Via ThinkProgress, the full text of the president’s signing statement on NDAA addresses both of everyone’s favorite sections: Section 1021 affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note). This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary. […]
Episode Four, The Deadly Game of Nations
By Emilia 1956 I’m old enough to remember ratfuckers. They appeared, as if from nowhere, during the 1972 election year – young Republicans, mostly college students, trained to look and act like young Democrats of the day (the forerunners of today’s EmoProg Puritopians), to infiltrate the offices and campaigns of the major Democratic Presidential contenders […]
We can see this campaign of organized squatting as a direct response to the conditions of today’s housing market, which is still struggling to let out the air of rampant speculation pricing from the housing boom. The lagging crisis in housing has not been solved by the capitalist structures that created it, as banks prepare […]
The laughable pretense that Ron Paul lurves Occupy protesters has now collapsed: Paul soon took the stage, and as Adeyemi started shouting for the mic-check he was quickly surrounded by Paul supporters. Many began cheering to drown out Adeyemi’s recitation of the script he’d brought, which criticized Paul for opposing abortion rights and supporting the elimination […]
Remember how Ron Paulites used to whine incessantly that their man wasn’t getting enough attention from the mainstream media? That seems a kindness now that knowledge of his racist newsletters has become general, but of course his fans never meant for him to get that kind of attention. Or this kind: Paul’s Iowa chair, Drew Ivers, […]
Submitted for your comparison: the Obama doctrine of targeted drone strikes on the left versus the Rumsfeld porn of “shock and awe” on the right. The differences are more than just the scale, as these two operations have entirely different goals and outcomes.