On The Importance of Whistleblowers

If one believes that the public and political interests are mutually exclusive, or just that political interests should be kept in check to as closely as possible align with those of the public, one ought to strongly support and cheer on the work of whistleblowers the world over. The purpose of this column is not … Continue reading On The Importance of Whistleblowers

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Why the State Revels in Crises

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H. L. Mencken   The fundamental task the State proclaims to serve is that of protecting citizens from violence perpetrated amongst one another. For … Continue reading Why the State Revels in Crises

Three Cheers For Retreating U.S. Military From Syria; Now Do the Same with Afghanistan and Yemen Wars

Image source: Pixabay "It's time for our troops to come home," Trump asserted on Wednesday, announcing that the United States is finally retreating their 2,000 troops from Syria after four years of military involvement in the Syrian Civil War (started by the Obama administration without Congressional approval as the bill never even reached a floor … Continue reading Three Cheers For Retreating U.S. Military From Syria; Now Do the Same with Afghanistan and Yemen Wars