Mission Accomplished

A new poll has found that the majority of American voters, 63 percent, want the Trump administration to do more in Syria. It was conducted as the Trump administration carried out a missile strike on Syria over allegations of a chemical gas attack. The new Morning Consult/Politico poll published on Wednesday found that 31 percent […]

What Is “Jury Nullification?”

Did you know that, no matter the evidence, if a jury feels a law is unjust, it is permitted to “nullify” the law rather than finding someone guilty? Basically, jury nullification is a jury’s way of saying, “By the letter of the law, the defendant is guilty, but we also disagree with that law, so […]

Trump Abandons His Base

The tweet by the convert to Orthodox Judaism, Ivanka Trump, when she had learned that her father was bombing Syria, was “Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity.” She was referring to the sarin gas attack that the U.S. government says that it can prove had been perpetrated by […]

When America’s Progressives Pay Lip Service to Imperialism

“Neoliberals, Neocons, Corporate media, a.k.a. “Progressives” are praising Trump for the illegal airstrike against Syria, uniformly calling for more war, and vociferously attacking all those opposing war. Many figures who opposed Bush’s war making have become totally ‘controlled puppets’ who say and do what they are ordered to do—regardless of consistency with past views and […]

Ayn Rand Reconsidered: Jon Rappoport

The one glaring problem in her work is the overall effect of her hammering mercilessly on behalf of freedom and the individual—after 400 pages, her prose takes on a programmatic aspect. It grips the reader with iron. The moral imperative to be free replaces the exhilaration of being free. On the other hand, she obviously […]