With less than transparency, the AFL-CIO just issued a statement endorsing “expanding the nation’s pipeline system.” Although it did not explicitly endorse the Keystone XL pipeline, the labor federation nevertheless managed to extend its blessing to the project while hiding behind vague generalities. However, the logic of its position is unambiguous: the federation is in favor of extending pipelines in general and without qualification; the Keystone XL is a pipeline. Therefore logic compels us to infer that the federation supports the extension of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The recent announcement that the United States would increase its “non lethal” military aid to Syria’s rebels shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Some speculated that Obama — having been repeatedly proved wrong about the Syria government’s stability — would leave Syria in silent humiliation.
If the US removed the cap on social security taxes, public spirit and a sense of generational fairness would return to the states. At present, there is a cap at $106K. If you make $4 million, you only pay a social security tax on the first $106K.
In response to Judge Brady's ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox's conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady's ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below. Once again, we want to thank A3 supporters for all of the help in getting us this far. This is now a critical moment and in the coming days we will keep you updated on further developments.