Bill Longstaff: Why are Americans so frightened?

ISIS has thrown the fear of God into Americans. According to a poll conducted by the Opinion Research Centre, ninety per cent of Americans believe the group is a direct threat to the U.S. with over seventy per cent believing it already has cells inside the country. All of this might make sense—ISIS is a ...

Politics, Re-Spun: MexAmeriCanada, Version 2013

Welcome to the United States of MexAmeriCanada. Represent! I was just thinking a few days ago how I haven’t used the MexAmeriCanada tag for a while. Did I cause this to happen, in some cosmic kind of way? In the old days it was Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin negotiating the post-911 deep integration ...

Politics and its Discontents: Government Would Never Abuse Its Authority, Would It?

You decide. Recommend this Post

The Canadian Progressive: Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide

By: Center for Media and Democracy | Press Release:  MADISON, WI – May 20 – DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy today released the results of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation of thousands ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Thing Americans Have To Worry About

Think how much worse things could be if guns killed people. But as we all know, thanks to the reassurance offered by the NRA, guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Reminder From Homeland Security

The following video could be a source of real amusement were it not an ample testament to the paranoia of our friends to the south. Also a useful tool for inhibiting any sense of community, I would think. And I’m sure that the fact that almost all of the ‘terrorists’ in the video have swarthy ...