AG Eric Holder Against Clemency For Snowden, For It For Marc Rich

By: Monday January 27, 2014 9:08 am

US Attorney General Eric Holder has an interesting standard for clemency. Last week Holder said he was open to having a discussion on giving the whistleblower Edward Snowden a reduced sentence but that full clemency was “going too far.” And to some degree it would be inconsistent given the Obama Administration’s wild and outrageous attack on whistleblowers and journalists for Holder to say anything different.

But while Holder has become notorious for going soft on Wall Street as Attorney General, as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration he was part of one of the most controversial pardons in American history. A pardon so odious many thought it would disqualify Holder from becoming AG in the first place.


Left Behind: Nic Cage Whores Himself Out

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 12:30 pm

Times must still be tough for Nic Cage. He’s offered himself up to God the Left Behind movie series, and it’s really kinda gross. Well, maybe there are some gross points involved, though I wouldn’t hold my breath on the Academy Award-winning actor getting rich off those.

Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein About the Bill of Rights

By: Friday June 7, 2013 2:10 pm

Dear Senator Feinstein:

On Thursday, when you responded to news about massive ongoing surveillance of phone records of people in the United States, you slipped past the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. As the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, you seem to be in the habit of treating the Bill of Rights as merely advisory.

Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 6:12 pm

Today, Dr. Charles Monnett’s legal representatives, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, revealed that the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior quietly reopened their case against Monnett sometime between his reinstatement and December of 2012

Al Gore Joins Call for a National Popular Vote

By: Friday August 31, 2012 1:26 pm

Former Vice President Al Gore has very publicly joined the call for the United States to eliminate the Electoral College and instead have our President directly elected by a national popular vote like a sane democracy.

Fatster’s News Roundup from June 18, 2012

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 6:18 am

A roundup of news stories from late Monday, including articles on the War of 1812, Justice Scalia, immigration hysteria, Joe Arpaio, Chris Christie, Koch Brothers, Digby, Al Gore, buyology, Roman Catholic nuns, Google, Japan and more.

Obama Proposes Consolidation of Federal Agencies

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:15 am

The President has a speech at this hour where he will call for the consolidation of several federal agencies to shrink the federal bureaucracy and save money, a return to the “age of austerity” Obama that has faded of late as the election nears and populism returns to the fore.

Gore Says #OWS Already a Success

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 6:00 pm

This year’s event took place directly across the street from Occupy San Francisco – and from the welcome by BSR’s head, Aaron Cramer – through the passionate call to action of Al Gore and finally to the insights of Civicus’ Ingrid Srinath – the presence of Occupy was a constant message and the attendees were listening carefully.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bill McKibben, The Global Warming Reader

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 1:59 pm

Bill McKibben is one of the most effective and widely-respected writers on environmental issues today. Starting with The End of Nature in 1989, he’s written and published a long line of powerful works that make complex environmental issues accessible to a general audience.

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