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Posts Tagged ‘White House

Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff

January 25, 2012

We’ve already made our choice for the best headline of the year, so far: “Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff.” There’s simply too much truth in that headline; it says a lot about how Wall Street and Washington have colluded to create the winner-take-all economy that rewards the very few at the […]

Why has the US Government made a total mess of a solvable economic problem?

August 11, 2011

Does anyone really know what we have experienced on the global economic scene? Even Nobel Prize winner and economist Paul Krugman writes, “I’m still trying to make sense of this global intellectual failure.” Policy makers almost everywhere have failed dismally, and seem determined not to take on board the lessons of experience, either historical or […]

Balancing the US Budget Deficit in 3 Easy Steps

July 18, 2011

No one in Washington can agree on how to narrow the budget deficit. With only partial seriousness, I’m going to balance next year’s $1.1 trillion budget deficit in three easy steps. Step one: Return real (inflation-adjusted) defense spending to average 1990s levels Current projections show that $738 billion will go toward defense spending in 2012. […]

Netanyahu tantrum at the White House

May 21, 2011

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of Obama’s Mideast speech could hasten the Israeli leader’s political demise. Bibi Netanyahu could have reacted any number of ways to Barack Obama’s mention of the “1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.” Let’s say, actually, four ways—embrace, circumspection, suspicion, tantrum. That he chose the last—saying immediately after the Obama speech that he […]

9/11 plan was reported to US authorities months BEFORE it happened

February 4, 2011

In February 2004 the 9/11 Commission’s investigators were provided with specific documents and names of related witnesses, including the full name and contact information of the key “FBI Asset/Informant” in an FBI case titled ‘Kamikaze Pilots.’ However, the commission chose not to contact or interview any of these witnesses. [Background: In the early 90s the […]

Real power rests with the corporations

January 16, 2011

Power does not rest with the electorate. It does not reside with either of the two major political parties. Power rests with corporations. And corporations gain very lucrative profits from war, even wars we have no chance of winning. The effort to return the US Congress to Democratic control in 2006 and end the war […]

Medal of Honor to band of brothers fighting America’s senseless wars

November 22, 2010

An extraordinarily brave American, Spc. Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha, Iowa, the first live American to win the Medal of Honor since the war in Vietnam, said this after his heroism was recognized in a battle far from Kandahar, in the Korengal Valley three years ago: “These people won’t leave this valley,” he said of the […]

New U.S. House Majority Leader pledges allegiance to Israel over America

November 14, 2010

Soon-to-be GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor met on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the same day when the actual U.S. Secretary of State met with Netanyahu — and vowed that he and his GOP colleagues would protect and defend Israeli interests against his own Government. According to a statement proudly issued […]

The effect of firing Stanley McChrystal on the Afghanistan withdrawal

June 24, 2010

President Obama may have saved his reputation as commander-in-chief by firing Stanley McChrystal, but he deepened his Afghan quagmire by choosing David Petraeus as the replacement. A measure by Rep. Jim McGovern, which requires an exit strategy including a withdrawal timeline, awaits House action after the Senate killed an identical bill by Sen. Russ Feingold […]

Helen Thomas retires in wake of Israel controversy

June 7, 2010

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately, in the wake of a controversy over her comments on Israel, according to a report from her employer, Hearst News Service. Thomas told a rabbi at a White House event last week that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” […]