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TGIF: The Liberal Spirit and Its Opposite, Alt-Rightism

How ridiculous it is for Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast to write, "It seems observably true that libertarianism is disproportionately a gateway drug...

US Confirms Airstrike That Killed Over 30 Afghan Civilians

Locals Say 36 Slain in the Attack, Dozens Wounded Over the weekend, Pentagon officials confirmed that the US was behind airstrikes against the north Afghan...

Texas Jury Sentences Houston Man to 80 Years for Drug Charge

A Houston man accused of trying to throw out a bag containing 16 grams of cocaine before a traffic stop was sentenced to 80...

Trump Joins the War Against Assad

The Donald's missile "attack" on Syria's al-Shairat air base is surely the most impetuous, thoughtless, reckless and stupid act from the Oval Office that...

Tulsi Gabbard told Trump ignore the “drumbeats of war”

President-elect Donald Trump met with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Monday, reportedly to discuss a possible position in his cabinet, and a senior member...

FDR’s Pearl Harbor Bait

On October 30, 1940, during his campaign for an unprecedented third term as president, Franklin Roosevelt told an audience in Boston, "And while I am...

The War on Marijuana Impairs Fighting Real Crime

When writing about money laundering laws, I’ll sometimes highlight gross abuses by government and I’ll periodically make the usual libertarian arguments about privacy. But I...

Handcuffed Woman Who Fell Out of Moving Police Car Fending Off Rapist Cop Gets...

Los Angeles, CA — Taxpayers of Los Angeles will have to pay for their police department’s misconduct yet again, as a woman who fell...

Walter Scott Shooting: Single Juror Forces Deadlock

The jury in the murder trial of former police officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed unarmed African American Walter Scott as he ran...

Not Much of a President

Jeffrey St. Clair of CounterPunch on Barack Obama's failed presidency: "Obama is a master of gesture politics, but he tends to flinch in nearly every...
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