Each star marks a US military base, but just so we're all clear: Iran is threatening us; we're not threatening them.
Henry David Thoreau
Maxham daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau made in 1856
|Full name||Henry David Thoreau|
|Born||July 12, 1817
|Died||May 6, 1862 (aged 44)
|Era||19th century philosophy|
|Main interests||Natural history, Unitarianism|
|Notable ideas||Abolitionism, tax resistance, development criticism, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, direct action, environmentalism, anarchism, simple living|
Mr. Burton claims Romney "has access to complicated legal maneuvers involving offshore accounts and retirement savings that simply are not available to everyday Americans." That is not so.
The assets of Mitt and Ann Romney have been held in blind trusts since 1993, leaving them with no choice about how or where the money is invested. Accounts in Bermuda or the Caymans would be suspicious only if the resulting interest income was not reported on the tax return — as it obviously was.
[T]ax rates on capital gains and dividends above about 20% damage the economy without raising more revenue.
Let's start with the impact on the economy at large. The logic is that when you lower mortgage rates for thousands of families, reducing their monthly payments, you thereby increase disposable income and spending. That spending then increases demand and helps turn around the economy.
In other words, it's a no-cost stimulus.
Continued efforts to delay foreclosures only prolong the inevitable adjustment of the housing market.
In my first legislative session as chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, I was so focused on getting "our fair share" of higher education funds that I barely noticed the important effort to introduce choice and competition into Texas public education. The failure of that effort is arguably more detrimental to raising the educational achievement of Texans in the long run than the failure to approve tuition revenue bonds for needed university building programs.
Choice and competition work wonders. It wasn't that long ago that the introduction of high-quality Hondas and Toyotas into the U.S. market not only broadened the choices available to American consumers, but ultimately improved Ford and Chevrolet quality as well.
Washington has deployed missiles directed at Iran in its oil emirate puppet states, Oman and the UAE, and little doubt in the other US puppet states in the Middle East. Washington has beefed up Saudi Arabia’s jet fighter force. Most recently, Washington has deployed 9,000 US troops to Israel to participate in “war games” designed to test the US/Israeli air defense system. As Iran represents no threat unless attacked, Washington’s war preparations signal Washington’s intention to attack Iran.
By JAMES BOVARD
Yesterday, on the fifteenth anniversary of the attack on the federal office building in Oklahoma City, former President Bill Clinton had an op-ed in the New York Times headlined: “Violence is Unacceptable in a Democracy.” The article settles any doubts about whether Clinton was one of the most talented demagogues of modern times.
Casting a net of collective guilt over much of the 48 contiguous states, Clinton announced that the 1995 bombing was the fault of people who believed “that the greatest threat to American freedom is our government, and that public servants do not protect our freedoms, but abuse them.” People who distrusted government helped echo ideas which somehow persuaded “deeply alienated and disconnected Americans” to carry out the attack.
Many Tea Party supporters posted rebuttals to the piece on the web. Here is a sampling of how they vindicated their cause (taken from Yahoo.com).
Mark: None of the author's comments can withstand a fair and open debate. If one was to fairly generalize the character of the Tea Party protesters it is the opposite of this propagandist's flawed spin. The protesting Tea Party bunch are mostly informed and above average educated. Exactly what the continued good health of a successful democracy requires.
MichaelA: A truly socialist article. I thought Christian Scientists were conservative. What a shock. Traitors
GBM : more liberal racist crap
Paul: The "Christian" Science Monitor is so far LEFT that what they have to say is as meaningful and valuable as the trash I set out for pickup once a week!!
Ragnar: Just another dihonest bit of editorializing nothing new to see here just move on everyone
Ed: Just ready Michael Savage's book, "liberalism is a mental disorder" get off your lazy buts and get a job or open a business and stop mooching off the government.
D.D: I wonder if Mr. Bovard is part of the 50% who pay no income tax?
JamesM : The Report of this artical built a straw man and put words in the straw mans mouth. Of course our reproter won the argument with his straw man. I saw no resemblance between this reporter's straw man, and the Tea Party.
In 1992, McFaul was the representative in Russia of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S. government-funded agency whose mission is to promote democracy abroad.
The NDI has been tied to color-coded or Orange revolutions such as those that dethroned regimes in Serbia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Lebanon. The project miscarried in Belarus.
Gingrich offers the same false choices as liberals
There is much to mourn in this anniversary. The loss of at least a million unborn children (most recent data recorded 1.21 million in 2008) is most prominent. But what this decision says about us as a nation comes in as a strong second: America does not support its women and children. Many abortions are the result of women trying to find their way out of bad situations, whether lack of partner support, no funds, no access to child care, the need to finish school in an environment that’s hostile to parenthood, fear of recriminations - the list goes on.