U.S.'s Afghan Headache: $400-a-Gallon Gasoline

Article by Nathan Hodge. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— OVER EASTERN AFGHANISTAN—Parachuting a barrel of fuel to a remote Afghan base takes sharp flying skills, steady nerves and flawless timing. It also costs a lot of money—up to $400 a gallon, by military estimates.  But the Pentagon is stuck with the expense […]

Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

Article by Sal Gentile. ————————————————————————————————- Oakland police officers in riot gear line Frank H. Ogawa plaza, the site of an Occupy Wall Street encampment, Tuesday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Is our Constitution under siege? Many civil liberties advocates fear it might be. They’re worried about a provision […]

Hundreds in Fallujah burn U.S. flag to celebrate troops pulling out of Iraq

It looks like some hearts and minds didn’t get won. These are the kinds of demos we need in the U.S. ———————————————————————————————- AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of Fallujah residents burn U.S. and Israeli flags as they demonstrate in celebration of the departure of US troops from Iraq, on December […]

10 Ways the War on Drugs is a Wild Success

Article by Eric Blair. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- For all the evidence of how the War on Drugs has failed society, there’s equally as much evidence of how it is a great success to those who continue to support it. The drug war has many advantages if you wish to control […]

What Happens When The Majority Of Americans Face Economic Hardship?

The struggle ahead. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– There was a time when mercy was shown for those facing economic hardship. Even the Internal Revenue Service would reduce debt if a family could show they were in “trouble.” Hospitals would often gift part of an extensive medical bill, if not all, due […]

Race, Religion, and Politics

I found this interesting post at a blog called Quisling’s Quest. This is somewhat simplistically stated, but the core vision is correct. Anarchists should be at the forefront of developing a movement like what this blogger describes. In fact, anarchists should be the natural leadership of such an […]

Bradley Manning Finally Gets a Hearing

Article by Kelley Vlahos. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Next week, as the country’s Christmastime frenzy is in full swing, a 24-year-old American Army private will be on trial for his very life. His supporters say “we are all Bradley Manning,” and perhaps they are right. His first hearing since he was […]

Do the Republicans Ever Learn?

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- In August 2008, as the world’s leaders gathered in Beijing for the Olympic games, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, hot-headed and erratic, made his gamble for greatness. It began with a stunning artillery barrage on Tskhinvali, capital of tiny South Ossetia, a province that […]

As California mandate looms, some LGBT curriculum already in place

Article by Debra Goldschmidt. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In 10th grade English at Los Angeles’ Grover Cleveland High School, Danielle Taklender’s students read the book “Luna” by Julie Anne Peters.  It’s a story about a transgender teen. Taklender has been teaching the book for seven years without any fanfare or push back. It’s […]

The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US

Article by Robert Johnson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The U.S. military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade almost wherever it likes at will. We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and […]

Oath Keepers Alert: Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility

From Oathkeepers.Org ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons. This incident was confirmed, in person, by Oath Keepers […]

Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Penis Pumps

Article by Benjamin Domenech. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare has spent more than $240 million of taxpayer money on penis pumps for elderly men over the past decade, and will surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this […]

NATO tankers destroyed in Pakistan

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Militants attacked and destroyed at least 22 oil tankers parked in Pakistan. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Police say 7 militants on motorcycles attacked the parked oil tankers Thursday night The tankers had been parked since Pakistan shut down NATO supply routes last month Closing the routes was […]

Idiot SWAT Team Tried to Catch Guy Who Was Already in Prison

From the Gawker. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- After collecting tips from (drunk? bath salts-addled?) witnesses and obtaining a warrant, a Santa Maria, California SWAT team stormtroopered the home of Hope and Javier Bravo Sr. in search of their son, Javier Bravo Jr. But he was already incarcerated. Which seems like something […]

The market as the antidote to capitalism

Article by Gary Chartier. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The anti-capitalists, now more than 50 days outside St Paul’s, have a point: capitalism is proving unfair. But I would like to try to persuade them that the reason is because it is not free-market enough. (Good luck, I hear you cry.) The […]

Deliver Occupy from its “Friends”

Article by Kevin Carson. Glad to see Carson attacking the “institutional Left.” —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Mainstream liberals and the Institutional Left frequently criticize the Occupy movement for its lack of public spokespersons and its lack of clear demands. But according to David Graeber, it came very close to having those […]

One Nation, Under Arms

Article by Todd Purdum. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The private papers of the late George F. Kennan, Cold War architect and diplomat extraordinaire, reveal his anguish over the way his famous 1947 warning about Soviet expansionism helped transform the America he loved into one he no longer recognized: a national-security state. A half-century […]

Doing Foreign Policy: Libertarianism and war

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Libertarians “don’t do foreign policy,” writes Leon Hadar, a foreign policy analyst who for some years was associated with the Cato Institute, an institution whose principals like to think of it as the premier pro-liberty Washington thinktank. As evidence for his contention, Hadar cites a seminar he […]

At the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum

By Richard Spencer. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The Terror War years of 2003-2007 feel like ages ago now…though I fondly remember rooting on Jon Stewart as he launched into devestating send-ups of the Republicans and neocons. (That the Bushians and neocons were lunatics (or worse) was, of course, one of the few things […]

Over the Rainbow: My Journey to South Africa

AltRight’s Andy Nowicki goes to Orania. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— As you read these words, O loyal AltRight reader, your humble correspondent dwells in a distant, exotic, and vibrant society (“vibrant” being the standard euphemism for “dangerous” these days). Yes, I find myself behind the Rainbow curtain, in the multicultural less-than paradise of […]

The Paranoid Persuasion: Newsweek Warns of a Imminent Nazi Takeover

Article by James Kirkpatrick. Left-wing McCarthyism in the mainstream media. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— With its November-28 cover story, “My Life as a White Supremacist,”Newsweek has published what amounts to an extended press release from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Featuring a flaming cross on the cover and pictures of brown-clad stormtroopers […]

Scotland bids farewell to the UK

From PressTV. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— As senior SNP strategists are drawing up a “prospectus for independence,” they have maintained that the relationship between Scotland and its Scandinavian neighbors would be taken to a higher level as they assert that Scotland has more in common with Scandinavian countries than the UK. […]

Globalisation has turned on its Western creators

Article by Jeremy Warner. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— A number of years ago, a story went around that sprouts were being transported from across Britain to an East Anglian airport, from where they were sent to Poland for washing and packaging before being air-freighted back again for sale in supermarkets located […]

The Stark Truth: Interview with Dylan Hales

Listen to the interview. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Robert interviews Dylan Hales. Topics include: Definition of “Left conservative“; The phony Left/Right paradigm; Our “crisis of bigness” and the need for decentralization; Economic alternatives such as distributism and mutualism; Building political coalitions and the potential barriers to doing so; The importance of […]

The Problem With Global Finance

Article by Scott Locklin. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The present European financial crisis seems absurdly complicated to the outside observer as well as to some inside observers. But the reality is fairly simple if you look at it the right way: Leave all ideology and economic theory aside, follow the money, and […]

Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement

Article by Paul Gottfried. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A book of mine, Leo Strauss and Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal,is about to come out with Cambridge University Press; and it has a special connection to the Mises Institute. Much of the critical thrust comes from attending conferences sponsored by the […]

More Useful Idiocy from the 53 Percenters

Article by Kevin Carson. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— There’s some good in the Tea Party, but as far as I can see no good in the 53% movement at all. The Tea Partiers — some of them, some of the time — talk as if the Wall Street banksters were at […]

Regulated to Death

Article by Mo Karn. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— click to enlarge Scott Elmquist Shockoe Bottom, despite big plans to transform the area into a creative arts and culture district, continues to make news for violence outside of nightclubs. On Oct. 8, Justin R. Morgan was shot in the face and killed […]

Irish frozen out of a new green card bill in Congress

Article by Niall O’Dowd. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– A green card bill that will be a bonanza for Indian, Chinese, Latino and Filipino immigrants is making its way through Congress and has passed the House of Representatives. It will have the impact of  denying green cards to other countries, including Ireland,as […]

Babbitt resigns as FAA chief after weekend arrest

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————   updated 6:08 PM EST, Tue December 6, 2011 In a statement, Randy Babbitt said he didn’t want to “cast a shadow” on the work of colleagues at the FAA. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: FAA head Randy Babbitt resigns after a weekend charge of drunk driving NEW: Transportation […]

Mother Died Today or, Maybe, Yesterday

Article by Tom Naylor. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The euro is going down and will most likely take the 17 nation euro zone with it, if not the entire 27 nation European Union.  Or maybe it will be the other way around?  Does it really matter? Having never recovered from the […]

Arrest War Criminal George Bush!

From American Front. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Amnesty International has urged African nations to arrest former US President George W. Bush during his visit to the continent this month. “International law requires that there be no safe haven for those responsible for torture; Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia must seize this opportunity […]

10 Reasons America Will Be Judged as the Most Brutal Empire in History

From the Activist Post. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Good and evil doesn’t have a grey zone.  Killing and stealing is bad.  Violence is never “good” or necessary unless it is used to defend against killers and thieves. Indeed, that is the morality behind the “just war” principle as defined by international […]

The Obama Regime Has No Constitutional Scruples

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— During an interview with RT on December 1, I said that the US Constitution had been shredded by the failure of the US Senate to protect American citizens from the detainee amendment sponsored by Republican John McCain and Democrat Carl Levin to […]

The War on You

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Shills for the War on Terror say al Qaeda is motivated by hatred for “our freedoms.”  The good folks in Congress, taking that message to heart, are acting to protect us by ensuring al Qaeda no longer has anything to complain about. William […]

A New Meaning for “Bank Robbers”

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- BBC News reports that the world’s “big central banks launched plans for co-ordinated action aimed to support the financial system.” Noting that “[b]anks were particular beneficiaries,” the story details the market boost and investor cheers accompanying the news. The world’s political classes have also […]

Thoughts on Emma West: How to Argue with the Ruling Class

Article by Sean Gabb. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– One of the ways in which a ruling class keeps control is its insistence on rules of debate that place opposition at a regular disadvantage. I cannot think of any time or place where opposition voices have been listened to on fully equal […]

10 Signs You Might Be a Slave

From the Activist Post. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The definition of slavery is not nearly as clear as it used to be when we could see the physical chains and whips that shackled human laborers.  Therefore, it’s more vital than ever to identify the abstract ways in which humanity is confined. […]

BOMBSHELL: US Caught Meddling in Russian Elections!

From the Activist Post. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– What would Americans say if they found their polling stations and certain political parties entirely infiltrated by Chinese money, Chinese observers, and Chinese-backed candidates promoting China’s interests in an AMERICAN election? The answer ranges from incarceration, to trials featuring charges ranging from fraud, […]


From The Blaze.   PC trumps freedom of expression. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Should public school officials have the right to prevent students from wearing pro-American garb on Cinco de Mayo? This question has been at the heart of a California court battle between the Morgan Hill Unified School District and […]

OWS and Israelification of American Domestic Security

From Rehmat’s World. WTF? —————————————————————————————————————————————————- On December 2, 2011, Al-Akhbar English published a research piece by American Jewish author, writer and blogger, Max Blumenthal. In the article, entitled ‘From Occupation to Occupy: Israelification of American Domestic Security’ – Max claims that the high-handed tactics used by American security forces against the Occupy Wall […]

Gun-themed purse delays teen flier

From CNN. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– A purse with a gun replica on it was flagged by the Transportation Security Administration at the Norfolk, Virginia airport. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Teen’s gun-themed purse gets flagged by TSA Apparel featuring gun replicas may fall on prohibited items list “A design on a purse. How […]