Duckworth, Petition about war with Iran

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) speaks at the Pentagon. US Department of Defense photo. Rein in Donald Trump by Tammy Duckworth Top Trump administration officials gave a Senate briefing about the situation in Iran. Here’s what I took away from that meeting: It is more important than ever that Congress rein in President Trump. That’s why […]

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Hightower, Felonious democracy

The leaders of our democracy don’t actually like it when people participate, but Americans are a rebellious bunch. “Kayaktivists” rally against fossil fuel infrastructure in Portland. Photo by Rick Rappaport. Felonious democracy by Jim Hightower – OtherWords The awful truth about the corporate and governmental power elites in our democratic society is that they really […]

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New lineup in Panamanian justice’s big leagues — will it matter?

Magistrate Maribel Cornejo’s first day on the job, with encouragement from Archbishop Ulloa. Supreme Court photo. Pivot time for Panamanian justice, or… ? by Eric Jackson Two main events, perhaps watersheds, are beginning to make themselves felt down the lines of Panamanian criminal justice. Two of the three magistrates of the Supreme Court’s penal bench […]

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Sanders, They have their donor bases — and then there are US

The corporate mainstream media are splitting — some still studiously ignore Bernie Sanders, while some now acknowledge the strength of his campaign and are starting “throw the kitchen sink” attacks on him. And then there are the grassroots trends. Extraordinary news by Bernie Sanders Today, I am very proud to share with you some extraordinary […]

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A birthday note (2): National defense and the emerging main economic story

Panama’s national defense starts not so much with men and women bearing weapons of death and destruction laying in wait along our shores for some armed enemy. It’s about men and women shoring up the shores, replanting mangrove forests, battling rising seas and ocean pollution, creating new coral reefs and fish hatcheries, and in general […]

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