Posts Tagged ‘Bush’

  • Fear Itself – GOP Politics in Our Century – OpEd
    Going into the presidential election of 2012, as in all recent elections, the Republican Party has NO positive accomplishments to run on. Eight years of their policies at the start of this 21st century have left America at war, our economy in chaos, our local governments crippled, our elections and Supreme Court and news media corrupt, and our national spirit demoralized. But...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 08:08 am
  • On Federal debt deadlock and GOP risk to America
    Op-Ed by Frank Harbinger “The current deadlock in Washington over the expansion of the Federal debt ceiling is a threat to America’s economic stability. It (not the debt, but the deadlock and criminal failure to act) is a severe risk for the world’s economy and a grave financial a danger to countless individual Americans. It is also an unprecedented...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Top Ten Ways Libya is NOT Iraq by Juan Cole
    I keep hearing so-called experts say Libya is another Iraq and Afghanistan. But these countries are not the same people or the same struggle. All Muslim struggles are not alike. For once, we have a chance to be on the right side of history. This great essay written by Professor Juan Cole, author of “Engaging the Muslim World,”  lays out 10 ways that our...
    by at March 22nd, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Ashamed of Obama
    This is comment I sent to Anderson Cooper’s blog. “Am following http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb as well as twitters from Libya. Isn’t anyone in the White House doing the same? I worked hard to elect Barack Obama. I have not agreed with all his actions. But now I am ASHAMED of him. What could it really cost to speak out? We are imprisoned by our own...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am