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Letter to Jeff Bezos: Dear Mr. Bezos, I just learned that Mr. Paul E. Misener, VP of Global Public Policy for Amazon is testifying on Tuesday July 7, 2015 before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. The … Continue reading →
Enough! Stop More Giant Truck-Trailers on Your Highways: Are you one of the millions of people in the United States who drives a car every day? How do you react to the trucking industry, whose lobbyists with ample campaign cash swarm over Congress, pressing for a rider to … Continue reading →
“King Obama,” his Royal Court, and the TPP: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your … Continue reading →
Tony Blair and the Self-Exalting Mindset of the West: in Two Paragraphs: Tony Blair today took a little time off from serving the world’s despots in order to exploit the 10th anniversary of the July 7 London train bombing. He did so by casting blame on “radical Islam” for the world’s violence while exempting himself, pronouncing: This is a global problem… we’re not go...
During Honduras Crisis, Clinton Suggested Back Channel With Lobbyist Lanny Davis: The Hillary Clinton emails released last week include some telling exchanges about the June 2009 military coup that toppled democratically elected Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, a leftist who was seen as a threat by the Honduran establishment and U.S. business interests. At a time when the Sta...
News Dumps!: 'BradCast' 7/6/2015: On today's BradCast, guest hosted by me, Nicole Sandler of radioornot.com. Last week we saw two major news dumps! The first was Tuesday night at 9pm (!), the time the State Department thought was optimal for them to release the first batch of Hillary Clinton emails from her private mail server. J...
Fourth Toons: * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.
Was Hillary Clinton the Original ‘Birther’?: Two Republican presidential candidates claim the so-called “birther” movement originated with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. While it’s true that some of her ardent supporters pushed the theory, there is no evidence that Clinton or her campaign had anything to do with it. In an interview o...
Fiorina Shortchanges Marijuana Research: In questioning the value of medicinal marijuana, Carly Fiorina said “we don’t understand how it interacts with other drugs.” In fact, there is information about marijuana’s interactions with other medications, although major clinical trials using marijuana have been limited by its legal status. F...
Obama Is on a Roll, But Is His Presidency?: The right-wing media isn't right about much, not even by accident. But they might have one point: The press sometimes gives President Obama a pass when it shouldn't. By almost any measure, Barack Obama is having the best stretch of his presidency. He recently had big wins on health care and...
Why Are So Many Pundits Trashing the Pope?: When Pope Francis recently wrote an encyclical letter condemning the polluting impact of global capitalism, conservative maven Michelle Malkin was offended. "Holy Hypocrisy!" she declared: "While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks 'those who are obsessed with maximizing profits,' Carrier Corpor...
Interests, Ideology And Climate – NYTimes.com – Paul Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/opinion/krugman-interests-ideology-and-climate.html?emc=edit_th_20140609&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=26842820&_r=0
How a Big Agribusiness Firm Infiltrated the EPA and Made a Mockery of Science: Regardless of who tried to bring the toxicity truth to light, the power of corporate money and resources controlled the science and the government approvals. It remains legal today. There is a good question in the article. It asks, why the burden of proof is not on Syngenta to positively prov...
Rigged Reform: When it comes to reforming our decrepit political institutions, many Canadians are desperate enough to endorse any proposal slid under their nose. As usual, it pays to read the fine print. Justin Trudeau is getting a lot of good press at the moment for a booklet of “fair and open government” prop...

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