Democracy Is Not Possible Where Foreign Powers Can Back Candidates: Ron Paul, the U.S., & Ukraine

Notice that this 2010 Democrat ad accuses the GOP of taking foreign money. That is supposed to be illegal. Even if there might be some way get such funding despite election law, it is self-evidently wrong. Foreign powers are not supposed to be infiltrating our elections. The attack was hypocritical, since the Center for American Progress, who launched the ad, was itself receiving foreign money according to The Nation. But the hypocrisy shows that we all acknowledge the ethical principle. Read more […]

Liberal Blogger & Journalist Shows How Most News Is Controlled For Political Purposes

A writer describes what happened after he wrote a critique of Obama’s Afghan strategy at ThinkProgress.org: But then phone calls from the White House started pouring in, berating my bosses for being critical of Obama on this policy. Obama’s advisor Ben Rhodes — speaking of a staffer who follows policy set by others for his career path — even made a post on the White House blog more or less attacking my chart by fudging the numbers and including both the Iraq and Afghan troop levels in a Read more […]