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Obama and Gaza: Exiting the Vortex of Violence

Wednesday, 7 January 2009, 11:00 am | Bernard Weiner

Obama and Gaza: Exiting the Vortex of Violence By Bernard Weiner , Co-Editor The Crisis Papers More >>

Bernard Weiner: Peering Into the New Year

Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 10:52 am | Bernard Weiner

Great Trauma As a Great Teacher: Peering Into the New Year By Bernard Weiner , Co-Editor The Crisis Papers More >>

The Moral Imperative to Change "The System"

Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 10:21 am | Bernard Weiner

Below are four suggestions for what ordinary citizens can do in our current and growing economic/political /social crisis. But first let's place what follows in some historical context. More >>

For the GOP, Economic Meltdown a Wee Bit Early

Monday, 8 December 2008, 2:02 pm | Bernard Weiner

For the GOP, the Economic Meltdown May Have Happened Just a Wee Bit Early By Bernard Weiner Co-Editor, The Crisis Papers More >>

When a Country Gets Lost -- And Finds Its Way Back

Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 10:38 am | Bernard Weiner

Let's face it. Countries, like individuals, get lost sometimes -- really lost, ignoring the maps of morality and civil behavior, bringing shame and disrepute on themselves. More >>

Getting Through the Coming Depression

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 12:51 pm | Bernard Weiner

Our men's group, currently in its 17th year, is composed of middle-class professionals -- lawyers, educators, therapist, writer, corporate manager, doctor, etc. -- and each of us in this perilous economy in recent months has taken a deep financial hit ... More >>

Progressives Have Leverage NOW: Use It Or Lose It

Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 3:23 pm | Bernard Weiner

As with most Americans, my emotions were on overdrive last Tuesday night as the symbolic and actual enormity of Obama's victory hit home. So much to think about, but for the first few days I felt as if I were wandering through a dream-world and was somewhat ... More >>

Election Could Transform Country, GOP Capitalism

Friday, 31 October 2008, 8:12 am | Bernard Weiner

As I write this, things are looking good for an Obama victory, perhaps one of huge proportions. But well aware of the GOP's history of massive voter-suppression and voter intimidation (examples of which are in the news each day**), and the below-the-radar ... More >>

Peeks Into the Diaries of the Candidates and Hank

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, 12:15 am | Bernard Weiner

Don't ask me how many palms I had to grease or how I gained access to certain locked drawers, but over the weekend I was able to peek into the personal journals of the four major candidates, along with the diary of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. Here ... More >>

Political Jabs, Sarah Sinking, & the Bailout Opera

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 12:08 am | Bernard Weiner

There's been so much happening politically -- the daily scandals, flippity-floppities, hypocrisies, lies -- that it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with quick reactions to Obama vs McCain, Round 1, then move on to the upcoming Palin-Biden debate, ... More >>

European Friends Write: "Are You Americans Crazy?"

Friday, 26 September 2008, 11:50 am | Bernard Weiner

Dear Wolfgang and Jacqueline: Yes, I know that you and other European friends are, as you put it, "totally confused" by what's happening here in the U.S. right now. Welcome to the club. I wish I could answer all your questions about America's current ... More >>

The "Magic" of Presidential Street-Fighting

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 1:39 pm | Bernard Weiner

Yeah, there have been other great moments in my political career -- maneuvering Dim Son into the White House in 2000 and then repeating in 2004, for example -- but this one feels really good. More >>

Twenty-Six Things We Know Seven Years After 9/11

Wednesday, 10 September 2008, 11:55 am | Bernard Weiner

Each year around the anniversary of 9/11, I summarize what we ordinary citizens have learned since that awful day in 2001. This is the seventh annual look backwards, a 2008 update that contains new information and surmisings about those horrific events ... More >>

Violating "Spheres of Influence" Can Be Dangerous

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 1:57 pm | Bernard Weiner

What is it about American foreign policy that constantly gets the U.S. military involved in another country or region and then winds up with our troops bogged down in a dimly understood local conflict? Are our strategists and international experts missing ... More >>

McCain Is a "Catastrophe Waiting to Happen"

Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 10:37 am | Bernard Weiner

The race between McCain and Obama is tighter than one would think should be the case. I needed some help in figuring out why, so I got a coded message to "Shallow Throat "-- the high-ranking GOP mole in the Bush Administration with whom I've consulted ... More >>

Lies & Criminality About Justice Dept and Georgia

Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 3:31 pm | Bernard Weiner

This is an essay about the consequences of lies and law-breaking emanating from the top levels of government. We'll get to Russia's Putin and Georgia's Saakashvili below. First: More >>

The Weird Presidential Race at Midsummer

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 1:52 pm | Bernard Weiner

About six million Americans live and work outside the U.S. The Democratic Party has organized Democrats Abroad chapters across the globe so that many can remain active in political affairs back home, including absentee-voting in their home districts. ... More >>

Inside Bush's Diary: Lame Ducks & Lame Dems

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 11:07 am | Bernard Weiner

These final months are not fun. The economy is a disaster. My ratings have sunk even deeper into the toilet. Congress, sensing my lame-duck weakness, has started over-riding my vetoes. Republican candidates are staying away from me like I'm toxic waste. The ... More >>

McCain and Obama Campaigns Bedeviled by Iraq

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 1:45 pm | Bernard Weiner

In the old days, colonial powers simply conquered the local population, reconfigured the maps, installed their viceroys or governors, and ruled through them from their home countries. As nationalism began to grow more strident in the colonial territories, ... More >>

Increasing Signs of GOP Desperation

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 9:56 am | Bernard Weiner

Given how low the Republicans have fallen in popularity in the past several years -- mainly because of the dire economy, the endemic corruption, the never-ending war in Iraq, the extremist snooping on ordinary Americans, a government that doesn't ... More >>

   

 

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