US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

You're In Charge Of Interrogating Khalid Sheikh Mohammed... How Would You Do It?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the reported mastermind of 911 and according to Thom willingly gave up information until he was subjected to various forms of inhumane treatment including being water-boarded some 180 times.

You're in charge of interrogating him. What approach would you take?

Please Sign My White House Petition Asking for CIA Director Brennan's Resignation Over His Continuing Defense of Torture

Want to help get the ball rolling on holding torturers and their enablers accountable?

Immigration and NAFTA

At the risk of starting another thread in the immigration debate, it seems from all the posts that one of the things everyone seems to agree on is that NAFTA is bad for the US and bad for Mexico and increases immigration from Mexico to the US (regardless of whether that is viewed favorably or unfavorably.)

Is there consensus that NAFTA should be abandoned?

I'm pretty sure a majority of right-wingers agree with that.

So perhaps this should be a key part of any immigration reform that comes out of Washington.

500 equals 6,300?

But can we really deduce the extent of the U.S.’s torture practices from only 500 redacted pages of the original 6,300 page report? It seems that the U.S. simply wants to weasel its way out of a tight spot.


Citizens United and Constitutional Amendments

Thom backs amending the Constitution on his show. I've only recently become aware that there are several proposals for amendments floated. Which wording does Thom back? I'm working on a National League of Women Voters committee, considering actions for money in politics and want to learn more about this. Respond here or to

FOR THE RECORD: Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur

Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur

(CNN) -- Last month's Supreme Court decision in the landmark Arizona immigration case was groundbreaking for what it omitted: the words "illegal immigrants" and "illegal aliens," except when quoting other sources. The court's nonjudgmental language established a humanistic approach to our current restructuring of immigration policy.

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?

By Deborah Davies

Immigration, Presidential Power, China, Detroit

So, exactly how much power does a President have over who gets visas and what types?

"President Barack Obama announced Monday that the U.S. and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourists and businessmen."

Number One

The U.S. shows the world what it means to be number one. [quote]

US Gun Sales Soar in November Following Ferguson Protests, Black Friday

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Wellness Programs, the Business Roundtable and Corpo-Fascist Activism

Recently searching the Business Roundtable’s website for future Corpo-Fascist activism. I found this recently drafted letter (link below) from Michigan Governor and current president of the BRT John Engler to the U.S. Sectaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor. This letter strongly condemns recent legal action taken up by EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) on behalf of employees subjected to unreasonable, unjustifiable and unconstitutional penalties imbedded in the employers “Wellness Programs”.

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax by Richard Maybury

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

By Richard J. Maybury

Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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