Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 10:45 UTC
Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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RE[3]: US two-party "democracy"
by MollyC on Wed 25th Mar 2009 22:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US two-party "democracy""
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""In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing" Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs. You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.
Obama very very far left wing? what bloody planet are you on! Compare Obama to the policies of the very far left in New Zealand, Australia, German, the UK - Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe. Maybe you Americans should wake up, realise that the cold war has ended, and the centre left or centre right is in power in most countries. It is you the American's who have this obsession of labelling anything you don't like as apparently 'very very left' or 'very very right' when in reality it is neither of them. "

You would do well not to lump all Americans together like that. I'm an American and I recognize that our Democratic party is center-left. Most Americans would agree with that assessment. If they thought it was a "far left" party, they wouldn't have voted it into complete power (both the presidency and both houses of congress) in the last two elections.

The Republican party, on the other hand, was smashed so badly in those two elections that what remains is the extreme right-wing of that party. It was center-right, but today it's just plain right. One could even argut that it's "far right", in that it's to the right of every major party in the Western world, but it's not "far right" when compared to parties of the past like Hitler's Nazi party or Mussolini's Facist party.

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