The Atlantic The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black […]
Southern Nationalist Network Ronald Reagan signed MLK Jr Day into law Polling data over the years point to self-identified conservatives as the largest ideological group in the United States. Gallup has found that about 40% of the public identifies as conservative, 35% as moderate and 20% as liberal. […]
Business Insider Most people have heard the name Ari Emanuel — the WME super agent who inspired Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold character on HBO’s hit show, “Entourage.” The name Mark Spiegler, a top talent agent in a different billion dollar entertainment industry, may not ring as many bells. […]
Redress Online The traitor is among us By Alan Hart For once Israel is telling a part of the truth. It was impossible for any of its own (Israeli-Jewish) agents to get into the rubble of Arafat’s compound to administer the poison that killed him. But they didn’t […]
Vernon Coleman Few activities seem to attract more venom and contempt than crossdressing. One newspaper writer who found out that her ex-husband was a crossdresser described him as a `pervert’ and dumped a pile of her own old clothes on his mother’s doorstep to make her point. What […]
Mommyish.Com I’m pro-choice. I’ve made my stance on this issue very clear numerous times on Mommyish, and I may not share the same beliefs with my employees or employers, but I am pro-choice. I believe abortion should be safe, legal and rare, and I don’t think the majority […]
By Rick Perlstein This is an interesting series of articles that argues against the “inevitable center-left demographic dominance” theory that myself and others hold to.
TheLastGreatStand.Com These are perhaps the most interesting times in the United States since the Civil War. After President Obama’s re-election in 2012, residents from every state petitioned for secession, with the movement garnering significant traction in at least seven states. And, a growing number of whistleblowers have risked their own freedom, […]
Black Agenda Report By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon The Department of Homeland Security is a secretive, lawless, largely privatized police and surveillance agency, with its own prisons and soon, its own drones. Now it’s headed by a black man, a progressive Democrat, a Morehouse man & […]
MyFoxDC,Com WASHINGTON – Members of the D.C. Council met with the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The hearing was held on Wednesday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. It continued Thursday at the John A. Wilson Building. FOX 5’s Matt Ackland […]
Telegraph Costumes that portray particular cultural identities as overly sexualised such as cowboys and Indians are to be avoided Photo: Alamy By Lucy Kinder University students in America have been told not to wear “offensive” halloween costumes including cowboys, indians and anything involving a sombrero.
By Kelley B, Vlahos Frank Swift / cc Possessing and smoking marijuana in Colorado is now as legal as buying a six-pack and drinking a beer, but with towns and cities as culturally far apart as Colorado Springs and Aspen, the new law is being handled in very different ways. […]
By Anthony Gregory Public opinion now decisively favors legalizing marijuana. Fifty-eight percent of Americans want the war on pot to stop. Once marijuana is legal, the drug war as we know it will need a new life breathed into it to survive. Pot accounts for the vast majority […]
By J. D. Tuccille Writing at Salon, “New York based journalist and consultant to progressive causes” Tom Watson objects to the anti-surveillance Stop Watching Us rally, scheduled for October 26 in Washington, D.C., because it commits the unforgivable sin of reaching across partisan lines. The fatal flaw of […]
By Anthony Gregory Here’s a mystery. The Republicans describe themselves as the party of smaller government, and the Democrats generally agree. Polls indicate nearly unprecedented lows in public trust in the federal government. Yet the Republicans’ popularity seems to sink continuously. Some pundits believe the Democrats have a […]
An interesting discussion. Read the whole thing here. —————————————————————————————————- Before you joined KKK/Nazi’s and racist skin heads what was your view on Jews, Blacks, Mixed race people and Hispanic people. Where you exposed to their culture? How much has being a member effected? I’m a little bit younger […]
Ammoland Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- In 1994, when Arizona started its shall issue concealed carry weapon (CCW) program, there was considerable interest in how many and what types of homicides would be related to the new law. I started teaching classes for the Arizona CCW permit when it went into effect, […]
Huffington Post Sixteen years ago, I was arrested by seven undercover cops, handcuffed and dragged out of my own salon in Texas. I was guilty of the “crime” of braiding hair without a cosmetology license. Over the next decade, I fought hard for my civil rights. In 2007, […]
W. James Antle III Lightspring / Shutterstock.com Initially, the American people’s verdict on the government shutdown appeared to be “a pox on both their houses.” Republicans received plurality blame, but Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and both major parties took something of a hit in the early polls.
Daily Mail More men are raped in the U.S. than woman, according to figures that include sexual abuse in prisons. In 2008, it was estimated 216,000 inmates were sexually assaulted while serving time, according to the Department of Justice figures. That is compared to 90,479 rape cases outside […]
Think By Numbers About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006. Before we look at the details, a heartfelt […]
Politics USA Things are so bad in Dreher’s mind that he writes that he can’t believe he’s saying this, “but I hope the House flips to the Democrats in 2014, so we can be rid of these nuts. Let Ted Cruz sit in the Senate stewing in his […]
Fox News Scientists who are fine-tuning a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. (AP Photo/John McConnico) Censorship of skeptic global warming views by the […]
Peter Beinhart Maybe Bill de Blasio got lucky. Maybe he only won because he cut a sweet ad featuring his biracial son. Or because his rivals were either spectacularly boring, spectacularly pathological, or running for Michael Bloomberg’s fourth term. But I don’t think so. The deeper you look, […]
Rick Perlstein Peter Beinart (AP Photo/David Goldman) Peter Beinart is out with a major new argument in The Daily Beast about what the political future might hold in store for us. The headline writer calls it “The Rise of the New New Left,” and it begins by citing […]
Common Dreams Police raid on New Brunswick fracking blockade (Photo: APTN reporter Ossie Michelin, via Twitter)Protests are sweeping Canada following Thursday’s assault by paramilitary-style police on members of indigenous Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation and local residents as they blockaded a New Brunswick fracking exploration site.
That’s why we need an anarchist revolution.
“Whilst I think the Tea Party folk warrant critique along several lines, I’ve always found the general hatedom against them to be overblown and rooted in caricature. This seems to reinforce my view: “The shift to the right on the gray columns represents a positive correlation between tea […]
By Pat Buchanan In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in […]
Talking Points Memo AP Photo / Harry Hamburg Caitlin MacNeal – October 10, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT36015 Just 24 percent of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican party, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday. The survey reflects a record low in approval […]
Washington Post (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) OPINION | In a recent impassioned speech, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren used the word “anarchy” repeatedly to describe the tea party’s role in the ongoing government shutdown. So did Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said on the Senate floor that […]
By Joel Kotkin California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world. Historically much richer than the rest of the country, it was also the birthplace, along with Levittown, of the mass-produced suburb, freeways, much of our modern entrepreneurial […]
Excellent article by Greg Palast. I agree with every word. On September 18, hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, a.k.a. Killah P, was stabbed outside a bar in Keratsini, Greece. Larry Summers has an air-tight alibi. But I don’t believe it. Larry didn’t hold the knife: The confessed killer is […]
Alternet “Global Tel* Link. You have a collect call from: ‘Tim.’ An inmate in Shelby County Correctional Facility…. If you wish to accept and pay for this call, dial zero now.” I don’t know how many times I heard the same robotic voice speak these words since last fall. I […]
Not yet, but give us time. We Are Not a Country of Anarchists By Elizabeth Warren, Reader Supported News 04 October 13 f you watch the anarchist tirades coming from extremist Republicans in the House, you’d think they believe that the government that governs best is […]
By Paul Kingsnorth Illustration by Andrzej Krauze Living through a collapse is a curious experience. Perhaps the most curious part is that nobody wants to admit it’s a collapse. The results of half a century of debt-fuelled “growth” are becoming impossible to convincingly deny, but even as economies […]
Authorities have arrested Ross Ulbricht of San Francisco and charged him with running the Silk Road, an online market place for anonymously buying and selling drugs. The site was hosted on Tor, the anonymity network that is thought to be immune to government regulation. In a unsealed criminal […]
By Anthony Gregory I suppose it takes a true radical these days to question the progressive’s sacred cow: Ronald Reagan. You read that right. This paradigm of modern conservatism was one of the most important American champions of gun control in recent decades, and so he has become […]
By Todd Lewis Read the original critique by Mr. Lewis and the responding podcast here. Mr. Preston, thank you for wrestling with my work and giving me a voice, as well as for being open-minded in dealing with these subjects. However, I believe that your response was misdirected […]
By Jason Ditz Congressional war votes are usually secured by support from both parties’ leadership and their ability to coax the rank-and-file to go along with them. This time, that seems set to fail, as the leadership has jumped on the war bandwagon but failed to get much […]
Larry Gambone had the neocons figured out in this article from 2003. By Larry Gambone DEMOCRACY There is much braying about “democracy” in the neocon press. The reality is however, that this ideology is founded upon the idea of restricting democracy and not increasing it. Samuel Huntington’s statement […]