As director of Public Citizen’s Texas office (see citizen.org), Smitty has an uncanny civic personality that has helped win victory after victory for the people of the Lone Star State.

Here is his basic, motivating philosophy: “The only way to beat political corruption and opposition is with organized people. Time after time I have seen a small group of citizens organize and speak out, and change happens. Our job as citizens is to take back our government and keep our government open, honest and responsive.”

you could call it a new cold war… or a new race to the economic bottom… for USA, Europe and Russia… basically everyone.

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Even before President Trump’s nominee to lead the Army abruptly withdrew his name from consideration late Friday over business entanglements, it would have taken months before the Pentagon’s top jobs would be filled.

Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly
Overall, more than half the Navy’s aircraft are grounded, most because there isn’t enough money to fix them.