What do our Constitution-loving conservatives say about our government’s assassination programs?

Summary:  The government asserts the right to kill US citizens without warrant or trial.  Few liberals show any interest in fighting this.  But we can count on Constitution-loving conservatives to defend our rights.  Or perhaps not. Prohibition of extrajudicial killing of citizens by the government is the most basic right, without which the rest mean … Continue reading What do our Constitution-loving conservatives say about our government’s assassination programs?

Tom Friedman provides a window to the thinking of our ruling elites

Our elites tolerate the republic, as it provides a stable political regime without limiting their ability to amass wealth and power (for details see "Wealth, Income, and Power" by G. William Domhoff).  Thomas Friedman explains how this works in "Our One-Party Democracy", op-ed in the New York Times, 8 September 2009. His logic is bizarre but … Continue reading Tom Friedman provides a window to the thinking of our ruling elites

The world has changed, but many Americans retain their dreams of hegemony

Here are excerpts from 3 articles about the changes to the world order following the Georgia-Russia conflict, and America's difficulty in adapting to them. Stratfor asks if the US still has strong levers with which to move Iran? Expert Americans, like Prof. Kenneth Anderson, retain delusions of American hegemony Consequences of America's encouragement of other nations 1.  Stratfor asks if the … Continue reading The world has changed, but many Americans retain their dreams of hegemony