It’s interesting: Ron Paul keeps talking about how “we” — i.e. Republicans — won all of these elections by embracing anti-interventionist foreign policies. He cites Eisenhower’s promise to clean up Korea, Richard Nixon for pulling out of Vietnam and Bush running on a “humble” foreign policy. Two points: First, it’s interesting how he keeps stressing partisan victory as a priority. Second, it’s even more interesting how he leaves out Ronald Reagan — who certainly didn’t run on a humble foreign policy in 1980. I disagree with a lot of his electoral analysis regarding both Ike and Nixon, but I guess the lesson is it’s Reagan’s party after all.
Glenn Greenwald founded The Intercept in 2013 with the explicit goal of creating a news outlet that would be insulated from the partisan and financial pressures inherent to corporate media. As he acknowledges in a resignation letter published Thursday, that project has ultimately failed. The Intercept’s ... Read More
Before I became a parent, I didn't have especially strong feelings about the time shifting by an hour twice a year. Like most people I was aware of the downsides -- increased car accidents, schedule confusion, etc. -- and I figured it would be better to knock it off. But I didn't feel personally offended by ... Read More
Daughter of Immigrants Shocked to Find Family Store Looted in Philly Riots: ‘They Know My Mom’s Name’
Christine Baik received a security alert on her phone at 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday: someone had broken into her parent’s Philadelphia beauty supply store. She called her parents, who were on their way home. They immediately turned around. “They went back to the store and found out that it got looted,” Baik ... Read More
In a newly released recording, a man purported to be Hunter Biden is heard rambling about (a) his legal representation of Patrick Ho, a convicted former Hong Kong official he refers to as “the f***ing spy chief of China”; (b) his business dealings with Ye Jianming, the corrupt Chinese high roller, whom Hunter ... Read More
There’s one thing we’ve forgotten to mention about political intimidation of the Supreme Court. It works. On the right, and among those who respect history, tradition, and stability, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Court-packing gambit is remembered as a welcome rejection of radicalism: At the pinnacle of ... Read More