FDL Movie Night: The Island President

By: Monday April 9, 2012 5:00 pm

Jon Shenk’s award-winning documentary The Island President is ostensibly and foremost a film about global warming’s effects on one nation, the Maldives, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, best known until recently as a enclave for wealthy tourists who enjoyed the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters, and now as a nation in the grips of civil unrest and facing complete annihilation by rising sea water levels caused by carbon emissions.

 

At Least Obama’s Illegal War, Based on Lies, Was More Cost Effective

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 3:06 pm

In an attempt to defend President Obama’s foreign policy decisions the Center for American Progress has released a terribly misguided one page chart comparing the Iraq war and the Libya war. The chart’s basic message is that Obama is better than Bush, because Obama is much more thrifty when he launches a war, even an illegal one based on lies.

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