Friday, December 14, 2018

Justice

TGIF: Gassing Migrants

The Trump administration and its apologists are quick to point out that Barack Obama was as willing as Donald Trump himself to tear-gas desperate people trying to protect themselves by crossing America’s southern border....

Black man killed by cop during Alabama mall shooting had gun permit: father

The father of a black man killed by a police officer during a shooting at an Alabama mall said his son had a permit to carry a gun for self-defence, adding it was hurtful...

TGIF: The Art of the Smear — The Israel Lobby Busted

In 2016 and 2017 Al Jazeera produced a program that unmistakenly documents the Israel government and U.S. Israel lobby’s all-out effort to spy on, smear, and disrupt American students and other activists who are...

TGIF: My Most Excellent Election Day Experience

Last Tuesday, special day that it was, I awoke early and prepared to go out. By 7 a.m., I was where I always go on this special day, eager to do my duty and...

A Few Thoughts on Birthright Citizenship

Most have probably already heard that President Trump told Axios in an interview that he seeks to remove birthright citizenship via an executive order.  As many have already explained, this move would be unconstitutional as it...

TGIF: Birthright Citizenship – Just and Justified

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." So says section 1 of the...

TGIF: Let’s Stop the Merchants of Death

Imagine that back in the day, the U.S. government had contracted postal services out to a private company rather than setting up its own “public” agency. Today the U.S. Postal Corp. would have officers,...

Anarcho-Capitalism and the Germanic Folklaw Ep. 97

In part two of our series on the Germanic Folklaw, I discuss how oaths and affirmations gave rise to formal legal language, how the Germanic Folklaw relates to anarcho-capitalism, and begin to touch on...

TGIF: The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To...

Roots of the Germanic Folklaw Ep. 96

In a return to a more scholarly format of the podcast, I take a bit of a deep dive into Chapter 1 of "Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition" by...
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