Monthly Archives: May 2013

US – People Who Do Not Learn From History Deserve To Have A Clinton In The White House – 30 May 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/can-democrats-get-a-new-party-too/276242/ Oh my gosh, I may faint. A long complaint about how the Democratic Party isn’t liberal enough and doesn’t stand on principle enough…which doesn’t mention the name Obama once and correctly lays the responsibility for this change firmly where … Continue reading

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US – “Breaking News” – Obama Signs Order To Close Guantánamo Bay – Also, A Belated Happy New Year 2009! – 30 May 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/22/guantanamo.order/ Hah, made you look. Those of you with a memory might have clued in that Obama actually signed this order within two days of becoming the President. I’m posting this because people seem not to remember this at all, … Continue reading

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Middle East – Is It Worth Trying To Fashion An Ugly Peace? – Only If The Schmucks Are Getting Tired – 30 May 2013

http://thediplomat.com/2012/01/11/is-the-taliban-serious-about-talks/?all=true The latest news from both Pakistan and Syria has everyone gabbing again about the possibility of some fairly ugly peace talks starting. The incoming Pakistani government is floating the idea of having peace talks with their local Taliban and … Continue reading

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Political Philosophy – Anarchism – You Know The “You Break It, You Buy It” Principle? – Well, You Smash The State, You Pay For The Results To The People The State Protects – 29 May 2013

http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/Philosophical_Anarchism.pdf This is an interesting article by the “philosophical anarchist” academic A. John Simmons. Along with Robert Paul Wolff, Simmons is one of the most clearminded and reasonable defenders of the anarchist idea. Those of you who have been reading … Continue reading

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US – Obama’s National Security Speech – Watch The Professional Left Pretend This Speech Never Happened – 26 May 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/what-mattered-in-obamas-speech-today-ending-the-open-ended-war-on-terror/276208/ I know that numerous of my fellow liberals and lefties are trying as hard as they can to ignore the existence of this speech, so I feel a certain responsibility to use this forum to remind them of it. … Continue reading

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US – Pakistan – Pardon My Rage And Bile, Glenn – I Must Be Overly Attached To Dialogue And Diplomacy Or Something – 25 May 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/25/andrew-sullivan-distortion-terrorism-woolwich I’ve been thinking we should really update Glenn Greenwald from a mere annoyance to a genuine demagogue – but that would probably just validate him somehow, so maybe we should hold off on that. You see, to get angry … Continue reading

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