*+-Jim Hightower: What we have here is the emergence of a full-fledged monster – a Border-Industrial Complex pushing a permanent, ever-expanding border war.
*+-Winograd endorses the federal Fair Elections Now Act, as well as the California Fair Elections Act. Both efforts would enable candidates to run for office without relying on large contributions from corporations and big money bundlers.
After the long-suffering civilian population of Iraq, whose “crime” was having oil — a country that has been rendered virtually unlivable—the big losers are the American taxpayers who are bleeding income, jobs, and quality of life, not just sacrificing family members, on behalf of a runaway war machine.
*+-Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by someone who goes by the alias “Timeparticle”. Timeparticle writes, in response to Charley Jame’s piece, “Is Capturing bin Laden Another Bush Lie“: