Freedom is merely formal if it isn’t accompanied by economic security. This is the sober reality facing an independent Scotland.
Plebiscites are questionable as a democratic procedure, especially if the outcome is decided by a simple majority rather than a supermajority (two-thirds).
It’s confirmed: peak (Glenn) Greenwald has been reached.
This is not the first death threat issued by the NRA and not the last.
Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning lived on cheap beer and cigarettes in the 1930s and 40s.
Seumas Milne wrote a refreshing column about the conflict in the Ukraine. Mr Milne usually blames all conflict on the use of drones. As one of Putin’s allies, Mr Snowden, like Mr Milne, would undoubtedly agree about the attractiveness of a grasping Russian neo-Empire.
Crimea is small potatoes, which shows the desperation of the creaky Russian Bear.
Putin is the model of a Chris Christie presidency.
The “Vicar of Christ” opposes idealisation.
It will be fun to watch the media spin out numerous “narratives” on Bill de Blasio’s approval %. The role of the journalist is to supply several narratives, even if contradictory and preferably on the basis of interviews with “unnamed sources.”
Will Glenn Greenwald’s new media empire become the TMZ of the Libertarian International?
Congressperson Michele Bachmann scolded “the Jews” for selling out Israel (i.e., by voting for Obama). She doesn’t understand that the Rapture is just a distraction from Benghazi.
I’d like to believe it is possible to oppose military intervention in Syria and for that opposition to be grounded in arguments that are based in reality. One either believes the evidence and agrees with the mission or one doesn’t. The rest is emotional detritus. We can spend decades litigating US foreign policy. I happen to think the use of chemical weapons has to be addressed.
The quality of the debate would be elevated if US journalists would take the matter seriously rather than merely calculating the odds of domestic political gain and loss. At this point, they’ve shown themselves to be a rather sad lot. It’s as if sports journalism has taken over the front page.
Is Žižek’s jouissance our own?
Something like this happened in The Wire.
The Apple model will be design forward. This looks like a clunky Swatch knock off.
Whenever I see a Glenn Greenwald piece, I think of Geraldo Rivera.
Chasing publicity is a full time job.
Ben Affleck was excellent as a biblical superhero (Bartleby) in Dogma.
The trials and tribulations of the lowly day trader.
Corn is animal feed.
Franzen and his ilk killed the American novel.
Despair is over-rated. Regret is where it’s at.