Totalitarian Dictatorship, Anyone?

The al-Awlaki hit will resound for a long time as the day the Constitution and your rights as a U.S. citizen died. Sure, Constitutional standards have been eroding away slowly (the Patriot Act was just the beginning), but killing a U.S. citizen without due process and for what appears to be exercising free speech is…

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September Superpost – In Pursuit of Virtue, September Vol. 2

Everything & All at Once. From the “I didn’t know these things” file… The presidential debates aren’t really debates at all, at least, no more than professional wrestling is real combat. Remember the word “softball” when you ponder watching the debates next year… The IMF is beginning to rate the U.S. economy as in decline.…

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9/11… NO MORE AFTER THIS

…I swear. But some good columns have come out since 9/11 that I thought were worth blurbs: Rodney Balko at HuffPost notes the increased militarization of the police, which is an increased cost in both dollars and freedom points. Ignoramus right-statists continue to perpetuate the unwavering narrative that Muslims wish us harm for no reason…

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A Fiasco of Truth

Lupe Fiasco might be the only truly controversial rapper out there who is heterodox from the usual rhyme-the-same-word-together-and-throw-in-a-“bitch”-or-two-and-call-it-music idiocy that they call rap: After calling The One a terrorist, Lupe was called onto Bill-O’Smiley’s show. He didn’t do perfectly against old Bill, but he definitely wrote the song well. One thing to note from that…

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9/11

Ten years ago, thousands of Americans were killed in the name of some still-unknown ideal. Ten years later, the effects have been the death of millions of foreigners, failing wars and military interventions worldwide, a complete overhaul and maximization of the police state, and no visible progress on any front that was begun after the…

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