Justice Department Pressured USA Today To Stop Publishing Me in 2015

In 2015, Justice Department press chief Brian Fallon bitterly complained to USA Today editors about my articles criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder, including”Eric Holder’s Lawless Legacy,” [Feb. 3, 2015] and “Eric Holder’s Police Shooting Record? Dismal,” [Aug. 20, 2014].  Fallon (who later became presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s press secretary) protested to USA Today commentary editor […]

Empty promises of employment for Bihar’s returning migrant workers

Shamshad Ansari, a resident of ‘Babu Ke Bhatkan’, a village in Siwan district in Bihar, is a matriculation pass and has been working as a driver in Saudi Arabia since 2002. The 35-year-old returned to his home in February 2020, about twenty days before the Covid lockdown in India. Was it better for him to return before the lockdown? Would[Read More...]

Francis Saltus Saltus: Deem you one ambitious whose subjects bleed and perish on a field?

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war ==== Francis Saltus SaltusFrom An Answer Call’st thou ambitious one who greeds to ruleA horde of savage soldiers armed in steel,Who straggle to the fray as would a muleKicked at and battered by his master’s heel?Deem’st thou ambitious he […]

Shireen Abu Akleh: US Media Probes One Killing but Not Countless Other Israeli Crimes

The New York Times published this week the conclusion of its investigation into the killing of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. It was the fourth major US news organization to look in detail at what happened to Abu Akleh during an Israeli army raid into the Palestinian city of Jenin last month. The New … Continue reading "Shireen Abu Akleh: US Media Probes One Killing but Not Countless Other Israeli Crimes"

The Grand Miscalculation: The US Helped Create the Russia-China Coalition

For decades, the United States has actively pursued the containment and cornering of Russia with the goal of asserting its own power and influence. Instead of formulating a relationship with a major regional power, this process has brought the United States to the significant challenge of the Russian and Chinese coalition. Because of the active … Continue reading "The Grand Miscalculation: The US Helped Create the Russia-China Coalition"

Julian Assange and Personal Freedom

"I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) It wasn’t until 1969 that the Supreme Court’s modern First Amendment jurisprudence made it clear that whenever there is a clash between the government and a person over the constitutionality of the person’s speech, the courts will give every benefit and draw every … Continue reading "Julian Assange and Personal Freedom"

New York Post: Biden’s “Purple Cow” Gas Price Fix

New York Post, June 23, 2022 Joe Biden lowering gas prices is as likely as a purple cow on the moon By James Bovard In the latest episode of his “Not My Fault” policy soap opera, President Biden repeated his charge that high gas prices are Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s fault. Unfortunately, the only gas […]
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