Those who reveal secret abuses of power are the friends of society and of history Corporal Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are quite the center of controversy. The claim made by the government and the corporate elite is that Manning and Snowden are traitors to their country and have placed our national security at risk... Continue Reading →
The strange and unaccountable power of Justice Anthony Kennedy Yesterday, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote determining that, if you are a minority in an area with a history of voter discrimination against minorities, you don't deserve the special protections accorded in the Voting Rights Act of 1964. Today, Justice Kennedy provided the swing... Continue Reading →
An interesting video from Lee Camp at leecamp.com How do we justify imprisoning those who reveal crimes against humanity and abuses of power longer and more harshly than we do those who actually commit crimes against humanity and abuse power?
Why we are complicit in the domestic spying scandal The most noteworthy observation that I have about the great brouhaha over Glen Greenwald's expose of US domestic spying in The Guardian is how absolutely shocked everybody seems. The press and the social media act as if this is some sudden revelation. We had no idea... Continue Reading →