Marco Rubio: Welfare for me and my people, not for you!

Recently, Political magazine did a profile story on Marco Rubio. Immediately after, friends asked me to weight in and give my opinion of the article and Rubio himself. What I thought was going to be a a simple response turned into something much more lengthily and insightful. I think it turned out pretty well, so …

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Gun Control: Three Unorthodox Arguments in Support of a Better World

It's time to throw my hat into the gun-control debate. Truthfully, I'm not keen on the arguments from either side of the debate. The pro-gun reform advocates have some very good and  logical points; however, they usually land on deaf ears or are defeated by the experience of the opposing camp. I'd like to present …

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Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an "irrational and vindictive" streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. …

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58 Things We’ve Learned About the NSA

NSA bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone from 2002 until 2013. BBC, October 27, 2013 NSA spent $652 million to implant spyware on tens of millions of computers. BBC, October 22, 2013 NSA collected more than 70 million French phone records in a single month. Washington Post, October 21, 2013 NSA hacked Mexican President …

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Will the Real Adam Smith Please Stand Up!

Excerpted from Class Warfare, 1995, pp. 19-23, 27-31 DAVID BARSAMIAN: One of the heroes of the current right-wing revival... is Adam Smith. You've done some pretty impressive research on Smith that has excavated... a lot of information that's not coming out. You've often quoted him describing the "vile maxim of the masters of mankind: all …

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The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission

Perhaps the most striking feature of the new Administration is the role played in it by the Trilateral Commission. The mass media had little to say about this matter during the Presidential campaign -- in fact, the connection of the Carter group to the Commission was recently selected as "the best censored news story of …

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) EXPLAINED!

What people call "Obamacare" is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it "Obamacare" before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It's a term mostly used by people who don't like the PPACA, and it's become popularized in part because PPACA is a really long and awkward name, …

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