POLITICS

American Citizens Exercising Their Right to Peaceably Assemble

The First Amendment to the Constitution Guarantees the Right Voices from across the state of Wisconsin are saying loud and clear that they oppose Republican Governor Scott Walker using the government to take away the rights of Wisconsin workers. Let’s give a hand to these workers and help “Kill the (anti-union budget repair) Bill!”

New World Order Conspiracy Theory Debunked

According to this satirical response to the continuing madness from Fox’s zany, sensational Glenn Beck on the “New World Order” conspiracy theory: Well of course the members of Wisconsin Unions are part of a global conspiracy. For years they have just been pretending to be everyday teachers, firefighters, prison guards and other public workers, waiting…

Thousands Continue Wisconsin Protests for Worker Rights

After protests drew as many as 30,000 people in Madison on Wednesday, hundreds of Wisconsin workers, students and allies camped out overnight in the Capitol Rotunda as a hearing went past midnight on Republican Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill that eliminates collective bargaining rights for nearly all of the state’s public service workers. The state…

Democrats Can’t Seem to Stop the Bleeding from 2010 Election Loss

ANALYSIS by Glynn Wilson Another elected Democrat jumped ship and switched to the state Republican Party this week, another sign that the new leadership at the broke and busted Alabama Democratic Party is having a hard time stopping the bleeding from the devastating losses in the election of 2010. The party’s new executive director, Bradley…

Americans Name Unemployment as the Number One Problem Facing the Country

Thirty-five percent of Americans name unemployment as the most important problem facing the country, the highest percentage since the economic slowdown began and higher than at any point since October 1983, according to the latest Gallup Poll on the subject. The economy in general was named second and the lack of health care third. From…

Blackbird Die-Offs: Another Silent Spring?

Could the BP Oil Gusher in the Gulf Be to Blame? “The sedge is wither’d from the lake, and no birds sing.” – John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson When natural history writer Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, she was violently assailed by threats of lawsuits…

GOP Budget Plan a Massive Transfer of Wealth to the Rich, Corporations

Millionaire Gain, Middle-Class Pain If new House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gets everything on his budget-cutting wish list, it would be, says a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute, “a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to wealthy Americans and corporations and a wholesale dismantling of the social programs…

Sarah Palin Tries to Deflect Criticism, Accuses Critics of ‘Blood Libel’

Sarah Palin: “America’s Enduring Strength” from Sarah Palin on Vimeo. Sarah Palin, who had been silent for days about her “cross-hair” remarks being linked to the horrible tragedy in Tucson, tried to denounce her critics on Wednesday in a video statement that accused pundits of “blood libel” for their rush to blame her gun-toting political…

Tucson Shooting a Warning to Tone Down Violent Political Rhetoric

by Mike Hall AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that Saturday’s Tucson, Arizona assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, and the murder of six of her constituents, serves as a terrible reminder to all of our political and civic leaders about the need to end the use of appeals to violence in our political…

Living in a Land of Rising Right-Wing Hate

Editor’s Note: This article was originally funded by and published at Truthout.org, but for unknown reasons, it does not appear to be in the searchable archives anymore. When this was discovered on Monday, October 24, 2011, we re-published it here. by Glynn Wilson Northeast Jefferson County east of Birmingham, Alabama, has long been known as…

DC Court Invalidates Bush EPA Mercury Loophole

Glynn Wilson Alabama Power’s Miller Steam Plant on the Locust Fork fouls the air and water… by Glynn Wilson QUINTON, Ala., Feb. 9 – A mentally retarded boy stood in the middle of the country road in front of a ramshackle house trailer and a burned down shack, casting a sideways glance in my direction…

Antiwar Protesters Descend on DC

Photo by Glynn Wilson Jim Fox marches the last leg of the anti-Bush march by Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 15 – Jim Fox rode a train for three and a half days by himself from Seattle, Washington to the nation’s capital just to march in protest of President Bush’s policies, even though he can…

Antiwar Protesters Surround The White House

Photo by Glynn Wilson Finally, a break from the road and some high speed Internet time. Yea, yea, I know, this is a fair and balanced feature photo from the anti-war march in DC today. But hey, who can object to a Simpson’s movie reference in the front of the White House with Cheney looking…