The reason Romney picked Ryan, after the smoke has cleared? Make this a base vs. base election. In this regard, Romney followed entrenched GOP convention: run a perceived moderate on top, then add “credibility” with a radical, extremist V.P. In short, a stock party hitman — Paul Ryan.
So there seems to be a firestorm over the issue of whether Facebook co-founder and Brazilian-born Eduardo Saverin should have given up his US citizenship. While some on the Right have apparently […]
The NSA and illegal surveillance have become dystopian in their dimensions.
“October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true […]
Tension between President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates over military spending may have been scripted. The shell game that defense cuts have become underscores the need for an independent review of the budget.
by Phil Rockstroh The devices employed in US election cycles and its national politics, in general, are akin to the dramatic conventions of children’s theatre. Every two to four years, voters are […]
In September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. They flew three of them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The fourth was retaken by the passengers and […]
by Phil Rockstroh Even as President Barrack Obama waxed eloquent in Cairo, Egypt, on the moral imperatives of the community of nations, public opinion polls released in the United States revealed that, […]
by Jeff Huber The recent announcement of General David McKiernan’s permanent transfer to Fort Palooka is the latest punch line in our Bananastan farce.Defense secretary Robert Gates claims that McKiernan’s relief as […]
by Jeff Huber The U.S. Navy is fumbling a blue and golden opportunity to demonstrate the relevance of its maritime global reach capability (and justify its phony baloney budget) in the age […]