President Obama

Is The US On The Verge Of Mass Race Riots?

Ferguson, Baltimore, Ferguson (again), Milwaukee, Charlotte. Much has been made by the media of the recent riots that have taken place across America. Which begs the question: Are these riots passing occurrences or, like a series of smaller seismic events, a forewarning of much larger mass civil unrest to come? For the answers, we take a quick trip back in time.

Obama Urges Press "Curation" Needed As Trump Plans New Attack On New York Times

Donald Trump raged yesterday that corporate media are Clinton's most powerful weapon in getting her elected "at any price" and are "no longer involved in journalism." But while that same media decried Trump's comments, President Obama that appeared to demand press freedom be restricted, "We are going to have to rebuild [the media] with some sort of curating function that people agree to."

Liz Warren Demands Obama Fire SEC Chief Over Political Donation Disclosures

Fresh from her Wells Fargo 'victory', an emboldened Senator Elizabath Warren is taking aim at SEC Chief Mary Jo White. As WSJ reports, Warren's ongoing efforts to block administration nominees seen as too close to big business have led her to demand President Obama fire White for her decision not to craft a rule requiring public companies to disclose their political spending activities.

While Media Obsesses Over Pussy-Gate, US Debt Soars To $19.7 Trillion

The US government’s debt level has soared to just a hair under $19.7 trillion. To give it some context, that’s up over $170 billion in just eight business days.... the fastest pace in 13 months. It’s almost as if Barack Obama is intentionally and desperately trying to breach the $20 trillion mark before he leaves office in January.

President Obama's Premature Victory Lap

Before President Obama takes his final victory lap with claims of creating the most robust employment recovery since the 1990’s, the data clearly suggests otherwise. Of course, if you ask the 37% that are no longer counted as part of the labor force, they will tell you the same thing.

"This Is War" - Trump Drafting Lawsuit Against New York Times For Story He Groped And Kissed Women

With the Podesta email leaks now a daily feature providing futher insights into the inner workings of the Clinton campaign, and with the shock over the Trump Tapes fading, a new distraction had to emerge to keep the public distrated, and sure enough, it happened last night when several women came forward to allege they had been groped or forcibly kissed by Donald Trump, as far back as thirty six years ago.

The Imperial President's Toolbox Of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting To Happen

The abuse of presidential powers has been going on for so long that it has become the norm and it will continue no matter which corporate puppet wins the election. The Constitution be damned. The government of laws idealized by John Adams has fallen prey to a government of men. As Professor Marshall explains,every extraordinary use of power by one President expands the availability of executive branch power for use by future Presidents.”

Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Like Edward Snowden

In an election year where libertarians have reason to fear every candidate on the ballot, public calls for Hillary Clinton to be held accountable for her obvious violations of the law are a rare bright spot.

15 Years Later: Ron Paul Asks: Do Americans Know The Truth About The Afghan War?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.