Two recent cases show the contempt with which our government, at the federal and state levels, views the First Amendment. First Amendment Semi-Win After Military Police Harass, Sexually Threaten Journalist A very basic tenet of our democracy is that a free press exists to report to The People on the actions of their government, and [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday September 11, 2014 12:12 pm|
Following Obama’s address to the nation Wednesday, America’s psychiatrists and liquor stores stocked up on anti-depressants and massive amounts of alcohol. States allowing for legal marijuana report booming sales.
President Obama announced an expansion of the current war with Iraq (not to be confused with the previous war with Iraq he claimed to have ended in 2011) as well as a Cheney-like giddy eagerness to bomb Syria “just as soon as Congress wimps out and gets out of my way.” Despite their general glee about bombing any brown person anywhere anytime on the planet, many Americans are expected to complain of depression.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:53 pm|
President Obama gave an odd and contradictory speech which very little sense can made out of. Though one take away is he is delaying the vote by Congress – probably because he was going to lose.
|By: DSWright Saturday August 31, 2013 10:50 am|
President Obama will seek authorization from Congress.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday May 26, 2013 6:00 pm|
In response to President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism speech given at the National Defense University last Thursday, the Miami Herald editorial board has published an editorial with well-founded points that should lead anyone to be restrained in their praise of his speech.
The editorial declares that the “best thing about President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism last week was that it revived a long overdue debate over reining in the powers of the presidency in wartime.” That may be one of the only aspects of the speech worth praising.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 23, 2013 5:01 pm|
The speech by President Barack Obama, which touched upon perpetual war, his authority to carry out drone strikes, the efficacy of drones, closing Guantanamo Bay prison, adhering to the rule of law when fighting terrorism and even national security leaks, was wide-ranging and bewildering. It was longer than the “State of the Union” address he gave this year.
|By: DSWright Thursday May 23, 2013 2:59 pm|
American Citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed by a drone strike in Yemen solely on the authority of President Barack Obama. Al-Awlaki never received a trial, was never indicted, nor given any opportunity to address the allegations against him. But today during President Obama’s extensive terrorism speech Mr. Al-Awlaki finally received his trial, a show trial.
|By: TBogg Thursday May 23, 2013 2:01 pm|
I was about to do a Shorter Barack Obama Speech, but SteveM from No More Mr. Nice Blog nailed it in under 140 characters
|By: DSWright Thursday May 23, 2013 10:54 am|
President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on his terrorism policies. The speech comes in the wake of official acknowledgement that the Obama Administration has killed at least 4 American citizens without due process.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday January 14, 2013 5:00 pm|
Based on a true story, The Black Tulip takes us to Kabul in 2001 after the Taliban has been routed, as the hope of freedom returns. Written, directed, and produced by our guest Sonia Nassery Cole, who stars as Farishta Mansouri, The Black Tulip follows Faishta and her family as they open a restaurant in Kabul in the building where her father had his bookstore, Poet’s Corner. As children, Farishta and her sister witnessed Taliban troops kidnapping her father and burning his shop. Now despite the worries of her mother, and concerns of her husband, Farishta hopes to honor his memory with poetry readings and hospitality. Poet’s Corner restaurant grows in popularity, becoming a place where both the military and those opposed to them can enjoy traditional food, music, and an open microphone.