Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ignore the smears: Bernie Sanders is right about Israel’s heinous atrocities in Gaza — he just got the numbers wrong - Salon.com

Ignore the smears: Bernie Sanders is right about Israel’s heinous atrocities in Gaza — he just got the numbers wrong - Salon.com Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has faced a torrent of criticism in recent days after criticizing Israel’s atrocities in its 2014 war in Gaza.

In an interview published this week with the editorial board of The New York Daily News, Sanders fielded numerous questions about Israel-Palestine and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

The harsh questioning and the media’s subsequent antagonistic response to Sanders’ measured and levelheaded remarks is just the latest example of how thorough and extreme the bias is against Bernie and his insurgent grassroots campaign — and against anyone who dares to acknowledge Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.

Sanders, who has broken with Democratic Party dogma and promised to pursue a “level playing field” on Israel-Palestine, lived up to his promise in the interview.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Article: Evolution: Why another former Hillary Clinton supporter has come to feel the Bern | OpEdNews

Article: Evolution: Why another former Hillary Clinton supporter has come to feel the Bern | OpEdNews Confessions of a former Hillary supporter.

I had a "Ready for Hillary" logo as my desktop before she'd officially announced. I'm a lifelong progressive and loved Bill, voted for him twice and thought she'd be great at carrying on his legacy. The only possible pause I had was if Elizabeth Warren had entered the race. When that didn't happen, I was on board.

I saw Bernie Sanders' announcement and didn't hear past the words "Democratic SOCIALIST" -- I think I laughed out loud that someone with that label was even running.

I then started discussing it with a friend who supports Bernie (believing I'd win her over to being a Hillary supporter). It's human nature to defend one's positions, and I'm no exception. But there is a point where it's more important to do the right thing than to "be right" about an initial decision. I'm an attorney, and critical thinking skills and weighing evidence and, above all, seeking justice before coming to (or changing) a conclusion is what my life has been about for a long, long time.

Why did I switch? Why am I urging you to?

Give me the couple of minutes (or more if you follow the links) it takes to digest this page and you'll see. This election is like no other in our lives and your vote is important. You owe it to yourself, your kids, their kids, and to our country to think this through. Even if you're sure you won't switch, you need to consider the issues in depth.

So -- here's why:

Monday, April 4, 2016

Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with | New York Post

Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with | New York Post “Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.

“F— off,” she replied.

That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard.

Kessler writes flatteringly and critically about people in both parties. Regarding the Clintons, Kessler presents Chelsea as a model protectee who respected and appreciated her agents. He describes Bill as a difficult chief executive but an easygoing ex-president. And Kessler exposes Hillary as an epically abusive Arctic monster.

“When in public, Hillary smiles and acts graciously,” Kessler explains. “As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident.”