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 By Marc Belisle In a tense press conference with the conservative media, President Obama announced late Tuesday that US Navy destroyers deployed in the Arctic Circle were firing Tomahawk cruise missiles in...

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by Marc Belisle In a nation where money equals speech, it logically follows that corruption is ‘political discourse,’ and extortion is ‘a policy difference.’  This is the civics lesson that the Tea...

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by Marc Belisle Living in the DC area, I personally know a lot of people who have been furloughed by the federal shutdown.  The number one reaction to being furloughed that I’ve...

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by Marc Belisle As John Boehner refuses to “pass a clean CR (Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded),” remember, that nearly a century and a half ago, our nation passed a crucial...

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by Marc Belisle Our generation faces a trial: what do we do when our first two inalienable rights, life and liberty, come into direct conflict with each other?  The ‘liberty’ of the...

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Dear President Putin, I have read your letter addressed to me and 314 million of my fellow Americans. This is my response. You conclude by saying that America is not exceptional and...

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The Deep Tangled Roots Of The Syrian Conflict

September 4, 2013 | Comments

by Marc Belisle “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”  —Aldous Huxley  Five US...

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by Marc Belisle “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”  –Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1937, when Roosevelt wrote to all US governors imploring them to oversee the implementation of the Uniform...

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by Marc Belisle “Follow the money.” – ‘Deep Throat,’ All the President’s Men Bush Sr. kept his word to help out Monsanto as described in Part 1: Sowing Dependence.  In 1992, he...

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MONSANTOpoly, Part 1: Sowing Dependence

June 17, 2013 | Comments

By Marc Belisle “…business is business!  And business must grow, regardless of crummies in tummies, you know.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax In India, a cotton farmer drinks a liter of pesticide,...

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