Man who Threatend Pelosi in Jail. Obama remains free.

The AP is reporting that the FBI has arrested a California man for making threatening phone calls to Nancy Pelosi. Several federal officials say the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband’s business office, reciting her home address and saying if she wanted to…

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Co-opting the Constitution

My esteemed colleague at THE NEW AMERICAN, Thomas R. Eddlem, does an excellent job dismantling the latest effort by the mainstream, beltway Right to hijack the Tea Party Movement (TPM) and link the Constitution with war and torture. Don’t fall for the latest lies from these establishment neoconservatives, people! Here’s an excerpt of Eddlem’s article:…

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Who are the dangerous conspiracy theorists?

The recent Medina debacle on Glenn Beck’s overrated show highlights the obvious hypocrisy of the Beltway Right-wing when it comes to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories that question government action are shunned while ones that endorse all-out war are to be embraced and repeated. I have one simple question though for anyone free-thinking enough not to…

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More Foreign Policy Arrogance

Via Jason Ditz In comments published today in a Pakistani business paper, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin pressed for Pakistan to dramatically raise taxes, insisting that “Pakistanis pay less for their government than nearly any other country in the region.” To that end, Secretary Wolin urged Pakistan’s parliament to enact value-added tax (VAT) legislation.…

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Secessionists are always right-wingers. Right?

Wrong. As this article from Time Magazine makes clear, there’s a long-running effort for independence in Vermont. And this movement isn’t about anything remotely “right-wing” in the traditional sense. In fact, their primary motivation is opposition to war. Here’s an excerpt: A former Duke University economics professor, Naylor heads up the Second Vermont Republic, which…

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The President Assassinates US Citizens?

A provocative piece, as usual, from Glenn Greenwald. Definitely worth looking at… (h/t Lew Rockwell) Here’s an excerpt: Just think about this for a minute. Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim that they are associated with Terrorism…

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Ron Paul on Nullification: ‘I Think it’s a Great Idea’

Ron Paul, in the 2nd part of his recent interview on the Mike Church show (click here for part 1), talks about the constitution, foreign policy, national defense, and most importantly for this post – nullification. For years, the good Dr. has been a staunch supporter of the Constitution – and is probably the only…

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