Posted on: Sep 19, 2001, Source: OverthrowTheGov.com
If counterterrorism had been an industry doling out large contributions to politicians on both sides of the aisle and hiring powerful Washington lobbyists to plead its case, our political leaders would have leapt into action.
Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source: OverthrowTheGov.com
Bush pledges to make a huge shift in national drug policy by closing the nation's massive "treatment gap," but is nominating as drug czar a man who derides the idea that "we need to embrace treatment."
Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source: OverthrowTheGov.com
OK, everybody, listen up: The time has come for the nation to stage an intervention. We need to come together and convince the vice president that his coronary heart disease requires that he step down. And not just to save his life, but potentially to save the lives of millions of Americans.
Posted on: Feb 18, 2001, Source: OverthrowTheGov.com
400 millionaires -- including heavy-hitters Warren Buffet, George Soros, David Rockefeller Jr. and William Gates Sr. -- have come out against repealing the estate tax. Why is President Bush still doggedly pursuing it?
Posted on: Feb 11, 2001, Source: OverthrowTheGov.com
When I heard that a new poll found that George W. Bush holds a 5-point lead over Al Gore in the race to occupy the White House in 2004, I almost blew away my TV. They haven't even finished cleaning up the confetti from Inauguration 2000, and pollsters are already handicapping Election 2004.
The nomination of Democratic Fundraiser-in-chief Terry McAuliffe as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee confirms the devolution of political parties into fundraising machines. McAuliffe has no public policy experience, but anything he touches turns to gold.
The "will of the people" is all the rage these days. Dubious ballots have been counted and recounted in the Presidential election out of respect for it. But government has largely ignored the one issue on which the people have given a clear mandate. Give the people a cease-fire in the war on drugs.
Congress recently approved new mandatory minimums for possession of methamphetamine, but specifically excluded so-called "club drugs" such as ecstasy (which is a methamphetamine-based drug). Why the disparity? Could it be because meth, like crack, is associated primarily with minority users, while "X" is favored by middle- and upper-class white kids?