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(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 14, 2019 Down to Earth
Multiple reports by airline pilots of design defects in new, improved Boeing 737 were suppressed by government and media, resulting in scores of deaths of unwitting travelers.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 7, 2019 Metamorphosis
How accusations of prejudice can elicit prejudice.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 29, 2018 Douma Blackout
What your embedded mass media don't want you to know about the latest "chemical attack" in Syria.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 17, 2012 T&A Club
I'm thinking of starting a torture and assassination (T&A) discussion group. Along with the central issue--the propriety or impropriety of T&A--we'll talk about the tactics themselves: the purposes, processes and proper application of torture and assassination.
SHARE Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Adjoining Plots
Suppose that the president of the United States received intelligence that a very dangerous man was hiding in a house in a foreign country. Would it be OK for the president to get in touch with the authorities in that country and ask them to drop a bomb on that house?
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Fort Hood Mystery
How did one guy manage to shoot 43 people in a roomful of soldiers who have been carefully trained to bear any risk to protect each other from harm?
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 20, 2008 All In for Rotten AIG
The proposed "bailout," is actually a vast transfer of wealth from the have-nots to the haves. Ask your congressman who's pocketing all this money (somebody is), and you'll discover it's people with too much money--including no small number of Arabs, Asians and Europeans--who risked some of it to make more. They suffered a modest loss, and they're turning it into a panic so they can loot our treasury.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Wright Wronged. Wrong Righted?
Jeremiah Wright is the hapless victim of neobigots, paid promoters of a popular racism that proceeds not from the presumed superiority of the white race but from its presumed inferiority.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 17, 2008 The George and Charlie Show
Between Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, the designated inquisitors, not a single intelligent question was put to either candidate during ABC News' so-called "debate" in Pennsylvania last night.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, April 11, 2008 Yoo Disbarment Sought
The National Lawyers' Guild has called for the disbarment of John Yoo, the former Justice Department attorney who authored the notorious "torture memorandum," used to justify the illegal imprisonment and maltreatment of prisoners held by American military authorities as "unlawful combatants."
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2008 Bill of Rights Toilet Paper in Army Lawyers' Latrine?
It's very likely that some federal judges will have occasion to review the Sixth Amendment rights of criminal defendants when the cases now pending before the so-called military commissions at Guantanamo prison reach them. The accused--six Arabs said to have been involved in the events of September 11, 2001--have been denied each and every right enumerated by the Sixth, and they're on trial for their lives.
SHARE Monday, December 17, 2007 Endtimes for Half-Measures: Radical Policy for the Near Term
It's possible, maybe even likely that we will see a radical shift in public opinion and political activity over the next few years. Our youth and their kids, who will fall victim to a catastrophe of our making if we don't act, take precedence over all else. Damn the consequences of revolution if it improves their chances!
SHARE Thursday, December 13, 2007 What Else is on Those Tapes?
Obstruction of justice may well have been an important motive for those who erased the videotaped interrogations (and torture) of two arab prisoners, but that doesn't rule out other motives. Why is there no discussion of the possibility that the tapes were destroyed to suppress the contents of the interviews, to keep the public from knowing what the prisoners actually said?
SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2007 Alarms Censored, Polluters Sanctioned, Ignorance Recompensed
The prospect of catastrophic climate change wasn't news to informed citizens, who have been following the story for the better part of 25 years, but it seems to have come as a shock to the embedded mass media. Now, the bill comes due for a generation of journalistic malpractice.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, November 30, 2007 Rules of Engagement: Cowardice Codified
The bravest soldier becomes a coward when he follows an order to shoot unarmed people. The slaughter reported in this week's news of people on a Baghdad bus that didn't stop for soldiers at a roadblock is a case in point.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Censored: Media Consolidation Debate
Major broadcasters have turned their backs on the debate over media consolidation, as has the ink-on-paper press, and no wonder: their branch of the entertainment industry is the sole beneficiary of the FCC's unpopular deregulation move, and they'll be forever beholden to the reluctant regulators if any part of it gets through.
SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Ringer Departs U.S. Attorney's Office
Rachel Paulose, a beneficiary of the political pogrom that cost the last attorney general his job, will be relieved of her duties as U.S. attorney for Minnesota amid charges of mismanagement and misconduct lodged by her subordinates.