Category Archives: Corporate-Congressional Complex

Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking? New study raises doubts, but I doubt the doubters.

Olivia LaRosa 9:01 PM PDT I stopped smoking last November after more than 40 years. I attribute my ability to quit this time to e-cigarettes. I tried to quit scores of times before that. How about studying former smokers? I … Continue reading

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what the media doesn’t want you to know about machine politics

Everyone has heard the term “machine politics” but have maybe a vague understanding that it happened in the late 19th century in Chicago and the machine was Democratic. Actually, the truth is that machine politics is the definition of political … Continue reading

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Joe Stiglitz: The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and a former World Bank executive. He has seen these tactics, strategies and policies in action at the highest level.  He is a brave man to reveal what he learned, which looks … Continue reading

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This article in the New York Times can serve as a foundation for analysis of a broad range of socioeconomic issues and policies. ~Via http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/can-the-government-actually-do-anything-about-inequality/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20130911&_r=0 THOMAS B. EDSALL September 10, 2013, 11:22 pm 469 Comments Can the Government Actually Do Anything … Continue reading

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If We Cut Aid to Egypt’s Military, Would We Die?: The Israel-Saudi Arabia-US Geopolitical Complex

by Olivia LaRosa*, August 19, 2013 This afternoon I received an email headed If We Cut Aid to Egypt’s Military, Would We Die? Here’s the article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/19/1232299/-If-We-Cut-Aid-to-Egypt-s-Military-Would-We-Die Of course, cutting aid to Egypt might be a good idea. On the other hand… … Continue reading

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My Comments of the Day: undermining government, tax blackmail, fact v opinion

By Olivia LaRosa, April 23, 2013 Q: Do you approve or disapprove of Bush’s handling of the economy? http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/bushs-economy/2013/04/23/7c3c5f38-abca-11e2-9493-2ff3bf26c4b4_page.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines It’s WAY worse than no one minding the store…it’s agency capture by the industries they are supposed to be regulating. Reagan, … Continue reading

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Charles Hagel’s Wheel of Good Fortune

Just think what a plum the guy who thought this up got on his thumb! By Olivia LaRosa December 27, 2012 Chuck Hagel, a lifelong Republican, is the heir apparent for the role of Secretary of Defense in Obama’s second … Continue reading

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