In honor of Bush’s library dedication today, here are some more epigrams he inspired from Terrorism & Tyranny (Palgrave, 2003) Killing foreigners is no substitute for protecting Americans. Habeas corpus is an insurance policy to prevent governments from going berserk. Perpetual war inevitably begets perpetual repression. It is impossible to destroy all alleged enemies of […]
Archive | April, 2013
Down in Texas, the George W. Bush Library will be officially opened today. In honor of the occasion, here’s a few epigrams from my 2004 book, The Bush Betrayal: Truth is a lagging indicator in politics. The arrogance of power is the best hope for the survival of freedom. The only way to reconcile the […]
It is always painful for me to admit that I was wrong. But maybe I was mistaken to be skeptical about Sen. Rand Paul’s recent assertion during a Fox News interview: “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash, I don’t care if a Drone kills […]
After his Fox News interview in which he endorsed using drones for responding to suspected violent crimes in progress, Sen. Rand Paul‘s office issued a clarification last night. But Rand Paul has definitely lost the liquor store robber vote no matter what he says between now and 2016. .
Sen. Rand Paul did great work focusing America’s attention on drone killings last month during his filibuster. I was surprised to learn today that Sen. Paul endorses using drones to kill suspected liquor store robbers: “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash I don’t care if […]
Talk show host Scott Horton and I had a rowdy 25 minute chat yesterday on the Boston bombings and the subsequent “house arrest” order for a million people in the Boston area. Scott refused to give a blanket endorsement to the response by the Homeland Security apparatchiks. I talking about how my reaction to the […]
Police were continually screaming “don’t look out the window!” during their sweep in Watertown last week. This photo shows what happens to folks who disobeyed that order. And here is a stunning video of how the raids were carried out. Maximum feasible intimidation… So our security now depends on permitting police to threaten to kill […]