Archive for December 13th, 2014

December 13th, 2014 - 3:33 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

GOP retaliates against IRS by cutting $350 million from its budget and forcing 13,000 layoffs

Hidden away in the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by the GOP-controlled House this week, and now being considered by the Senate, is a $350 million cut in the IRS budget that a GOP congressman admitted was payback for what many Republicans claim was partisan targeting of conservative groups but m[...]

December 13th, 2014 - 10:02 am § in Uncategorized

When is Rape, Rape?

 HYPE The media have  been claiming that 1 in 5 women are raped as college freshmen or sophomores.   The number comes from  a 2007 small-scale study done by the National Institute of Justice, a division of the Justice Department. The study was based on an online questionnaire at two schools.[...]

December 13th, 2014 - 1:18 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Israel/Palestine: An aternative to war/war

Dear Steve,There is a new West Bank development nearing completion that I think you should know about. I say that because it can advance the cause of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The development is the almost-completed Palestinian city of Rawabi, some five miles north [...]