Senator Rand Paul is widening the difference between his father, the long-time former Congressman from Texas whose “no” votes on principle, whether you agree or not, have shaped his place in history. See his lengthy farewell address upon retiring from the House of Representatives. Ron Paul has just established the non-profit Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Updated: Mar. 8, 2013
RTAmerica·Mar 6, 2013
US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement in which he says he doesn’t rule out the possibility of using military drones on Americans in the US. Holder’s statements have drawn even more attention to America’s drone program and some senators have continued to opposed the possible use of drones against Americans on US soil. Mike Riggs, associate editor for Mike Riggs, sounds off on Holder’s position.
Then They Came for Me
by Stephen F. Rohde, Esq.
First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim.
Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an immigrant.
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bravenewfoundation on Jun 21, 2011
EXPOSE THE KOCHS: The Koch brothers fund multiple think tanks and academic centers to promote their ideology and grow their profits, a Brave New Foundation investigation reveals. Let’s create an echo chamber of truth by using YouTube’s SHARE tools above to protect Social Security and counter the Koch billions.
In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited one of the first post-Abolitionism, post Civil War, post-Reconstruction African-Americans, Booker T. Washington, to visit him in the White House. To southern whites this was going too far. One editor wrote: “With our long-matured views on the subject of social intercourse between blacks and whites, the least we can say now is that we deplore the President’s taste, and we distrust his wisdom.” By the bye, Mr. Washington, born a slave, had a white father.
By the way, if President Obama is a “socialist” according to Savagely Beckoning Le-vinitating O’RHannibaugh, I wonder how they would have contemporaneously characterized the Republican Theodore Roosevelt. After all he was the first President to reach out to the African-American community. It was more than 30 years before another one did. Woodrow Wilson was a racist from Virginia (it was he who, for example, instituted segregation in the modern American military) and the post-TR Republicans had already forgotten about their roots as the Party of Lincoln. The next President to start trying to deal with discrimination and segregation was TR’s cousin, Franklin.
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I’ve waited until the dust settled from last Tuesday, and for the first time in decades, I have a smidgen of hope for the American people. I want to get some things straight, right off the bat. While the political current that is rooting out corporate incumbents is promising, this nation, and the people that pull the levers at the polls, have a long way to go in order to get out from under the pseudo Democrats and finally finish off the right wing wackos that now make up the nucleus of the Republican party.