How the Left sees its political violence: as innocents victimized

Black Bloc in Milan

Summary: Slowly the Left begins to grapple with the cycle of political violence they have begun and realize that this might end badly for them and America. That is not enough and is too late. Stopping the escalation requires the Left to see their role in it as other than pretty protesters with a tiny … Continue reading How the Left sees its political violence: as innocents victimized

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The Empire Strikes Back: The Demonization of Snowden Begins

Summary: Marcus Ranum, our in-house cyber-expert, looks at the next stage of the government's defense against the revelations of NSA surveillance. Like the surveillance itself, they rely on non-governmental agents to get the job done. I'm sure we're all shocked to see attempts to downplay the significance of the PRISM story. What's that you say? … Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back: The Demonization of Snowden Begins

A look at the foundations of conservative power in America

Summary: On weekends the FM website runs mostly Q&A, speculative opinions, and excerpts from extraordinarily insightful articles.  This is an excerpt.  Please read it in full, as it provides powerful insights about the foundations of today's political machinery. This excerpt provides just an outline of his analysis and evidence. It's from The Baffler, one of … Continue reading A look at the foundations of conservative power in America