Don’t you worry, it’s for a cause …

In response to the recent passage of HR 1540, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act, which will have the chilling effect of suspending the right to due process, the right to a trial by a jury of an accuser’s peers, and the right to habeas corpus, now that the so-called “war on terror” […]

Quote of the Day

At any rate, congratulations, America, you’ve elected a group of people who believe government doesn’t work, yet will still take a nice cushy job in it doing absolutely nothing productive on your dime. I can’t possibly see how that wouldn’t work out. via The Black Guy’s Still The President – The Superficial

The Party of “Hell, no!”

I love it when a magazine with a decidedly conservative bent takes the American right to task for some of its idiotic tactics. It is sad to report that the American right is in a mess: fratricidal, increasingly extreme on many issues and woefully short of ideas, let alone solutions. At a time when redesigning […]

Belgians Just Don’t Speak the Same Language

JEZUS-EIK, Belgium—Rudi Coel scowled at the sight of the Thai restaurant advertising "Takeaway." "We’re in Flanders, so that should say ‘Meenemengerechten,’ " said the 50-year-old social worker, using the proper Dutch word. The euro zone is in turmoil, and Belgium’s heavy government debts are drawing comparisons with those of Greece. But the main issue before […]

The Google Security Agency?

The world’s largest Internet search company and the world’s most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity. Under an agreement that is still being finalized, the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, […]

An interesting take

David Weidner’s Writing on the Wall: Bill Clinton’s legacy is our financial disaster – MarketWatch … the biggest mistake of the Clinton years regarding Wall Street and the one that rings loudest today was the repeal of Glass-Steagall, a 1933 law that effectively split investment banking and brokerages from commercial banks. In the years leading […]