Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

“We have met the enemy and he is us”

… Tom Engelhardt:  Today, former State Department whistleblower Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, considers how America’s distant wars have come home and how, under that pressure, this country is morphing into something unrecognizable. Worse yet, it’s quite possible that we’re […]

The inevitable consequence of ObamaCare’s system architecture.

ObamaCare’s relentless creation of second-class citizens (5) By lambert strether of Corrente. And we go to Happyville, instead of to Pain City. –Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow In this series, we’ve been looking at how ObamaCare, through its inherent system architecture, relentlessly creates first- and second-class citizens; how it treats people who should be treated equally unequally, for […]

10 Brutal Atrocities People Continue To Defend

MORRIS M. Human history is absurdly violent. Ever since our first ancestor clubbed a fellow caveman around the head and made off with his wife, we’ve devoted as much of our time as possible to killing, maiming and torturing each other. And worse, we continue to defend it as the right thing to do. … […]