Eighty-Nine Seconds: Why the media hates Ron Paul

Article by Justin Raimondo. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— I was really looking forward to the Republican foreign policy debate, eagerly anticipating the clash I expected between Rep. Ron Paul’s anti-interventionist viewsand the rest of that warmongering crowd – but I didn’t count on the filtering tactics of CBS News. The televised debate went on for […]

An Anti-Hagiography for Celebrated Mass Murderers

Article by Anthony Gregory. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Ralph Raico, Great Wars & Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal (Auburn, Alabama: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010), 246 pages. The greatest leaders, according to conventional appraisals, are usually those who draw the most blood. Most opinion makers distance themselves from Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and […]

Increasing number of disabled Israeli children sue for not being aborted

WTF? ————————————————————————————————————————————————- JERUSALEM, November 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Wrongful life” lawsuits, in which doctors are held liable for not discovering fetal abnormalities that might have prompted parents to abort their child, have become so common in Israel that the government has set up a committee to investigate the […]

Ending Corporate Rule: the Citizens’ Rights Movement

Article by Stuart Bramhall. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— There is lots of media speculation about the fate of #OccupyWallStreet (OWS) over winter. Wall Street and Washington politicians are hoping OWS will simply vanish with colder weather. At this point, I think this is highly unlikely. I suspect the size of public […]

To the So-Called 53%: Stop Embarrassing Yourselves

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- One of the corporate establishment’s favorite tricks for countering dissent is fake populism — dismissing as “class warfare” any critique of genuine privilege while misdirecting the working class’s resentment toward the underclass. It’s sometimes called “producerism”: An attempt to manufacture a sense of class […]

A Bleeding Heart History of Libertarian Thought – Herbert Spencer

Article by Matt Zwolinski. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- If you’re like most people, then the one thing you probably think you know about Herbert Spencer is that he was a “Social Darwinist.”  And that one thing is wrong. Libertarians like George Smith and Roderick Long (over and over again) have long defended Spencer against the unjust […]

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

From CNN. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— New York (CNN) — A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy protesters will be allowed to return to Zuccotti Park, but they can’t bring their tents and generators — once a mainstay of the movement. The Lower Manhattan property has been a home for […]

With Global Unrest and Militarized Police, Where Do You Go To Escape?

From Escape from America Magazine. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– These days, living in the United States and having a questioning mind is becoming more and more hazardous, forcing many of us to consider our options as to where we might want to spend the next few years. While no country is […]

Presidential Timber

Article by Fred Reed. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– All indicators point downward, I tell you. On the lobotomy box the other night I stumbled on what seemed to be sock puppets standing behind rostrums and hypnotically intoning “The American People, the American People, the American People.” Puzzled, I speculated that it […]

No to a Smoking Ban in Cars!

From the Libertarian Alliance. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The British Medical Association has called for a smoking ban in cars. Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance denounces this call for the following reasons: It is not the business of the State to protect individuals from the alleged effects of their own actions. […]

Busted! Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found on SUV

Article by Kim Zetter. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The second of two GPS trackers found recently on the vehicle of a young man in California. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear oral arguments in a case Tuesday that could determine if authorities can track U.S. citizens […]

Is the US Getting Domestic Indefinite Military Detention for Thanksgiving?

Article by Adam Serwer. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— A bipartisan group of senators is poised to force through dramatic changes to how the US government handles suspected terrorists—over the objections of the White House and Senate Democratic leadership. Legislative language that emerged from the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday afternoon […]

This Is What Revolution Looks Like

Article by Chris Hedges. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Welcome to the revolution. Our elites have exposed their hand. They have nothing to offer. They can destroy but they cannot build. They can repress but they cannot lead. They can steal but they cannot share. They can talk but they cannot speak. […]

God and Man (and Secession) at Yale

Article by Thomas Naylor. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- When I team taught a course on corporate strategy back in 1980 at the Yale School of Management with economist Martin Shubik and former New York Timeschief financial officer Leonard Forman, I never dreamed I would be invited back to Yale thirty years later […]

The 1994 Christian Children’s Fund Scandal: Precursor to the Penn State Debacle

Article by Thomas Naylor. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s connection to the university’s football related sex scandal was not his first brush with scandal involving a major organization under his watch.  In 1994, while he was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, Spanier was also Chairman […]

The Bloody Red Flag

Jim Goad on the Antifa’s ancestors.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Trending online news topics often cough up amusingly odd juxtapositions, such as when “Auschwitz” was #2 behind “LeAnn Rimes” and right ahead of “Holiday Bread Recipes” on Yahoo!’s home page. Although I didn’t get a screen capture, I swear to […]

Return of the War Party?

Article by Pat Buchanan. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Is a vote for the Republican Party in 2012 a vote for war? Is a vote for Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich a vote for yet another unfunded war of choice, this time with a nation, Iran, three times as large and populous […]

Western imperialism and its neocolonial puppets out of Somali

From UhuruNews.Com —————————————————————————————————————————————————   On Sunday October 16, troops from Kenya entered Somalia, not to help end the famine by planting food (as it is planting season), or to help with irrigation, but to kill more Africans. It has been reported that the French army is also assisting […]

NYPD Gestapo Shutting Down OWS. Shut Down NYPD!

From Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- NYPD Whiteshirt Gestapo are raiding Zuccotti Park on orders from Bloomberg, evicting protestors, conducting mass arrests. Let’s shut down the NYC government. Swarm the phone lines, emails and faxes of the Mayor’s office and NYPD. For starters: Bloomberg’s email:http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html Bloomberg’s Fax: (212) 312-0700 NYPD 1st precinct: […]

Addicted to Incarceration

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- A new American Civil Liberties Union report documents an area of public policy you’ll never hear much debate about within the political class: “How private prison companies have capitalized on the nation’s addiction to incarceration.” The report sheds light on a societal cancer that generates […]

US weapons 'full of fake Chinese parts'

Article by Malcolm Moore. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-   A Lockheed Martin C-130J “Super Hercules” Photo: AP By Malcolm Moore, Shanghai The US Senate Armed Services Committee said its researchers had uncovered 1,800 cases in which the Pentagon had been sold electronics that may be counterfeit. In total, the committee said it had found more than […]

Washington’s enemy ‘doesn’t exist’

From Russia Today. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Americans are in the crosshairs of terrorists worldwide purely due to Washington’s policy in the Muslim world, not because there is an Islamic enemy whose only aim is to kill Americans for their freedoms and lifestyle, insists a former CIA officer. Historian Michael Scheuer, […]

Gadhafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar

Article by Alex Newman. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— courtesy The New American (Editor’s note: Ever wonder why, all of a sudden, Gadhafi became a pariah who needed killing? Here’s the answer. And if Libya had 150 tons of gold, where is it now? If you think that the present banking system will […]

US to build Military Base in Australia to ward off growing China threat

From the European Union Times. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Australia is set to become home to hundreds of U.S. Marines – as America moves its servicemen to a military base on the northern tip of the country. In a bid to combat China’s increase in global military and financial power, between […]

Protesters arrested, challenged as police confront Occupy activists

From CNN. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Police attempt to disperse a crowd at Occupy Portland on Sunday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: 2 Denver police injured, 2 activists arrested Sunday Portland riot police trying to clear street face off with Occupy protesters Sexual assault reported at Occupy Philly camp, mayor says Salt Lake City […]

Regime Change in Europe: Do Greece and Italy Amount to a Bankers' Coup?

From TIME Magazine. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- The voice of the people isn’t something the markets seem to want to hear these days. First there was Greece, the cradle of democracy itself, where early this month, the merest mention of a referendum offering its citizens a say in a series of […]

Soldier found guilty of murdering Afghans, sentenced to life

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– This photo from the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Calvin Gibbs’ tattoos that are suspected to represent his “kills.” STORY HIGHLIGHTS Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs is sentenced to life in prison, with parole possible NEW: He remains under investigation for the 2004 shooting death of a family […]

New Mexico Law and Local Sheriff Trump the Feds

From the PPJ Gazette. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- New Mexico just proved that State law trumps unconstitutional federal regulations and that the power of the sheriff is superior over federal agencies.  This is the power of the Tenth Amendment! Ten years ago, when Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was Governor of New Mexico, […]

Moscow Warns Against Attack on Iran

From Russia Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Russian President has warned militarist rhetoric in the Middle East, and an attack on Iran could lead to a catastrophic war in the region. Dmirtry Medvedev’s statements came during the joint press conference with his German counterpart. Russia has been voicing strong words […]

Don’t Worry, The Federal Reserve Just Wants To Be Your “Online Friend”

From The American Dream. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– According to CNBC, the Federal Reserve “is planning on monitoring what you say about it on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook”.  Apparently we are not supposed to be alarmed though, because as the CNBC headline states, the Federal Reserve just “wants to […]

Scrooge Comes Early This Year With "Christmas Tree Tax"

Article by Kelly Phillips. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– I like a fresh-cut tree at Christmastime. Yes, I know all the arguments against buying fresh-cut Christmas trees and we do it anyway. It happens to be one of my favorite things about the holidays and now that I live in the snowy […]

The End of Zionism

Article by Andrew Hamilton. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Zionism’s days are numbered. The probability of its ultimate demise seems high, though the timing is unpredictable. Zionism was the project to create a homeland for the Jewish ethnic group by having world Jewry and what were then (c. WW I) still arguably […]

Cop car of the future – more eyes and ears

From CNN Money. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- These days, even small town police officers have a lot to do besides driving the car, switching on the lights and writing tickets. With so much going on inside a typical police car, an extra pair of hands, a few extra pairs of eyes […]

The Modernism of Race

Article by Jonson Miller. The implicit religiosity of this article aside, its seems this writer’s ideas would be more befitting of a genuine anarchism as opposed to racial reductionism and leftist universalism. A welcome contribution. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Human Biological Diversity (HBD), as a concept, is inimical to the radical […]

Occupied with conspiracies? The Occupy Movement, Populist Anti-Elitism, and the Conspiracy Theorists

Article by Spencer Sunshine. Notice how these critics never say a word about the participation of Stalinsts, Maoists, Trots, Castroites, or pro-North Korean groups in these movements. This article even seems to have some favorable words for the Popular Front. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————  

The Impact of OWS on Foreign Policy

Article by Stuart Bramhall. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The American political landscape is undergoing rapid change. A book I published seven weeks ago on political change (Revolutionary Change: An Expatriate View) is already out of date, and I’m hard at work on a second edition. No one dared hope that the […]

Can the Occupy Movement Fail Forward?

Article by Thomas Knapp. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The New Republic‘s Michael Kazin detects the influence of a “throwback” ideology — anarchism — on the Occupy movement. He’s right, of course: We’re there. And refreshingly, Kazin doesn’t just arrogantly write our influence off as a bad thing. “[T]here is something both bracing and […]

Sweatshops, Exploitation, and Neglect

Article by Matt Zwolinski. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Ari Kohen responds to my recent post on sweatshops with a few lingering concerns.  Among other things, he raises important questions about whether the evils of sweatshop labor can be compensated for by increased charitable giving, and about whether we shouldn’t recognize that American companies have […]

Praise for Market Anarchism from Italy

Article by Kevin Carson. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Domenico Letizia of biblioteca dell’egoista had some nice things about Larry Gambone, market anarchism and me in an article entitled “le Cooperative e la cultura americana.”  He earlier mentioned Roderick long, free market anticapitalism, and me in an article at Anarchismo Liberale. When I contacted him […]

Secession in Italy?

Article by Pat Buchanan. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— (Editor’s Note: Northern Italy wants to secede from the rest of Italy. Quebec wants to secede from the rest of Canada. Germany is making noises about leaving the European Union. Texas wants to be independent again. It seems that it’s the producers that […]

Have We Raised An Entire Generation Of Young Men That Do Not Know How To Be Men?

From The American Dream. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Have we completely and totally failed an entire generation of young men?  Have we failed to equip them with the tools that they need?  Have we raised an entire generation of young men that do not know how to be men?  Today, young adult […]

Why Secession is the only solution for Liberty

Article by Russell Longcore. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- I have a fellow traveler on the Liberty Road named Kerodin. He blogs very thoughtfully at Memento Mori and Three Percent Patriots. Recently he wrote about secession and Balkanization and that got my attention. What is a “Three Percent Patriot”? (from Sipsey Street Irregulars) ”During the American Revolution, […]

Carl Schmitt and the Nomos of the Earth

This is the full text of my lecture to the H. L. Mencken Club on November 5 in Baltimore. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Carl Schmitt was without question one of the most important political philosophers and legal theorists of the 20th century. During his extraordinarily long life, Schmitt wrote on public […]

Can the Foreign Policy Establishment Be Defended?

Hell, no. Article by John Schuessler.  ————————————————————————————————————————————————– November 3, 2011 The author’s views are his own and do not represent those of the Air War College, the Air Force, or the Department of Defense. Dan Drezner, one of my mentors while at the University of Chicago, asks an excellent […]

Why Governments Make War

Article by Justin Raimondo. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Why is the US involved in endless war around the world? Why, for that matter, do nations – or, rather, their governments – act the way they do? The number of answers is no doubt nearly equal to the number of questioners. It’s all about economics, […]