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  • The Palmer Raids: America’s Forgotten Reign of Terror

    01/04/2020 4:06:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 99 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes. Friday, January 3, 2020 Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en) Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morning—on January 3, 1920—Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in...
  • Guest Opinion: Nixon’s Vietnam strategy destroyed American lives

    03/02/2020 7:44:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    theintell ^ | 03/02/2020 | Jean Mollack
    Two recent letters to this newspaper have reminded readers of Richard Nixon’s actions during the Vietnam War: how he escalated the terrible conflict and expanded it into Cambodia and Laos before finally agreeing to the long overdue settlement that ended it. The year of 1968 was unforgettable to history. There were so many events happening then: the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, the riots after King’s murder, the unrest at the Democratic convention after Kennedy’s slaying where Humphrey took the nomination from Eugene McCarthy, the presidential campaign between...
  • Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas

    02/20/2020 5:30:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Feb 20 | Peter Baker
    In lashing out at the prosecution of Roger Stone and “dirty cops,” the president confronted the attorney general with a choice about how to respond. President Trump once again berated the “dirty cops” of the law enforcement establishment on Thursday, accusing the Justice Department of going after his friends but not his enemies in an outburst that flouted Attorney General William P. Barr’s pleas to stop publicly intervening in prosecutions where he had a personal interest. Speaking out hours after his friend Roger J. Stone Jr. was sentenced to more than three years in prison for lying to protect the...
  • Trump’s Inauguration Photos Were Cropped to Make Crowds Look Bigger, Report Says

    09/08/2018 10:46:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 8sep18 | Edwin Rios
    Workers were given the impression the president wanted “pictures that appeared to depict more spectators.” Shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump boasted about the size of the crowds in attendance, and then-press secretary Sean Spicer, in his first press conference, sided with his boss and insisted that it had been “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.” This wasn’t true, of course, but a government photographer did his best to make it seem like it was. Newly released documents obtained by the Guardian show that a National Park Service photographer, following a request from the White House,...
  • How deep is Turkey's Sinjar entanglement?

    03/07/2017 6:39:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 7, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, translator Timur Göksel
    Turkey, which has developed rather odd relationships with some of its neighbors in recent years because of its reckless foreign policy, has begun treating Kurdish notables coming from Iraqi Kurdistan as official leaders. According to former Turkish Consul-General at Erbil Aydin Selcen, when Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani used to come to Turkey, he was received in Istanbul and not in Ankara, the capital. The meetings were not held in palaces but at less-impressive locations. The Kurdistan flag was never displayed. Meetings were held in Arabic, not Kurdish. To give the impression that the meetings were unofficial, nobody wore ties. In short, everything was...
  • "Turkey commits a crime and Russia is after its own interests"

    01/28/2018 8:09:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 29 Jan 2018, 00:40 | ANF - ERİS QOSER | MOSCOW
    Russian human rights activist, lawyer Maria Bast accused Turkey of violating international law by attacking Afrin and said, “On the other hand Russia has the mentality that is based on the principle that says everything’s fair on the way to victory”. President of Russian Lawyers Defending Human Rights, Maria Blast spoke to ANF about Turkish invasion attack on Afrin and Russia’s role in the region. How do you evaluate the invasion attack? Turkey, especially Erdogan doesn’t want to see Kurds getting their rights. During ISIS presence in Rojava, Erdogan didn’t raise his voice because ISIS was fighting against the Kurds...
  • U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

    07/21/2017 5:16:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 07/19/2017 | Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Grim
    THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so...
  • Poll: Most see a Hillary Clinton victory and a fair count ahead

    10/25/2016 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 87 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Oct 25 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Almost 7 in 10 voters nationwide say they think Hillary Clinton will win the presidency next month, but most say that if that happens, Donald Trump will not accept the results and concede, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Americans overall are more confident that the nation's votes for president will be cast and counted accurately this year than they were in 2008. Whatever the outcome, however, nearly 8 in 10 say that once all the states have certified their vote counts, the losing candidate has an obligation to accept the results and concede to the winner.
  • Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

    10/22/2016 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 113 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22/10/16
    X On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the University of Michigan's Justin Wolfers and Dartmouth College's Eric Zitzewitz, the piece notes, "...we estimate that market participants believe that a Trump victory would reduce the value of the S&P 500, the UK, and Asian stock markets by 10-15%, would reduce the oil price by $4, would lead to a 25% decline in the Mexican Peso, and would significantly increase expected future stock market...
  • Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else

    04/14/2015 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-13-2015 | James Williams and Daisy Carrington
    <p>Cuba is not like other places, or rather, not like anywhere that exists today.</p> <p>To some outsiders, it looks firmly stuck in the 1950s. Vintage cars roam the streets, the landscape is absent of strip malls and global chains, and the buildings -- though crumbling -- hark back to a grander time.</p>
  • Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

    01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 30, 2015 | Samuel Goldman
    Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue. This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a...
  • For the raunchy '21 & Over,' a very different message in China

    03/07/2013 7:39:15 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Amy Kaufman and Steven Zeitchik
    When audiences turn out for “21 & Over” in theaters beginning March 1, they’ll see a celebration of a prominent aspect of the American college experience -- the one involving beer pong, pep rallies and sexually liberated sorority girls. The film’s Chinese audiences, however, will be exposed to a different message: the perils of a hedonistic West and the importance of embracing one’s roots. That’s because two different versions of the R-rated Hollywood comedy have been cut. There’s the version that most of the world will see that that takes place entirely in the U.S. and expounds on the joys...
  • Unexceptionalism: A Primer (mega, ultra barf alert)

    04/30/2012 3:40:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 6 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | E. L. DOCTOROW
    If you’re a justice of the Supreme Court, ignore the first sacrament of a democracy and suspend the counting of ballots in a presidential election. Appoint the candidate of your choice as president.
  • Creepy White House Propaganda Video: West Wing Week

    05/22/2010 5:09:15 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 15 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | May 22, 2010 | The Lonely Conservative
    These people get creepier by the minute. I wonder how long it will be before these videos become part of the curriculum in our schools.
  • NBC’s ObamaVision: ‘Law and Order’ — ‘This Is Why We Need Health-Care Reform’

    11/17/2009 4:15:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 1,604+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2009 | Michael S. Rulle Jr.
    NBC’s “Law and Order” is in its 20th season. The economy is weak, so they have devolved to converting White House talking points into weekly shows. Last week, “Doped” was a farcical equivalent of “Damien Thorn meets Karen Silkwood.” Pharmaceutical companies and Doctors are worse than drug cartels. The killers in the previous week’s episode on such cartels were more sympathetic than the health professionals.
  • Honduras Offers Deal on Zelaya

    08/28/2009 3:16:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies · 587+ views
    Wash Post ^ | August 28, 2009 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    Two months after the president of Honduras was removed in a coup, the country's interim ruler offered Thursday to resign and accept the ousted leader back into the country -- as long as the exiled politician gives up his claim to the presidency, officials involved in the negotiations said. The offer, made privately at a meeting in Washington, was immediately rejected by the secretary general of the Organization of American States, which has been helping to broker the discussions, according to one of the interim government's top negotiators. But the negotiator, Arturo Corrales, said he was hopeful the proposal would...
  • World War 2: The debate goes on

    05/10/2009 11:52:38 PM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 73 replies · 4,603+ views
    Pravda ^ | 11.05.2009 | Stanislav Mishin
    It has been 64 years since the end of the Great Patriotic War, better known in the West and the rest of the world as World War 2, but the debate over the victory and its debasement has never been stronger or more ruthlessly waged. It is time to set things straight. First we will work through the favorite Myths that the West loves to use against Russia. Myth 1: Poland was the first victim of the Nazi and Soviet regimes.First of all, let us set the stage on Poland. Between 1918 and 1924, Poland invaded all of its neighbors...
  • Artist Sues The A.P. Over Obama Image [communist propagandist Shepard Fairey]

    02/09/2009 7:33:38 PM PST · by ETL · 26 replies · 1,184+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2009 | RANDY KENNEDY
    In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama. The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan after The Associated Press said it had determined that it owned the image, which Mr. Fairey used for posters and stickers distributed grass-roots style last year during the election campaign. The photo, showing Mr. Obama at the National Press...
  • Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston

    02/07/2009 7:41:59 PM PST · by ETL · 13 replies · 1,203+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 7th 2009
    BOSTON - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Barack Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday. Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand." Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, Officer James Kenneally said. One of...
  • Obama's 'Thank You' letter to his communist-propagandist icon artist, Shepard Fairey

    11/02/2008 10:14:08 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies · 1,930+ views
    various sources | various authors
    From Barack Obama's official website: “I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and...