Posts Tagged ‘history’


This is huge (literally):
Unmasking ISIS

Where did ISIS come from? How was it able to gain land, arms and money so quickly?

The Empire Files: The Military Industrial Complex


The Donald is relying on racist whites to ignore facts, history and math in order to put him in the white house.

5 Charts that Show Trump’s Immigration Paper Is Nonsense


The Limits of Optimism: E.L. Doctorow and the American Left



Hollywood and the Whitewashing of History


George Washington’s Farewell Address: A ‘Warning Against the Impostures of Pretended Patriotism’

Quite a bit on the long side, but brimming with warnings:

The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.

Speaking of farewell addresses, Eisenhower’s is most notable:

US law aimed at financial fraud makes deleting browser history a crime punishable by 20yrs in jail

Thank Dubya for this bit of Constitution burning, but of course it’s Obama’s Justice (sic) Department that’s twisting the law to criminalize just about everything.

Prosecutors are clutching to one section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which details severe penalties for“destroying, mutilating, concealing, falsifying records, documents, or tangible objects” with intent to impede or stall a federal investigation.