11 Feb 2015

The Seduction of Brian Williams: Embedded with the Military

Brian Williams was seduced. He is a liar of course, someone who did not tell the truth no matter the reason or excuse, a bad trait for a journalist. Williams lied about being RPG’ed in a helicopter over Iraq; he did not see any variant of what you can see

10 Feb 2015

U.S. Dumps Massive Load of Weapons and Ammunition in Lebanon

The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon announced a new shipment of weapons and ammunition have arrived in Beirut, the latest American assistance to Lebanon’s army as it fights ISIS along its border with Syria. The Ambassador said the equipment includes more than 70 M198 howitzers and over 26 million rounds of

09 Feb 2015

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of TSA Whistleblower Robert MacLean

Whistleblower laws exist because government officials do not always act in the nation’s best interests. The Obama administration, in its war on whistleblowers, just lost a major battle. Major in its venue — the Supreme Court — and major in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in

07 Feb 2015

Man Held 20 Hours for Asking to File TSA Complaint

Here’s a flash in the dark peek at justice in America, all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism by using the tools of law enforcement to terrorize us. If that’s not the case, then why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA? The Terrorist Random American

06 Feb 2015

Family Settles Suit with City for $3.9m After Cop Walks Free in Shooting

In case you’re in a hurry, here’s the express version of this story: — African-American teen killed by a white cop; — Grand jury won’t indict, cop walks free; — Family wins wrongful death lawsuit; — Taxpayers lay out $3.9 million to pay for their killer cops on the loose.

05 Feb 2015

Defining Post-Constitutional America

As regular readers of this blog know, a central theme of mine is Post-Constitutional America, the third great era of our history. The Way It Was In the first era, the colonial years, a unitary executive, the King of England, ruled without checks and balances, allowing no freedom of speech,

04 Feb 2015

Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for Walking with a Golf Club

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”450″ height=”253″ align=”none” !}Examples of police abuse of power are not hard to locate, typically involving deadly force where none is needed. Many of these examples appear to involve racism, white cops misusing their authority over African-Americans. Examples are often dismissed by police supporters over some ambiguity or

03 Feb 2015

U.S. Says Details of Aid to Afghan Army Now a Secret, from Americans at Least

The U.S. military decided it will no longer release facts and figures about America’s costly effort to assist Afghan security forces. (As this goes online, the military has announced, having been called out, that it is backtracking on parts of the classification) Information that has been made public for the

02 Feb 2015

Freedumb Update: Texas Lawmaker Says Muslims Should Pledge Allegiance to U.S.

And then there are those days that challenge even a First Amendment/Free Speech absolutist like me. Freedom Fighter and uneducated state legislator Molly White (could her last name be any more appropriate?), pictured, couldn’t be in Austin, Texas to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions (on her

30 Jan 2015

Congrats America! One Out of Five of Your Kids Needs Food Stamps

Data released by the Census Bureau Wednesday showing a staggering 16 million children in the U.S., about one out of five kids under the age of 18, received food stamp assistance in 2014. Overall, more than 46.5 million Americans were on food stamps last year, according to the Department of