplo...   read more
  • The Danger of Manufacturing Decline: Patrick J. Buchanan

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Writing in favor of the creation of a new industrial policy for the United States, Pat Buchanan cites some grim facts. “As a source of American jobs, manufacturing, for the first time in our history, fell below health care and education in 2001, b...   read more
  • Obama Reverses Bush Policy on Mercury Pollution

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Throughout its eight years in power, the Bush administration stubbornly opposed U.S. involvement in any international treaty that would control mercury pollution. Mercury, most of which is generated by coal-fueled power plants, settles in the ocea...   read more
  • Republican Districts Gain More Jobs from Stimulus than Democratic Ones

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    According to estimates released by the White House, each of the 435 Congressional districts in the United States will gain between 6,000 and 11,000 jobs as a result of the just passed stimulus bill. However, strange as it may seem, Republican dist...   read more
  • U.S. Military Looking for Skilled Immigrants

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    The United States Army will begin offering American citizenship to skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, in exchange for their military services.   Currently, only immigrants who are permanent residents with “gr...   read more
  • What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Aid to the Economically Stressed

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    During the presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain, there was lots and lots of talk about helping the middle-class, but we didn’t hear much about the 38 million Americans who are living below the poverty line. That’s because lowe...   read more
  • What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: The $5 Billion Sentence

    Monday, February 16, 2009
    One sentence in the new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) reads, “For an additional amount for ‘Defense Environmental Cleanup,’ $5,127,000,000.” Five billion dollars is a lot of money to spend without explain...   read more
  • What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Education

    Monday, February 16, 2009
    One of the biggest winners in the new stimulus package is the field of education. To begin with, in the bill’s section on aid to state and local government, at least $43.8 billion is allocated to reverse cutbacks and layoffs that have been caused ...   read more
  • What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Infrastructure

    Monday, February 16, 2009
    The new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) includes $98.3 billion for transportation and infrastructure. The biggest ticket item is $26.7 billion to go to the Federal Highway Administration to give grants to s...   read more
  • Latin American Leaders Call for End to Drug War

    Sunday, February 15, 2009
    Representatives of nine Latin American countries, including ex-presidents of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, have issued a report calling for a reevaluation of the “War on Drugs.” Among the other members of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and ...   read more
  • What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Tax Cuts

    Sunday, February 15, 2009
    To hear its critics talk about it, you would think that the just-passed stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) was a wild-eyed liberal trick full of wasteful spending. In fact, the $789 billion bill includes $280 ...   read more
  • Blackwater to Hide Behind New Name

    Saturday, February 14, 2009
    Once powerful Blackwater has such a tarnished reputation that it is changing its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”). Founded as a private military company by Erik Prince in 1990, the company formerly known as Blackwater received more than $1 billion in...   read more
  • Torture Enthusiast Escapes from Berkeley

    Friday, February 13, 2009
    University of California, Berkeley, Professor John Yoo, who crafted the Bush administration’s legal justification of torture, is on leave from his tenured post at UC Berkeley to teach foreign relations law as a visiting professor at Chapman Univer...   read more
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