When is a Talibani not a Taliban?

When the press wants to support peace talks, so pretend Haqqani aren't Taliban. However, Taliban are arranged in tribal ethnic groups to prevent discord. It isn't like a western-pattern military of strangers trained to be together. . The Haqqani...

Why banks can't be punished

Although international banks are caught laundering money for drug cartels and terrorist groups, they can't be shut down or fined enough to make them not do it again, because US politicians need to continue doing business with those banks. They can't...

The Evil Empire

The 'Obama's Favorite CEO' triggered thoughts about the source of a post that dislikes corporations that take advantage of tax breaks while at the same time promoting on Thoughts the policies that enrich them.   .   "Frank I. Luntz...

How do international corporations avoid paying taxes?

A good example is the methods Starbucks uses to transfer money to different nations. Switzerland is a key money laundering operation. They're willling to pay high interest rates to the banks that launder the money. The same accounting tricks were a...

Liening on the international 1% elite income hiders

The US could indict Swiss banks, and possibly even cut them off from the dollar market. . "The bill is the result of pressure from the US following revelations that Swiss banks had helped American account holders to evade taxes. The US had...

Breaking the law. DOJ judge-shopped for Rosen warrant.

In the National Review, there is a story that the DOJ judge-shopped in order to find a judge who would sign a warrant for Rosen.  http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/349558/report-doj-judge-shopped-secret-rosen-warrant-ian-tuttle   The 1978...

Russia agrees with US Christian right

In Russia, as US Christian right-wingers want, people can educate youth that gay is bad; but people tolerating gays can't say that. The heartland would like that freedom of speech in the US. . "Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, has...

Republicans against Republicans on Immigration

Republicans talk much of putting a new face on the party to attract Latinos and other minorities; but that's about as far as it goes. Republicans want to make sure Democrats don't pass a Dream Act, so Republicans can propose and pass their own Dream...

An important Treyvon Zimmerman decision

Zimmerman's trial may or may not have penalties for Zimmerman. An important decision might come from the occasion. . As of now, a person of prejudice can buy a gun, join a neighborhood watch, see a person he doesn't like, leave the car, confront...

Good for the Goose or the Gander

Let's propose an application to the IRS for a 501(c)4 organization. The original law in 1913 and thereafter to establish such 501(c)4 was that such were to EXCLUDE politics. So let's consider what politics is or isn't. . Education is a political...