Tag Archive for International

Sexism… What Sexism?

Seriously, why can’t our own press report about the realities of our politics? Why must I resort to the foreign press to find the truth? Well, at least the New Statesman of Scotland is willing to say what hardly anyone on our side of the pond is willing to admit. Gloating, unshackled sexism of the…

Bush should go to the Olympics in China, he’ll fit right in.

An April 12th, while the media was obsessing over whether or not Barack Obama dissed rural voters, the Bush administration released a secret memo authored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) asserting that President Bush has unlimited power to order brutal interrogations to extract information from detainees was declassified today as a result of an American…

Ambassador Joe Wilson’s Take On Obama

I was browsing the Huffington Post when I came across an article from Sunday written by former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.  As we are all most certainly aware Ambdassador Wilson is married to Valerie Plame and was embroiled in the middle of the CIA leak case.  I view Ambassador Wilson as a man of honor and…

Taxi to the Dark Side

I’m sure that a lot of right wingers cheered when Michael Moore’s “Sicko” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary.  What they might not have realized is that the winner, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” might be more damaging to their pro-torture arguments. Here’s the trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc  

Castro Resigns! Now What?

If a picture paints 1000 words, then why am I still typing? HAVANA (AP) – An ailing, 81-year-old Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying he will not accept a new term when parliament meets Sunday. The end of Castro’s rule – the longest in the world for…

Sunday Read: Pakistan After Tomorrow

Why should Americans care at all about Pakistan, beyond the fact that U.S. taxpayers have provided about $10 billion in military and economic aid since 9/11, when Musharraf decided that casting his lot with the United States, (despite the fact that Pakistan’s intelligence services practically created the Taliban government in neighboring Afghanistan), was the better…