Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2014

A Sorry State of the Union

The State of Our Nation: The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms Is the Government


American State of the Union: A Festival of Lies

By Glen Ford

The sympathetic Democratic liar disarms those who are about to be sacrificed by pretending to feel their pain.

American Crisis

By Linh Dinh

In Paine s time, the enemy was a distant and easily identifiable king, but in ours, the enemy is within and mostly invisible.

Welcome To The USA: Roadside Violation: Drivers, Passengers Say Police Searched Inside Underwear


He said an officer walked him through the parking lot with his belt open and underwear exposed. He says the officer then reached into the front of his pants with his bare hand.

David Simon on America as a Horror Show

Video and Transcript

There is no shame anymore in America.

US Prerogatives of Power

By Noam Chomsky

Can the United States be contained and other nations secured in the face of the U.S. threat?


Progressives Chime in on the State of the Union

Obama s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

Obama Must Close Guantánamo and End Illegal Drone Strikes

*All of the Above* Underachieves, Under-Delivers and Overshadows Harmful Climate and Trade Policies in State of the Union

Obama Downplays Trade Authority, Trans-Pacific Partnership

Leaked Docs Show Govt Deceit over US Drone Attacks

Failing the Future: On Obama s Climate Legacy

Digging in on Drones and other Flawed Foreign Policy Strategies

America as a Horror Show

Fast Track to Income Inequality


Obama insults our intelligence on civil liberties

Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory


In last night s state of the union, an uncharacteristically boring speech climaxing in a bipartisan tribute to sacrificial militarism, the president had very little to say about civil liberties, one of the main focuses of his campaign in 2008. He uttered less than a paragraph. And with every word, he treated us like we re all idiots...

Obama s State of the Union s most despicable moment: Using wounded vets as props

by Nick Gillespie


The most emotionally powerful moment in Barack Obama s State of the Union address was also its most morally dubious. The nation s commander in chief drew attention to a wounded warrior while eliding any responsibility for placing the young man in harm?s way...

Is Barack Obama a tyrant?

The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman


A typical State of the Union address is criticized for being a 'laundry list,' little more than an endless string of proposals the president would like to see enacted. The criticism usually has two parts: first, most of the items on the laundry list will never come to pass, and second, it makes for a boring speech...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Bully Nation

Yale Magrass and Charles Derber, Truthout: *The individual bully is the creation of the bully nation,* according to sociologists Yale Magrass and Charles Derber, who note that bullying Chris Christie-style is a product of a larger hegemonic ideology and culture of aggression.

Military Metaphysics: How Militarism Mangles the Mind

Chris Hedges, Truthdig: The US military has won the ideological war. The nation sees human and social problems as military problems. To fight terrorists Americans have become terrorists. Peace is for the weak. War is for the strong. Hypermasculinity has triumphed over empathy.

They Can t Tell the Truth

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance: In the last week there were two high profile events that highlighted the inability of those in power to reflect reality and put forward solutions to the urgent problems faced by the United States and the world: the State of the Union and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

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