Tag Archive for Terrorism

An Excerpt from Susan Faludi’s New Book, “The Terror Dream”

Author Susan Faludi examines what 9/11 did to our nation’s psyche.  Here’s a powerful excerpt: Throughout the fall of 2001, the media attempted to position the assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a reprise of Pearl Harbor, a new “day of infamy” that would reinvigorate our World War II ethic of…

9/11: Six Years of Terror

On Tuesday morning September 11, 2001 at least 2,973 people died in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. In response to these attacks, the people of the United States along with the international community joined together in a commitment to condemn and fight terrorism.  Six years later, the memories of the lives lost on…

The New Republican Holiday

I remember one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, where he said “We (Republicans) see every day as if it’s the Fourth of July.  Democrats see every day as April 15th.”  Just one more reason why I never cared for Ronaldn Reagan as president even though I admire his sense of optimism about this country.  This optimism…

Deal? No Deal!

It seems that Republican MINORITY Leader Dick Ackerman cannot negotiate for his caucus on the state budget, now over due by by 52 days. Earlier today, Senator Dick Ackerman indicated that there was a tentative agreement on the budget. Brian Joseph reported in the Orange County Register Irvine Senator announces tentative budget deal.  Joseph lead…

14 White Men of Principle, Yeah Right.

The Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph reports today on the impact of the state budget stalemate on public services in Orange County. For Orange County, it could be worse. Much worse. In ways big and small, the effect of a late state budget is being felt across California by community colleges, government vendors and special education…

‘Something’s in the works’ to trigger a police state

From TheRawStory.com Muriel Kane Published: Thursday July 19, 2007 Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies. He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts — a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury…

Born and Raised in the U.S.A.

Cross-posted from newsweek.washingtonpost.com Born and Raised in the U.S.A. by Keith Ellison I didn’t need to watch the PBS series “America at a Crossroads” or read the recent Pew Research Center survey on American Muslims, to know that the Muslim community is under intense scrutiny. The day I won the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) endorsement…