Obama: Sweat the Small Stuff for Big Justice by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 12, 2013

OLB and WJN Raise the Wage

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The imaginative uses of the mighty presidency in American history and its bully pulpit have rarely been much above amateurish when it comes to helping people empower themselves. This has been the case even when the same party controls the White House and both Houses of Congress.

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Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with Iran, interviewed by Gareth Porter

Don't Attack Iran

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2013

TheRealNews Jun 13, 2013

Gareth Porter interviews veteran US officials about why US policy towards Iran needs to change.

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The Drone Ranger: Obama’s Dirty Wars by Greg Palast


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by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
For Vice Magazine
June 13, 2013

About the time Barack Obama ordered the drone strike that killed Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American kid Facebooked his second-rate choice of hip-hop favorites. I say “second-rate,” because Abdul was my son’s age almost exactly, so I know the kind of crap they listen to.

Every Tuesday, President Obama personally checks off the names of people he wants killed. George Bush, a bit more squeamish than Obama, never did that; but Mr. Obama felt those decisions were the president’s responsibility: he want[s] to keep his own finger on the trigger,” according to one report. Continue reading