The Nunes Memo

The US House, as authorized by the president, released the controversial memo by Rep. David Nunes (R-CA) today despite protests from our nation’s intelligence services claiming that omissions of fact render it as nothing but partisan propaganda.  Nunes, the supposed author of the document, has NOT read the underlying investigative documents upon which he claims …

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Border Boondoggle

The GOP’s “just build a wall” simpletons don’t know what they’re talking about. — by Jim Hightower Good fences, wrote Robert Frost, make good neighbors. But an 18-foot high, 2,000-mile wall? That’s another story. It just antagonizes your neighbor — and shows your own fear and weakness. Yet this is what self-described conservatives running for …

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If You’re Going to Rant About the Federal Budget—Tell the Truth

Before you start believing the drivel Republicans are spreading about rising deficits, maybe you need to understand the difference between two terms that are frequently used in error: overall National Debt and the Federal Budget Deficit.  Republicans are counting on 93% of the population apparently not understanding that there’s a difference between the two. Let me …

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The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything

— by Paul Buchheit Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government itself — all have been or are being privatized. People with money get the best of each service. At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation. …

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Chuck Muth’s Shockingly Electrifying Untruths

I read Mr. Muth’s solar untruths with dismay in the March 31-April 2 Humboldt Sun.  Mr. Muth appears to be promulgating ALEC propaganda to bias folks against Solar Energy. Homeowners who don’t have solar panels on their roofs are NOT being ripped off by their neighbors who do. The only true statement in his entire …

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Has Senator Heller Committed Seditious Conspiracy Along Side 46 Other Senators?

I awoke this morning to hear that 47 U.S. Senators had signed a letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran basically telling them (1) not to trust our nation’s President to negotiate an agreement as to Iran’s nuclear program, (2) that no matter what might be negotiated, and (3) come 2017 when …

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Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

— by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship   Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson. The gambling tycoon is the Godfather of the Republican Right. The party’s presidential hopefuls line up to kiss his assets, …

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University Research, Sold Out

The energy industry and Big Agribusiness are distorting academic research by wielding corporate influence. — by Wenonah Hauter In 1862, the federal government created the land-grant university system to produce critical agricultural research. Since then, America has relied on these schools to inform and guide independent scientific advances in areas like food production and energy …

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