Category Archives: Civil Liberties

The Derp State: Erdogan’s Goons Humiliate The U.S.

Tuesday, Turkish security forces loyal to President Erdogan launched an invasion into U.S. federal park regions in order to beat and harass opposition-aligned dissidents. Well, that’s how the headlines should read. If you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, protestors outside of … Continue reading

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Is Fox News Now The Government Approved ‘News’ Station?

Well, this isn’t good (boldface mine): The memo above has been puttering around Facebook for a day or so. It describes a top-down, command-and-control approach to cable-news watching at a unit of the Food and Drug Administration. Fox News, it … Continue reading

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An Actual 1950s Style Witch Hunt In Brooklyn

Some on the left have referred to the attempt to determine if Russia affected the election–or has its hooks into the Trump clan–as a ‘Red scare’ or even McCarthyism. Well, an ongoing investigation of a Brooklyn, NY high school principal … Continue reading

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ICE And Freedom

If you’re Latino, or even just ‘look’ or ‘sounds’ Latino, you might want to carry a passport with you at all times (boldface mine): A Gunnison man born in Colorado was picked up by immigration officers after a court appearance … Continue reading

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All Your Genetic Testing Results Are Belong To Us!

And by us, I mean your employer. Because freedom (boldface mine): A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers … Continue reading

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Our Border Forces Are Out Of Control

This makes no sense whatsoever to any decent person (boldface mine): Juan Garcia Mosqueda, an Argentinian curator who has been a legal US resident for the past decade and who runs Chamber NYC, an architecture and design studio on West … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism And The Petty Tyrants

Worst band name EVAR. But that’s not what this post is about. One thing that’s patently clear in even the most precursory study of authoritarianism is that authoritarian regimes rely on ‘petty tyrants’: officials, including very minor ones such as … Continue reading

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