Defiant Speech by Assad is New Block to Peace in Syria Sounding defiant, confident and, to critics, out of touch with his people's grievances, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria used his first public address in six months to justify his harsh crackdown, rally his supporters to fight against his opponents and inform on them -- and leave in tatters recent efforts toward a political resolution to the country's bloody civil war.
The Hoax of Entitlement Reform It has become accepted economic wisdom, uttered with deadpan certainty by policy pundits and budget scolds on both sides of the aisle, that the only way to get control over America's looming deficits is to "reform entitlements."
America's White Male Problem January 07, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous gang of psychologically damaged white men who are far-right ideologues. I used to be one of them. It's time to tell the truth about our white male problem.