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Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

    Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

CINCINNATI, OHIO — In a stinging rebuke of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organization’s local affiliate here last month announced that it was severing all ties to a movement it characterized as opportunistic, too invested in liberal, electoral politics and the Democratic party, and ultimately ineffective in fighting state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. Black Lives Matter…

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7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

    7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters — linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom especially shines through is in articulating the structure and functioning of the American empire. Chomsky has been speaking and publishing on the topic since the ’60s. Below are seven powerful quotes on…

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John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

    John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

The latest reports rolling in from Syria suggest that both the Assad regime and Hezbollah have evacuated weapons from likely targets, after CNBC revealed that the U.S. has selected 8 targets to strike, including two airfields, a research center and an alleged chemical weapons facility – after US officials told a reporter they were “fairly confident” the Syrian…

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Police Killed More Americans Last Year Than Mass Shooters

    Police Killed More Americans Last Year Than Mass Shooters

This spring, an estimated 800,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC to participate in the “March for Our Lives” organized by the teenage survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Thousands more attended 800 sister marches across the nation and around the world for gun reform. Gun control is often portrayed as a “white” issue, but the march was…

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The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

  The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating. I’m not a saint or even a bishop, merely an interested observer of this nation’s…

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Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

  Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

The media junkies among you may have heard that the Atlantic has fired Kevin D. Williamson, who previously wrote for the National Review. Williamson was best known for his racist, dehumanizing and unhinged screeds about people of color, women and working folks. Yet reading the conservative ire about Williamson’s ousting would make one think an unspeakable war crime…

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Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

  Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that…

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Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

  Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

The New York Police Department reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance. As part of the settlement, businesses and mosques that were spied upon by the NYPD will receive damages for income lost as a result of the stigma and humiliation they suffered “for…

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How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

  How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

Operation Ore caused a press sensation when it began in 2002, probing what was thought to be a huge secret network of child pornography users. It ended up mired in controversy about the unjust targeting of innocent men, some of whom lost access to their children while others – some reports say as many as…

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MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

  MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MEMPHIS—It has been 50 years since the world lost civil rights visionary Martin Luther King, Jr. His speeches and activism resonated with so many, and ripples of his influence continue to be felt today. At the time it happened, his murder devastated Black Americans and supporters of the civil rights struggle across the country. This…

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