Bull Marketing: The Selling of Bernanke’s Bubble

Bull Marketing: The Selling of Bernanke’s Bubble

The rising stock market is presented by the mainstream media as a cause for optimism about our economic prospects. In truth, it exposes the depravity of the institutions that value bank balance sheets ahead of human welfare.

Low-Information Pundit: Russ Sloan and Presidential Likeability

Low-Information Pundit: Russ Sloan and Presidential Likeability

Russ Sloan’s column in the Leesburg Daily Commercial degenerated into outright comedy this week as he professed his undying fondness for Mitt Romney. Sloan’s simplistic worldview prevents him from perceiving the deeper evils of the President he openly despises.

Confirmed: The Immorality of the American Empire

Confirmed: The Immorality of the American Empire

John Brennan’s confirmation hearings finally drew some attention to the Obama administration’s shredding of the Constitution but left the biggest questions unasked and unanswered. What else should one expect from the finest government that money can buy?

Taking Aim at Tyranny

Taking Aim at Tyranny

The NRA portrays itself as a defender of American liberty against government usurpation, and pretends to operate in the spirit of the framing. On both counts, it is a fraud.

Preparing the Lambs for Slaughter: The Debt Knife Awaits

Preparing the Lambs for Slaughter: The Debt Knife Awaits

With relentless and ruthless predictability, the Leesburg Daily Commercial is pressing the plutocracy’s case to cut social spending at a time when ordinary citizens are more beleaguered than ever. And the man who is going to make their dreams come true is the president they love to portray as a socialist.

It’s Mourning in America

It’s Mourning in America

The United States is a singularly violent country, exporting its bloodshed across the world. While the deaths of the children of Newtown are appalling, they are not the only victims of senseless slaughter that we must mourn.

Revolting: Cal Thomas’s Plutocratic Tax Fantasy

Revolting: Cal Thomas’s Plutocratic Tax Fantasy

Cal Thomas escalates the plutocracy’s whining about tax fairness to the ultimate absurdity of calling for a tax revolt. The reality, however, is that the revolt has already been staged, and the plutocrats have already won.

Giving Thanks for Cruelty: An American Tradition

Giving Thanks for Cruelty: An American Tradition

Thanksgiving is celebrated by humans, but exacts a devastating toll from the millions of turkeys that suffer through miserable lives and horrific deaths. Our relationship to the rest of nature has completely broken down, along with our morality.

Endorsing Evil

Endorsing Evil

Voting, we are told, is not just a responsibility of citizenship, but a moral obligation. But why would any moral person want to lend his support to a political system that has become corrupt and evil?

Trick or Treat: America’s Sneering Taunt to the World

Trick or Treat: America’s Sneering Taunt to the World

The American tradition of trick-or-treating at Halloween is a fitting metaphor for the nation’s belief that it is entitled to take whatever it wants from the world. It is an attitude that will end in death and destruction, but there are no adults around to tell the children they are wrong.

Celebrating the Suppression of Dissent

Celebrating the Suppression of Dissent

The second presidential debate was greeted by the liberal media as a welcome victory for Barack Obama. But it was a travesty of the democratic process, excluding important ideas that could bring the real change that Obama never will.

21st Century Eunuch: The Courtier in the Kleptocrats’ Court

21st Century Eunuch: The Courtier in the Kleptocrats’ Court

As part of the Republican machine, Cal Thomas has to grit his teeth and defend Mitt Romney as well as he can. Distracting us from Romney’s tax returns, he ignores the ugly reality of how Romney really made his money. But where do Thomas’s loyalties really lie?