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That’s Not Who We Are

No-go on the death photos. President Obama has decided not to release photos of Bin Laden’s dead corpse saying - in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview – "It is important to make sure very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool…We don’t need to spike the football…We don't trot out this stuff as trophies."

Deathers are Demanding the Long-Form Corpse

The White House has released some new details about Bin Laden’s death. He was reportedly unarmed when SEALs raided the compound and shot and killed him. Initial reports that he used his wife as a human shield are untrue. On the decision to kill Bin Laden instead of take him alive - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “There was concern that bin Laden would oppose the capture operation and indeed he resisted.

Obama needs to pull us out of Afghanistan, Roll Back the lost Freedoms in the PATRIOT Act, and Restore Posse Comitatus.

Now that Bin Laden's life has ended – will our foreign wars be next? More and more Democratic lawmakers are lining up to say it’s time to get out of Afghanistan. Even Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz acknowledged that finding Bin Laden proves that we don’t need “100,00 people on the ground in Afghanistan.” Come July – the President needs to pull us out of Afghanistan. And roll back the lost freedoms in the

Osama Bin Laden is dead - It’s time to end our wars

Osama Bin Laden is dead. US forces shot and killed the leader of Al-Qaeda yesterday in a highly secure compound just 35 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The boy of Bin Laden was secured and identified him using a sample of his brain tissue – before being buried at sea in accordance with Muslim traditions. President Obama addressed the nation last night to say, “We can say to those families who have

Is Tennessee on the Edge of Legalizing Political Bribery?

The state of Tennessee is trying to reform its electoral system – by flooding it with corporate cash. A new bill has been approved in both the state House and Senate committees – that will allow corporations to contribute directly to political candidates – and increase the amount of money that political action committees – or PACs – are allowed to throw behind a candidate of their choosing.

Planet Earth is Turning on Us

Planet Earth is turning on us.

Single Payer comes to Vermont

Vermont is one step-closer to becoming the first state to set up a truly universal, single-payer health care system. The Vermont Senate passed the new healthcare bill yesterday – following in the footsteps of the state House that passed the bill last month. Now – it just needs to be signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin who’s already expressed his support for the measure. There IS one last step though – Vermont w


Today – America has wealth inequality levels higher than at any other time since right before the Great Depression. In other words – the rich have a lot more money than everyone else. The problem is – most Americans have no idea just how unequal this nation is. Looking at a new study out of Duke and Harvard Universities – the vast majority of Americans incorrectly guessed that the top 20% of richest Americans own ro

Conservative are Turning our Schools into a Another Get-Rich Quick Scheme

Correction: Re: Conservatives' attack on public education 4/25...PFAW did not say, "The complete privatization of schooling might be desirable, but this objective is politically impossible for the time being..." They were quoting the Heartland Institute who said it.

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