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Tuesday August 13th, 2013
Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the media's reverence of national security officials posted 08/13/2013, 5:36 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
Just yesterday, Face the Nation featured Hayden as the premiere guest to speak authoritatively about how trustworthy the NSA is, how safe it keeps us, and how wise President Obama is for insisting that all of its programs continue. As usual, no mention was made of the role he played in secretly implementing an illegal warrantless spying program aimed directly at the American people. As most establishment media figures do when quivering in the presence of national security state officials, the su... (more)


Monday August 12th, 2013

"Punishment Has Been Achieved" posted 08/12/2013, 6:43 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
“Punishment for this offense has been achieved.”

With those words, which are found near the end of an August 8 motion to dismiss a spurious battery charge against Sandpoint, Idaho resident Rita Hutchens, the author – Bonner County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Greenbank – incriminates himself.

For about a year, Greenbank tirelessly pursued a charge he knew to be entirely devoid o
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The United States Government Does Not Want Americans To Travel Abroad posted 08/12/2013, 6:41 AM (Ingenious Press)
[Category: Commentary]
No other government on the face of this Earth wants to make it’s citizens more ill-at-ease, deathly afraid, or made to feel so guilty for stepping outside of it’s national boundaries as the United States of America. Rather than encouraging Americans to embrace overseas travel as one of the most educational, enjoyable, and emotionally and spiritually satisfying endeavors that people can undertake in the course of our painfully short lives, U.S. government departments and institutions are notoriou... (more)


How I Exposed an Undercover Cop posted 08/12/2013, 6:34 AM (OtherWords)
[Category: Commentary]
She was an undercover cop who called herself “Missy.” When I first met her four years ago, I couldn’t have known that the small-framed woman with spiky brown hair and intense eyes was anything but a fellow activist showing up for a protest in Washington, D.C.... (more)


Social Pressure as a Means of Keeping Order posted 08/12/2013, 6:34 AM (Logan Albright)
[Category: Commentary]
We tend to think of the law as one, big monolithic thing, a unified system under which we all must live. The rules governing what we can and cannot do may change over time, but the system itself is a constant, maintained by a centralized body of enforcers. Force is the operative term here, because the threat of force is really the only weapon the law has at its disposal to curb behaviors it deems undesirable. Break the law and you will either be fined, imprisoned or, in extreme cases, killed.... (more)




How Anarchism Can Solve Social Problems: Gary Chartier at Freedom Fest 2013 posted 08/12/2013, 6:32 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

"Once states get a footing, they tend to crowd out alternatives," says philosopher and La Sierra University professor Gary Chartier, author most recently of Anarchy and Legal Order. "Also, I think they tend to colonize people, ideologically."

Reason Magazine's Matt Welch caught up with Chartier at this year's Freedom Fest to discuss his extensive writings on anarchy and left-libertarian
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Wednesday August 7th, 2013

Wendy McElroy Explains Why She's Moving to Chile... posted 08/07/2013, 10:53 PM (The Dollar Vigilante)
[Category: Commentary]
Jews who were dispersed across the globe because of government oppression traditionally ended the Passover seder with the phrase, “Next Year in Jerusalem.” It was and is part of commemorating the exodus from Egypt that was led by Moses.

Anyone who loves freedom should raise his glass and make the toast, “This year in Galt's Gulch Chile.”
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Tuesday August 6th, 2013

Are Police in America Now a Military, Occupying Force? posted 08/06/2013, 5:43 PM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Commentary]
Despite the steady hue and cry by government agencies about the need for more police, more sophisticated weaponry, and the difficulties of preserving the peace and maintaining security in our modern age, the reality is far different. Indeed, violent crime in America has been on a steady decline, and if current trends continue, Americans will finish the year 2013 experiencing the lowest murder rate in over a century.

Despite this clear referendum on the fact that communities would
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Lynne Stewart: Convicted of Supporting the Declaration of Independence posted 08/06/2013, 5:42 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Former New York City attorney Lynne Stewart is back in the news. Having been convicted in federal court of being a terrorism supporter, she is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a federal penitentiary. According to an article in today's New York Times, the 73-year-old Stewart's recent req... (more)


Monday August 5th, 2013

Abolish Your Local Police posted 08/05/2013, 5:07 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Two gangs gathered near a home in California. The man who lived there avoided one, and was severely beaten by the other.

Ronald Weekley, Jr. , a 20-year-old college student from Venice, California, was riding his skateboard on the “wrong side” of the street in front of his house when he was assaulted by four armed gangsters and severely beaten. The assailants then abducted the victim and accused him of a criminal o
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Ivutin: U S on track to become U.S.S.R posted 08/05/2013, 5:06 PM (Marietta Daily Journal)
[Category: Commentary]
MARIETTA — As guest speaker at the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party on Thursday, Oleg Ivutin of Smyrna warned of growing similarities between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union where he grew up.

The U.S. is on a “fast track” to becoming an authoritarian government like the U.S.S.R., said Ivutin, a businessman who challenged Joe Dendy as chairman of the Cobb GOP in March.

Under communist rule, the Russian police spied on people, collecting files to use against th
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The Scam Called the State posted 08/05/2013, 5:05 PM (LRC Podcasts)
[Category: Commentary]
Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, was professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, author of many important books — The Economics and Ethics of Property, for example. Hans is also an expert on the state.... (more)


Friday August 2nd, 2013

Truth as Treason posted 08/02/2013, 2:29 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
If I were to use the phrase "When Truth Was Treason," you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that's what they did -- they disclosed the truth about the U.S. national-security state's lies, crimes, and secret surveillance schemes, for which they have been labeled as criminals and traitors.

But actually the phrase is the title of a fascinating book about a group
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Snowden's Father Calls Out Obama On Nuremberg Crimes posted 08/02/2013, 2:29 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Commentary]
Predictably, the corporate media, the official propaganda outlet for the establishment, has refused to post or publish an open letter sent to Obama by Lon Snowden, the father of Edward Snowden. This callous refusal should finally convince any who may have had any doubt that the United States is anything but a tyrannical national security state with a state-run media no different than the one in Cuba, China or Iran.

Edward Snowden’s unwarranted persecution and vilification by the g
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We Must Be Anarcho-Capitalists: The Brazilian Philosophy Magazine Dicta & Contradicta Interviews Hans-Hermann Hoppe posted 08/02/2013, 2:22 AM (Mises Brazil)
[Category: Commentary]
Would the change from a statist to a libertarian society help or hinder the production of high culture?

Hoppe: A libertarian society would be significantly more prosperous and wealthy and this would certainly help both low and high culture. But a free society -- a society without taxes and tax-subsidies and without so-called “intellectual property rights” – would produce a very different culture, with a very different set of products, producers, stars and fail
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Thursday August 1st, 2013

Committing War Crimes is a Duty; Reporting Them is a Felony posted 08/01/2013, 4:23 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Bradley Manning is the only combat veteran of the Iraq war whose service is worth honoring. Like hundreds of thousands of servicemen, Manning carried out unlawful orders to participate in an illegal war. Unlike any of the rest, he took necessary action to expose discrete criminal acts committed in the larger context of that illegal enterprise.

While serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning sometimes felt as if he were “watching nonstop snuff films,” according to a New
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The Real Criminals Under Our National-Security State System posted 08/01/2013, 4:23 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Let's recap the situation regarding criminal conduct within the U.S. national-security state, just to see how the national-security state has succeeded in corrupting the morals and values of our nation.

People Who Are Considered Heroes by the National-Security State

1. The officials who devised the scheme that plunged America into the illegal world of torture.

2. The officials who actually committed the crime of torture.

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Wednesday July 31st, 2013

Manning Show Trial Exposes the Fraud of Representative Democracy posted 07/31/2013, 2:31 AM (Kevin Carson)
[Category: Commentary]
Major Ashlend Fein, US Army prosecutor in Bradley Manning’s court martial, caught my attention when he referred to Manning as an “anarchist” in closing arguments. As an anarchist, I’d be proud to share that label with Manning. But I’ve never heard from any reliable source that he considers himself one.

Manning — if indeed guilty of supplying thousands of military and state department documents to Wikileaks — has certainly helped to promote anarchism. Exposing the corrupt reality o
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The Truth About Bradley Manning posted 07/31/2013, 2:31 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth about the Bradley Manning trial and situation.

This video was recorded prior to the verdict.


Why Not Just Abolish the NSA? posted 07/31/2013, 2:30 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Notice that all the public discussion about the NSA's super-secret, massive surveillance scheme assumes that the NSA has become a permanent part of American life. The debate revolves around what restrictions, if any, should be placed on the NSA's authority to spy on people.

But the real question that Americans should be debating is: Why not simply abolish the NSA?

The NSA was brought into existence as part of the national-security state apparatus that was engrafted
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Monday July 29th, 2013

Chinese Entrepreneur Explains Why Democracy Blows And China's "Meritocracy" is Superior In Almost Every Way [Video] posted 07/29/2013, 2:38 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Commentary]

It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there's more than one way to run a successful modern nation.

A venture capitalist and political scie
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Is it moral to take someone else's property by force?

If not, how then can you have a government?

All governments are funded through extortion, the extortionists simply relabel their extortion as "taxes" and claim the "right" to extort people because other people "voted for them to do it," or because they have some "divine right to rule."

It's all backwards savagery which should have gone extinct ages ago, nonetheless our entire world is run by these extortionists and the general slave-public submits to their masters, for the most part, without question.

That said, this talk is still quite interesting, and Mr. Li makes a stirring case that some tax-farmers are better than others. Of course, just because one ruling system is bad doesn't make another one "good," only less bad, on that issue he is fundamentally in error. - Chris


Just Another Marijuana Bust in Alberta posted 07/29/2013, 2:37 PM (Mises Canada)
[Category: Commentary]
The other day a 34-year old man from Edmonton was busted for driving a van full of marijuana. The RCMP pulled him over on Highway 1 near Canmore; they found over 300 pounds of product. Now the man is out on bail, but set to go to trial tomorrow. Meanwhile marijuana consumers are facing higher prices and the RCMP are getting paid to do something anti-social. I can think of three reasons why this otherwise forgettable news item should be getting front-page coverage.

First: All d
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Lew Rockwell vs Government Parasite posted 07/29/2013, 2:37 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Lew Rockwell is on the Ron Smith Show, when he gets a call from a parasitic bureaucrat who is unhappy with Lew's ideas.


Human Livestock Management! - Stefan Molyneux on the Nomad Capitalist Report posted 07/29/2013, 2:37 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, discusses human livestock management on the Nomad Capitalist Report.


Prison Abolition is Practical posted 07/29/2013, 2:37 PM (Nathan Goodman)
[Category: Commentary]
In California, prisoners are fighting back against appalling human rights violations. Their hunger strike is into its third week, with nearly 1,000 inmates still participating. When the strike began, 30,000 prisoners refused meals. The prisoners are striking against long term solitary confinement, a punishment recognized as a form of torture by sources as diverse as the UN, John McCain, and Amnesty International. In California, it is often used to punish inmates suspected of being gang members... (more)


Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy posted 07/29/2013, 2:36 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Commentary]
Pew finds that, for the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism... (more)


An offer you MUST refuse posted 07/29/2013, 2:36 PM (Kent For Liberty)
[Category: Commentary]
My head spins.

I just saw on the news that "The White House" says Edward Snowden should be returned to the US where he can be given a "fair trial". (Like Bernard von NotHaus?)

Let's skip right past the part where a building is speaking, and focus on the part where a criminal's spokespuppet is insisting that the person who pointed out the criminal acts of the criminal is the one who is to be given a "fair trial". What Snowden did wasn't wrong, can't therefore be re
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Saturday July 27th, 2013

U.S. Refused Italy's Extradition Request for Convicted Ex-CIA Chief posted 07/27/2013, 12:53 AM (Michael S. Rozeff )
[Category: Commentary]
After an Italian court convicted ex-CIA Cief Robert Seldon Lady on a kidnapping charge in Milan, it requested his extradition from Panama. Panama being a vassal state of the U.S. sent him back to the U.S., which by this means thwarted or refused Italy’s extradition request. See here and here. The bad guys in the CIA can get away with crimes. The good guys like Edward Snowden are supposed to come back an... (more)


Wednesday July 24th, 2013

The Joys of Living posted 07/24/2013, 2:18 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
"What are you complaining about all the time?" people sometimes ask me. "I'm just about as free as I want to be."

Here's the problem. How can we really know what we want if we've never had it before? The less free we are, the less we know what freedom feels like and how it shapes who we are. The more dependent on government we become, the less we crave independence. This is why it is important to find literature that takes us out of our present moment and introduces us to differen
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Inside the Mind of a Progressive Activist posted 07/24/2013, 2:18 PM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
Because I’m lonely and pathetic, I read articles about the latest Anthony Weiner scandal. In this article which uncovers the latest female recipient of Weiner’s photos of his genitals, Buzzfeed included a list of heroes posted by the young woman, who is a Progressive activist, on one of her social media accounts. Her #1 hero is Obama and her #5 hero is Julian Assange.

She
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Larken Rose Explains the Real Meaning of "National Security" posted 07/24/2013, 2:18 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

As often as politicians and talking heads talk about "national security," most Americans have no idea what they're really discussing.


Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

The Political Class and the Counteroffensive posted 07/23/2013, 11:13 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
That Edward Snowden has put the whole political, corporate, and governing class in a bind. With his revelations that a heretofore obscure agency has long been collecting all data on our digital lives, Snowden very plainly blew up the whole perception that government is somehow of, by, and for the people. The picture he paints is a government straight out of a dystopian novel.

For a few weeks, the ruling class hoped the whole thing would just go away. Maybe the NSA could continue t
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The U.S. Is a Failed State: Dissolve It posted 07/23/2013, 11:13 AM (Michael S. Rozeff)
[Category: Commentary]
America is a very sick patient with a curable cancer that, if left alone, will cause death. The cancer is the Union or the state known as the U.S.A. More commonly, the Union and the U.S.A. are referred to as the U.S. government, the federal government or simply the government. It is the body established by the Constitution that administers the powers described in that Constitution. Phasing out and dissolving the U.S. government, which can be done by constitutional means, will remove the cancer a... (more)


Monday July 22nd, 2013

The State is Not Great posted 07/22/2013, 10:51 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

While the so-called "New Atheists" are spending their energies warning of the violence that is justified by religious belief, they miss the most dangerous, the most irrational, and the most pervasive religion on the planet: statism. Modern-day government is a god and statism is a religion that is responsible for 260,000,000 deaths in the last century alone. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we com
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Sunday July 21st, 2013

"Thanks for Your Service?" posted 07/21/2013, 10:42 AM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
"There is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces." ~ George W. Bush

The debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid." ~ Harry S. Truman

The idea that U.S. military personnel are serving the country just by virtue of being in the military is so ingrained in American thinking that being in the military is simply referred to as being in "the service."

Callers to some radio shows who identify them
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Thursday July 18th, 2013

The War on Terror Is a War on American Freedom posted 07/18/2013, 12:28 PM (Anthony Gregory )
[Category: Commentary]
In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush guided the Patriot Act through Congress, unilaterally expanded surveillance of Americans, amplified executive detention authority and took other dramatic measures that shifted the balance between liberty and government power significantly, in the name of national security.

After the initial Patriot Act was passed, many Democrats perceived the growing threat to civil liberties and started to have misgivings. Now, five years into th
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Gun Control Is Violence posted 07/18/2013, 12:27 PM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Commentary]
Mohandas Gandhi, the greatest pacifist of the 20th century, is widely quoted as having said, "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look back upon the Act depriving the whole nation of arms as the blackest."

Some have struggled to reconcile his pacifism with an opposition to disarmament. But there really is nothing to reconcile once you understand, as Gandhi said on another occasion, that "the State represents violence in a concentrated and organized f
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The Truth About Racial Profiling: George Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin posted 07/18/2013, 12:27 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Stefan Molyneux breaks down the fundamental truth about racial profiling by looking at the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin situation.


If One More Person Asks Me "Who Will Build The Roads"... posted 07/18/2013, 12:26 PM (The Dollar Vigilante)
[Category: Commentary]
Government cannot do any desirable thing better than the market. It's physically impossible for them to do so, like chewing on your own jawbone. By its very nature, government is designed to disregard actual wants. It pretends to listen while it simply imposes. It steals money to fund whatever “services” it claims to be providing. That theft makes the situation a monopoly based on the violence inherent in the threat of force (kidnapping, caging and possible murder) behind the collection of taxe... (more)


Wednesday July 17th, 2013

All True Journalism is Adversarial posted 07/17/2013, 12:11 AM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Thomas Jefferson famously said that he would prefer to have a newspaper without a government over having a government without a newspaper. Unfortunately, those running the contemporary news media see themselves as allies to, or appendages of, government, rather than principled and indispensable antagonists to it.

One small but telling example is offered by The Monitor, a daily newspaper in McAllen, Texas. Last spring, the Monitor learned that the McAllen city government was negoti
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All I'll Say About Trayvon Martin posted 07/17/2013, 12:11 AM (Daily Anarchist)
[Category: Commentary]
I wish I lived in a more rational world. In Alabama a mob of 20 black aggressors used chairs, pipes and paint cans to send white Matthew Owens from his front porch to a hospital bed the hard way. As they left they remarked "Now that's justice for Trayvon!" It’s part of a string of black-on-white retaliation related to the Trayvon Martin shooting including Mikh... (more)


Monday July 15th, 2013

The Zimmerman Case: Untold Truths posted 07/15/2013, 3:31 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Who was responsible for Trayvon Martin's death? Jan Helfeld weighs in.


After The Verdict: George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin posted 07/15/2013, 3:31 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Stefan Molyneux responds to questions and criticisms regarding the George Zimmerman trial and Trayvon Martin situation.


Sunday July 14th, 2013

The Truth About George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin posted 07/14/2013, 5:25 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]


Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, discusses the background, evidence and reality of the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin situation.

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ZIMMERMAN: FREE...
Sheriff appeals for calm...
Police surround community where Martin shot...
Teen threatens 'mass homicide' on TWITTER...
NY Giants Star: 'Zimmerman Doesn't Last a Year Before the Hood Catches Up to Him'...
AP REPORTER: 'SO WE CAN ALL KILL TEENAGERS NOW?'
Sharpton: 'Slap in the Face'...
NAACP calls on Obama admin to pursue civil rights charges...
PAPER: State never proved case...
Zimmerman attorney: 'Disgraceful'...
Will jury remain anonymous?
TIMELINE: Media's prosecution of Zimmerman...
MIAMI CH. 7 LIVE...
WFOR-TV...


The Murderous Socialist Alchemy called "War" posted 07/14/2013, 5:24 AM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
As the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is drawn down, the Pentagon is preparing to demolish a huge operations center that was built for the Marines.

The facility, which is located in the country’s Helmand Province, cost at least $34 million to construct. Sprawling across the ble
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Friday July 12th, 2013

Conservative Blind Spots on Snowden posted 07/12/2013, 4:05 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
In their haste to condemn Edward Snowden for revealing the NSA's massive secret spy scheme on the American people, conservatives are rushing to point out how the countries that Snowden is considering for asylum -- e.g., Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua -- are themselves not exactly bastions of freedom. They are countries in which there is socialism, interventionism, regulation, censorship, and, yes, even secret surveillance of people's activity.

But conservatives are missing some
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Thursday July 11th, 2013

Support the Egyptian Uprising and Go to Jail posted 07/11/2013, 2:13 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
For any American tempted to support the violent uprising against the Egyptian military coup, you might want to think twice because if you exhort Egyptians to violently overthrow the military tyranny under which they are suffering, you will be arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated at the hands of the U.S. government.

That's what happened to a New York lawyer named Lynne Stewart. She read a note to the press that was construed as exhorting Egyptian radicals to rise up and violently
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Wednesday July 10th, 2013

Greenwald's Courage Can Be Contagious. So Can Fear. Choose. posted 07/10/2013, 2:37 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
On June 28, the Guardian (UK) reporter Glenn Greenwald delivered a speech at a Socialist Convention in Chicago. He opened by thanking the conference organizers for allowing him to participate when “I wasn’t going to be able to actually physically come to the United States. Instead, he spoke “from the comfort of [his] little Skype prison. Which...is actually definitely pr... (more)


Monday July 8th, 2013

The State: Always the Accuser, Never the Defendant posted 07/08/2013, 12:56 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Jessica Nelson and Philemon Ellis were killed instantly when a car driven by Eddy Bustos blind-sided them at an intersection in Ogden, Utah. Bustos, who was trying to elude a police officer, plowed his vehicle into Nelson’s car at nearly 80 miles per hour.

Bustos would be sent to prison for manslaughter. Ogden City officials would quite thoughtfully find a way to cut the victims in for a share of the blame for the incident as a
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Who is this that "Makes Nations Tremble"? posted 07/08/2013, 12:56 AM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
“What kind of a man is he that he makes the whole nation tremble?”

Those words were spoken by a waitress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during the visit of Barack Obama to the city. Mr. Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, had gone to the Tanzanian capital to commemorate the 15th anniversary of a terrorist bombing at the U.S. embassy. This event inflicted all of the disruptions and inconveniences that attend every presidential visit, as security personnel – including grim-f
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Guns on Planes--An Idea Whose Time Has Come posted 07/08/2013, 12:55 AM (Enlightened Rogue)
[Category: Commentary]
Despite the TSA’s efforts to disarm peaceful air travelers, a significant number of these traveling individuals insist on arming themselves when flying.... (more)


Thursday July 4th, 2013

Who Were the Patriots and Traitors on the Fourth of July, 1776? posted 07/04/2013, 7:13 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Contrary to popular belief, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, were not great Americans. They were instead great Englishmen. They were as much English citizens as you and I are American citizens. They were English citizens living abroad in lands under British jurisdiction, much like American citizens living in Puerto Rico.

Why is that important?

It is easy for a modern-day American to convince himself that those men in 1776 were taki
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Wednesday July 3rd, 2013

Government's Spirit-Crushing Hatred of Lemonade posted 07/03/2013, 6:35 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
The following two news items do not seem to be related, but the same theme lurks under the surface. The United States government is systematically dismantling the most important track people have out of poverty into economic freedom: the right to trade their labor and goods for money. If the news items are ridiculous, this merely demonstrates the ridiculous lengths to which government will go to crush the entrepreneurial spirit.

The government knows that the power to make money is
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Has Edward Snowden Been Added to Obama's Kill List? posted 07/03/2013, 6:35 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
It seems to me only fair that President Obama and his national-security state cohorts publicly announce whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been added to the presidential kill list, like two other American citizens who were assassinated, Anwar al-Awlaki and his teenage son Abdulrahman. When the U.S. government targets an American citizen for assassination, it seems only right that they let him know that the hit is coming.

The sad reality, which the Snowden controversy is
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Edward Snowden's "Safe and Dreary" Global Prison posted 07/03/2013, 6:35 PM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
The "empire of the Romans filled the world," recalled Edward Gibbon, with some exaggeration. This meant that the known world became "a safe and dreary prison" for those who had provoked the Emperor's displeasure. There was no place that the "slave of imperial despotism" could find "a happier climate, a secure refuge, a new fortune adequate to his merit, [and] the freedom of complaint...."

"On every side he was encompassed with a vast extent of sea and land, which he could never ho
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Monday July 1st, 2013

How Thieves and Terrorists "Apologize" to their Victims posted 07/01/2013, 7:12 PM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has is stolen.” The truth of Nietzsche’s axiom is embodied by the band of thieves and terrorists called the Internal Revenue Service.

Public outrage over recent revelations of IRS corruption and abuse has prompted Nina Olson, who is employed by the agency as its “National Taxpayer Advocate,” to suggest that the agency should make “apology payments” of $1,000 to taxpayers who have been mis
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Sunday June 30th, 2013

The True Cycle of Violence posted 06/30/2013, 4:29 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, makes a case for the true cycle of violence in society. Topics covered include gender related criminal sentencing disparities, the prison population, the death penalty, statutory rape double standards, rape allegations, rape prevalence, maternal abuse, spanking, paternity fraud, lying, legalities and much much more.
Shocking video.


Thursday June 27th, 2013

Will They Assassinate Snowden? posted 06/27/2013, 3:16 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
One of the most fascinating parts of the Snowden controversy involves the possibility that the CIA or the military or perhaps even some super-secret NSA death squad will assassinate Snowden and thereby avoid the hassle of apprehending him and returning him for what would obviously be a highly publicized and not overly popular public trial. Snowden himself raised the possibility of being assassinated by national-security state officials in his video interviews with Guardian journalist Glenn Green... (more)


The State Doesn't Define What is True or Right posted 06/27/2013, 3:15 AM (Will Grigg)
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Two days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act requiring federal supervision of local elections in some southern states. Because it was seen as outdated and unnecessary, that provision was considered an unwarranted intrusion by the Feds in an area of state responsibility. That ruling prompted universal lamentation and outrage on the Left.

This morning, the same Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited st
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The Trick is to Suspend the Constitution Without Admitting It posted 06/27/2013, 3:15 AM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Since late 2001, the federal government has behaved as if the U.S. Constitution doesn’t exist with respect to matters of national security.

Rather than acting under the limited and revocable grants of authority provided by the Constitution, the executive branch has routinely invoked two measures enacted by Congress in a panicked haste following the 9/11 attacks – the so-called PATRIOT act, and the Authorization for Use of Military Force. Those measures supposedly permit the Presid
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