Category Archives: National Security State
A brief overview of the U.S. Senate’s incoming freshman class’ foreign policy views is not pretty. Even those newly elected senators who seem to indicate some skepticism of foreign military intervention and a willingness to cut military spending couch their … Continue reading
By Eoghan Hartigan, reprinted with permission from Paddies and Politics ‘There never was a good war or a bad peace.’ – Benjamin Franklin ‘It should be our endeavour to cultivate the peace and friendship of every nation, even of that … Continue reading
by Jim Bovard Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles deserves another Pulitzer Prize for this superb cartoon. Some people are singing hallelujahs over the Supreme Court’s recent decision that police cannot automatically search people’s cell phones. However, the Supreme Court has done … Continue reading
Musician Shahid Buttar is the executive director of BORDC and the People’s Campaign for the Constitution (PCC) .
[Reprinted with permission from Antiwar.com-CHA editors] …But he calls it “journalism” by Justin Raimondo George Packer, resident egghead-journalist at the New Yorker – and Iraq war supporter-turned-“anguished” semi-recanter – is the latest “liberal” to turn his guns on Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald … Continue reading
Supporters of US military adventurism abroad often refer to their political opponents as “isolationists.” While it’s true that support for economic and cultural isolation can be paired with opposition to US imperialism and military interventionism, that need not be the case: Many … Continue reading
Since reading 1984 as an adolescent, I’ve remained perpetually amazed at George Orwell’s prescience. The Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald surveillance state strip-tease has recently focused attention on one aspect of that predictive acumen, but “we have always been at war with Eastasia” is … Continue reading