The Disaffected Lib: What If the World Decides Not to Be Taken Hostage by Washington Again?

In 2008, made-in-America Casino Capitalism took down economies around the world and, in case you haven’t noticed, they haven’t come back and won’t anytime soon.   Wall Street did what al Qaeda could never dream of achieving. Now America is once again threatening to scupper the global economy.   Today the terrorists are the rightwing radicals ...

The Disaffected Lib: Putting America’s "Wars of Choice" in Perspective

America, land of the formerly free and home of the lamentably broke. A recent Harvard study estimated the costs of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at at least $4-trillion and likely closer to $6-trillion. That’s six trillion taxpayer dollars, a mountain of money that has been essentially borrowed which makes it an ever-growing mountain ...