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The Role of Poor, Minorities, and Middle Class in the New World Order
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 December 2009
The Role of Poor, Minorities, and Middle Class in the New World OrderThe phrase "New World Order" says it all. But in our blind naivete' and the belief that "it can't happen here," the vast majority of ... read more >>
Cheney Certainly Didn't 'Dither' During Vietnam--He Hauled Ass
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 December 2009
Cheney Certainly Didn't 'Dither' During Vietnam--He Hauled AssWhere is Dick Cheney's shame? And where is the shame of the people who are supposed to be covering him?Dick Cheney is walking around demanding ... read more >>
The Teabaggers Want their Country Back-- Preferably, Circa 1860
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 November 2009
The Teabaggers Want their Country Back-- Preferably, Circa 1860I just saw another one of those videos. You know the ones--the kind that Fox "News" loves to show of the clueless teabagger with tears in ... read more >>
Could GOP Leaders Possibly Believe Their Own Rhetoric?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 12 November 2009
Could GOP Leaders Possibly Believe Their Own Rhetoric?Is it possible that Republicans truly believe that President Obama is both a socialist, and a fascist, who wasn't born in the United States, and that ... read more >>
Conservatives Waking Up in Droves
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 October 2009
Conservatives Waking Up in DrovesWell, it seems that the GOP is finally coming into its own. Both its numbers, and its rhetoric, reflect that its rapidly becoming more of a cult than a political party. ... read more >>
The Ironies of 911
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 October 2009
The Ironies of 911 While viewing America's solemn commemoration of the eighth anniversary of 911, I began to reflect upon its many ironies. The very first thing that came to mind was Dick Cheney's claim ... read more >>
GOP 'Patriots' Strike America Once Again
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 15 October 2009
GOP 'Patriots' Strike America Once AgainMy computer is still warm from my last article where I pointed out that the GOP is no longer conservative, and has become anti-American. Now, reinforcing my position, ... read more >>
The Religious Right
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 September 2009
When I became of age, one of the first things I did was to reassess all of my previous beliefs and attitudes. Thereafter, I discarded as invalid anything that didn't stand up to logical and objective scrutiny, ... read more >>
Bravo, Mr. President! (9-18-09 Edition)
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 September 2009
As I sat back last night and watched president Obama speak before the joint session of congress, I was delighted to be able to say to myself, now that's the man I voted for. He spoke with eloquence, he ... read more >>
I Bear Witness
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 September 2009
I Bear WitnessI sit, I watch,And I grow ever more obsoleteAs I bear witness:I bear witness To a once vibrant people greedily gulping down society's hemlock. Even as they claim to be "keeping it real", ... read more >>
Lofty Ideals are Meaningless Without the Backbone to Defend Them
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Lofty Ideals are Meaningless Without the Backbone to Defend ThemIs it just me, or is anyone else curious about how the Republicans managed to suspend the United States Constitution, thrust us headlong ... read more >>
The Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Oh,Sweet patriot, square of jaw,And demeanor of great command,You fearlessly stand in defense of America,And the savior of all God's chosen men.Anointed by God as his personal envoyTo all men, corrupt ... read more >>
Why is President Obama Losing Momentum in the Polls?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 August 2009
 President Obama is beginning to lose the politically essential enthusiasm of many independent voters. The primary reason for that is that he seems to be deviating from the message that got their support ... read more >>
How to Protect Yourself When You Suspect Racial Profiling
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Well, racial profiling is in the news again. Prominent Black scholar and Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Was recently arrested after a forced entry into his own home. Dr. Gates alleges that ... read more >>
I Had a Dream
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 July 2009
I dreamed that I opened my eyes one morning and all of America was wide awake. I dreamed that I could hear the echoes of the Bush/Cheney consortium desperately proclaiming their innocence from deep within ... read more >>
America: Are We Really that Exceptional?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Well, there's that arrogant, xenophobic, and divisive phrase again--"American Exceptionalism." President Obama is being roundly criticized by many conservatives for refusing to go around the world promoting ... read more >>
An Open Response to Halliburton Ms. Gabriel
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 July 2009
I'm writing in response to your June 23rd request for an immediate correction to a statement made regarding the Halliburton Corp. In my June 20th article, Healthcare: Why Can't We Get the Congressional ... read more >>
Michael Jackson and America's Superstardom
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 July 2009
I greatly admired Michael Jackson. I admire anyone who's the very best at what they do, and Michael Jackson was definitely that. I remember when I first heard him. He was doing a tune called "Who's Lovin' ... read more >>
Healthcare: Why Can't We Get the Congressional Option?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 June 2009
There's at least one thing that Republicans do much better than Democrats, and that's marketing their initiatives. It doesn't matter how regressive the idea, Republicans manage to frame it in a way that ... read more >>
An Indictment against the Mainstream Media
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 June 2009
On September 15, 2002-six months and four days prior to the Iraqi invasion--I published an article entitled "Would Bush's Saber Rattle as Loudly Against China?" in the Portland Independent Media Center ... read more >>
The Moral Strangulation of America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2009
In my last article I pointed out that the character of America is being fundamentally changed. In less than two generations we've gone from citizens who were politically engaged and socially aware, to ... read more >>
A Simple Question
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 May 2009
Maybe I'm missing something but I find it uniquely ironic that some the same people who clamor for prayer in school, claim that same-sex marriage is an abomination under God,who insist that America is ... read more >>
Republicans
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 21 May 2009
With the Grand Old Party experiencing its most precipitous decline in modern times, the very last thing it needs is a rusty old anchor pulling it down even farther. But that's exactly what it's got as ... read more >>
Are Progressives Becoming Just as Intolerant as Conservatives?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 May 2009
I've always been proud to consider myself a progressive, because being a progressive meant that I was open-minded, willing to assess every issue on its own merit, and I'm tolerant of varying points of ... read more >>
Bishop Joe Simon Sings the Blues Over Rappers and Ministry
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 May 2009
I call this column "Beneath the Spin" because it's dedicated to an honest search for truth, an attempt to stimulate thought, and an earnest effort to clear up the trough of pure BS served up to us on a ... read more >>

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