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Cal Poly Pomona Sociology Professor. Author of "Globalization and the Demolition of Society," co-editor/author (with Peter Phillips) of "Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney." National Steering Committee Member of the World Can't Wait.


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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 14, 2013
The Dress Rehearsal and the Rolling Coup Many people are entirely missing the extremity of the government lockdown, thinking that the GOP is committing political suicide. How political power isn't exercised through votes or popularity and why this situation should be viewed as a dress rehearsal and rolling coup.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2013
Reaping What You Sow: the Radical Right, Fascist Norms, and the Future There are deep fractures dividing this country at the heart of this government shutdown. Why the GOP will get even more extreme and why this is the beginning of an extreme scenario unfolding.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Syria: Jubiliation is Unwarranted Some in the anti-war movement have been celebrating "our" victory in "preventing a war." They are mistaking U.S. maneuvering prior to more escalation with peace moves. The war in Syria continues.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2013
Eugene Robinson on Syria, Obama and American Exceptionalism WaPo's Eugene Robinson claims that Obama has the right to bomb Syria because America's "exceptional" and that Obama's proved his mettle by killing people with drones. What's that again?!
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Trial of George Zimmerman and the Tribulations of Black People They're letting him walk! The verdict: if you're young and black, you can be killed with impunity. While this verdict is not surprising, since this was the way it was looking from the way the trial was proceeding, this is an outrage. This system had to be forced to even charge Zimmerman by people's protests and this obscene decision must not go down without mass protest.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The NSA Spying Scandal and Improbable Cause The NSA and Obama justify their ubiquitous, warrantless surveillance as necessary to fighting their "War on Terror." But overthrowing the 4th Amendment's standard of "probable cause" and using "improbable cause" by treating everyone everywhere as a suspect is as sensible as trying to solve a murder by having as your suspects the entire world's population.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2013
Those Who Cry Treason Whistleblowers Manning and Snowden are accused of treason. What is it that they have revealed to al-Qaeda that al-Qaeda didn't already know and couldn't have found out in the 1990s in 5 minutes of Google searching, including from the NSA's own website?
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 12, 2013
To Those Americans Who Say "I Have Nothing to Hide" Why "I have nothing to hide" is a disastrous response to the undermining of the Fourth Amendment.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Snowden and Manning Are Only the Beginning Why more whistleblowers are going to come forward no matter what Obama and the US government do to try to repress them.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2013
Why the US government is Spying on Everyone Not only is Obama spying on all Americans, he's spying on foreigners abroad - in other words, on the world. Why is this going on and why has it increased since Bush?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2013
Obama Needs Congress to Close GTMO, but Not to Use Drones? When the Senate finally held a hearing on drones, Obama refused to send a rep. He says he can't close GTMO because of Congress, yet he's killed thousands with drones without Congressional approval.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 22, 2013
Boston Marathon Bombers: Their Terrorist Actions Were Heinous, Their Outrage Explicable Why did the Tsarnaev brothers adopt terrorist tactics and what does this tell us about where things are at and where they are going?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Droning Out Any Opposition Rand Paul ends the filibuster of Brennan when Holder says POTUS wouldn't assassinate an American in America unless they're "engaged in combat." What does Holder mean by "engaged in combat"? An examination of gov't policy on this question reveals deeply distressing news.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 9, 2013
Holder Flip Flops on Drones But the NYT and NPR Don't Take Notice Eric Holder muddies the waters on drones: Obama still obviously believes he can drone assassinate anyone anywhere, but major media don't deem this worthy of comment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Red Queen's in Charge: First the Sentence, Then the Verdict. If Iran were using drones to kill Americans, what would US pundits and public officials be saying? What is the larger trajectory of momentous changes enacted under Democrats and Republicans that Obama's targeting people for murder by drone?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty: Journalism? Art? Propaganda? ZDT opens today in nationwide release on Gitmo's 11th anniversary. A close examination of Bigelow and Boal's defense of their film as apolitical and not endorsing of torture reveals amazing disengenuousness.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 21, 2012
Zero Dark Thirty: Bigelow's "Civilized Lunch" Zero Dark Thirty's director Bigelow defends against the charge that her film is an apologia for torture and specifically says bin Laden's courier's name was given up during a "civilized lunch." But, in fact, torture produced no useful intel at all.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Two Confounding Items in the News Regarding the Murdering of Children A U.S. military official recently announced that the U.S. military sometimes deliberately targets children for killing. This is, of course, entirely different from a lone, crazed, gunman such as Adam Lanza deliberately executing twenty children in their elementary school.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fear and Loathing Unto Death: Extreme Individualism, Shredding the Social Fabric, and the Sandy Hook Massacre What is a mother, who knows that her son lacks empathy and social skills, doing teaching him to shoot semi-automatic weapons and stockpiling weapons where he can easily get them?
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 15, 2012
Sandy Hook Massacre: The NRA Isn't The Main Problem Why gun control would help, but it's not the main issue here.

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