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Come to Olympia if the Economy has Put You on the Street

What better place than Olympia to gather if the Washington State economy has put you on the street? Come to Olympia to assemble and petition for redress of grievance. Come and sit on the streets of Olympia as a demonstration and act of free speech. Come to Olympia and greet the legislators and the policy […]

Accountability Economics Politics

An Inside Job: how Wall Street caused the subprime crash

Last Sunday afternoon I joined twenty or so others at the Renton library to watch the muckraking documentary An Inside Job. The two hour video tells how deregulation and a revolving door between regulators and industry fueled risky practices and huge profits on Wall Street. The two hour video is filled with interviews with knowledgeable […]

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Quickie: Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

Hope this is true. Hope something comes of it. Unlikely given the preference of the President to coddle the GOP. Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney Wilkerson also said: George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’ Those bastards need, like the rest of the GOP, to be held accountable. […]

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A Cautionary Tale from New Orleans (pronounce Nawlins, please)

I got email from DOJ – civil rights division that two NO police officers were sentenced in the killing of Raymond Robair: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2011 Two Former New Orleans Police Officers Sentenced in Connection with the Death of Raymond Robair WASHINGTON – Two former […]

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On Obama's fear of a coup

According to a scary and eye-popping article, Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes, President-Elect Obama’s advisers feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of […]