This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
(courtesy Empire Burlesque)
A Tiny Revolution
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
I recommend the new documentary about Ralph Nader, which was recently shown on PBS television, "An Unreasonable Man". Its primary focus is on Nader's argument for having run in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections despite the alleged harm done to the Democratic Party candidates.
I gaze at the horizon and I see dark clouds approaching â€“ ominous and foreboding, growing, spreading and swallowing the land.
After that, my father didn't watch television news when his younger kids were around.
How many? According to the Congressmanâ€™s office, there are five million: Democrats, he says, who are not good Americans - theyâ€™re Mexicans!
Free speech zones. Taser guns. Hidden cameras. Data mining. A new security curriculum. Private security contractorsâ€¦ Welcome to the new homeland security campus.
There's a war on across the country over who will be allowed to vote in 2008. One of the key battles in the election was fought on January 9 before the Supreme Court.
I have gone through the experience many timesâ€“in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis.
The process had left him crippled, unable to stand, hardly able to use his hands. But he was by all accounts a magnificent appearance that day in court, and indeed some of that shows through in one surviving photograph of that day, which is reproduced below.
This is an insidious attempt by the radical Christian right to rewrite American history, to turn the founding fathers from deists into Christian fundamentalists, to proclaim us officially to be a Christian nation.
I prefer to be called a Brooklynite or a Moabite, after the two places I call homeâ€” Brooklyn, New York, and Moab, Utahâ€”which to me are part of the same nation only in name and only by the force of outmoded institutions.
But as we'll see below, this attempt to peddle magic pills to chase away the horrors of war is just one front in a long-term, wide-ranging "warfighter enhancement program" -- including the neurological and genetic re-engineering of soldiers' minds and bodies to create what the Pentagon calls "iron bodied and iron willed personnel": tireless, relentless, remorseless, unstoppable.