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Paul Street: “Demonstrably at Odds with our Founding Fathers’ Blueprint for the Governance of a Free people”

Check out the language of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in smacking down the radical right Bushcon assault on judicial autonomy in the Schiavo matter. …. The historically conservative Eleventh Circuit Judge Stanley F. Birch, appointed by Daddy Bush, scolded boy-king George and his Congressional enablers for acting “in a Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” Interruptus

What the very existence of the Second Interim Report of the Volcker Committee’s Inquiry into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program, with its obsessive focus on the conduct of two men, the UN Secretary-General and his son, and their roles in the 1998 selection and subsequent extensions of the UN contract with the Swiss firm Cotecna, Read more…

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Brian Dominick: This is Not Fox News, Folks

It is very unfortunate that some people seem intent on dragging the level of debate in these discussions of gender, pornography, etc, down to new lows. Many people on one side of this discussion seem to be making a mission out of trying to bait the other side into a more vicious, vitriolic, mostly unilateral Read more…

: Thank you for your responses

Many thanks to all of you who have responded in such depth to my previous blogs. It has been an eye-opening experience to see how strongly and passionately people respond to these topics. While I have been following your comments, I am not inclined to jump into the fray for several reasons, the biggest being Read more…

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Paul Street: Repeal the Racist Higher Education Act Drug Provision

I took some time out from the great proletarian revolution today to join some smart student activists in lobbying some key Chicago media authorities to oppose the Drug Provision that was added to the Higher Education Act in 1998….. Under this noxious provision, one of the worst and most transparently racist pieces of legislation currently Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” VII

That the Secretary-General’s In Larger Freedom document could have broached one of the crucial topics that it does, under III.E, “Use of force,” namely, the need for a Security Council resolution to establish binding principles that cover “when and how force can be used to defend international peace and security” (pars. 122-126), shows us something. Read more…

: The abusive justification of porn/changing the paradigm

A reader of this blog pointed out to me that a good many of the comments to my posts have been verbally abusive in nature. She raises a good point and I thought it would be worth sharing with you some of the forms of verbal abuse that have been demonstrated in the comments. These Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Blog Comments vs. Discussion Forums

After following some of the very heated “threads” of comments on Lucinda Marshall‘s recent posts have prompted me to write this special post about the use of weblog comments. To date, I have already warned two users to cease using what I perceived to be abusive language, and I have deleted one comment posting, which Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” VI

If the New York Times understood anything about the Secretary-General’s In Larger Freedom document, surely it was this: The document’s proposed definition of terrorism would in fact “redefine terrorism,” the Times noted, and redefine terrorism so as “to end any justifications of its use for national resistance.” At the March 21 press conference that accompanied Read more…

: Adventures of a Feminist Blogger

I had no idea that blogging was this easy. You just get out there and say that you are a feminist and that you plan to talk about violence against women. Ka-ching. Absolute guarantee that every male reader within bi-focal distance will stop by to say how marvelous and that they themselves are feminists and Read more…

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