Category: Politics

Remember the Disposition Matrix

Does anyone these days remember Barack Obama’s kill list? The one the humorless bureaucrats in charge decided to call the “Disposition Matrix?”

"If the image of an upper-middle-class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that's because it is." Joe DeFelice, Chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party

Wine-sipping lawyer sprays anti-Trump graffiti

Obama’s administration can carry on with what is in reality a brutal right-wing agenda, but elect someone who wants to continue Obama’s work, and change his party affiliation, and you have the classic shiraz-graffiti combo that no fascist tide can break.

Standing Rock and the “protests turn violent” mantra

Few news headlines are as frustrating as the Orwellian refrain, “Protests turn violent.” Violence does not simply happen, as if it were some type of exotic inclement weather. A protest is not a vampire or a zombie; it does not “turn.”

"Only outside the EU would there be any chance of a UK that tried to promote a just and peaceful world."

After Brexit: a brief summary of the left case for Leave

In the wake of the recent UK “Brexit” referendum to leave the EU, many outlets are reporting the result as a right-wing success. However, the left case for Leave is strong and well-documented.

What’s really “chilling” about the Hogan-Gawker affair

A recent Guardian article refers to the outcome, in which Hogan won $140M in damages against Gawker, as a “chilling taste of things to come.” Everybody and their brother has been talking about this icecream-like verdict, but isn’t it a little absurd to pretend that the media will be honest and forthright if left to their own devices?

Socialist darling Venezuela has problems

Socialists all over the world have looked fondly on the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela for years, overlooking the state’s authoritarianism and capitalist cronyism often for the sake of toeing the party line. But at what point should chavemadurismo’s supporters take cues from leftist dissidents and abandon their support of the farcical state in Venezuela?

not the daughter, but the mother of order