Read it at The Daily Beast
1.BP's Oil Spill Coverup
Three-quarters of the 5 billion gallons of oil unleashed into the Gulf of Mexico has disappeared, federal officials say. But as The Daily Beast's Rick Outzen writes, some fishermen understand that they're not supposed to report tar balls—some as big as three inches wide—they find floating off the coast. One fisherman was told he was sent into the Gulf to remove booms only—"no reporting of tar balls or oil anymore." Another fisherman's finding of dispersant was dismissed as algae. Several others had similar experiences. With the oil having supposedly vanished, BP has scaled back its response operations. Much of the country is sighing with relief as the crisis appears to be over—but maybe that appearance is misleading. Both BP and the government have an interest in minimizing the damage after facing harsh criticism all summer over their responses to the spill.
My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.
I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.
Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.
I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.