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El primer paso es admitir la tortura
El resumen mínimo, parcial y fuertemente redactado del informe del Senado de Estados Unidos sobre el programa de tortura post-9/11 de la CIA ya es público. La recepción de ese informe por los medios tradicionales es al menos tan demostrativo de la problemática que aborda como el propio informe. Tal como lo diría amablemente cualquier…
Prima Cosa, Ammettere le Torture
È stato pubblicato un sommario minimo, parziale, fortemente censurato del rapporto che il senato americano ha redatto sul programma di torture della Cia dopo l’undici settembre. Il modo in cui i media di regime hanno accolto il rapporto illustra il problema in questione non meno del rapporto in sé. Come direbbe un tossicodipendente che cerca…
Shutdown Theater (Off-Off Broadway Follies)
It’s surprising what passes for high political drama these days. After a DC dust-up similar to, but neither as exciting as watching paint dry nor as convincing as professional wrestling, the US House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus” bill to fund the federal government through September 2015, passing it on to the US…
The First Step is Admitting That It’s Torture
The US Senate’s minimal, partial, heavily redacted summary of its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program is out. That report’s reception by establishment media turns out to be at least as demonstrative of the problem it addresses as the report itself. As any recovering addict will helpfully inform you, the first step is admitting the…
Paul Krugman: “Leave Obama Alone” on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Trevor Hultner‘s “Paul Krugman: “Leave Obama Alone”” read by Christopher B. King and edited by Nick Ford. Krugman believes that the president has “[changed] the country for the better,” despite bitter opposition from the GOP in Congress and people from the left, right and center on the outside. Krugman believes that the supposedly positive…
Challenging the Motives Behind War on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “Challenging the Motives Behind War” read by Christopher B. King and edited by Nick Ford. But in war, all the war-making murderer needs is a place where he or she claims bad people exist. To hell with other details or circumstances. The rest of the war-making murderer’s conduct gets blanket immunity so…
Cory Massimino on Politics For People Who Hate Politics
C4SS Fellow Cory Massimino participates in Lucy Steigerwald’s show Politics For People Who Hate Politics. C4SS Fellow Ryan Calhoun, also, gets an honorable mention. A libertarian podcast where ranting is optional, and smashing the state is mandatory. Our enthusiastic, liberty-loving panel discussed President Obama’s immigration order and the dangers of executive power — even when…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 57
Laurence M. Vance discusses why he could never be elected to office. Noam Chomsky discusses how the U.S. is the world’s leading terrorist state. Ivan Eland discusses whether Obama is the worst president in American history. John Glaser discusses a book on government led humanitarian action. Justin Raimondo discusses electoral politics and foreign policy. Ted…
Unjust Immigration Law is Not Law
So President Obama is going to defer deportation of five million people without government papers, mostly parents of children whom the government deems citizens or legal permanent residents. Under his executive order, most will get permission to work. Obama will also increase the number of “dreamers” — children brought here illegally by their parents and…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 53
Kathy Kelly discusses ISIS and the war in Iraq. Douglas Macgregor discusses U.S. military intervention. Franklin Lamb discusses Syrian migrants and their plight. William Blum discusses the Berlin Wall. Sheldon Richman discusses torture and Obama. Lucy Steigerwald discusses the War on Drugs abroad. Richard M. Ebeling discusses Ludwig Von Mises and the business cycle. David…
ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Thomas L. Knapp‘s “ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything” read by Christopher King and edited by Nick Ford. We all remember how Vietnam ended. After two lost ground wars in Asia in the last 12 years, after recourse to the history book accounts of the post-WWII era, you might expect Obama to have…
Don’t Reform the Surveillance State, Route Around It on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Nathan Goodman‘s “Don’t Reform the Surveillance State, Route Around It” read Christopher King and edited by Nick Ford. Moreover, the state tends to secure its own interests and those of concentrated special interest groups first and foremost. Bills that pose a substantial threat to the NSA, their telecom company collaborators or profiteers…
Paul Krugman: “Leave Obama Alone”
In his recent Rolling Stone cover story (“In Defense of Obama,” October 8), Nobel Prize-winning economist,  peak liberal and New York Times commentator Paul Krugman lays out what he believes is a qualified defense of Barack Obama’s presidency: A sycophantic love letter from a man who surely must know better, but either has chosen to ignore six years of…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 49
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall discuss how foreign intervention can lead to domestic tyranny. Anthony Gregory reviews Radley Balko’s book on police militarization. Ivan Eland discusses why Congress should vote against Obama’s new war. Patrick Cockburn discusses a true between Assad and non-IS elements of the Syrian opposition. Dan Sanchez discusses the U.S….
The Weekly Libertarian And Chess Review 48
Lee Fang discusses the funders of pro-war punditry. Dan Sanchez discusses Tolkien, Plato, and the state. Kevin Carson discusses the controversy over Burger King. Darian Worden reviews a book about the Modern School movement. Shamus Cooke discusses Progressive Democrats going to war. Patrick Cockburn discusses fear of ISIS. Laurence M. Vance discusses the legalization of…
Challenging the Motives Behind War
American criminal law takes a nuanced view of murder, creating several punishable degrees of it. First degree murder is generally defined as premeditated. The murderer has a plan to kill and takes sufficient time to map out his crime. Second degree murder involves the killer who hasn’t necessarily taken the time to plan out his crime,…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 47
David S. D’ Amato discusses the political economy of Benjamin Tucker. Tom Engelhardt discusses how America made ISIS. Peter Harling discusses how ISIS is back in business. Jacob Sullum discusses pot related prisoners of the War on Drugs. Ronald Bailey discusses whether immigrants are more likely to commit crime or not. Kevin Carson discusses Reason…
Obama Vuole Sconfiggere Isis, ma non Molto
L’amministrazione Obama ha recentemente annunciato una politica di intervento limitato in Iraq, con l’uso di droni per allontanare la possibilità che Isis conquisti i territori autonomi curdi. Il principale alleato americano è il governo regionale curdo di Massoud Barzani. Gli aiuti americani contro Isis si limitano alle regioni curde in Iraq. Il principale avversario di…
ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything
When I tuned in to US president Barack Obama’s televised speech on his plans for war against the so-called “Islamic State,” I expected exactly what we got — a bland sundae of pseudo-patriotic drivel topped off with some whipped cream of big bucks for the military-industrial complex and the cherry of regime change in Syria. What I didn’t expect was…
Obama quer derrotar o Estado Islâmico — mas não tanto
A administração Obama recentemente anunciou uma política de intervenção limitada no Iraque, usando ataques com drones para impedir a conquista de áreas curdas autônomas pelo Estado Islâmico (ISIS). O aliado principal dos Estados Unidos na região é o Governo Regional do Curdistão liderado por Massoud Barzani e o suporte americano contra o Estado Islâmico se…