Category Irony

The symbolism of Bush and Obama at Selma

Ajamu Baraka Today Barack Obama in his role as the President of the U.S. and chief spokesperson for the white ruling class, and as a representative of the “new” black professional-managerial class, has been assigned the task to explain and legitimate the ongoing subjugation of the black poor and working class five decades after the […]

Covert Government

America’s Secret 4th Branch of Government: The NSA Kept Even Obama in the Dark By Juan Cole Source: Informed Comment The revelation from the Snowden Papers that the National Security Agency had German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell phone under surveillance has produced a central fallout. Dueling leaks over the international embarrassment have forced the White House […]

“Rule of Law”

 Dave Lindorff: Who has done more damage to the US? (from left, CitiGroup‘s Jamie Dimon, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Goldman Sachs‘ Lloyd Blankfein) So now we have Vice President Joe Biden, who came to his post from a position as Senator of Delaware, the state that is the legal home for some of the most […]

Minority Monsters

by Ted Rall  

Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians

Not The Onion By Andy Borrowitz | The New Yorker WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians. The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, commissioned a […]