Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Masks Planned Entitlement Cuts

Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Masks Planned Entitlement Cuts - by Stephen LendmanShort of finalizing details and assuring enough bipartisan support, it's a done deal to slash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social spending while leaving outsized military budgets and generous handouts to corporate favorites in place. At the same time, the timeline to accomplish... Continue Reading →

Denunciation of Israel’s Anti-Boycott Law

Denunciation of Israel's Anti-Boycott Law - by Stephen LendmanA previous article discussed it in detail, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/07/israels-knesset-passes-boycott.htmlBefore and after its July 11 passage, critics called it outrageous, shameful, lawless, and anti-democratic. More on that below.In contrast, Netanyahu praised the measure, saying he "authorized the bill. If I hadn't authorized it, it wouldn't... Continue Reading →

NATO and Rebel Atrocities in Libya

Nato and Rebel Atrocities in Libya - by Stephen LendmanPrevious articles discussed:-- NATO's illegal Libya aggression;-- American and Western media in the lead cheerleading it; some reporters, in fact, complicit with NATO forces by supplying target coordinates; -- planning it many months (perhaps years) before fighting began last winter; -- waging it to conquer, colonize,... Continue Reading →

A Decade of US War Costs

A Decade of US War Costs - by Stephen LendmanOn June 29, Reuters writer Daniel Trotta headlined, "Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting," explaining:In June, when Obama claimed America's post-9/11 (Iraq/AfPak) wars cost $1 trillion, he did what he does best - lied about how much, in fact, was spent and projected,... Continue Reading →

Freedom Flotilla II: Final Thoughts

Freedom Flotilla II: Final Thoughts - by Stephen LendmanPalestinian analyst/advocate/author and former journalist Nadia Hijab is right, saying "(i)t was never about aid." In her article titled, "Freedom Flotilla II: No to a Kinder, Gentler Siege," she said like earlier and new initiatives to come, it's "a political act" against Israel's illegal occupation/Gaza blockade -... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill

Israel's Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill - by Stephen LendmanIsraeli outrages never quit. Besides lawlessly stealing Palestine, slaughtering and dispossessing its people, occupying its remaining 22% for over 44 years, blockading Gaza, committing high-seas piracy and murder to keep out humanitarian aid, and arresting European and other human rights advocates showing up to protest, another... Continue Reading →

Sensationalism in America’s Media

Sensationalism In America's Media - by Stephen LendmanIts history is long and sordid, dating back centuries elsewhere since the 1500s or earlier. In 19th century America, the penny press and yellow journalism featured it with regular coverage of crime, tragedy, gossip, and other ways to stimulate sales.Newspaper editor Frederic Hudson published a history of American... Continue Reading →

America’s Dirty War on Islam

America's Dirty War on Islam - by Stephen LendmanAmerica's dirty war, in fact, targets Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, political activists, and Muslims for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity, exploiting them as "war on terror" scapegoats.On July 9, a Press TV US prison system racket interview highlighted the problem and urgency to... Continue Reading →

The Great Unravelling

The Great Unravelling - by Stephen LendmanFriday's jobs report threw more cold water on so-called recovery. Since 2008, Main Street America's been in Depression. Conditions have worsened, not improved, because of force-fed austerity, not badly needed stimulus to create jobs, reemploy people, and revive real economic growth, not the illusory kind since the National Bureau... Continue Reading →

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