Every veteran who has ever sworn allegiance to the Constitution, and especially those who have fallen in our defense, have been betrayed. Our government surrendered to fear, and all of our collective sacrifices have been in vain. Our rule of law was killed by the passage and signing of the NDAA for 2012. The domestic terrorists that hate our freedoms have finally won.
Rosemary Brasch wrote this column with Walter Brasch. In January 2009, with a new president about to be inaugurated, we wrote a column about the stories we preferred not having to write, but knew we would. Three years later, we are still writing about those problems; three years from now, we’ll still be writing about
Originally posted at All Education Matters. Sensationally smart. Wicked sense of humor. Loving. Deeply religious and caring. These are a few words that come to mind when describing my friend who is a devoted mother and an indentured educated citizen. We have exchanged emails for years, and I have now been invited to her home.
Originally posted September 9 at All Education Matters. For many of us who tuned in to watch the President’s speech, we were reminded of Candidate Obama. But more than that, he sounded Presidential. For the first time, the President sounded strong, hopeful, and – most importantly – sympathetic. The Democrats would rise to their feet and applaud after
The failure of President Obama and the Democrats to check the fiscally irresponsible and socially heartless behavior of House Republicans in the Debt Ceiling debacle, followed by Standard and Poor’s erroneous but financially devastating downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, has put the Democratic Party in its most precarious position in years. Even before the
by Annette Daley I have been heartsick in recent days, to the point of anxiety over this back door and behind closed doors deal that has hijacked the American public. While I am fully cognizant of the fact that we as a nation are in an extraordinary amount of debt and that this needs to
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today after voting against a $2.1 trillion deficit-reduction package: I believe that Vermonters and people across the country are extremely dismayed that all of the burden for deficit reduction will fall on the backs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor. This extremely
If you’re confused by the spin coming from the mainstream media and the small army of Obama apologists in the blogosphere, here are the basic facts of today’s debt ceiling deal, which should also be called the Great Impoverishment Act of 2011. From Patrick Martin’s fine analysis at the World Socialist Web Site comes these
I listened to the President’s speech Wednesday on my car radio, which only gets our local NPR affiliate–no lie. “Squarely in the middle” was how the generic NPR guy referred to Obama’s position in the current budget debate, a position solidified even further with yesterday’s firm, visionary-sounding, higher-ground-seeking, fairness-seeking budget speech. But we agree with Kevin Zeese,
Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution states Congress has the power to declare war and makes rules about captures on land and on water. Congress also makes rules for the government and regulation of our land and naval forces. The US Congress decides. The President is denied the power to make