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March 26, 2015

Ted Cruz: The Bait and Switch Candidate?

by Lisa Cerda
As Ted Cruz tosses his hat into the presidential arena, other hopeful candidates sit back and watch, waiting to see how this Tea Party favorite and strong conservative fairs in the press and polls. He has never been one to pull punches or run from a fight, and that suits conservatives just fine. Many of his supporters, like me, stayed up through the night with him on… More
Mar 23, 2015

Hillary’s Coattail Career and her Glass-Ceiling Myths

by Betsy McCaughey Ph.D.
Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That’s nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband’s sleazy coattails. She’s not self-made. And it shows. The recent e-mail scandal is… More
Mar 19, 2015

ALERT: Discussion of Government Corruption Leads to Woman's Detainment in Psych Ward

by Lisa Cerda
As Saskia Valentine headed to the Stanford University Medical Center for emergency treatment of an abscessed tooth, she could never have imagined how her day would unfold. As a patriot, it is not unusual for her to discuss political events and her… More
Mar 18, 2015

Obama Administration Improperly Withholds Records & Censors, Keeps Secret More Files Than Ever

by Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter
United States government agencies released their statistics on how they handled Freedom of Information Act requests in 2014. The numbers show President Barack Obama’s administration censored or kept secret a record number of government files,… More
Mar 18, 2015

A Necessary Correction in the Oil Industry

by Peter Wong
Historically, low oil prices have been perceived by many as an overriding positive for the economy. This has especially been the case in the United States where most households rely on car travel as a primary means of transport. Low oil prices allow… More
Mar 18, 2015

Hospital Germ Horror: Clostridium Difficile

by Betsy McCaughey Ph.D.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after their deadly fumbling on Ebola and measles, new data show the agency vastly underestimated the threat of a superbug raging through our hospitals and… More
Mar 18, 2015

3 In 4 Ferguson Residents Have Outstanding Warrants

by Whiteout Press
When the US surpassed Iran to become the country that imprisons more of its own citizens than any nation on Earth, many people including this author took it as proof that America is a police state. When the Justice Department released its report on… More
Mar 12, 2015

Eureka! Tom Cotton Proves the Existence of Cojones in D.C.

by Allen B. West
We started the Guardian Fund in my term as a U.S. Representative as a leadership PAC. The mission of the fund was to recruit and support minority and military conservatives for elected office. We maintained the PAC after 2012 and were extremely… More

Mar 24, 2015

For All Too Many Americans “The American Dream” Is Now The “Impossible Dream”

by Michael Cutler
Periodically “buzz words” catch hold and influence debates and public opinion. Today one of the most powerful and evocative of such phrases is “Income Equality.” Ask most Americans if they support… More
Mar 18, 2015

Obama avoids congratulating Netanyahu on victory

by Michele Hickford
Well I guess we no longer have to pretend whose side Obama is on anymore. This morning, White House aide David Simas went to great lengths to avoid congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu on his sweeping… More
Mar 18, 2015

The Problem at Immigration and Customs Enforcement

by Michael Cutler
Organizations, whether in the public sector or private sector, tend to issue press releases for many purposes, but most often it is for public relations. Federal agencies, including ICE (Immigration… More
Mar 18, 2015

The Clinton’s Massive War Chest Disguised As a Charity

by Tom DeWeese
Author’s note: Much is now in the news concerning Hillary Clinton possibly using her position as Secretary of State to help fill the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. Some are charging her actions… More
Mar 12, 2015

Lawsuit: Corizon Doctor Tells New York City Inmate to Throw Severed Finger in Garbage

by Brian Sonenstein
On January 26, 2015, Rudolph Richardson sued the city of New York, prison healthcare contractor Corizon Health Services and Dr. Landis Barnes for allegedly delaying and denying him emergency medical… More
Mar 12, 2015

State Department One of Worst Agencies When It Comes to Freedom of Information Act

by Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter
Former secretary of state and closeted 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has asked the State Department to review her emails for release. But the State Department is one of the… More
Mar 12, 2015

Should You Trust Your Bank? 43% of Americans Don’t. Here’s Why.

by Daisy Luther
If you read between the lines on a recent report from American Express, it looks like more Americans are veering away from the traditional bank savings accounts: A majority consumers say they’ll keep… More
Mar 03, 2015

Podcast: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on How US Government Treats Whistleblowers in Prison

by Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou is more than three weeks into an 86-day term on house arrest. He was released from a federal “correctional” institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in early February.… More
Mar 03, 2015

Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen

by Brendan Brown
In terms of theatrical impact, the first performance of the Republican majority in the Senate responding to semi-annual testimony from Fed Chair Yellen was a dud. That is bad news for US monetary… More

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  • The Momentum Picks up for the Convention of the States

    March 18, 2015 Cerdafied - The Editor's Blog Lisa Cerda

    With America’s diminishing trust in our elected officials, we are hard pressed to trust ANY action our leaders take to protect us or the Constitution. Most of our leaders seem hell bent on circumventing the Constitution with their corporate lobbyists and foreign funds and agendas. So why should we eagerly embrace the Convention of States?

    Bill Thornton posed the questions that are on our minds;

    1. Do you think the untrustworthy legislatures can now be trusted to "improve" the US Constitution for our benefit? 
    2. Do you think the quality of representation will be anything close to the quality of the founders? 
    3. Do you think the corporations will idly stand by to let the representatives do their work? 
    4. If they are ignoring the Constitution…

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