Thought provoking. Controversial. Presidential Puppetry is sure to raise lots of eye-brows. One of those books that inspires readers to look deep beneath the surface.

John Perkins, New York Times best-selling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and other books

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Obama's Puppet Strings Get Tangled On Syria: Analysis

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President Obama’s apparent inclination to bomb Syria even without international support shows, yet again, the pitfalls of his high-blown rhetoric to mask crass political deal-making. Presidents are often called, “The Most Powerful Man on Earth.” That conventional wisdom seems even more true regarding Obama than his predecessors. Obama and his team have dispensed with many […]

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Show Proof to the Public on Syria

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The public deserves from the White House far more hard evidence before the country takes military action to punish the Syrian government for last week’s civilian deaths in Damascus from chemical weapons. We are seeing a rush to judgment that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, below at left, committed the atrocity. Neither the […]

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NSA, Spying, Syria, Google Headline Weekend News

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This weekend’s news featured federal spying, media management, and preparations for a potential new U.S. war in Syria. Advocates of such arbitrary federal authority claim it must be used for what President Bush used to call a global war against terror, which now falls under war for democracy and human rights. A White House official, […]

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President's Sister Advocates In DC for Peace, Justice

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President Obama’s maternal half-sister shared her strategies Aug. 14 for educating communities to promote peace and resist oppression. In a rare speech for her in the nation’s capital, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng delivered an eloquent and otherwise effective discourse to a receptive audience at the Democratic-oriented Center for American Progress. She is shown at right in […]

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President's Sister Advocates In DC for Peace, Justice

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President Obama’s maternal half-sister shared her strategies Aug. 14 for educating communities to promote peace and resist oppression. In a rare speech for her in the nation’s capital, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng delivered an eloquent and otherwise effective discourse to a receptive audience at the Democratic-oriented Center for American Progress. She is shown at right in […]

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President's Spy Study Plan Prompts Protest

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President Obama has prompted protest by naming to reform NSA’s spy program the same staffer who misled the Senate last spring about the system. White House Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, will lead a new intelligence review panel announced by Obama Aug. 9. Obama sought to reassure those in the public who believe […]

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President's Spy Study Plan Prompts Protest

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President Obama has prompted protest by naming to reform NSA’s spy program the same staffer who misled the Senate last spring about the system. White House Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, will lead a new intelligence review panel announced by Obama Aug. 9. Obama sought to reassure those in the public who believe […]

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National Media Spins National Security Scares

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Have you noticed anything strange about news stories recently dominating the news? I sure have. Let’s compare notes. The nation’s public affairs agenda has been dominated recently by several major and highly dubious news stories about national security. I haven’t seen anything like it since 9/11 or the WMD charade before the Iraq invasion. Recent […]

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National Media Spins National Security Scares

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Have you noticed anything strange about news stories recently dominating the news? I sure have. Let's compare notes. The nation's public affairs agenda has been dominated recently by several major and highly dubious news stories about national security. I haven't seen anything like it since 9/11 or the WMD charade before the Iraq invasion. Recent […]

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Three Ways To Reform Our Out-of-Control Legal System

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Shocking abuses are occurring throughout the nation's legal system, according to authoritative recent national news reports. To probe deeper, I joined New Orleans radio station personality Garland Robinette, right, and Louisiana civil rights lawyer Sam Dalton Aug. 6 for an hour-long discussion on WWL AM/FM's late-morning Think Tank show. The column below summarizes these news […]

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