It is a rare state of affairs when you find the sane people of the United States agreeing with the Republican reactionary establishment on any point, but it is difficult (or at least politically inexpedient) to come out on the side of censorship in the United States. On Friday officials at the IRS admitted that, [...]
The cheerleaders of the military industrial complex are revving themselves up for yet another American misadventure overseas. Sketchy, second-hand reports have appeared that seem to confirm the limited use of sarin gas by forces under the control of president-for-life Bashar al-Assad against Syrian rebels. President Obama had previously marked the use of chemical weapons in [...]
A mighty tyrant passed from this world recently. No, I am not writing about Hugo Chavez, though the person I have in mind has much in common with that bombastic and verbose dictator of resource-rich Venezuela. Both he and my subject have a meticulously-built cult of personality surrounding them, dappled generously with strong hints of [...]
Rob Portman, a conservative windbag that until recently viewed gay men and women as some sort of second class citizenry, has suddenly decided maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to let those sodomites do what they like, instead of having them “be put to death” (his religion’s solution for that “problem” – see Leviticus [...]
This has been a major final quarter of the year for sanity. First President Barack Obama soundly trounced his backwards, flip-flopping corporate raider opponent Mitt Romney, and has taken this mandate to the next level by refusing to extend tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans at the cost of the 99%. Then, in a move [...]
The Republican Party “is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of… (that) party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, [...]
In one of the most clear-cut, decisive victories I have ever seen in a televised debate, Vice President Joe Biden utterly trounced Paul Ryan. The defeat was total. There wasn’t even a smidgen of doubt. Most importantly, it was exactly what the bewildered Democrats needed. After the confusing (and lie-ridden) Romney obfuscation of the first [...]
Editor’s note: Welcome to a new feature here at ANP, Roe v. Raed. In these columns Theodore Roe and Lucy Raed will both address a recent news story an give their (most likely contrasting) opinions on the matter. A virtual coin toss will determine who decides the order on each article. Whoever wins this toss [...]
Last week Mitt Romney yet again proved what a tremendously terrible president he would be. He chose to make political hay over how a local embassy chief expressed a message of religious tolerance hours before a riot broke out, and laid the blame for this chief’s actions squarely at the feet of President Barack Obama. Rarely have I seen this level of idiocy displayed on the national stage.
The Republican National Convention was its usual clot of cloying, decrepit and tiresome swill. More money for the rich, less money for the poor, starving and homeless. More money for the overly bloated military-industrial complex (even Ron Paul knows this is bad), less money for college students and the elderly. It was the often repeated mantra of liberty and justice for all… who can afford it. Everyone else is SOL.