When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

Johns Hopkins study finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washingtonians and the Americans they govern Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America’s unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them. The answer: Not really. Surveying 850 people who either work in government or…

Revealed: How a taxpayer bail out that could run into BILLIONS was built in to Obamacare to protect insurance companies if they lost out in reform

  The Affordable Care Act included a way for insurance companies to recoup their losses from covering everyone regardless of their health If insurers lose money, the government’s funds – taxpayer dollars – cover between 50 and 80 percent of the losses for three years Premiums for 2015 are expected to skyrocket before the November…

China tells U.S. to mind it’s own business

US must ‘get used to China’s rise’ (China Daily)    07:38, May 22, 2014 Washington’s engagement in territorial issues ‘complicates problems’ Chinese and Western observers seemed to reach a consensus on Wednesday over President Xi Jinping’s proposal to establish a new framework for security cooperation in Asia, and he also sent a veiled warning to Washington. “To…

2014 Jefferson Muzzles

  The U.S. Department of Justice The White House Press Office The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security The North Carolina General Assembly Police The Kansas Board of Regents Modesto Junior College The Tennessee State Legislature Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods Pemberton Township High School Principal Ida Smith

Citizens United Echoed as Another Campaign-Finance Limit Crumbles

    By BARBARA LEONARD WASHINGTON (CN) – Four years after Citizens United, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday invalidated aggregate limits on campaign contributions that kept wealthy political supporters from infusing millions of dollars into a particular political party.   The four-justice dissent notes that, coupled with the court’s landmark 2010 ruling, “today’s…

This is the Racist Editorial on Ambassador Locke / Goodbye, Luo Shi Fei!

EEV: Bing Translator  / Original Below February 27, 2014, at 20:37 source: China News Network Locke is a United States-born third-generation Chinese-American, his “yellow skin and white heart” banana person property into President Obama’s diplomatic advantage. United States Pacific revealed a new strategy, selecting during his tenure. Because, a person to be letting you down,…

China seeks to calm US fears over missile

EEV – Great example of the Chinese Government , getting its point across. Through building the illusion of the capabilities of its potential adversary. The Chinese military is far more capable than they will ever reveal publicly. This deserves a read from our defense personnel, that understand the semantics involved. – dismissing media reports that China’s…

Is World War Three about to start… by accident? Max Hastings asks whether rising tensions between China and Japan could boil over

Chinese diplomat argued that Japan risks ‘serious threat to global peace’ He even compared Japan today to Lord Voldemort, from Harry Potter It comes just weeks after China declared its own Air Defence Zone Japan’s prime minister has threatened to shoot down any Chinese drones By Max Hastings UPDATED:          03:16 EST, 3 January 2014 Perhaps…

FTC Shelves New Caller ID Spoofing Rules

  – By calling through the Internet, telemarketers can use software to mask and change the name and number seen on caller ID. Telemarketers also can now program the autodialers to falsify caller ID. By JON CHOWN   WASHINGTON (CN) – The Federal Trade Commission, after seeking suggestions on how to stop telemarketers from falsifying…

Our Walmart says National Labor Relations Board will demand action against Walmart for illegally firing and disciplining workers

Walmart to be prosecuted for firing striking workers, union group says Workers’ rights groups demonstrate in the street in Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that oversees workers’ rights, is to announce decision to prosecute Walmart for firing, discipling and threatening workers who went on strike or…