March 2013

Why Murdoch Really Loves Hillary

By |March 5th, 2013

Murdoch knows she is a straw candidate, and straw burns easily. After the primaries, he will support the Republican presidential candidate just as he always has, with the usual rabid devotion. He hasn't done the Democrats any favors, he's pushing the candidate that he knows his party can easily beat.

Maher, Huffington: Pro-Bush Censorship Propaganda 101

By |March 5th, 2013

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, attacking a straw man is to create the illusion of having refuted an argument by misrepresenting the original argument, without ever actually refuting it. It's practice is the shameful solace of pedants, debate team drop-outs and scorned ex-girlfriends; and you see it a lot in media punditry and politics.

Fuck Yoo Very Much

By |March 2nd, 2013

Fuck Yoo very much indeed. John Yoo, that is. He was a chief architect of Bush's torture policy. In the video above he is teaching a class of Berkeley law students, apparently, the fine points of detainee torture.

Party Cabals: Drug War’s Only Winners

By |March 1st, 2013

The recent news of a CIA torture jet crashing with four tons of cocaine in Mexico was a sobering reminder that the drug war as we know it benefited both the Clinton and Bush dynasties, all the while bringing the United States incarceration rate to the point we have 25% of the […]