United States

Time: Bush Needs Gonzales To Avoid Prosecutors

Time magazine has an interesting take on the continuing saga that is the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' tenure.

Martial Law In The U.S.?

Since 9/11, several major hurdles to martial law inside the United States have been removed by the Bush Administration and the Republican Congress. All that really remains at this point is an excuse.

The Healthcare Economy

America spends $2 trillion a year on health care, or $6,666 per man, woman, and child in this country. Meanwhile, a new study suggests that the only meaningful growth in jobs between 2001 and 2006 was in Health Care. Have we become dependent on a broken system for economic survival?

While Americans Surge, Brits Prepare Withdrawal

The American build-up in Baghdad is reaching its peak, and the effects couldn't be more devastating. Meanwhile, in Southern Iraqi city of Basra, British forces are preparing to withdraw from the city center handing control over to the locals.

Congress Passes Bill Implementing Anti-Terror Recommendations Of The 9/11 Commission

The house passed a similar bill on its first day back in January and have now managed to get enough Republican Senators on board to send the bill to the president.

Campaign Against FOXNews Begins

Several liberal leaning groups have begun a campaign to first catalog and then call anyone who advertises on FOXNews to ask them to stop.

Taliban Moving Closer To Kabul

The Taliban stronghold areas in Afghanistan lies in provinces that border Pakistan; but, recently, they have begun making inroads into provinces further inland and closer to Kabul.

Passenger Data System To Track Religion And Sex Life

The Unites States and the European Commission are close to establishing a system to share passenger data that goes way beyond the usual name, address, etc.

Congress Alleges Illegal Activity During And After Attorney Firings

As the House Judiciary Committee prepares to seek formal contempt charges against current and past administration officials, they have released a report detailing specific accusations of misconduct and outright illegal activity in relation to the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and the subsequent effort to cover-up the mess.

FDR's Four Freedoms - Then and Now

During his January 6th, 1941 State of the Union address, Franklin D. Roosevelt laid out four fundamental freedoms that should be enjoyed "everywhere in the world": Freedom of speech and expression, Freedom of every person to worship in his own way, Freedom from want; and Freedom from fear. It is interesting to contrast these notions given in a speech as America was watching the world become increasingly engulfed in a world war that would draw in the U.S. by years end with the current "war on terror."

Training Them There So We Can Fight Them Here

Of the many tent poles used to justify the invasion of Iraq, the last one standing was Bush's assertion that by fighting terrorists in Iraq, we won't have to fight them here. Well, a new National Intelligence Estimate kicks over the last tent pole.

Contempt Meet Disdain

As Congress threatens to hold current and past Administration officials in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify, the Bush Administration is threatening to order the Justice Department to simply ignore the contempt citations.

U.S. Troop Departure Will Not Hand Iraq To al Qaeda

Ted Carpenter, vice president of the Cato Institute, has stated his belief that departing U.S. Forces would not leave Iraq in the hands of al Qaeda; and, he's got the numbers to prove it.

Bush Alters Interrogation Rules

In signing an executive order recently, president Bush laid to rest some of the criticism about his government's use of torture to extract information.

Texas Border Wall To Begin Construction

As early as this fall, the U.S. may begin building the border wall approved by the Republican congress last year -- even if eminent domain has to be used to seize some of the land it is to be built on.

Syndicate content