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TGIF: Replace Your Divots

TGIF: Replace Your Divots

I am not, nor have I ever been, a golfer. I did golf once, just before the turn of the century, and I disliked it. Nevertheless, I live by a cardinal principle in golfer etiquette: Replace your divots. A divot, of course, is a chunk of turf that is dislodged by a golf...

Do Lockdowns Save Lives?

Do Lockdowns Save Lives?

Appearances are of four (4) kinds: Things are as they appear to be; Things neither are nor appear to be; Things are, but do not appear to be; Things are not, but yet appear to be.      ~ Epictetus, Phrygian Philosopher Despite what seems to me incontrovertible data...

It Only Gets Worse From Here

It Only Gets Worse From Here

How bad is it? That is the question on everyone's mind as we come to grips with the economic carnage caused by global economic shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, and ongoing quarantines of million of people. Do we face another Great Depression, or simply a deep...

News Roundup

News Roundup 6/1/20

The Murder of George Floyd The police officer who murdered George Floyd has been charged with manslaughter and murder. Derek Chauvin and three other officers were fired after they murdered Floyd. [Link] Will Porter covers the protests, looting, and police brutality....

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April 26, 1992. Again.

April 26, 1992. There was a riot on the street, tell me, where were you? I get the feeling the majority of you rioting right now were either too young or not even born yet when that song made its rounds. Didn’t quite have the ability for those events to make their...

Want to end the protests and riots? End the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs is the immediate cause of, and pretext for, the system of oppression, and police violence and militarization. Ending the War on Drugs is also a project that can unite rather than divide, something that people from different races and different...

Flynn-Kislyak Call Transcript Released

As we already knew, the bad part is him trying to get Russia to veto the UNSC Israel-Palestine resolution. The part about the sanctions and avoiding "tough guy" "tit-for-tat" escalation of tensions over Obama's sanctions was perfectly fine if not heroic.

Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend’s 911 Call

Kenneth Walker clearly had no idea that the men who murdered his girlfriend were members of his local security force. For weeks they called her a "suspect" to dehumanize her -- every single member of local TV news surely went along with this as they always do -- and...

The Scott Horton Show

Free Man Beyond the Wall

Foreign Policy Focus

Trump Withdraws from Another Important Treaty with Russia

On FPF #495, I discuss the US leaving the Open Skies Treaty. The treaty allows for member states to conduct surveillance flights over each other. The treaty is key to keeping countries informed about each other's military capabilities. Without the treaty in place, war...

News Roundup 5/20/20

US News Senator Rand Paul says no-knock warrants should be abolished. [Link] Sam Jacobs explains how civil asset forfeiture has led to rampant police abuse and policing for profit. [Link] An email from Susan Rice from inauguration day has been released. The email...

Trump Fires IG Looking Into Saudi Weapon Sales

On FPF #494, I discuss Trump's decision to fire the State Department Inspector General. At the time the IG was fired, the office was looking into State Department head Mike Pompeo. Pompeo a target because the State Dept continued to push to sell weapons to Saudi...

Don't Tread on Anyone

What is ‘the State’ or ‘the Government’?

... the State is the organization of robbery systematized and writ large. Th e State is the only legal institution in society that acquires its revenue by the use of coercion, by using enough violence and threat of violence on its victims to ensure their paying the...

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