Thanksgiving: It is essential to appreciating and fully understanding the political and human rights treatment of the Indian population to the present day.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a new international trade pact crafted by multinational corporations and currently being negotiated in secret by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) along with eleven other foreign governments.
Originally posted on February 2, 2014, at Did You Check First? Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should be able to get behind. […]
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 was a sad and tense day as I was driving my car and listening to NPR’s radio show Fresh Air with Terry Gross. It was sad because earlier in the day I had learned that Tom Magliozzi from the very popular NPR radio show ‘Car Talk’ had died the day before. I […]
The GOP won back the Senate and gained seats in the House and in state capitals the only way they still can win any election: when old, white conservatives show up in greater numbers than younger, non-white, and liberal voters. Did you not learn anything from 2008 or 2010? Just because you’re fed up, disillusioned, […]
(Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst, October 11, 2014) Left-leaning Independents and Democrats, if you stay home this November, a Republican Senate will basically be on you. Republicans can be ousted, but only if you show up and vote against them. You can be damn sure that our fellow Americans who think they’re Republicans will be showing up. […]
(Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst.com 10/25/2014) I’ve watched all 3 hours of Cenk Uygur’s “interview” of Harris. Twice. It’s definitely worth watching at least once if you haven’t yet. I went into this as a big fan of both men. That, unfortunately, has changed somewhat. Here’s why. I came out the other side feeling like I wish […]
Like myself, a former Marine, Hamas militants, the IDF, and the US Marine Corps are all members of the brotherhood of arms. No doubt about it, the Unites States Marine Corps is the best fighting force in the world, pound for pound, man for man, woman for woman. There has never been a group so well trained, conditioned and ready to […]
A few days ago the article “Lone Star Rising: Voter Registration Soars Across Texas” was blasted in emails throughout many Texas mailing lists. In effect voter registration is on the rise and exceeding past years. Well this week, the Lone Star State got its first indicator of whether the coordinated efforts of BGTX, Texas Democrats […]