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Getting Away with Torture
  Now we have it straight from the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Under any common meaning of the term, CIA detainees were tortured. I also believ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What the Tea Party and conservatives should wish for at Christmas
The opening rounds of the 2016 GOP Presidential primary contest were fired yesterday when Jeb Bush announced he has formed a committee to determine whether he should run for the nomination. For con...
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The View from Writers Roost
Texas’ regional accents are a source of fascination. Trying to study them is difficult, probably even for an English professor. If you’ve read my missives more than occasionally, you know I love Te...
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Dem Party Disaster: Subservience to Wall St. Is Destroying Its Foundations
Dem Party Disaster: Subservience to Wall St. Is Destroying Its Foundations http://www.alternet.org/economy/dem-party-disaster-subservience-wall-st-destroying-its-foundations   In this web extra, Jo...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave Us All Alone! We Can’t Breathe!
    The last words out of the mouth of strangling victim Eric Garner are actually a metaphor for how libertarians feel about the entire welfare-warfare state under which modern-day Americans have b...
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I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them
  The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who’s boss on the streets of State...
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Hold Up Two Fingers
by GLENN MOLLETTE
Dec 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
       America falls behind China           Many of us heard the news on December 4. America is no longer number 1. We are now number 2. The Chinese economy overtook our economy to become the large...
Without Cruz, there would be no opposition to President Obama
by MARK VOGL
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
An entire nation votes, tens of millions of Americans come out to their local polls to tell Washington it is going the wrong direction on amnesty and Obama Care, and endless deficits, and cowardice...
Sister's Perspective on Retiring
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
How is a Woman’s Retirement Plan Like a Smartphone? Financial Expert Offers 3 Tips  for Getting Smart about Retirement Planning Financial strategist Donna M. Phelan, author of “Women, Money and Pro...
The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State By John W. Whitehead  December 09, 2014 “The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to...
Making All the People Unhappy All the Time
by JON WALKER
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Congress’s overall approval rating continues to remain extremely bad, but in their terribleness they have managed to achieve something that would be impressive if it wasn’t so depressing. Gallup fo...
Planning a Home Remodel That Actually Pays Off
by JASON ALDERMAN
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a time when contractors building McMansion-style home additions or Michelin-worthy kitchens were a regular sight in many neighborhoods – until around 2006, when the Great Recession began ...
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Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


2014-12-19 02:42:07 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
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