Did you consent to a Congress that steals liberty and property on a whim without due process; to a president who starts wars, raises taxes and spends money in defiance of Congress; or to courts that let folks be tried twice for the same crime or punished for crimes not yet committed? … [Read more...] about Judge Andrew Napolitano: Declaration of Independence was based on these revolutionary ideas
While security forces play a crucial role in protecting the population from the attacks of Boko Haram militants, they have also committed human rights violations "on a significant scale," including arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force, extra-judicial executions, illegal detentions, torture and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said. … [Read more...] about Rights groups call for probe into protesters’ deaths in Cameroon
Coe: Washington has always been presented to me as a sort of reluctant slave master who had this change of heart during the Revolution, and when he died, he did this incredible thing, which was emancipate all his slaves. That is about the most charitable reading you could possibly have about the situation. (Washington stipulated in his will that his own slaves were to be freed upon his wife's death. Martha also owned slaves in her own right.) Washington did not see enslaved people as equal to white people. He did not have a change of heart during the Revolution. He was exposed to people who felt very differently about slavery who he respected and loved, like the Marquis de Lafayette, who then spent decades imploring Washington to emancipate his slaves and sent various proposals about how to do it. … [Read more...] about Nearly everything you thought you knew about George Washington is wrong
And they're going to protect their own because they think they can get their objectives. And their objective is to gain power, and to gain power and control over our lives. That is their purpose. And so, they are willing to overlook racism, anti-Semitism -- I mean, for Pete's sakes, they want to put Roger Stone in prison for nine years for lying to Congress and Bill Clinton didn't serve a day. … [Read more...] about Don Jr.: The one thing Bloomberg can’t buy is personality
Of all the enemies Gawker had made over the years — in New York media, in Silicon Valley, in Hollywood — none were more effective than the Gamergaters. Gamergate, a leaderless online movement dedicated to enforcing its own unique vision of “ethics in journalism,” had first taken up with Gawker Media the summer before, in 2014. Earlier that year, a writer for Kotaku had had a brief fling with a well-known video-game developer. In August, the developer’s ex-boyfriend, a 24-year-old computer programmer, wrote a 10,000-word blog post about her, spawning rumors that she’d traded sex for a positive review of her game on Kotaku. That no such review ever actually appeared on the site should tell you a lot about Gamergate’s relationship to the truth; that Gamergaters believe this is how sex works should tell you a lot about the Gamergate demographic. But none of the specifics of the story really mattered, because ultimately Kotaku was being targeted … [Read more...] about Did I Kill Gawker?