Monthly Archives: May 2012

Free Speech Is Becoming Costly

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in order to face allegations of sexual misconduct.  Assange, who has still yet to be charged with a crime, and has attempted to face questioning … Continue reading

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The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Has a Kill List?

Two stories in as many days have managed to raise a number of necessary questions regarding Obama’s use of drones to attack alleged terrorists in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia.  Yesterday’s New York Times article, that isn’t entirely adversarial to the Obama Administration, but does … Continue reading

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War On Civil Liberty

In 2005 it was reported that President Bush was illegally spying on American citizens, ignoring the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which had specific provisions ensuring that Americans were protected from eavesdropping, without a federal warrant.  The Bush DOJ protected … Continue reading

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Indoctrination, Propaganda, Fear, and Idealism

Indoctrination is a powerful weapon.  It breeds within us, a fear so palpable that it can paralyze our ability to question.  We’re made to think, by our government, our companies, our churches, our schools, and even our families, that what … Continue reading

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Stopping Indefinite Detention

The decision by federal district Judge, Katherine Forrest, to temporarily enjoin enforcement of the controversial provisions involving indefinite detention in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is a monumental one that has revitalized, at least in me, the notion that … Continue reading

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Why Do People Hate America?

I’m going to preface this post by saying that I do not condone terrorism of any kind.  I do not support or identify with Islamic extremists or any other form of terrorism in the name of any ideal or religion.  … Continue reading

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Nationalism: A New Prejudice

Nationalism, as an idea, is an ambiguous word.  On the surface it seems like a word meant to convey a form of patriotism;  something benign, virtuous, and ultimately, something worth becoming.  A closer examination of what it means to be … Continue reading

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