Op-Ed

The Two Minds of Obama

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not a blanket amnesty, but does release more than 4 million non-criminals from the ever-present threat of Read More

Op-Ed

No Boots on the Ground

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is very unsettling to hear various politicians suggest the need for U.S. troops to be redeployed to Iraq and possibly deployed to Syria.  They seem to have lost all sense of history. Think about it for a moment Read More

World

ISIS: Made in the U.S.A.?

  by Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ‘Ironically, Mr. Obama’s most outspoken critics—Republican Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.)—were instrumental in laying the rebel movement’s foundation.’ WASHINGTON – Promising that he’s not leading this country into a new Read More

Politics

The Case for Doing Nothing in Iraq

(Politico) – Here we go again. Whenever there’s a crisis anywhere in the world, you can count on America’s pundit class to demand action—usually of the military variety. Don’t just stand there, bomb something! After more than two decades of unchallenged American hegemony, Washington keyboards seem almost Read More

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Op-Ed

Pvt. Bradley Manning Deserves an Award, not Jail Time

by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist The court martial of Pvt. Bradley Manning for allegedly providing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks is the latest in efforts undertaken by this administration to crush whistleblowers. In fact, the Manning case is reminiscent of that faced by Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The One Trillion Dollar Lie

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or Read More

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Op-Ed

Drones: Warfare of the Video Age

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Drone warfare is truly the warfare of the videogame age.  The ‘pilot’ sits behind a panel, miles away from a flying machine that contains no human being.  Through cameras and various forms of sensing equipment they direct the Read More