Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare

Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare by Stephen Lendman Obamacare is a healthcare rationing scheme. It enriches insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. Universal, single-payer coverage alone works. Obama and complicit Democrats spurned it.  They prioritize taxing more, rationing care, placing profits above human need, and forcing ordinary people to bear a greater burden than... Continue Reading →

Cyprus Seeks 11th Hour Deal

Cyprus Seeks 11th Hour Deal by Stephen Lendman When politicians conspire with bankers, ordinary people suffer most. Cypriot crisis conditions continue. One bad plan follows others. The latest is unprecedented. Cypriot and Eurocrat officials are close to agreement. At issue is levying a one-time 20% tax on Bank of Cyprus deposits over 100,000 euros. Similar... Continue Reading →

Grand Betrayal

Grand Betrayal by Stephen Lendman Turkey and Israel reconciled. Headlines announced it. They reflect grand betrayal. It's duplicitous. It's too little, too late. More on that below. Israel bears full responsibility. Officials ordering nine cold-blooded murders remain unaccountable. Corpses won't be reborn. Family survivors aren't assuaged. They deserve better. They were promised justice. They're denied... Continue Reading →

Payday Loans: Modern Day Usury

Payday Loans: Modern Day Usury by Stephen Lendman Payday loans let predatory lenders rip off unwary borrowers. They provide short-term unsecured quick cash. It comes at a high price. It matches the worst of loan shark practices. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) calls itself a "non-partisan organization that works to protect homeownership and family... Continue Reading →

High Noon in Cyprus

High Noon in Cyprus by Stephen Lendman The Wall Street Journal said "Cyprus braces for a long weekend." It's not over 'till it's over. What's ahead bodes ill for Cypriots.  Predatory bankers assure it. So do Eurocrats. Corrupt politicians go along. Financial tyranny is policy. All Western societies are affected. An unnamed Cypriot official said... Continue Reading →

Obama in Jerusalem

Obama in Jerusalem  by Stephen Lendman Rhetoric doesn't reflect policy. What matters most is what Obama means, not what he says. His agenda affirms one-sided Israeli support. He spurns Palestinian rights. He's done so throughout his tenure.  He's not about to change now. Palestinians have no friends in Washington. For sure they have none in... Continue Reading →

Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims

Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims by Stephen Lendman Post-9/11, America declared war on Islam. Muslims became public enemy number one. They're stereotypically portrayed as culturally inferior, dirty, lecherous, untrustworthy, religiously fanatical and violent. Doing so turns truth on its head. It also violates the Constitution's First Amendment. It guarantees religious freedom. It means free from... Continue Reading →

Grand Theft Cyprus: Part II

Grand Theft Cyprus: Part II by Stephen Lendman Cypriot legislators rejected Plan A. At issue was taxing savings accounts over 100,000 euros 9.9% and small depositors 6.75%. Plan B followed.  On March 21, the Financial Times headlined "Cyprus targets big depositors in bank plan," saying: On Friday, Cypriot legislators will "debate a 61-page bill on... Continue Reading →

Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties

Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties by Stephen Lendman Longstanding US/Israeli ties remain firm. Obama's visit reinforces them. It does more.  It assures continued support. It endorses hardline extremism. It affirms occupation harshness. It lets Israel do what it pleases. America's special relationship does more harm than good. It's wrongheaded. Israel is more strategic liability than asset. So... Continue Reading →

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