General Petraeus reverses field on the Afghan withdrawal timetable he promised President Obama. By openly defying President Obama’s timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus is cementing his unprecedented power over U.S. war policy. Gareth Porter reports.
Conservative groups running issue ads with corporate money: how to hang this albatross around the GOP's neck
I read via the AP today that the two conservative groups founded by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, have raked in so much money from donors that this midterm election will likely be the most expensive yet. According to the AP, the two groups combined have raised about $32 million […]
Economic crisis destabilises jobs and incomes but also undermines the tax base. Governments lack the means to sustain entire nations on their own. Trying to explain declining benefits and rising taxes to the Internet generation is tetchy. They find such long-term complexity boring and politicians are as adrift as the Pope, explaining ancient concepts in a new world.