Austerity and the Amtrak Crash

Amtrak Crash

*+-View image | gettyimages.com ithin hours of the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, the US House of Representatives voted, in committee, to slash another $252 million from Amtrak’s budget – a 15% slash from last year’s funding for Amtrak. This “austerity” craze is insanity. Amtrak set another record for ridership increase in 2014, and an […]

Wall Street Pulls an Enron With Commodities

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*+-Joseph Palermo: Even before we’ve had a chance to recover from the Great Recession caused by their earlier malfeasance, the usual suspects among Wall Street’s “too big to fail” banks continue to plunder our society by artificially driving up commodity prices.

Occupy to Save a 79-Year-Old Retired School Teacher’s Home

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*+-OCCUPY TO SAVE A 79-Year-Old Retired School Teacher’s HOME As Senator and Council Ask for Responsible Banks, Occupy LA Focuses on Foreclosures* Los Angeles – Wednesday, members of Occupy LA will be occupying the foreclosed South Central home of Mrs. Faith Parker, a 79-year-old retired school teacher, who fights eviction as a result of Bank […]

The Hidden Story Behind the Sherrod Case: USDA Racism

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*+-Pete Daniel: The rush to dismiss Shirley Sherrod based on an edited video contrasts remarkably with the tens of thousands of cases of USDA bureaucrats denying African American farmers loans, jobs, acreage, information, and courtesy who were neither dismissed or reprimanded.

Democrats’ Little Problem

Rep. Charley Rangel (D-NY)

*+-Tom Degan: But as I’ve noted too many times to count in recent years, the “party of FDR” has developed a positive genius for taking a bottle of finely aged, twelve-year-old scotch and turning it into donkey piss.

Andrew Breitbart and Post Racial America

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*+-Mario Solis-Marich: The swift reaction of the Obama administration in the notorious incident of Shirley Sherrod is an indication that the fear of the accusation of racism against white Americans has spread into official Washington.

The Day the Democrats Died

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*+-But with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel bullying the Senate to cut a deal – any deal – just to save face, the pressure proved too much. Those who hoped Obama would use Rahm to strong-arm a liberal agenda were wrong. If the President really cares about “change,” he wouldn’t have his henchman dampen progressive spirits.

Paulson, Bernanke, Try Hustling Congress

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*+-Here we go again. As the Bush administration did with the Patriot Act and Iraq War resolution, Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke spent today trying to hustle Congress into new territory using the familiar administration tactic of hysteria. Fortunately, this time it looks as if more than a few members have read the fine print […]