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Nationalism is a Poison

Nationalism is a Poison

Governments never fail to call on their flocks to "love their country," and make any sacrifice on its behalf, "sacrifice" being defined by politicians. from Reason The reason for the venom directed at those of us who question American sniper Chris Kyle's status as a hero can be put into one wo

Criminal

Criminal

Here’s How Differently The Media Covers An Assault Before And After Learning It Was Done By A Cop

Here’s How Differently The Media Covers An Assault Before And After Learning It Was Done By A Cop

from AddictingInfo Just before the holidays, on December 23, a man in a windbreaker and sneakers got into a verbal altercation with an on-duty, uniformed female transit employee that escalated into a physical assault. According to police, the man put the 28-year-old woman into a bear hug and slam

Law-and-Order Leninism

Law-and-Order Leninism

by William N. Grigg Last Easter, the Right was celebrating the Bunkerville rebellion, and the Left was calling for severe measures – drone strikes, if necessary – to beat down armed resistance to law enforcement. By Christmas, the roles were neatly reversed, with the Left protesting against t

Better Off Without Them

Better Off Without Them

How Grand Juries Really Work

How Grand Juries Really Work

from Beautiful Anarchy After the grand jury in the Ferguson case decided not to prosecute Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown, I tweeted: “Government declines to find government guilty.” That tweet spawned outrage. How dare I suggest that a jury of peers is actually the governmen

'Legal'

‘Legal’

Without Government..

Without Government..

All That Glitters Isn't Gold, Even Gold

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold, Even Gold

New Eastern Outlook Ulson Gunnar December 4, 2014 In times of socioeconomic turmoil, gold receives renewed interest. It is seen as a means of exchange with enduring value that can transcend the various currencies that generally displace its use during times of economic growth and stability. How

Why Police Lie Under Oath

Why Police Lie Under Oath

from NYT THOUSANDS of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word over a police officer’s are slim to none. As a juror, whom are you likely to believe: the alleged criminal in an orange jumpsuit or two well-gro

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

from NYBooks The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. To the Founding Fathers, the critical element in the system was the jury trial

Foreign Aid

Foreign Aid

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