Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel (Guest Voice)
Jul31

Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel (Guest Voice)

Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel by Michael Reagan Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza. Once again Israel has had to drop bombs and send tanks and ground troops into Gaza to blow up tunnels and destroy the missile sites Hamas has been using to rain hundreds of rockets down on Israel’s farms and cities. And once again the Jews of Hollywood are silent. Where are Spielberg,...

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The Oregon Senate Race
Jul31

The Oregon Senate Race

Incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkly is running against neurosurgeon Monica Wehby.  Now Oregon has not elected a Republican to statewide office in over 12 years.  In spite of that the Republicans are channeling Don Quixote and tipping there hats at windmills.  The reality is that in spite of the fact that Merkly has a 14 point lead in the polls the Republicans still think they can win this one.  The Koch brothers are pumping...

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Balls
Jul31

Balls

I can speak only about home territory, the state of Texas. But there may be a variation on the theme in every state of the union. One can only hope. Here in the Lone Star State, the first thing you say about the new doggy or kitty your neighbor has adopted, after the “so cute!” comments is, “Has s/he been spayed/neutered?” A local vet here has a sign up reading “Balls! Who needs ‘em!” Towns...

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MH17: Guilty Rebels ‘Worse for Moscow than KAL-007′ (Gazeta, Russia)
Jul31

MH17: Guilty Rebels ‘Worse for Moscow than KAL-007′ (Gazeta, Russia)

What would happen if it were proven that pro-Russia rebels shot down MH17, that the Kremlin was complicit, and sanctions began to bring down the Russian economy? Gazeta columnist Georgy Bovt forecasts that the situation would be far worse than anything encountered in 1983, when the USSR admitted to downing Korean Airlines Flight 007. Bovt warns that in defense of Russia’s economy and ‘Russian civilization,’ and to...

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The GOP’s impeachment two-step
Jul31

The GOP’s impeachment two-step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because a call to defend President Obama motivates the Democrats’ base, although it surely does....

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House votes to sue President Obama over claims of presidential power
Jul30

House votes to sue President Obama over claims of presidential power

House votes to sue President Obama over claims of presidential...

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Nixon
Jul30

Nixon

I graduated from college in June of 1968 in the middle of the Vietnam war.  The day after Nixon was elected I reported to the Army.  Fortunately for me following basic training I was recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency and spent my entire army career sitting behind a typewriter in downtown Munich, Germany usually wearing civilian clothes and living in an apartment.   I saw the multiple scars on one of my roommates who had...

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The impeachment thing
Jul30

The impeachment thing

There is no impeachment thing. Both sides are using it as a vote-catching threat. All this impeachment bluster also may be laying down the terms of engagement for another battle, should Obama soon — as many expect — take executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from the threat of deportation. Republicans are saying that such a move would far exceed the president’s constitutional authority. But whether they will go so...

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Children Seeking Asylum and Finding Antipathy
Jul30

Children Seeking Asylum and Finding Antipathy

Children Seeking Asylum and Finding Antipathy By Tina Dupuy I might be the only syndicated columnist in the country who was raised by the state. So when lawmakers and public pontificators discuss the welfare of unaccompanied minors who’ve been dropped on our proverbial doorstep, I should probably speak up. I was a ward of the court starting at 13 until I aged out after graduating high school at 17. (In retrospect, I should have...

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Paul Ryan’s new clothes
Jul29

Paul Ryan’s new clothes

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech. The Wisconsin Republican congressman is certainly aware that one of the biggest political difficulties he and his conservative colleagues face is that many voters...

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No Signs Of A Wave Election So Far
Jul29

No Signs Of A Wave Election So Far

Nate Cohn looked at the small amount of generic Congressional polling there is available and concluded, consistent with other indicators, that there is no sign of a wave election this year. The polls he looked at showed an average 1.9 percent advantage for the Democrats over Republicans. Cohn wrote: These findings bear no resemblance to the one-sided results at this point in 2010, when Republicans held a clear 4.7-point advantage, or...

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ISIL: The Latest Disastrous Tool of Western Statecraft (Carta Maior, Brazil)
Jul29

ISIL: The Latest Disastrous Tool of Western Statecraft (Carta Maior, Brazil)

This column deals with an issue that no U.S. official, or member of the mainstream media for that matter, will ever address or admit to: the deliberate fostering and creation of terrorist groups for the furtherance of American foreign policy. For Brazil’s Carta Maior, columnist Francisco Carlos Teixeira takes on the history of Western involvement in the Middle East, showing how it has exacerbated Sunni-Shiite tensions for its...

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Israel’s Ground Offensive in Gaza – Final Update
Jul29

Israel’s Ground Offensive in Gaza – Final Update

Note to readers: The news — the daily carnage — coming out of this godforsaken part of the world has become too depressing, too wretched. I will no longer be “updating” such a tragedy. Readers can pick up any newspaper, open up any web page, tune in to any broadcast or cable station to get the abominable facts for themselves. No middle man, no interpretation, no ‘opinionating,’ no coloring of the...

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Impeachment threat fundraising bonanza for b-o-t-h parties
Jul28

Impeachment threat fundraising bonanza for b-o-t-h parties

Get ready for the False Equivalency Police to be sent out in force as we discuss a f-a-c-t: the threat of the impeachment is proving to be a fundraising bonanza for BOTH two major political parties, and both are grabbing the I-ball and running with it. Forget the fact that (at this stage of the game) polls don’t show a national clamor for impeachment. For every reaction there is a reaction — and The Daily Beast’s...

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A Dangerous Game
Jul28

A Dangerous Game

Josh Marshall thinks that Netanyahu and Israel are playing a very dangerous game. US officials are “fuming” in the AP’s words at the barrage of Israeli criticism of Secretary of States John Kerry. But as Chemi Shalev notes in Haaretz, there’s a deeper backstory. Nothing gets the Obama administration’s ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) that Netanyahu and his government ministers...

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We are what we eat
Jul28

We are what we eat

  We are what we eat  By Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — Remember last year’s hysteria over school lunches? Administrators, cafeteria workers, students and parents across the country freaked out when — gasp! — school lunches were made healthier. News reports throughout the 2012-13 school year — when lunch standards mandated by the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids...

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Cartoon: Dawn of the Dead Republicans
Jul28

Cartoon: Dawn of the Dead Republicans

This copyrighted cartoon is licensed to run on The Moderate Voice by Cagle Cartoons. Reproduction without licensing is strictly prohibited.

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Sarah Palin Launches Web TV Network That’s Pricier Than Netflix
Jul28

Sarah Palin Launches Web TV Network That’s Pricier Than Netflix

Half-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking her sideshow to the web with a focus on American politics via her own network, The Sarah Palin Channel.  Um, this is too funny. The Sarah Palin Channel is a Glenn Beck knock-off.  Palin took to Twitter to peddle for prospective viewers. Only one problem….Netflix is cheaper. You know, I swore off writing about Sarah Palin, but this was too good...

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Constituting Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Jul28

Constituting Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The eighth amendment to the Constitution of the United States plainly makes clear that, Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. And, yet, we’re hearing stories of a convicted criminal enduring for nearly two hours before finally dying. In this case, our attention turns to Joseph Wood, as he struggled to breath after being injected twice with an experimental...

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Congress sides with consumers on cellphone unlocking bill
Jul28

Congress sides with consumers on cellphone unlocking bill

Almost eight years ago, the U.S. Copyright Office gave cellphone owners the right to unlock their cellphones. It had been illegal since the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which banned the “circumvention” of any copy protection mechanisms (Section 1201). This did not, however, mean that carriers honored the ruling. AT&T, for example, has been a notable laggard with regards to the iPhone. From April 2012 :...

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