Samuel Johnson wrote “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Never has this adage seemed more true: October 26 [marked] the 10th anniversary of the USA Patriot Act, the first among many bipartisan government assaults on the Bill of Rights over the past decade. It is a time to mourn our lost freedoms. Our […]
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Protesters called for George W. Bush’s arrest in Canada yesterday. Why not? The ICC will never arrest Bush as he “clears brush” in Crawford, TX, but maybe it will nab him someday as he steps off an airplane outside the United States. Not likely, but maybe. More here. Bookmark It
Yesterday at a fast-food eatery, I remembered how quickly 9/11 became a device for lulling Americans into swallowing lies about costly, undeclared wars… Bookmark It
Excellent NYT piece about an annoying symptom of America’s decline — the tendency of far too many too people to “infantilize” themselves with mindless hero worship and a desperate belief in American exceptionalism. Bookmark It
It’s good to see something by Nat Hentoff, who wrote for Village Voice when it was worth reading and is still fighting the good fight against people in powerful positions who violate the law of the land. Bookmark It
but what about the other Christian worthies? … Lest you think the Lone Star State has the only direct line to the divine, note that, in this presidential cycle, both Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain have said they are running at God’s behest. So, for that matter, has Paul Sims, an ex-firefighter and self-proclaimed “George […]