In a panel at the Cato Institute on conservatism and war, U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.) revealed that the vast majority of GOP members of Congress now think it was wrong for the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003.
My esteemed colleague at THE NEW AMERICAN, Thomas R. Eddlem, does an excellent job dismantling the latest effort by the mainstream, beltway Right to hijack the Tea Party Movement (TPM) and link the Constitution with war and torture. Don’t fall for the latest lies from these establishment neoconservatives, people! Here’s an excerpt of Eddlem’s article:…Details
The recent Medina debacle on Glenn Beck’s overrated show highlights the obvious hypocrisy of the Beltway Right-wing when it comes to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories that question government action are shunned while ones that endorse all-out war are to be embraced and repeated. I have one simple question though for anyone free-thinking enough not to…Details
Via Jason Ditz In comments published today in a Pakistani business paper, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin pressed for Pakistan to dramatically raise taxes, insisting that “Pakistanis pay less for their government than nearly any other country in the region.” To that end, Secretary Wolin urged Pakistan’s parliament to enact value-added tax (VAT) legislation.…Details
Whether the war is in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan or the many places our government decided to interfere with, there is only one known. INNOCENT PEOPLE are always hurt or killed. I will repeat that again since people always tend to forget, INNOCENT PEOPLE are always hurt or killed in war. Conservatives and liberals alike…Details
Wrong. As this article from Time Magazine makes clear, there’s a long-running effort for independence in Vermont. And this movement isn’t about anything remotely “right-wing” in the traditional sense. In fact, their primary motivation is opposition to war. Here’s an excerpt: A former Duke University economics professor, Naylor heads up the Second Vermont Republic, which…Details
A provocative piece, as usual, from Glenn Greenwald. Definitely worth looking at… (h/t Lew Rockwell) Here’s an excerpt: Just think about this for a minute. Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim that they are associated with Terrorism…Details
While doing some research for an article that I was planning on writing about gun control – both domestic AND foreign – I came across an article that I feel sums up the position quite nicely. Here’s Scott Lazarowitz at LewRockwell.com in his recent article, The Conservative Nut That’s Hard To Crack: A few months…Details
Ron Paul, in the 2nd part of his recent interview on the Mike Church show (click here for part 1), talks about the constitution, foreign policy, national defense, and most importantly for this post – nullification. For years, the good Dr. has been a staunch supporter of the Constitution – and is probably the only…Details
Many of those who currently support president Obama voted as a protest against Bush and the policies of the past 8 years, an administration that was about as transparent as a bottle of mud. The prevailing thought amongst the “Change We Can Believe In” crowd was that America would see an entirely different approach under our new president and consequently an end to the days of Blackwater, torture and the dark ways of his predecessor.
In a recent article in The Nation, Jeremy Scahill, who gained noteriety for noted for his expose on the Blackwater era, informs us that there has been little change in many of the inhuman policies that showered innocent lives with death and destruction during the Bush years.Details