fix articles 29727, congressional research service
Covert wars in the shadow of international law (tags)
In the years between the end of the Cold War in 1991 and 2022, the United States has carried out at least 251 military interventions in almost every country on earth. Going back to 1789, there were a total of 469. In all of these interventions, the United States formally declared war 11 times.
UN Charter: Negotiations! and Good wars, bad wars? (tags)
The seriousness of the escalating conflict over NATO's expansion to Russia's borders, which has now led to war, has been clear to all involved since at least 1994. Russia has repeatedly warned that admitting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO would violate its elementary security.
The geopolitical confrontation between China and the West and Peace logic (tags)
The main issue is monopolarity or multipolarity. And this also raises the question of geopolitical hegemony. In other words, whether Western interests will remain supreme and Western value systems will therefore be of universal significance?
Treasury Dynamic Scoring Anal Refutes Claims of Supporters of the Tax Cuts (tags)
The study casts doubt on claims that the tax cuts are responsible for much of the recent growth in investment and jobs. It finds that making the tax cuts permanent would lead initially to lower levels of investment, and would result over the longer term in lower levels of employment (i.e., in fewer jobs).
What a Way to Run the Country (tags)
Obama's War on Free Expression (tags)
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)
Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.
Nominee Hagel Bullied by Neocon Servants of Military-Industrial Complex (tags)
The neocon servants of the military-industrial complex (Lindsay Graham, etc...) have revealed their true allegience to the Zionist state of Israel and against the will of the U.S. people. Their betrayal of former friend and fellow Republican Chuck Hagel, a true conservative who doesn't want to waste taxpayer money on never ending wars, is evidence enough of their deception of U.S. interests in favor of Zionist Israel.
Struggle over Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
Tax cuts for the rich do not lead to economic growth or lower unemployment. Profits soar while wages have stagnated for 30 years. Lower taxes and lower wages mean lower demand and lower employment. FDR created 4 million jobs in 1934, built 650,000 public buildings and 1700 bridges.
Lawless National Security Letters (tags)
Israel's Enforcer (tags)
America's Great Divide Between Rich and Poor (tags)
Unaccountable: Private Military Contractor Abuses (tags)
Money Power Runs America (tags)
Medicare Privatization Plans (tags)
Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid (tags)
A Decade of US War Costs (tags)
The Business of America Is War (tags)
The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)
Extending Key Patriot Act Provisions (tags)
On the Chopping Block: Federal Worker Pensions (tags)
U.S. House of Representatives: Stupid? Crooks? or Stupid Crooks? (tags)
Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.
People Power v. Duplicity in Egypt and Washington (tags)
Field Notes on American-Style Democracy (tags)
Shield Act Targets First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
police state tactics
Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)
In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.
Open Season on Muslims in America (tags)
targeting innocent Muslims
War criminal Karl Rove will speak in Phoenix on Nov 9 (tags)
War criminal Karl Rove will speak in Phoenix on Tuesday, Nov 9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Phoenix. The event is sponsered by APS, SRP, Arizona Republic and a number of other businesses.
David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein (tags)
Griffin deconstructs Sunstein
Obama Declares Another National Emergency When None Exists (tags)
Another national emergency?
Potential Impact of Health Reform on the (tags)
Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance
Funding Israeli Militarism, Belligerence and Occupation (tags)
funding Israel's war on Palestinian civilians
Outsourcing War: The Rise of Private Military Contractors (tags)
Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)
Obama's plan for permanent war
Combat troops to replace support troops in Afghanistan as Obama’s war escalates (tags)
The Los Angeles Times reports on September 2nd that the Pentagon is planning on replacing up to 14,000 U.S. “support” troops in Afghanistan with “combat” troops (see http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/afghanistan/la-fg-afghan-troops2-2009sep02,0,6170770.story). The Times reports the support units will be replaced by "trigger-pullers,” according to Department of Defense (DOD) officials.
Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)
real health care reform
Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
Obama is as hardline as Bush
The Fleecing of America (tags)
Public and private looting.
Supernote Enigma: american economic warfare against North Korea (tags)
The supernote claims made against North Korea by the US government indicate a plan of economic terrorism and sabotage disguised as a jusitified penalty for an international crime. Read more about this latest round of hypocrisy, whereby North Korea is accused of doing what the evil empire is: economic warfare
Senate Advances Bill to Cut Iraq Funding (tags)
The measure by Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would cut off money for combat after 120 days.
Blackwater aims high with unmanned aircraft (tags)
For nearly two years, Blackwater has been developing an airship to tap a growing government demand for aerial surveillance and security - from patrolling U.S. borders and coastal waters to guarding military bases in hostile lands.
September 11: The empire and its lies (tags)
Cuban President Fidel Castro on Wednesday reflected on the six long years since the painful September 11 episode in the US, about which it is known there has been deliberate disinformation...
Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)
War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.
War Against Terror Costs US $12 Billion a Month (tags)
The promising title "The Way Forward" is a whitewash. Thorugh the invasion and occupation, Iraq first became a failed state where terrorist groups thrive.. The war that would only cost peanuts (Wolfowitz or Perle) may cost $1 trillion.
And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....
Border Fence- The Cost is Far Too High (tags)
A study released last December by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service says a proposed 700 mile stretch of fence, along the 2,000 mile U.S. – Mexico border, could cost an estimated $49 billion. But what the report fails to say, U.S. –built walls on the border would cost both the U.S. and Mexico trillions of dollars in economic losses over the predicted 25-year lifespan of the fence, and non-monetary damage to political and cultural relations between the two countries would also last for decades.
Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)
Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?
U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)
It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.
Using drones to kill people (tags)
Drones can also be used by the people against the government!
Washington renews demand for cuts to Social Security, Medicare (tags)
The Bush administration, echoed by much of the mass media, seized upon reports released May 1 on the fiscal health of the Social Security and Medicare system to renew its demand for drastic cuts to these two major entitlement programs, thereby gutting retirement benefits and health care for older Americans. According to the reports, issued by the trustees of the programs’ trust funds, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become insolvent by 2018, due largely to rapidly rising costs of American health care outstripping the payroll taxes that fund the program. The report on Social Security indicates that this program will be able to pay out 100 percent of benefits until 2040, when the trustees predict the fund will be exhausted—a year earlier than previous projections. After that it would be able to cover 74 percent of promised benefits out of revenues until 2080, when it would decline to 70 percent.
Proof emerges of an enormous betrayal (tags)
Proof emerges of an enormous betrayal
100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)
From the Purple States to your brain
States 'can postpone' U.S. elections (tags)
Both President Bush and some State's - including Florida, New York and California - can potentially postpone the election in "emergency circumstances". Over the last 4 months, three Congressional Research Service reports addressed election postponement, their findings unsettling - Congress appears duly "concerned".
Did Ronald Reagan 'torture' blacks? (tags)
Experts see no law barring Rice testimony (tags)
There are several instances in which sitting national security advisers or White House aides testified before legislative bodies. Among them: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sandy Berger
IMPORTANT NEWSFLASH FROM WHITEHOUSE (tags)
NEWSFLASH Mr. Bush's new criminal edict now states Americans can rise up for America to kill him as a terrorist and be thought Just and God Worthy. I Agree with bush finally.
Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! (tags)
..bush, the unelected American cop killer, has still to be questioned by american corporate dictates, why, General Ahmad, is not a wanted man by American Patriot flag waving standards being coporatized as not worthy thinking as.
Holy Jesus Man! Johnny Wizard is staying for snacks! Holy Jesus Man! (tags)
Holy Jesus Man! Have you heard the Revelations from India's government to the FBI now made public?, regarding the principle terrorist funder of Mohammad Atta being, the ISI's, General Ahmad? The bush administration's personal confidant, and top secret military strategist? See, it was Jim at MSNBC that informed US of bush's terrorist plan existing as once top secret presidential documents, and, that this same general, was also responsible for, according to several members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ...
Profound Effect on U.S. Economy Seen in a War on Iraq (tags)
from the New York Times-online, monday July 29
$81.38 billionto prop up israel!!!!!! (tags)
According to an October 27 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, cumulative aid to Israel from 1949 through fiscal year (FY) 2000 was $81.38 billion. This number is too low because it omits "hidden" funds
$81.38 billion. to prop up the zionazis (tags)
Aid to Israel from 1949 to 2001: According to an October 27 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, cumulative aid to Israel from 1949 through fiscal year (FY) 2000 was $81.38 billion. This number is too low because it omits "hidden" funds.