A video everyone should see. Click here.
I believe our democracy is sick and needs attention before we wake up and find that it has passed away. The sickness is not the republicans or the democrats, it is the increasing influence over our elected representitives by powerful special interests, enabled by a system with only a few simple yet devistating flaws. Continue reading
A friend of mine who likes to bring up misdeeds by democrats as proof that republicans are beyond reproach (I’m not sure how that works) told me that Chris Dodd is responsible for the accounting scandals from the late 90s to the present. I do not defend Dodd’s role in the problem but I do think there is blame to share. The story is actually quite interesting. A good synopsis of the problem and why it came to be was done by Frontline and you can watch it by following this link. If you can’t watch the whole program see at least chapters four and six.
Note: this link is no longer active, apologies.
Lt Col. K. Kwiathowski (retired) explains how inteligence was skewed to sell the Iraq war.
Look the the awefulness and never forget.
Andy Rooney once put forth the proposition that people who do not bother to stay up on the issues of the day should not vote, possibly canceling out his informed and carefully considered vote. I can agree in principal. I’ve watched people try to sift through and understand current events for the last 30 days before an election, having ignored all the relevant issues for the previous 23-47 months.
When George Bush’s term of office is over, he won’t be traveling abroad much. Why? Because he could end up in jail. How? Read on.
I think I can make a good arguement that supressing criticism of our government helps the enemy more. It goes something like this…
Imagine yourself for a moment as a resident of Iraq. The very sort of person whose heart and mind our President says he is trying to reach by providing democracy to the region.