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Founding father of Saudi America indicted

Founding father of Saudi America indicted

Audry McClendon, ousted CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp, was indicted on Tuesday for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in Oklahoma. The indictment is the result of a four-year antitrust investigation by the US Department of Justice.

Let’s revisit some of the prehistory.

Precaution the new aggression

Precaution the new aggression

“The real problem with Politifact’s rating is that it is ethically challenged. It is blind to the precautionary principle, which says that the burden of proof that a public policy is not harmful falls on those who want implement it.”

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield,  URI, Kingston, Swan Hall, Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, 7:30 pm

Dirty Wars at URI

The President is all fired up; cameras are rolling. Days of coaching by a talented theater director flown in from a small, elite college are paying off. The lines are delivered with poise and apparent compassion. With pregnant pauses and the cadence of her delivery, the President punctuates the gravity of her message: Our preference […]

Obama's Circumstantial Compassion For Victims

Obama’s Circumstantial Compassion For Victims

After the horrific Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama could not hold back his tears.  He went to Newtown to comfort families of the victims.  And at a memorial service he solemnly read off the names of the 20 children and six teachers who were killed. But he has never read […]

“Bomb Now, Pay Later”

Paul Craig Roberts lays bare what’s wrong with the deficit hype being used to foist the dismantling of the social safety net on the American people: Recently, the bond rating agencies that gave junk derivatives triple-A ratings threatened to downgrade US Treasury bonds if the White House and Congress did not reach a deficit reduction […]