American Family Association founder endorses Newt Gingrich: Religious Right Determined to Go Down with the Sinking Neocon Ship

The “religious right” must really be desperate if they’re endorsing this turdball.  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Newt Gingrich secured a major endorsement from the social conservative community Tuesday with a nod from Mississippi-based Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, founder and chairman ofAmerican Family Association. Wildmon, who will travel to Iowa over the […]

Twitter lawsuit threatened over alleged Hezbollah aid

Article by Kevin Flower. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Is Twitter aiding and abetting terrorism? The director of an Israeli legal outfit says yes, and is threatening to sue the micro-blogging site if it doesn’t change its policies. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, sent a letter to […]

Tougher drug laws mean nearly 1/3 arrested by age 23

Article by David Edwards. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Topics: Carnegie Mellon University professor Alfred Blumstein ♦ National Longitudinal Survey of Youth ♦ usa today Nearly one in three Americans will already have been arrested by the age of 23, recent research suggests. A study analyzing data from the federal government’s National Longitudinal Survey of Youth found that 30.2 […]

Prepare to Have Your Email Read by the NSA

Article by Adam Clark Estes. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- With a new major hacking incident seemingly daily, the Department of Defense is scrambling to find the right shield against future for attacks. But why hide behind a shield when you can charge onto the battlefield underneath the invisible but ironclad cloak […]

U.S., Saudi Arabia agree to $30 billion deal for F-15s

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- The U.S. government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets, federal officials said Thursday. The $29.4 billion deal — announced against the backdrop of rising tensions with Iran — calls for the production of up […]

Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers Up to $250K Per Vehicle

Article by Tom Gantert. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac […]

The Courageous Legacy of Siobhan Reynolds

Article by Bill Anderson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The attractive, diminutive woman who drove into my driveway on the last Saturday in October hardly looked to be the person that federal authorities desperately were trying to find a way to throw into prison. Her lovely eyes had a sparkle in them, […]

Newt Gingrich: Tribune of tyranny

Article by Bruce Fein. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich champions presidential tyranny, not constitutional government enforced by judicial review. He would have sided with King George III against the Founding Fathers on making judges dependent on his will alone. In the Oval Office, Gingrich would coronate himself […]

2012: Revolution or Devolution

Article by Kelley Vlahos. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The year 2011 marked a critical confluence of militarism and revolution, not only in places like Libya and Egypt, but also here at home, where massive demonstrations in cities and towns throughout the country were met with a well-oiled law enforcement machine deployed […]

Ron Paul and the Future of American Foreign Policy

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Between government in the republican meaning, that is, constitutional, representative, limited government, on the one hand, and Empire on the other hand, there is mortal enmity. Either one must forbid the other, or one will destroy the other. That we know. Yet never […]

Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies

Article by Glenn Greenwald. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– As I’ve written about before, America’s election season degrades mainstream political discourse even beyond its usual lowly state. The worst attributes of our political culture — obsession with trivialities, the dominance of horserace “reporting,” and mindless partisan loyalties — become more pronounced than ever. […]

Ron Paul and the "Far Right"

Article from the New York Times. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies ofRon Paul’s collected speeches to voters […]

Michael Scheuer Endorses Ron Paul for President

It’s interesting to see such a stridently anti-empire analysis from such a hawkish commentator.  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Michael Scheuer is the former head of the Bin Laden unit for the CIA. He was with the CIA for 22 years. He quit in disgust after the 9-11 commission report was released. […]

28 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Are Rapidly Being Turned Into Indoctrination Centers And Prison Camps

We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control. Burn the fucking schools. ————————————————————————————————————————- It has been said that children are our future, and right now the vast majority of our children are being “educated” in public schools that are rapidly being turned into indoctrination centers […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Weimar and Washington

Article by Philip Giraldi. ————————————————————————————————- Mark Twain is credited with saying that “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today’s United States is often compared to other historic nations, whether at their prime or about to decline and fall depending on one’s own political perspective. Neoconservatives frequently eulogize […]

Matt Damon Rips Into President Obama, Says He Failed to Lead

Duh? ————————————————————————————————– Matt Damon is expressing his disdain for Barack Obama’s presidency again, this time saying that the President doesn’t have any “balls.” Once one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, Damon slammed the president in a new interview with Elle magazine. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who […]

Colloquy on Thomas Edsall and "The White Working Class

Article from the CPUSA’s theoretical journal.  This fits well with my analysis of the liberal-left as the party of the New Class. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Editor:  This post is a colloquy — conversation — between Political Affairs Writers on an article by Thomas Edsall that appeared several days ago in the New York […]

Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?

Interesting article by Mikhail Gorbachev. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A man waves a Russian flag during a rally November 21, 1988 (MF/AA/REUTERS Pictures) Virtually all American commentary about the end of the Soviet Union extols what the West is believed to have gained from that historic event. On this twentieth anniversary […]

Antiwar.Com: A Dangerous Far-Right Site?

The posts in the comments thread on this are hilarious. A “watchdog” attacks….umm….Reverend Chucko Munson for linking to dangerous right-wing websites like…..umm….Antiwar.Com. Remember, folks, preventing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people in imperialist war is only a tertiary issue. What really matters is maintaining the strictest […]

The Whole World is Watching

Article by Kevin Carson. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– In 1649 at St. George’s Hill in England, as recounted in the revolutionary anthem “The World Turned Upside Down,” a band of landless peasants who called themselves the Diggers tore down enclosures, built themselves cottages, and began spading up land to grow food. […]

Libertarianism: Thick and Thin

Article by Matt Zwolinksi. A fairly balanced discussion of “thick vs thin” libertarianism from a generally “thin” perspective. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– A few months back, there arose a bit of a kerfuffle in the libertarian blogosphere over David Gordon’s reviewof Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch’s Declaration of Independents. For those who haven’t read […]

Labor and the Living Wage

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- CNNMoney reports (“Minimum wage increases for workers in eight states,” December 23) that “[w]hile some workers are worried about smaller paychecks next year, more than 1.4 million low-income earners will see their wages go up on New Year’s Day.” The story notes that these […]

Afghanistan signs first oil deal — with China

Looks like things aren’t turning out the way the neocons hoped. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– China National Petroleum Corp. won the first oil deal in Afghanistan earlier this week, signing a contract with the Afghan government to develop a small oil field in the northern part of the country. The deal, […]

Ex-IMPD Officer Won't Go To Jail For Arsons

The System protects its own. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- A former Indianapolis police officer who set a string of apartment fires won’t serve time in jail. Jesse Russell Jr., 33, was convicted of arson in September for setting a fire at the Lake View Terrace Apartments that caused $30,000 worth of […]

'I'm a cop, I can do whatever I want' off-duty policeman shouts before 'executing guy in bar' over a game of darts

Sociopaths in Blue. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- An off-duty police officer has been charged with executing a man in a sports bar – after an argument over a game of darts. Riverside County sheriff’s deputy Dayle Long, 42, allegedly shot Samuel Vanettes, 36, three times, leaving him to die on the […]

16 Year Old Girl Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy

WTF? —————————————————————————————————————————————————– OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa High School student has been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism. Police arrested Emily Kay Six, 16, Ottumwa, on Thursday. Officials said they began investigating after Six allegedly began trying to recruit students for what police called “a plan to harm a […]

Who is a Ron Paul supporter?

From The Washington Post. “Paul’s supporters are disproportionately young, independent, non-interventionist, non-Christian and perhaps most telling, dedicated.” As I’ve said before, RP is a prelude to the next wave of radicalism. A new generation of rebellious youth committed to smashing imperialism is precisely what we need. After all, […]

When Fascism Was On the Left

My latest column at AlternativeRight.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The conventional left/right model of the political spectrum holds Fascism and Marxism to be polar opposites of one another. Marxism is regarded as an ideology of the extreme Left while Fascism supposedly represents an outlook that is about as far to the […]

What is the Green Republican Coalition Strategy?

From Progressives for Ron Paul. ————————————————————————————————— This strategy is a complement of the Blue Republican strategy, founded by Robin Koerner. Koerner has eloquently described the very obvious ways that Ron Paul appeals to independent, moderate, libertarian and progressive Democrats. The Blue Republican Facebook page is a place of […]

Why Neo-Cons Hate Ron Paul's Honest Foreign Policy

From Alt-Market.Com —————————————————————————————————————————————————— This article, originally titled “Ron Paul: Propagandist Or Prophet?”, was written by Jeremy R. Hammond and published at Foreign Policy Journal Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes […]

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate

From Salem-News.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- (HELENA) – Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns […]

Reducing Ron to Racism

Article by Brian Anderson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- While interviewing Ron Paul a few days ago, CNN’s chief political analyst Gloria Borger avoided discussing his policies and instead dredged up the already exhausted newsletter scandal. On multiple occasions, Paul has stated that he: (1) doesn’t know who the author was, (2) takes […]

The Quest for Identity

Article by Siryako Akda. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- As a resident of the Philippines, I would be lying if I did not entertain thoughts of immigration at some point in time. One of the deepest desires of Filipinos is to stop being Filipinos in the Philippines, and instead become Filipinos in [insert wealthy […]

Plato's five regimes

Plato had it figured out 2500 years ago, and not much has changed since then. Right now, we’re in the twilight phase of stage four headed towards stage five. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Classical Greek philosopher Plato discusses five types of regimes. They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy and Tyranny. Plato also assigns a man to each of these regimes to […]

American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?…

By Chris Hedges. Hat tip to LJP. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of […]

Starvenomics in North Korea and Elsewhere

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Reporting on the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, Reuters (via The Atlantic) asks, “How did one man starve a nation of roughly 23 million people? The answer: By clinging to a broken economic system designed to do little but ensure his own […]

Dissolving the State

By Roderick Long. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Newly translated and added to the Molinari Institute online library: an excerpt from chapter 10 of Gustave de Molinari’s 1888Political Evolution and the Revolution. This extract includes the following passage, whose wording – despite its dismissive reference to “anarchists” – is clearly inspired by Proudhon’s call for […]

“Systemic Risk” for Profit

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- At the beginning of this month, commenting on the European debt crisis, Forbes‘s Charles Kadlec pointedly indicted Europe’s “governing elite” or “ruling class” as “the source of systemic risk to the global financial system.” Kadlec emphasized the relationship between Europe’s banking sector and its governments, […]

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Since passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998, the Lords of Scarcity have given us one demonstration after another of the totalitarian lengths they’re willing to go to — that they’re driven to, in fact — to preserve their system of […]

A New Year of Global Protest

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- In 2011, the protester so upset the prevailing order of things that Time magazine named her (or him, as the case may be) its Person of the Year. As I write, protesters in China, Russia and Yemen, to name a handful, are the streets voicing […]

JB Campbell: Anti-American

From Veterans Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The leakers are being called “anti-American.” What decent person, anywhere in the world today, is not anti-American? Is there anyone more dangerous than our typical ignorant, arrogant American “citizen,” who very likely couldn’t find America on a marked map of the world? Well, yes: […]


From The Blaze. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Did  Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies in southern Florida tie down, pepper-spray, and eventually kill a disturbed man who was arrested for public intoxication? That’s the account and accusation relayed Over two years ago,  62-year-old Ohioan Nick Christie was detained for public intoxication while on a […]

CIA report: No issue with spy agency's partnership with N.Y. police

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- New York (CNN) — The Central Intelligence Agency announced Friday that an internal report found no issue or evidence of wrong-doing in the spy agency’s partnership with the New York City Police Department. “The CIA inspector general has completed a review of the CIA’s relationship with […]

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front

From The Los Angeles Times. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Unmanned aircraft from an Air Force base in North Dakota help local police with surveillance, raising questions that trouble privacy advocates. A Predator drone spy plane helped police make arrests after a North Dakota… (Lake Region Law Enforcement Center) December 10, 2011|By […]

Hiding mass murder behind "national security"

From the Sipsey Street Irregulars. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— SSI Exclusive: Hiding mass murder behind “national security.” What Newsweak & the FBI didn’t want you to know about PATCON and the OKC Bombing. And now we know what a cabal of New York editors under pressure from a frightened FBI and […]

AZ sheriff's officers turn in federal credentials

Article by Jacques Billeaud. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a scumbag like Joe Arpaio ended up contributing to the downfall of the 50-state/1000-base empire? —————————————————————————————————————————————————– PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail officers lined up at a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday to ceremoniously hand in […]