Monthly Archives: March 2006

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

March, 2006, WAWG Index – Down 6.5%

In this sixth survey of the web, the WAWG index group average dropped by 6.5 percent from February, 2006. Of the fourteen items tracked, 10 were down, 4 were up, and 0 were unchanged. The cumulative change for the index … Continue reading

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Over Two Hundred Detainees Released from Guantanamo – Two Were Just Satirical Writers Turned in for a Reward

Imagine living Afghanistan where vengeance is a part of life. Add to that terrorists and their supporters mingling with your neighbors, familiar with your local traditions, acquainted with some of the local leaders, and hiding from the U.S. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Justice O’Connor Blasts Republican Congressmen and Warns of Dictatorship

Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, attended a speech by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, at Georgetown University.  This speech was not available for broadcast, but Nina covered the high points.  Nina quoted Justice O’Connor: Attacks on the … Continue reading

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Bush Says We’ll “double the amount of ethanol,” While The EPA Eliminates Mandated Inclusion of Ethanol in Reformulated Gasoline

In the March 8, 2006, issue of Personal Finance, there is an article that discusses a change in federal regulations at the Environmental Projection Agency (EPA). The PF article stated: In the early 1990s, the EPA came to the conclusion … Continue reading

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New Port Security Agreement with Pakistan – Is National Security Taking a Hit More Significant Than the Dubai Terminal Deal?

In my first article on the Dubai Ports World business deal, I made reference to the Container Security Initiative (CSI).   As reported by U.S. Customs Today:  The CSI consists of four core elements. These are: (1) establishing security criteria … Continue reading

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Soldiers Die, Parents Grieve – When Will the Rest of Us Sacrifice for National Security?

In my effort to get past the political grandstanding and trying to point out the real issue with local national security, I have found another perspective for you to consider. Former labor secretary Robert Reich concludes his Marketplace commentary on the … Continue reading

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