Category: Police State/Civil Liberties

Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire

By James Bovard, The American Conservative Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented that announcement with a call for a national red flag law to entitle police […]

The Coming Counter-Coup Against the GOP

This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]

Who is Winning the Culture War?

This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective.  My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]

Pandemic Responses and the Risk of Dictatorship

TELOS Press On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the discussion about governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic turned to Thomas Brussig’s recent editorial “Risk More Dictatorship,” originally published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and translated into English in TelosScope. Listen to the discussion below (beginning at 15:01), and read […]