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Escape de la bahía de Guantánamo
El sábado, el campo de detención de la Bahía de Guantánamo puso en libertad a cuatro de las 136 personas detenidas allí sin cargos. Después de seis años, Barack Obama está un poco más cerca de cumplir su promesa: “He dicho repetidamente que tengo la intención de cerrar Guantánamo, y voy a seguir adelante con…
Só é censura quando os outros fazem
O lamentável ataque terrorista à sede do jornal satírico francês Charlie Hebdo, que causou a morte de 12 pessoas e feriu outras 11, estimulou diversas reações, do público, de jornalistas sensibilizados e de governantes que pretendem extrair ganhos políticos da situação. No meio do pânico, a histeria islamofóbica novamente dá o ar da graça (devido…
The Imperial Presidency Comes to Kaneohe Klipper’s 16th Hole
Partisan combatants have quickly taken up sides in the public debate over US president Barack Obama’s preemption of a wedding planned by two US Army captains at a course at which he wanted to golf. Obama’s defenders stress that the White House was unaware of the planned wedding until after scheduling the president’s game. They…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 62
Doug Bandow discusses the U.S. government’s partnership with the repressive Egyptian regime. Wendy McElroy discusses statolatry. Michael Brenner discusses the CIA. Melvin A. Goodman discusses lies and spies. Greg Grandin discusses how the Iraq War became in Panama. Johanna Fernandez discusses the anti-police brutality movements. Justin Logan discusses a new neocon book. Jesse Walker discusses…
Fuga da Baía de Guantánamo
No sábado, o campo de detenção da Baía de Guantánamo liberou quatro de seus 136 detentos que não haviam sido acusados de qualquer crime. Com seis anos de atraso, Barack Obama está próximo de manter sua promessa: “Eu já afirmei repetidas vezes que pretendo fechar Guantánamo e vou concluir esse objetivo”. Quanto à promessa de…
Escape from Guantanamo Bay
On Saturday, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp released four of its 136 uncharged detainees from custody. Six years late, Barack Obama is inching closer towards keeping his promise: “I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that.” But as for the pledge to restore habeas corpus that accompanied his making an anti-Guantanamo…
Farewell to the Jester
The Colbert Report‘s windup completes its namesake’s shift from the gadfly who tore into George W. Bush at an official White House event to the court jester who gave softball publicity to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It is thus the perfect symbol of the evolution of American liberalism from the tail ends of the administrations…
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…