Karl Marx Mancrushes on Abe Lincoln (Or, How To Make Ron Paul’s Head Explode)

ISReview: Lincoln’s proclamation is even more important than the Maryland campaign. Lincoln is a sui generis figure in the annals of history. He has no initiative, no idealistic impetus, no cothurnus, no historical trappings. He gives his most important actions always the most commonplace form….His latest...

Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

Legions Divided: Viva La rEVOLution!

DrGail wrote an excellent post that I think succinctly and aptly describes exactly what we are seeing in the Republican party right now. That trifecta coalition between the money, the might, and the faith that was the bedrock of the modern Republican party and conservative movement is imploding as we speak....

Quote of the Day: On ‘Dictators’, Common Denominators, And Preparing For The Worst

The ultimate goal of the strategy of war is the shape of the peace that follows. This is especially true of a war of choice. If someone attacks you, you fight back, and the goal is to stop them and be safe. But if it’s a preemptive or preventive war, then a great deal of thought must be given to what...