The comedian and podcaster talks about running for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination and his beef with Reason. “When it comes to the issues that the liberals are best on, we’re better than them on those issues,” says comedian and podcaster Dave Smith. “And when it comes to […]
A split between conservatives and pro-piggishness would be a welcome event. –Republicans and media figures who claim to be “pro-police” widely ridicule and laugh at the police officers who testified on the first day of the House panel investigation the January 6 Trump riots
By Kate Briquelet, The Daily Beast George Barlow was confronted by police and beaten after they said he resisted. His family says it’s just further proof of the brutal treatment of Indigenous residents. Last Saturday around 2 a.m., a pair of deputies in a tiny California city responded […]
By C.J. Ciaramella, Reason The First Amendment clearly protects the right to political expression, even when it’s vulgar. A New Jersey homeowner is no longer facing obscenity charges for refusing to take down signs from her property that said “Fuck Biden.” The American Civil Liberties Union of New […]
Robby Soave breaks down Big Tech’s latest attempt to counter-terrorism on their sites.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave discuss the NSA reportedly “unmasking” Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave discuss the viral video of a Wisconsin police officer allegedly planting evidence and the spread of misinformation that followed.
At least the America Stasi pays better than the DDR version did. “I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right,” said Jackson Reffitt, whose GoFundMe hit $140,000 after he turned in his own father to the FBI. I find it hilarious that the […]
“You voted for a MONSTER because you were afraid of a GAME SHOW HOST” -JD
I’m not sure about the degree to which there has actually been a “police pull back” following last year’s anti-police protests. Insufficient research has been done on the subject. But it is entirely possible, even probable, that there has been a police retreat in some localities, or in […]
The majority of Americans continue to be opposed to a national police force. By India Opzoomer, YouGovAmerica n the wake of nation-wide protests against police brutality and violence this year, some commentators proposed the creation of a national police force to replace or aid local law enforcement organizations. A YouGov survey conducted at the […]
This article is a year old. I have long believed the power elite wants to create an official national police force as a means of replacing local law enforcement agencies, which are viewed as more haphazard, in favor of a more centralized system of law enforcement. While liberals […]
By Toni Monkovic and Jeff Asher, New York Times Cities can be like people in at least one respect — it can be tough to shake a bad reputation. A recent New York Times quiz revealed some common misperceptions about crime trends, the most widely held of which […]
This article makes a pretty strong case that the supposed “crime wave” we are now experiencing is limited to homicide as opposed to crime generally. Some types of crimes are actually declining. And the rise in homicides is directly traceable to the economic, social, and psychological effects of […]
This is an interesting article. Many of these “progressive prosecutors” are still far too moderate for my tastes, even if they are an improvement over some of their rivals and predecessors. But, interestingly, criminal justice reform has become an issue that is the basis of cleavage between centrist […]
Most Voters Want Congress to Investigate the 574 Violent Riots in 2020 that resulted in over 2,000 injured police officers as well as the January 6th riot at the US Capitol
Not sure about the numbers given the source, but this is probably accurate. “Defund the Police” is an idea whose time has not quite yet come. National Police Association INDIANAPOLIS, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new national telephone and online survey taken by Rasmussen Reports, sponsored by the […]
Trevor Aaronson, reporter for The Intercept, discusses the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the complicated roles two informants played in catching the perpetrators
Krystal and Saagar look into the bombshell NSO leak showing major abuses of spyware technology that targeted Emmanuel Macron and other important figures.
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative Here’s a tale of two cops and two murders: Derek Chauvin and George Floyd, and John Doe and Ashli Babbitt. Two cops, two unarmed citizens killed. One you care about, one you don’t. Even murder is politicized these days. No one […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky debate the legality of a New Jersey judge’s decision to have anti-Biden signs taken down.
By Leo Schwartz, Experts say that seized devices have become a trove of information for authorities cracking down on social movements and opposition leaders. In late April, a wave of protests swept across Colombia, sparked by a proposed tax reform measure that many people worried would have disproportionately […]
Some “far right” class analysis. Banned Hipster Tucker Carlson is a major figure in the mass media. Partly it is because he is the only one that is not comically partisan Democrat. The old idiots of the Bush era, like Sean Hannity, have no audience outside of Boomer […]
By Matt Taibbi Cops take most of the blame, often deservedly, but the single-minded media furor of the last year has let other bad actors off the hook. Seven years ago this past weekend, on July 17, 2014, a Staten Island man named Eric Garner was killed by […]
By Zachary Stieber Epoch Times Michigan’s Senate on Thursday approved a petition that repeals Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers, with another approval expected by the state’s lower chamber. Whitmer, a Democrat, cannot veto the petition. The Michigan Senate’s 20-15 vote came two days after the Board of State […]
By Daisy Luther, Organic Prepper The Federal Bureau of Investigation appears ready to create a new generation of Hitler Youth, turning family members against one another and asking citizens to be on the lookout for any relative, coworker, or friend who might be “mobilizing toward violence.” Yep, I […]
Krystal evaluates the possibility that the FBI orchestrated the much publicized plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer.
By Matt Taibbi Authoritarian arrogance is handing a ratings bonanza to the onetime Daily Show target, who laughs: “It was easy to be Lenny Bruce in 1963.” On Monday, June 28th, Fox host Tucker Carlson dropped a bomb mid-show, announcing he’d been approached by a “whistleblower” who told […]
A foot in the door to an expanded federal police state. Krystal and Saagar let viewers know about the federal government’s plans to expand the Capitol police.
Once again, I hold to the view that socialism vs. capitalism is a false dichotomy. When it comes to things like police brutality, it’s more a matter of rulers vs. ruled.
In the second episode of our Chris Hedges’ bookclub, we explore chapters 3 & 4 of his 2015 book “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt”
By Jim Hanson, The American Conservative The Constitution is under attack! Both left and right have claimed this so many times it’s easy to chalk it up to hyperbole and stop listening. But what would it look like if an internal coup against the Constitution of the United […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss the latest updates in the Tucker Carlson- NSA story.
Krystal and Saagar examine the newest tactic being used by the Biden administration to extradite Julian Assange.
Krystal and Saagar take the latest details on the Tucker Carlson spying claim and separate fact from fiction.
Krystal and Saagar go over the newest information about the FBI’s connection to the 1/6 Capitol riot.
I actually agree with many of Boudin’s reforms. Overcriminalization is a decades-long problem in the US. He’s being blamed for what is symptomatic of a much, much larger problem. The problems that California is now having are the result of California becoming a Third World country with a […]
This is interesting. Eric Adams ran for mayor in large part on an Obamaesque “Vote for me. I’m the black guy” identitarian platform. But he is an ex-cop with neoliberal Clintonian sympathies. The system is clearly trying to make folks like him and Kamala into the new face […]
Confronted with the fact their policies are ruining US cities and killing thousands, Dems give the usual reply: ‘Shut up, racist!’
When the “Defund the Police” thing was heating up, I knew exactly what was going to happen. There would be a selective pullback of policing in poor communities and adjacent areas (but not in gated communities, affluent suburbs, wealthy business districts, government zones, etc.). Crime would then increase, […]
By Mnar Muhawesh Adley Mintpress News Our security services now appear so bold and confident that they openly do what was once only done in secret, including influencing and controlling so much of our mainstream, corporate media. Alan Macleod discusses his investigation into Reddit Director of Policy Jessica […]
The Biden Administration’s Domestic Terrorism Strategy is an announcement that they’re coming for you.
American Minds The Biden Administration’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is, by its own admission, the first of its kind. The authors call it “America’s first government-wide national Strategy” to eradicate internal opponents of the regime—that is, not only to deter “violent extremism,” but even, in the […]
Andrew Cuomo Declares a Gun Violence ‘Disaster Emergency’ and Signs a Bill That Invites Lawsuits Against Firearm Suppliers
By Jacob Sullum, Reason New York’s new law seems to conflict with a federal statute that protects manufacturers and dealers from liability for gun crimes. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic last year, New York’s legislature authorized Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue “any directive” he deemed “necessary to cope […]
By J.D. Tuccille, Reason Efforts against violence are turning into restrictions on ideas. Some Facebook users have recently received warnings about “extremism” and offers of help for those with acquaintances attracted to “extremist” ideas. It’s part of an international push to discourage and restrict communications considered radical and […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to reporting that a Russell Stover Factory in Kansas employs 150 work-release inmates from a nearby Topeka Correctional Facility.
Krystal and Saagar evaluate the truth behind Tucker Carlson’s claim that the NSA is spying on him
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized top military officials for politicizing the armed forces and the media praising them on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’
When the police are militarized, they are already a standing army, deployed on American streets. Unconstitutional for over 100 years.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s claims that the NSA is spying on him.
President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Kevin Ring, discusses the story of Gwen Levi, the woman who was sent back to jail for not answering her phone.
Candace Owens strikes me as something of a con artist but I greatly suspect she is correct about the federalized policing bit. ‘Candace’ podcast host says the Democrats are winning while everyone focuses on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ #FoxNews #Tucker