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Obama State of the Union “subverts New Deal” says Stein

Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, called today for a Green New Deal to counter the “trickle down economic agenda” laid out by President Obama last night in his State of the Union address. Stein plans to release her alternative at 8:30pm Eastern Time in a “People’s State of the Union: A Green New Deal for [...]

Debt Ceiling Deal: The Democrats Take a Dive

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone So the debt deal has finally been reached. As expected, the agreement arrives in a form that right-thinking people everywhere can feel terrible about with great confidence. The general consensus is that for the second time in three years, a gang of financial terrorists has successfully extorted the congress and [...]

Rejecting nuclear power

Suffolk Closeup By Karl Grossman July 20, 2011 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has caused several nations to say no to nuclear power, mainly through elections, referenda and protests. But the position of the U.S. government, including the federal officials who represent Long Island, is different. Despite Fukushima, as U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says, “I’m still [...]

Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

[From Truthdig] By Chris Hedges, Mar 1, 2010 We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives. Obama lies as cravenly, if [...]

Where’s My Change?

by Ralph Nader Image via Wikipedia “No more fine print; no more confusing terms and conditions.” This is what Barack Obama told a White House gathering of leading credit card issuers this week. Right afterward, President Obama told the press that “there has to be strong and reliable protections for consumers, protections that ban unfair [...]

Obama’s Centrism Could Drive the GOP Out of Business

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Article printed from Pajamas Media By Jennifer Rubin Perhaps it is all a gigantic head fake. Maybe President-elect Obama is going to dash Left as soon as he utters the words “So help me God” next week. But so far, there seems to be the most astounding and sweeping [...]

The Nuclear Industry’s Golden Child: That Obama Glow

[From CounterPunch] By JOSHUA FRANK Barack Obama, hoping to shore up major victories in the delegate rich states of Texas and Ohio early next month, is going after Hillary Clinton’s ever-dwindling base of working class voters. The Illinois Senator is hoping to stimulate their passion for his campaign by proposing to stimulate the weak economy [...]