Everybody's for accountability in Washington until they're the ones subjected to itAuditor wants CIA accounting Mar 07, 2008
Given the fact that significant progress has not been made in improving the living conditions of the Iraqis on a day-to-day basis with regard to things that all citizens care about -- safe streets, clean water, reliable electricity, a variety of other basic things . . . I think you'd have to say it's dysfunctional -- the government is dysfunctionalGovernment watchdog resigns Feb 15, 2008
With the looming retirement of baby boomers, spiraling healthcare costs, plummeting savings rates and increasing reliance on foreign lenders, we face unprecedented fiscal risksWalker's World: China and the $ crisis Aug 15, 2007
It took me about, you know, a second and a half to realize that, obviously, there was massive corruption going on, because the numbers just didn't add upU.S. official: Corruption in Iraq oil Jul 17, 2006
That provides a tremendous incentive to be able to steal these fuels and be able to sell them for whatever purposes, corruption or otherwiseU.S. official: Corruption in Iraq oil Jul 17, 2006
“Can our condition be any worse? – Can it be more mean and abject? If there are any changes, will they not be for the better, though they may appear for the worst at first? Can they get us any lower?”
– Preamble, David Walker’s Appeal, p. 4
David Walker (September 27, 1785–June 28, 1830) was an audaciously outspoken Black American activist who demanded the immediate end of slavery in the new nation. A leader within the Black enclave in Boston, Massachusetts, he published in 1829 David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World: a call to “awaken my brethren” to the power within Black unity and struggle. This was a time when free Black enclaves were expanding, simultaneous with an upsurge in rebellion against oppressive plantation and maritime slavery. Walker is still not widely recognized for his critical contribution to ending chattel slavery in the United States. Yet many historians and liberation theologians cite Walker’s Appeal as one of the most important political and social documents of the 19th century. They credit Walker for exerting a radicalizing influence on the abolitionist movements of his day and beyond. He has inspired many generations of Black leaders and activists of all backgrounds.