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The “debt ceiling” is a Republican scam to prevent funding programs we need.

January 25, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The media are currently obsessed with the “debt ceiling” and are grossly distorting the realities! The “debt ceiling” is NOT in the Constitution.  It’s just a law — a law that has been changed many times. Republicans keep using it to bully Democrats into cutting Social Security, Medicare, and other important programs that people really need.  Republicans NEVER call for cutting the Pentagon budget. Spending is one side of the ledger.  The other side is TAXES.  Republican who are worried about deficits and the public debt NEVER call for raising taxes on RICH PEOPLE or BIG BUSINESSES.  They want to […]

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Voters keep rejecting BOTH political parties — and for good reasons!

January 3, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

We all know that ALMOST ALWAYS the political party that holds the presidency LOSES seats in Congress’s midterm elections. Here is why. The Executive Branch – regardless of which party controls it – FAILS TO DELIVER what the voters really want.  It allows big businesses and other powerful “special interests” to control federal agencies so they cater to those powerful interests and FAIL TO SOLVE our nation’s problems. Voters punish the negligent, corrupt party by VOTING AGAINST that party’s congressional candidates in the midterm elections.     Public opinion polls keep showing that increasing majorities are saying our nation is […]

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Here is a compelling case for an immediate CEASEFIRE in Ukraine

November 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Phyllis Bennis is one of the most savvy analysts and writers about foreign affairs. We need to spread widely this smart article she wrote in early November 2022: https://fpif.org/its-time-for-a-ceasefire-in-ukraine/?emci=5dfc9c31-0f61-ed11-ade6-14cb6534a651&emdi=ac98e224-1161-ed11-ade6-14cb6534a651&ceid=3993183        

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Biden, etc., are stuck in a manic Cold War obsession that could destroy the world in nuclear war

November 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Biden filled his foreign policy positions with appointees who share Biden’s Cold War mania and bias in favor of militarism — instead of honest diplomacy and peace. For example, he appointed Anthony Blinkin to be his Secretary of State.  The State Department is the federal agency in charge of directing U.S. interactions with other nations.  Presidents should appoint to that position persons who are solidly committed to peace, honest diplomacy, etc.  Biden appointed Anthony Blinkin, whose career has focused on URGING OTHER NATIONS TO BUY MILITARY WEAPONS MADE BY U.S. CORPORATIONS.  That is how Joe Biden sees the role of […]

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Biden keeps allowing a CLIMATE DENIER to head the World Bank

September 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Joe Biden campaigned for President with strong promises to help the climate.  However, now that he is President, he keeps failing to take some simple steps that he could do on his own authority.  The U.S. is a powerful leader in the World Bank, so Biden could replace the World Bank’s current leader, who is a CLIMATE DENIER.  See these items:   The World Bank’s president is a climate denier:  https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/david-Malpass-climate-denier/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%209.22.22%20%282%29&utm_term=daily   World Bank President David Malpass refuses to acknowledge the reality of the climate crisis. That makes him unfit for his post at this crucial hour. A Climate Denier […]

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70 years later, the U.S. keeps its dangerous land mines in Korea. Biden should remove them now!

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org) posted this on July 15, 2022: Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation eviscerates the Biden administration’s argument that the U.S. needs a special exception from the global effort to ban anti-personnel landmines in order to use these indiscriminate weapons to guard South Korea from North Korean invasion. Landmines have killed around 1,000 people just going about their daily lives in South Korea in recent decades, and the South Korean government has moved to clear mines rather than add to them. The U.S. should abandon its defense of landmines in Korea and embrace the […]

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Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY a year and a half ago!!! Now he is merely considering it.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I keep accumulating information on many dozens of topics that I want to post to my blog.  My file of “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” resources has 80 items in it going back to September 2016 (a full year before I started this blog). Here are just a few HOT items: BOTH political parties have been horribly negligent in dealing with the climate crisis.  MANY candidates in BOTH political parties take bribes (“campaign donations”) from fossil fuel companies.  The Senate Democrats allow Joe Manchin — a multi-millionaire from coal companies — to CHAIR the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  We all […]

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Joe Biden let Mitch McConnell fool him into appointing RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST, ANTI-CHOICE judge

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a long history of making deals to trick Democrats into doing stupid things — and then violating his end of the promises.  These three articles from late June and early July 2022 report on a very recent example:   Biden Reportedly Cuts Deal With Mitch McConnell to Nominate Anti-Abortion Judge:  https://truthout.org/articles/biden-reportedly-cuts-deal-with-mitch-mcconnell-to-nominate-anti-abortion-judge/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=804fbf24-9b4d-4196-85c0-86d77ea4a1a8   Biden makes deal with McConnell on anti-abortion judicial nominee who was too corrupt for Trump:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/30/2107576/-Biden-makes-deal-with-McConnell-on-anti-abortion-judicial-nominee-who-was-too-corrupt-for-Trump?detail=emaildkre&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email   Biden’s Planned Nomination of Anti-Abortion Judge Outrages Left:  https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/biden-s-planned-nomination-of-anti-abortion-judge-outrages-left-1.1786795?link_id=9&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio          

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Trump politicized “Voice of America” for his benefit. Biden promptly undid that corruption and supported whistleblowers..

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades one of the U.S.’s ways of propagandizing the rest of the world on behalf of the U.S.’s political agenda has been the “Voice of America.”  While basically pro-U.S., VOA did allow other views.  In fact, in November 1974, a month after I quit my job in a Washington State welfare office because the welfare system is abusive in many ways to poor people, VOA interviewed me for a worldwide broadcast they would make soon.  I was invited to explain the economic injustices of the U.S.’s welfare system.  Apparently, the VOA did have some fair-mindedness as they sought to […]

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Info about abortion rights in U.S. and other nations

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Who is more advanced? 29 Muslim-majority states will have more liberal abortion laws than much of America if Roe falls Only 18 of 47 Muslim-majority countries have abortion laws today as restrictive as that in Texas…which is the model for a raft of laws to be enacted as soon as Roe is struck down:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2022/05/05/who-is-more-advanced-29-muslim-majority-states-will-have-more-liberal-abortion-laws-than-much-of-america-if-roe-falls/     This information came from Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen organization (www.citizen.org) on May 5, 2022: Since 1994, 59 countries have expanded access to abortion for their citizens. While just three — Poland, Nicaragua, and El Salvador — have restricted women’s right to choose. The […]

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Ukraine: While U.S. politicians, media and NATO push for war, people need to understand this context

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Regarding the current Ukraine crisis, nearly all U.S. politicians and news media are aggressively promoting the narrowly nationalistic U.S.-centric foreign policy grounded in arrogance and hubris that refuses to understand other nations’ needs and concerns and refuses to understand the context in which the crisis emerged. The U.S. has done this over and over again in recent decades.  This led to disastrous wars in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other countries.  Now our politicians and mainstream media are pushing the U.S. into war with Russia.  This could end in a nuclear war that kills billions of people and […]

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URGENT! REJECT the calls for a “no-fly zone”!!! It would lead to NUCLEAR WAR!!!

March 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many politicians and news media people are calling for a “no-fly zone” over Ukraine.  This would obligate the U.S. to shoot down Russian military planes.  This would be AN ACT OF WAR!!! RUSSIA WOULD CERTAINLY RETALIATE! Both nations have thousands of nuclear weapons! This would almost certainly ESCALATE INTO A NUCLEAR WAR that would KILL BILLIONS OF PEOPLE and DESTROY HUMAN CIVILIZATION!!! We must CONVINCE the American people — and the news media — and the politicians to REJECT any thought of a “no-fly zone”!!!   Here are a few articles about this:   Veterans for Peace Warns Biden That […]

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Biden aggressively promotes MORE OIL DRILLING.

March 3, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I kept seeing many articles reporting on President Biden’s promotion of MORE DRILLING FOR OIL AND GAS.  Some people have said that he was ordered by a court to do that, but that claim was false.  Here are some articles:     Biden OK’d 34% More Oil, Gas Permits Than Trump: The Biden administration approved 3,557 permits for oil and gas drilling on public lands in its first year; in Trump’s first year the number was 2,658. Nearly 2,000 of the new permits are in New Mexico.  “Biden’s runaway drilling approvals are a spectacular failure of climate leadership,” said the Center’s […]

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The New Nuclear Arms Race Is Happening in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

February 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2022 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides a lot of information about nuclear weapons that hardly any Americans know.  Even people who know a lot about nuclear weapons will learn new information from watching this interview.  We really need to understand this existentially crucial information! Glen interviewed our expert guest, Ralph Hutchison, the Coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA, www.orepa.org).  OREPA is a very savvy non-profit organization in Tennessee that is working hard to stop the newly escalating nuclear arms race.  They are located near the site that has produced 100% of the highly enriched […]

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The U.S.’s “democracy” is seriously weakening!

January 17, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. likes to think of itself as the best democracy in the world — and a beacon and role model for other nations. American politicians like to brag about this. But ACTUALLY, the U.S.’s democracy has been SERIOUSLY WEAKENING for a number of years — and in several ways. Our nation suffers many serious problems, but extremely rich people and big businesses profit from those problems (pollution, low wages, racial injustices, an out-of-control and constantly escalating war machine, elections that are dominated by Big Money, news media that favor the Establishment, Republicans’ many deliberate actions to cheat in elections […]