Judge Absolves NJ Christie Political Target

“This case hopefully will stand a long time for the proposition that federal prosecutors can’t come into a locality and selectively target local candidates — thereby disrupting local elections with a federal political agenda.”

Portland Police Confiscate Childhood Dream

When he was a kid, Dan Kaufman had a vision: A sound system on a tricycle. It seemed like a silly notion, but it had a powerful effect on him. He had no idea if such a thing was possible, but – what a dream it was. Dan grew up – well, sorta – and […]

Setting the Stage for a Jeb Bush Presidential Draft

Republicans face a drawn-out nomination fight that could shred the party’s chances even against a vulnerable President Obama and Democratic under-ticket. But to the rescue last week came former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, a four-term Democrat who urges Republicans to nominate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Helen Thomas Denounces DC Greed, Fear, War-Mongers

Pioneering White House correspondent Helen Thomas told a National Press Club audience this week that the country is endangered by what she called government leaders’ greed, fear, and subservience to war-mongers.

Who Are The Occupiers?

Portland, Oregon, is occupied. In the blink of an eye, Portland became a police state. Good cop became bad cop in the space of a day — specifically Nov. 13, when Portland’s formal downtown Occupation was rousted and the parks were fenced off. Since then they have been guarded 24/7 by gruff police in riot […]

Retired Judge, Advocacy Group Seek Clarence Thomas Indictment

Two new calls last week for federal prosecution of Justice Clarence Thomas on bribery charges could affect the Supreme Court’s decision-making this term but are virtually unreported aside from small corners of the blogosphere.

Prisoner Hunger Strike Enters Crisis Stage

  Since July 1, 2011, some 6,600 mostly California state prisoners have participated in a hunger strike. The strike began at Pelican Bay and has spread to 13 other prison across the state. While most of the prisoners striking have resumed eating, there remains a core group of prisoners who have claimed they are willing […]

The Peace Corps: A Government Organization that Actually Makes Sense

If you are an average American, chances are that you have donated to a “cause’ at some point in your life. Whether it be giving 5 bucks to Red Cross when a disaster strikes a third-world country, dropping 10 cents into the red Salvation Army container, or donating your entire estate to the worthy cause […]

Libya: The After Dinar Mint

  Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the President of the United States may order troops into combat for 60 days without seeking congressional approval. On May 20,  2011, 60 days after the attacks on Libya began, Obama sent a letter to Congress stating that while he would like them to support the U.S. […]

No-Fly Zone Fallacy

  This past weekend, under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, the United States and its allies began enforcing a “no fly zone” over much of Libya. One of the most frequent comparisons used to justify our actions has been that of the Bosnia-Herzegovia war.  Recently, Mo Sacribey of the European Courier, laid out the essential […]