Tag Archives: 9/11

It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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For almost a year now, Donald Trump has neglected to acknowledge, let alone act on, the still very real Russian threat, and the circumstances in the U.S. that enable it

Since January 6 of this year, when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers, and FBI Director James Comey paid a visit to President-elect Trump at New York City’s Trump Tower, there has been a concerted effort on the part of the United States intelligence community, […]

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Calling the recent child molestation accusations a “desperate political attack,” far-right Christian folk hero Roy Moore assures his supporters that he’ll continue his run for Senate

Well, it looks like I was right a few days ago, when, channeling my inner Johnnie Cochran, I proclaimed, “Where there are four, you know there are more.” This afternoon, an Alabama woman by the name of Beverly Young-Nelson came forward to announce that she too had been sexually assaulted by Republican Senate candidate Roy […]

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“Before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks” inside the US, declares Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani

Not only is Obama “the founder of ISIS“, but, according to Rudy Giuliani, who was the Mayor of New York City when the 9/11 attacks took place in 2001, no terrorists had successfully struck the United States until Obama took office in 2008. Here’s the video. Rudy Giuliani: In 8 years before Pres. Obama "we […]

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Will Potter on the existence of secret prisons in America

On episode 26 of the Saturday Six Pack, I spoke at length with journalist Will Potter, formerly of the Chicago Tribune, about his work to bring the criminalization of free speech to light in post-9/11 America. Well, as you may recall, Potter, who is now a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, mentioned during […]

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