Obama issues statement on ‘Juneteenth’ observance

Today, June 19th is a date celebrated in many states of the union.  It’s also called Emancipation Day. I lived in Dallas, TX for a few years in the mid 90’s.  The entire concept of Juneteenth was foreign to me until I moved to Dallas.  It’s a major celebration for the African-American community in Texas and thirty-five… More Obama issues statement on ‘Juneteenth’ observance

Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins

I wonder why  Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews  were not invited? Huffington Post President Obama met for lunch on Thursday with a group of predominantly progressive columnists to discuss a range of topics, chief among them the oil spill in the Gulf. Attendees included Gail Collins of the New York Times, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post,… More Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins

O’Reilly Confronts Bachmann On Her BP “Extortion” Accusation

I’m not sure what’s going on with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly lately, but he’s on fire in terms of focusing on the “true” Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann:  News Hounds:  What has our media come to that Bill O’Reilly may be becoming our most frequent wingnut confronter on the airwaves? On the heels of demolishing… More O’Reilly Confronts Bachmann On Her BP “Extortion” Accusation

World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches

Here is a video that gives us an idea about Afghanistan’s natural resources and mining capabilities.   The New York Times WASHINGTON — Mining companies around the world are eager to exploit Afghanistan’s newly discovered mineral wealth, but executives of Western firms caution that war, corruption and lack of roads and other infrastructure are likely… More World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches

Al Franken Slams Supreme Court For Dismantling Legal Protections

Al Franken has become one of the most productive and outspoken law-makers in both houses of congress.  In my opinion he is a consummate politician on the side of “we, the people” and not corporate interests. Huffington Post Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) railed against the Supreme Court in a speech to progressive legal scholars Thursday night,… More Al Franken Slams Supreme Court For Dismantling Legal Protections