Tag: Barack Obama

New Yorkers Walk Past Political Bluster Over Bombing
September 20, 2016

New Yorkers Walk Past Political Bluster Over Bombing

BY FROMA HARROP The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event – except on the TV news channels. No one was killed, fortunately. And thanks to superb police work, a suspect was captured within 48 hours. On the night after, Sunday, trains from the…

Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
September 19, 2016

Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy business. The who-killed-Kennedy movement has generated an enterprise that led to Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, web sites, volumes of books and made fortunes for authors who speculated about the assassination. Author…

Trump Is A Phony On Immigration
September 8, 2016

Trump Is A Phony On Immigration

BY FROMA HARROP Donald Trump’s recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally. The political media continue to agonize over what Trump really wants, but isn’t it obvious by now? He wants confusion. One of his tricks is…

Cleaning Up After Pundits
September 7, 2016

Cleaning Up After Pundits

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. It’s a messy, stinky job – but on the bright side, the stuff is plentiful, so the work is steady. Indeed, I’m now a certified Equine Excrement Engineer, having developed a narrow, but…

Real Scandal Is How Judicial Watch Misleads Gullible Media
August 30, 2016

Real Scandal Is How Judicial Watch Misleads Gullible Media

BY JOE CONASON Listening to the national media over the past few weeks, many Americans may now believe that the Clinton Foundation was set up as a “pay to play” scheme for Hillary Clinton to squeeze millions of dollars from wealthy foreigners and rich Americans. According to this theory, popularized by a lavishly funded right-wing…

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