Charles Scaliger

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 17:15

Four Lessons From the Shutdown

Anyone who believed at the beginning of the last government shutdown that Republicans were going to stand on principle to the bitter end hasn’t been paying attention.

If the U.S. Senate confirms Obama Fed nominee Janet Yellen, she will use her power to ensure the continued ascendancy of the “money trust,” to the long-lasting detriment of America’s dwindling middle class.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:15

Rough Road to Recovery

President Obama has claimed that America is well on its way to economic recovery, but if job figures, incomes, inflation, and debt are any indication, he’s wrong.

The very fact that the government shutdown has forced Washington to admit that much of what it does is “non-essential” is an important wake-up call.

Salon’s Matt Stoller apparently feels that the 20th-century drive to create world government — obvious in hindsight — is now far enough in the rearview mirror, and the institutions that stemmed from it enough of a fait accompli, to be worthy of open discussion in one of the Web’s most influential magazines.

 

 

 

 

 

NAFTA was a major step toward an EU-style North American Union; but grassroots pushback has caused elitists to shift strategy to Pacific Rim and European partnerships.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:45

The U.S. "Homeland"

While a full-blown North American Union (NAU) analogous to the up-and-running European Union may still be a distant dream for internationalists, in one sense, at least, union among the United States, Canada, and Mexico is already much closer to reality.

Monday, 17 July 2000 00:00

The Power Elite & George W.

George W. Bush is following in the footsteps of his father on the road to the White House and, like the elder Bush, is proving himself to be every inch the Establishment’s man.

On May 29 Planetary Resources, one of two private concerns hoping to someday mine near-earth asteroids, announced plans for the first-ever crowdfunded space telescope, a venture that would allow private researchers to conduct space research using a private space telescope.

Last week’s show trial of Apple Computer on Capitol Hill ended up being more of an indictment of the Republican Party than of allegedly venal Apple executives accused of tax “avoidance.”

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