The following article was written by Dyer Lum and published The Alarm, October 31, 1885. Another election is at hand. Again the seductive voice of the politician is heard appealing to ignorance to establish justice. It is not new to our ears; we once trusted it. We have fully realized the emptyness of its professions. What do […]
Thomas Knapp, C4SS Senior Media Analyst and Media Coordinator, discusses with Outright Arizona the possibility and strategy of the Libertarian Party running the most consistent and qualified presidential candidate in its history: None of the Above 2016! Current Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Outright Arizona on BlogTalkRadio
If you want a glimpse into the US bipartisan foreign policy establishment’s Heart of Darkness, you need look no further than Robert Kagan. He, along with his father and brother, was a signatory of the Project for a New American Century’s manifesto “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” — something normally associated with the neoconservative circles around George […]
Quelli che non hanno risposto alla richiesta di “registrazione biometrica”, che ha coinvolto circa 14 milioni di elettori in diverse città brasiliane, perderanno il diritto di voto, la possibilità di iscriversi ad un’istituzione scolastica pubblica, di godere di assistenza pubblica e di fare domanda per un lavoro pubblico. Non potranno neanche fare cose banali ed […]
Ik weet zeker dat je dit al eens eerder hebt gehoord. “Als je niet stemt, dan mag je niet klagen” “Niet stemmen is een stem voor de winnaar en wat hun beleid ook mag zijn. Als je hen niet mag en niet wilt, dan had je moeten stemmen voor de andere partij.” Deze kleine stukjes […]
The second part of Richard Ebeling’s discussion of individual self-determination vs Russian or Ukrainian or Russian nationalism. Andrew J. Bacevich reviews The Education of an Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansionism. Justin Raimondo compares the American invasion of Afghanistan with the Russian invasion of Crimea. Philip Giraldi discusses Gareth Porter’s new book titled Manufactured […]
Ahmad Barqawi discusses why the Arab League should be dissolved. Binoy Kampmark discusses the military dictatorship in Egypt. Roberta A. Modugno discusses the Levellers. Lucy Steigerwald discusses how the War on Drugs is literal. James Bovard discusses USDA’s regulation of raisin production and distribution. Ryan McMaken discusses Ron Paul, Richard Cobden, and the risky nature […]
People who did not turn up for the “biometric relisting,” which ocurred in several Brazilian cities, summoning about 14 million voters, will lose their voter registration cards, their ability to enroll in public education institutions, to benefit from welfare programs or to apply for public jobs. They will not even be able to do such […]
Ivan Eland discusses U.S. security agencies. Uri Avnery discusses changing the Israeli flag. Eric Sommer discusses why journalists have blood on their hands. Patrick Cockburn discusses Saudi Arabia’s regret over supporting terrorism. Robin Philpot discusses Rwanda. Matt Peppe discusses terrorism directed against Cuba. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses treating people like garbage. Sheldon Richman discusses the […]
Here we go again: The US Supreme Court has relaxed some political contribution limits. Cue the hype. Last year, 2013, was the first year of the 2014 campaign cycle. Question #1: How much did federal elected officials spend on their 2014 campaigns last year? Answer: At least $3.45 trillion — a little over $6.4 billion […]
The following article was written by Melanie Pinkert and published on her blog Broadsnark, March 17, 2014. We are honored to have Melanie’s permission to feature it on C4SS. This photo came from “Being Liberal” on Facebook. My friend posted it with some comments about how problematic it is for liberals to denigrate the rural poor who are then […]
MR. EDITOR: [by "B"] The discussion which occurred between Mr. Burleigh and Rev. Mr. Kimball, at the recent meeting at Framingham, though brief, was quite interesting and suggestive, and I had hoped to see the subject more particularly alluded to in THELIBERATOR. A doubt as to the correctness of Mr. Burleigh’s position occurred to me, which perhaps will need […]
I’m alternately amused and exasperated by the constant refrain of calls to “Vote Harder!” from Progressive Democrats (the kind of people who use the #UniteBlue hashtag on Twitter). During the 2008 campaign Barack Obama made the most left-populist noises of any Democratic candidate in generations, and won by a landslide almost as big as LBJ’s […]
“So, what would happen if 99% of us got together and showed up to vote?” Ha, ha, it’s a trick question. If 99% of us got together and showed up to vote, 73,760,300 of us (= 23.5%) would be told to go to hell because they’re under 18, about 22,500,000 (= 7%) of us would […]
In theater productions of Peter Pan, there’s a scene where Tinkerbell is dying. Peter exhorts the audience to clap their hands to save her. If everyone just claps harder and says “I believe in fairies!” Tink will be restored to life by the power of faith and love. Progressive calls to defeat corporate power and […]
WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are […]
Richman: This is not paranoia. It’s a recognition of the dynamics of demagogic politics.
D’Amato: “[C]uando la crisis y el desastre inevitablemente caen sobre las economías adulteradas y corporatistas, siempre se pretende que sea el pueblo el que le saque las papas del fuego a los políticos y sus patrones corporativos.”
D’Amato: [W]hen crisis and disaster inevitably befall [the] doctored, corporatist economy, it is the whole populace which is expected to bail out the policymakers and their corporate masters.
Neil M. Tokar: The lesson is don’t work through the system or with members of the ruling class because there is a high probability of getting stabbed in the back by the phony “liberty” alliance member.