Archive for ‘September, 2009’

They Call This Season ‘Fall’ for a Reason

They Call This Season ‘Fall’ for a Reason

So now it turns out that the whole Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) was a flop or more likely a scam. Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for TARP, is telling us that all that money, and more than $2 trillion in loans, accomplished nothing.

Smoking Gun on CIA Torture Conspiracy? Human Experimentation Central to EIT Program

Smoking Gun on CIA Torture Conspiracy? Human Experimentation Central to EIT Program

A close reading of the CIA’s Inspector General Report and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s narrative on the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) torture memos reveals a more detailed picture of the CIA’s involvement in the construction of those documents.

AP Source: Guantanamo Won’t Be Closed by January

AP Source: Guantanamo Won’t Be Closed by January

The White House is acknowledging for the first time that it might not be able to meet President Barack Obama’s January deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Tweet

Birther Infomercial Asks ‘Where Was President Obama Born?’

Birther Infomercial Asks ‘Where Was President Obama Born?’

This is a highlight reel of a birther infomercial running on a CBS affiliate in Texas and elsewhere around the country this week. The full video can be viewed HERE.The edited version of the 28-minute “birthermercial” was prepared by TalkingPointsMemo. According to TPM: The program was produced by LivePrayer.com, a website affiliated with Bill Keller, […]

Karl Rove And The Republican War Against ACORN

Karl Rove And The Republican War Against ACORN

Recent mainstream news coverage, including lengthy reports in the Washington Post and New York Times, about controversies surrounding ACORN have failed to disclose the near decade-long campaign by the likes of Karl Rove and Republican operatives who worked closely with the former White House political to try and permanently shut down the organization.

The Truth About The Lies About ACORN

The Truth About The Lies About ACORN

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CIA/SERE Experiments Evidence of Attempt to Mislead on OLC Torture Memos

CIA/SERE Experiments Evidence of Attempt to Mislead on OLC Torture Memos

Professor Shane O’Mara at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience in Dublin has written an article which has caught the attention of the mainstream media. Associated Press reporter Pamela Hess described Prof. O’Mara’s article,”Torturing the Brain: On the folk psychology and folk neurobiology motivating ‘enhanced and coercive interrogation techniques’” as showing that the CIA’s “severe interrogation techniques appear based on… a layman’s idea of how the brain works as opposed to science-based understanding of memory and cognitive function.”

The ACORN I Know

The ACORN I Know

If someone told you that a bunch of low-income people, most of them African-American or Latino, most of them women, most of them elderly, had been victimized by a predatory mortgage lender that stripped them of much of their equity or of their entire homes, you might not be surprised.

The Best Health ‘Reform’ Money Can Buy

The Best Health ‘Reform’ Money Can Buy

When the White House or Democrats in Congress talk about health care reform, and about wanting to preserve the central role of the private insurance industry in health care, it pays to look at just what it is that they they’re so anxious to preserve.

Republican Mailer Appeals to Racists

Republican Mailer Appeals to Racists

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