Listening to the DC commentariat talk about Syria is naturally mind-numbing, but perhaps the most infuriating line of arguments are about how “confused” we (as a nation) look for going to Congress and debating this “limited action” (let’s not call it a war).
Because we don’t follow the script of one single [...]
The dust had barely settled on lower Manhattan and the Pentagon when Dick Cheney and his legal advisors set out to remake U.S. law. Just five days after 9/11, the vice president gave Meet the Press’s audience insight into his thinking, arguing for the need to work on “the dark side,” in “the [...]
Anti-GMO conspiracy theorists are promulgating a multitude of myths about the recent Farmer Assurance provision of the annual farm bill, what they erroneously have dubbed The Monsanto Protection Act (page 78, Sec. 735). Many reasonable people have bought into the hype, not because they want to join the anti-science lunatic fringe, but [...]
Jason Richwine, the former-Heritage Foundation analyst and co-author of its recent estimate of the costs of legalization for unauthorized immigrants, responded to critics of his 2009 Harvard dissertation yesterday. His controversial thesis—that the “average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and [...]
Anti-GMO conspiracy theorists are losing it over a minor deregulatory provision in Congress’s short-term appropriations bill. Infowars.com declares, “Senate passes Monsanto Protection Act, granting Monsanto power over U.S. government.” The Daily Sheeple calls the provision, “the most dangerous food act ever to pass the US Congress.” Food Democracy Now claims [...]
John Yoo, George W. Bush’s Assistant US Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, has a real problem with Obama’s use of drones. But unlike civil libertarians, his problem isn’t that Obama claims the right to kill U.S. citizens without charge or trial—it’s that we can’t capture and torture them without charge or [...]
“The gold was never coined for which I would barter my individual freedom of acting and thinking upon any subject, or would knowingly interfere with the rights of the meanest human being.” -Lydia Maria Child, 1833
Lydia Maria Child was a 19th century American “abolitionist” and “women’s rights advocate”–or to use today’s word for someone who [...]
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