The Fight Against Keystone XL
Sep22

The Fight Against Keystone XL

As the yearly budget circus continues in Washington, another more important issue’s missed the limelight: It’s “Climate Week” on Capitol Hill, and there may be a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline soon. The Pipeline has been opposed by true liberals due to environmental concerns, and by true conservatives because of the use of eminent domain, where the government takes private property to build a government...

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MLK On The Racist Drone Wars
Aug29

MLK On The Racist Drone Wars

A few weeks ago, Obama launched a series of drone strikes on Yemen. Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. How are these two events related? Well, it seems like everybody loves offering lip service to MLK’s ideas, without fully understanding the truly radical ideas he held. Civil rights was just one of many things he fought for. Perhaps we can understand...

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Obama’s Disappointing NSA “Reform”
Aug15

Obama’s Disappointing NSA “Reform”

In light of Snowden’s revelations that the government can see almost anything a user does on the Internet, Obama held a press conference, promising to make the NSA more “transparent” so that “public opinion of the NSA” would improve. Unfortunately, his address lacked any clear overhaul of the way NSA conducts surveillance on millions of Americans, instead offering vague promises and rhetoric about...

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Obama Continues Cold War Policies in Latin America
Aug05

Obama Continues Cold War Policies in Latin America

  In light of the Syrian civil war, Egypt’s coup d’etat, and the Israel-Palestine negotiations, the mainstream media’s foreign policy coverage has largely been about the Middle East, with Latin America disappearing into the background. Throughout the Cold War, Latin America had been the most prominent domain of U.S. influence. But even today, in the age of Obama, it serves as a battleground for American...

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Bradley Manning & the Destruction of our Bill of Rights
Jul10

Bradley Manning & the Destruction of our Bill of Rights

  Bradley Manning has become the poster-boy for the civil liberties violations Obama’s committed, and for good reason. It’s awkward that we have to explain the Constitution to the constitutional law professor, Barack Obama, but if you look at it carefully, his administration has violated 5 Amendments of the Bill of Rights in total. That’s half of the Bill of Rights, so it’s worth really looking into...

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NSA Surveillance: Is This Really That Surprising?
Jun18

NSA Surveillance: Is This Really That Surprising?

Everyone seems to be paying great attention to NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden’s case, even though his leaks shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. But there are important lessons to be drawn from this case, ones that are crucial to understand in order to protect our eroding civil liberties.

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