Tag Archive | "Hillary Clinton"

Hillary Clinton’s Dishonest Ploy to Wash The Blood Of War From Her Hands

It is either ironic or karmic that just as Iraq is interrupting into yet another spasm of civil war, Hillary Clinton steps into the public arena to promote her book–and her presidential campaign (be my guest if you want to believe that she is really deeply weighing this or not). A lot of attention has been paid to her interview yesterday on NPR, mostly because of her (dissembling) explanation of her views on gay marriage. But, far less attention is being paid to an entirely dishonest attempt to wash away the blood she helped spill in Iraq–a tragedy generations will pay for in many ways.

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Clinton-Obama Made The SAME Mistake on Healthcare, Nothing to Do With Complexity

I don’t mind disagreeing with opponents on the merits of one proposal versus another. But, I have very little tolerance for just lying about the facts or, at best, muddling the truth about the reality. And, so, it is with healthcare: the continuing myth, promoted by both the political and media jabbering low-minds, that the president and his former Secretary of State both made the same mistake on health care–they opted for something too “complex” “inflexible”, “secretive” or “socialistic”, or a combination of all of the aforementioned descriptions.

It’s utter nonsense. They did make the same mistake–but it had nothing to do with complexity. It was entirely their immoral unwillingness to confront two powerful industries that have relentlessly killed hundreds of thousands of people, either by bankrupting those people or literally denying them care.

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Krugman: “OWS Has Done A Great Service”, Wall St Committed Crimes

   A few months ago, I spent 5-6 hours interviewing Paul Krugman for Playboy magazine. It’s now on-line here. He speaks candidly–surprise–about the economic misdeeds of Wall Street, the foolishness of the current austerity obsession and focus on the non-existent debt crisis, and a whole range of topics including his view that the Obama Administration […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

More Stupidity on Trade

I almost broke my pledge of sanity not to blog on the weekends when I read Roger Lowenstein’s monumentally stupid article on trade in the Sunday Times Magazine. The piece was so moronic as to…well, let’s go to the text.   Lowenstein starts out by setting the terms of debate thus: According to Political Science […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

So-Called “Free Trade” Pariah In Obama Administration

   Over the never-ending primary season (I recently picked up a not-so-old old New Yorker issue that had a New Hampshire primary and realized that wasn’t so long ago and it seems like ancient history), I’ve pointed numerous times that on the question of so-called "free trade" I wasn’t entirely sure that there would be a […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Obama and The Teamsters–More Thoughts

    I’m a little surprised that this story has become more than it should be. Apparently, yesterday’s story in The Wall Street Journal that related Barack Obama’s pledge that he would work to end the government control over the Teamsters has caused a bit of a hoo-hah. It elicited this story today in The New […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Super Delegates Might Tip Over Trade

  I’ve said before that I believe that the Democratic nomination fight is over, though the hype may drag on for a bit. But, a nice chunk of super delegates–perhaps as many as a dozen or more–may make their choice based on where the candidates stand on trade. And that’s a good sign for people […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Pandering on Energy: Clinton/McCain–Yes, Obama–No

When I read yesterday’s account of the debate over what to do about rising gasoline prices, I really was astounded by the pandering–though I sometimes wonder why one would be astounded in this era where getting elected is far more important than taking a principled position. On this issue, the scorecard is clear: Sens. Clinton […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Colombia “Free Trade”: Will Dem Freshmen Make The Difference?

  Right now, the so-called "free trade" deal with Colombia is floating dead in the water. But, once the sniping goes away over process, the horse-trading will begin. And the Democratic freshmen in the House may end up being key votes.   By now, we know that Speaker Pelosi is blocking a vote right now, […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

The Elites Rally For So-Called “Free Trade”

   Virtually every time a so-called "free trade" agreement comes before Congress, you can almost predict what happens: the elites rally to figure out a way to push through these deals, pouring in huge resources to buy votes and pushing a propaganda campaign that is far-reaching. And it is no different with the push to […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Killing In The Name Of So-Called “Free Trade” (UPDATED)

  I keep thinking that there will be a limit on how far thinking people will go to turn a blind eye to the death and misery brought to us courtesy of so-called "free trade". But, lo and behold, every day brings new wonders at the capacity of our government, and its servants in the […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Sen. Obama Speaks on The Economy

    This morning, Sen. Obama is scheduled to give a major address on the economy. Yours truly is scheduled to appear on CNBC’s "Power Lunch" (hey, I didn’t come up with the name) at 1:20 p.m. (Eastern Time). I may not have a chance to post the entire speech here before the CNBC gig but […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

More “Emminent Leaders” Crap

    Yesterday, I observed the bizarre proposal by Sen. Clinton to hand over fixing the economic mess we’re in to the very people who helped create the mess (well, actually, for most workers we’ve been in an economic mess for a very long time–but you’all know that). I wasn’t trying to pick on Sen. Clinton […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Sen Clinton, You Want WHO To Fix Our Economic Mess?

I have been waiting to hear what the presidential candidates have to say about how to address the financial crisis gripping the country, and the international markets. Very little of substance has been said, beyond vague pronouncements—until yesterday. Sen. Hillary Clinton released a plan, which, in my humble opinion, underscores why another Clinton Administration would […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Some Superdelegates Are Using Their Noggins

    Earlier this week, I suggested that, rather than debate the often vague criteria that should drive a super-delegate’s decision on who to support in the Democratic nomination, the uncommitted super-delegates should actually seek a clarification on where candidates stood on issues. I chose trade because I consider that to be the single-most important economic […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Some Superdelegates Are Using Their Noggins

    Earlier this week, I suggested that, rather than debate the often vague criteria that should drive a super-delegate’s decision on who to support in the Democratic nomination, the uncommitted super-delegates should actually seek a clarification on where candidates stood on issues. I chose trade because I consider that to be the single-most important economic […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

@JonathanTasini on Twitter

Archives