Israel’s Pretexts Behind the Gaza Assault
Aug22

Israel’s Pretexts Behind the Gaza Assault

  With Operation Protective Edge underway yet again, it’s important to understand how Israel’s assault on Gaza began 1 month ago. Israel has offered a number of pretexts for the invasion since the Operation began; nowadays, states are required to form pretexts before declaring war. That’s the only way to get a majority of your population to support aggression. Israel’s been successful in this regard, as...

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American Manifesto, Part 3
Aug19

American Manifesto, Part 3

  In my last post, I outlined the following key facts about American immigration policy (in a nutshell): – American policies are partly responsible for the recent influx of child migrants from Central America. – The conditions of migrant detention centers are horrendous, and likely violate human rights and civil liberties. – Anti-immigrant arguments that focus on the “rule of law” and/or...

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Making Sense of the Immigration Situation
Aug04

Making Sense of the Immigration Situation

  Sarah Palin came out of her hibernation last month to urge America to impeach President Obama for deliberately allowing in illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, the Republican House has passed a bill speeding up the deportation of child migrants from Central America, currently kept in detention centers. Republican talking heads have been fabricating stories about 3,000 murders supposedly committed by illegal immigrants in the past 6...

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Assaulting Detroit’s Poor
Jul22

Assaulting Detroit’s Poor

  A few months ago, I wrote about Detroit’s bankruptcy, and how it had been structured without input from its poorest citizens. With unemployment rising, many of its buildings destroyed, and power outages due to bad weather, it seemed like Detroit couldn’t get worse for its remaining 700,000 residents. It’s Worse Than It Seems Then, the city of Detroit decided to cut water off to thousands of residents who were...

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6 Myths About The Brutal Siege on Gaza
Jul16

6 Myths About The Brutal Siege on Gaza

  It’s Day 8 of Israel’s brutal siege on Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, with 222 dead, 1,670 wounded, and over 17,000 displaced as of this writing. If you haven’t been keeping up, the background is a bit complex: Three Jewish teenagers were kidnapped near Israeli settlements in the West Bank, for which Israel blames Hamas (but provides no evidence), while a Palestinian teen was killed by vigilantes in...

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Hobby Lobby’s Repercussions
Jul09

Hobby Lobby’s Repercussions

  Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, the latest Supreme Court case, has been rightly condemned by much of the liberal media. For those who haven’t been paying attention, SCOTUS basically ruled that closely held corporations (despite the name, these are not small companies) can be exempted from giving their workers certain forms of birth control because corporations have religious rights. This logic flows naturally from the idea that...

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