CIA Director William Burns held “clandestine” meetings with Chinese intel agencies during an unannounced trip to Beijing last month, US officials told the Financial Times, suggesting the visit was intended to “stabilize” deteriorating relations with the People’s Republic.
State Dept. Says Pentagon Preventing Cooperation with International Court
A State Department official told Congress the Pentagon is stopping the US government from working with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, over the invasion of Ukraine.
Debt-Ceiling Theater Masks True Depth of DC’s Red Ink
As the latest debt-ceiling drama winds down, Americans are varyingly exasperated, angered, anxious and maybe even a little bit entertained by the spectacle. While their emotions vary, most citizens have something in common: They don’t realize they’re being misled...
5/26/23 Nick Turse on the Crimes of Henry Kissinger
Download Episode. Scott talks with journalist Nick Turse about a series of articles he wrote to mark Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday. Scott and Turse reflect on all the destructive policies Kissinger helped enact during his long career in government and try to...
Are Police Inherently Less Competent Than Citizens?
Qualified immunity says some people should be held to a lower legal standard than everyone else under Anglo-American common law, mostly government officials in their formal duties—but also stock holders for decisions made by their companies. The idea behind it is that...
Analysis: Both Parties Always Serve the Military-Industrial Complex
In 2023, despite skyrocketing inflation and debt, as well as rising sociopolitical divisions, leadership among both Republicans and Democrats will always agree that substantially more US taxpayer money, never less, should be poured into the military-industrial complex, according to an analysis by journalist Judd Legum.
Ukraine Calls for Massive ‘Demilitarized Zone’ Inside Russia
As a condition for ending the war, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded Moscow remove its military forces along its border with Ukraine. The official voiced hopes that the buffer area within Russia would be manned by international troops.
News Roundup 5/30/2023
US News A bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to the Defense Department chief calling for an investigation into major American arms dealers accused of systemic “price gouging,” on Wednesday, according to The Hill. The Institute The debt ceiling agreement...
Turn Off, Don’t Automate, the Killing Machine
The quest to develop and refine technologically advanced means to commit mass homicide continues on, with Pentagon tacticians ever eager to make the military leaner and more lethal. Drone swarms already exist, and as insect-facsimile drones are marketed and produced,...
Homeschooling is Key to Preserving Liberty
The most recent release from the federally funded Nation’s Report Card shows that 40 percent of eighth graders lack even a basic understanding of U.S. history, while only 14 percent are proficient or advanced in history. This score from 2022 showing so many students...
Bipartisan Senators Urge Pentagon to Probe ‘Price Gouging’ by US Defense Contractors
A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to the Defense Department on Wednesday calling for an investigation into major American arms dealers accused of systemic “price gouging,” according to the Hill.
News Roundup 5/29/2023
US News A senior defense official said America was ready to fight in space. The Guardian Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Ukraine’s parliament to approve a bill that would put sanctions on Iran for 50 years over its alleged military support for...
Libertarians Should Reject Memorial Day
Memorial Day brings together people from all political persuasions in remembrance and celebration of dead American soldiers. Libertarians, however, should reject a holiday that consecrates and immortalizes the names and lives of those who sacrificed themselves in...
As Biden Eyes More War, South Yemen Intensifies Push for Secession
The UAE-backed National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) called on its forces to secure a military takeover and annexation of the entirety of Yemen’s southern territory during a meeting on Monday, the Arab Weekly reported. The STC is intensifying its push for secession, seeking a partition corresponding with the borders of the former states of North Yemen and South Yemen, which existed prior to the country’s 1990 unification.
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