Bear Stearns Executives Rewarded for Failure

Many of the Bear Stearns executives responsible for the subprime mortgage fiasco that set off a worldwide economic downturn didn’t have to share in the financial ruin they helped precipitate. In other words, these captains didn’t go down with the sinking ship. In fact, they jumped off Bear Stearns and started piloting other major American […]

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Hillary Clinton Really Angry that Huma is so Much Like Her

The New York Post reports that sources close to Bill and Hillary Clinton say they are angry about favorable comparisons being drawn between Hillary and Huma Abedin: “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging—that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is […]

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Race Relations Have Worsened Under Obama

Obama’s election was an apparent milestone in American race relations. Less than one hundred and fifty years after most black people in the U.S. had been enslaved, a “black man” became president. I know many black and white people voted for him largely because of the opportunity to contribute to something of great historic significance. […]

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NSA-Curbing Amash Amendment a Wash

Are you worried that the United States is becoming a surveillance state? Would you like to see measures put in place to curb the civil government’s access to your private information? Do you think the civil government should be held accountable? If you answered yes to these questions, then you’ll be pleased as punch to […]

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NSA Can Spy on the Universe, Can’t Search Own Emails

Apparently, the world’s most sophisticated information collecting and sorting organization doesn’t have the technological wherewithal to search within its employees emails. Well, at least, that’s what Freedom of Information Act officer Cindy Blacker said. She is one of many agents in the NSA responsible to make sure that non-classified information is readily available to American […]

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In Other News, There’s Really Not a Whole Lot Going On

I understand this is a strange article to be posting on a site dedicated to political news and commentary. But as I was struggling this morning to find anything of greatly novel significance going on in American politics, I realized that perhaps I should come clean about some aspects of my job with any readers […]

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TSA Adds Extortion to List of Abuses

Used to be that only frequent flyers could enroll in the TSA PreCheck program at the airport. You probably know what the PreCheck line is. It’s that more quickly moving line of shoe-wearing nonpareils that you used to see in the distance while your private parts were being radiated or groped in the snail-paced glacier […]

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Update on Cuba North Korea Missile Exchange

A few days ago, I posted an article on the possibility that North Korea and its Communist ally Cuba were planning some kind of threat to the US similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. A North Korean ship had been siezed by Panama officials under suspicion of drug trafficking. It turns out the […]

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How to Celebrate Diversity without Causing Division

In what is now called “The Pound Cake speech,” Bill Cosby made a lot of enemies for himself in the black community by criticizing, even mocking, what he saw as destructive, ignorant, asinine aspects of “black culture.” Critics of the speech claimed that Cosby was criticizing poor people in black communities more than black culture […]

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Darwinism and Racism: A Short History

It was not until the 18th century that serious attempts were made to systematize racial divisions. Most of these divisions merged pseudo-science and folklore to create a mythos of race that has not yet been fully exterminated, even though mountains and mountains of scientific evidence point to the absolute genetical insignificance of racial distinctions. The […]

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