Hold the fat bastard down! Answer me punk! Is it true that you give toys to every child in the world? Even the ones whose moms and dads are terrorists? Hah, that’s material support. Hit him with the electric shock. Do you refuse to hand over the naughty or nice list for us to use [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 23, 2014 11:02 am|
Cuba will not revoke political asylum for Americans, such as Assata Shakur, who have fled the United States, the Associated Press reports. Since President Barack Obama announced a shift in US policy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey state police and the FBI have seized upon the shift as an opportunity to force Cuba [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday December 8, 2014 9:00 am|
Let’s see, got my Bible right here… a lot of stuff in this thing about tolerance, loving each other, specifically love they neighbor. Hmm. They must be using a different version in Georgia, where a small town has used some odd twists on traffic laws to violate the First Amendment’s right to practice one’s religion [...]
|By: DSWright Monday October 6, 2014 12:35 pm|
As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 29, 2014 5:15 pm|
Luckily ISIS has never thought to employ psychotic contractors in a bid to mess with America. ‘Cause that apparently works.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 29, 2014 9:03 am|
One of the exceptional things about Post-Constitutional America is how instead of using the traditional tools of an autocracy– secret police, torture, mass round ups– the majority of Americans have given up their rights willfully, voluntarily, almost gleefully. The key tool used by government to have accomplished this is fear-mongering.
|By: letsgetitdone Sunday September 28, 2014 4:00 pm|
The outbreak of another Western-led military conflict in the Middle East is widely viewed as unwinnable. It is also viewed as counterproductive because of its potential to help its target, ISIL, the anti-Western fanatical social movement, recruit new volunteers in its crusade to topple Middle East regimes.
My view, as a political scientist, is that none of the players currently involved can bring peace or stability to the region. The “perpetual war” the protagonists appear to be unleashing is more likely to cause even more human suffering and displacement in the region on a scale previously unimaginable.
|By: DSWright Friday September 26, 2014 11:28 am|
A statement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi regarding ISIS planning to attack the US and France swept through the US media yesterday despite both French and American officials saying they had no such intelligence. The alleged plot was uncovered by Iraqi intelligence who informed Abadi. Though Abadi met with US officials this week he never brought it up according to an Obama Administration official that spoke to the Associated Press.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 23, 2014 4:30 pm|
A circuit court in Alabama has admitted it committed an error when it issued a temporary restraining order against an Alabama newspaper to halt the media organization from publishing a document on an Alabama gas company’s pipe safety.
The Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco) took legal action on September 17 and sought a temporary restraining order to block publication of a document detailing the company’s plan for gas line safety, which the newspaper had obtained through an open records request from the Alabama Public Service Commission.