Almost every income tax dollar goes straight to the military:

Spending and Sleepwalking Our Way to Armageddon

  As of January 1 of this year, under the UN Charter, nuclear weapons have been declared illegal — both their possession and their use — putting them in the same status as chemical and biological weapons, but because none of the 86 signatory nations have nukes, and because all of the nine nations that …

Who's the US to demand that Russia free anyone?

Back to Cold War 2.0 with Biden and His ‘Diplomacy-Favoring’ Secretary of State Blinken

  A fawning liberal media and a passel of well-endowed ‘peace’ organizations like Plowshares and Council for a Livable World and self-described “progressive” organizations like MoveOn have been hailing Biden’s cabinet picks, many of them veterans of the Obama administration, claiming they will steer the US in a new direction under which diplomacy, not bluster …

What a difference a half century makes (not!)...

Hundreds of 2021 ‘Insurrectionists’ may Get Off while 700 Peaceful Pentagon Protesters got Arrested and Jailed in 1967

  As I wrote in a letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer published today under the headline:  ‘Punish All Rioters”: An article in the Sunday Inquirer said that federal prosecutors are discussing not prosecuting all who participated in the fatal U.S. Capitol insurrectional assault on Jan. 6. The reason: Fears of “overloading” the courts.     …

Campaign ‘donations’ are bribes and the ‘Free’ World ain’t so free:

Fixing the Language of Journalism to Reflect Reality

  We have needed to eliminate a bunch of euphemisms from our political lexicon if we’re going to have serious debates about the future of the country.  A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take …

Let's all make 'trump' a dirty word and restore the Old English term 'trumpery' to modern vernacular

We’re Tired of This T***p! End the White House Trumpery!

  Trump is gone, but not forgotten. The damage he’s done, the 25,000 or more lies he spewed out that led so many people to begin living in an alternative fact-free universe for the last five years, will stay with us for years unless his legacy is trashed and his millions of deluded followers wake …

Don't share secrets with Trump, share them with the people:

Enough with the Goddamned Secrets! Open Up the Government Joe!

  The incoming Biden administration is considering breaking with a long-standing tradition of new presidents sharing national secrets with prior presidents.  Instead, in the case of his future predecessor Trump, Biden says he wants to hear the advice of key national security figures in the new government regarding whether or not to brief the impeached …

A million names yet a total failure at preventing fascist insurrection:

Time to Trash the Terrorist Watch List, a Police-State Frankenstein Gone Off the Rails

  I have something in common with some of the brownshirt thugs who assaulted the Capitol, some reportedly intent on kidnapping and/or killing congressional leaders and members like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader and  presumptive Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vice President Mike Pence.  No, I’m not a brownshirt fascist. I’m …

Pence calling the shots when it comes to the Pentagon:

Has Trump Already been Removed as Commander in Chief?

  Little noticed during yesterday’s bizarre storming of the Capitol building by armed and violent Trump-incited American “brownshirts,” was the fact that National Guard troops, called for by Washington’s mayor, but not authorized by President Trump, were finally authorized by Vice President Pence.  The significance of this chain of authority cannot be understated, as the Trump presidency begins …

US prison system seen as a death threat:

UK Judge Rejects US Extradition Request for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  It is certainly a great relief that the district court judge in London considering the US government’s extradition request for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing espionage and other lesser counts in the United States for his organization’s expose of US war crimes and other embarrassing misconduct, has been denied. Throughout the hearing …

A new chance to challenge murder conviction:

State Supreme Court rejects Faulkner Widow’s ‘Evidence-Free’ Effort to Block Mumia Appeal

  Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prison journalist long known as the “voice of the voiceless” for his compelling writings and short audio tapes about life behind bars, moved a step closer to getting a chance for a reconsideration of his earliest appeal of his conviction — an allegedly flawed Post-Conviction Relief Act hearing in 1995, as …