The batch of emails leaked by Anonymous concerning Ron Paul’s proximity to white supremacists is not a mushroom cloud, but it verifies longstanding suspicions of Ron Paul’s opportunism. So far, I’ve seen no emails from Ron Paul himself, and no screenshots of the emails Anonymous has leaked. There are some excerpts, not from Paul, but
I’ve talked to half a dozen active and inactive military personnel since revelations and details emerged of American marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan civilians. Each and every one of those soldiers told me unequivocally that the act was an obscene, unacceptable travesty, and that those marines need to be prosecuted to the fullest
In order to illustrate the problem with progressives feeling in any way good about Ron Paul, I offer the following hypothetical. Imagine a candidate, currently poised to capture a significant portion of the GOP primary vote, possessing a unique personality and message as a result of the groundwork he had laid for several decades as
Every veteran who has ever sworn allegiance to the Constitution, and especially those who have fallen in our defense, have been betrayed. Our government surrendered to fear, and all of our collective sacrifices have been in vain. Our rule of law was killed by the passage and signing of the NDAA for 2012. The domestic terrorists that hate our freedoms have finally won.
My old friend and frequent leftist conscience Matt Stannard has taken to task, in a strong and persuasive editorial, those left-leaning individuals who are cheering for Ron Paul (whom he calls “an opportunistic, dishonest, 76-year-old charlatan”) to go the distance in the Republican primaries. The number of these Paul-supporting progressives, left-liberals, Greens, and socialists of
This is the state of progressive politics in America: A sizable number of left-Democrats and independent progressives are supporting right-wing, reactionary, racialist-sympathizing libertarian-Republican Ron Paul. Enough people nominally “on the left” are supporting him that their presence in Iowa is solely responsible for Paul’s likely victory in the upcoming Caucuses there. Progressive-minded folks appreciate Dr.
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” This quote, attributed to Emma Goldman, implies a much more sweeping indictment of the electoral process, in the most generic sense, than that espoused by proponents of boycotting the U.S. Presidential elections. The current movement seems focused on the corruption of major party politics by big money,
Mr. Gingrich has been at the heart of what is wrong with American politics since the late ‘70’s. In an era of mass protests over inequality, his nomination would the best opportunity for the American people to soundly—and explicitly—defeat the policies that created it.
No matter how you measure it, the poverty rate is high – and it’s probably going to stay that way. In September, Census reported a poverty rate of 15.1 percent – which represents the highest rate since 1965. Of perhaps even more concern was the official estimate that 6.7 percent of people in the U.S.
Causes and effects. Some of the terrible things that are happening in the world are long-term effects of things that happened decades, or centuries, ago. The way in which an act of terrorism against innocents in New York City is tied, configurally, historically, to events of 1649, 1953, or 1876 can’t be reduced to comfortable