Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

The “Obscene 14” House NSA Negroes

by Glen Ford “They are more than useless; they have chosen the side of the enemy.” Last week, 14 Black members of the U.S. House indelibly marked themselves as tools of the Surveillance State, wholly unfit to represent any African American constituency. The “Obscene 14” aligned with Democratic and Republican leadership to narrowly defeat (217-205) a bill […]

Freedom Rider: Obama Fights to Keep Black People in Jail

by Margaret Kimberley “Thousands of inmates, mostly black, languish in prison under the old, discredited ratio. Like slavery and Jim Crow laws, the intentional maintenance of discriminatory sentences is a denial of equal protection.” – Sixth District Court of Appeals If Barack Obama’s ascendance to the oval office was worth a fraction of the importance which […]

The Manning Verdict:

A Very Pyrrhic Victory Alfredo Lopez While the Bradley Manning verdict may seem a victory of sorts for the defense — it’s certainly being treated that way in the mainstream media — the decision handed down Tuesday by Court Marshal Judge Colonel Denise Lind is a devastating blow to Internet activity in general and information […]

The Problem with ObamaCare

ObamaCare’s Relentless Creation of Second-Class Citizens (4) By lambert strether of Corrente. And we go to Happyville, instead of to Pain City. –Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow By design, ObamaCare doesn’t treat health care as a right, and does not give all citizens equal access to health insurance, let alone to health care. In three earlier posts, I gave […]