“Ten years after promising that human rights would be protected in Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has verified “systemic torture” by Afghan security forces trained and funded by the United States.” … Read more.
Many states have super-majority requirements (60% or 2/3) for raising taxes. Some people have proposed that there be super-majority requirements for establishing or extending tax exemptions. I propose that a super-majority requirement of 2/3 or 75% be imposed on the US Congress for sending troops to fight overseas. If necessary, there should be a constitutional […]
Starting in January, Rep. Adam Smith (WA, D, 9th CD) will be the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Adam Smith is called a progressive, and a great hope for pacifists, in this Politico article Democrats going nuclear to rein in Trump’s arms buildup. (The title they chose for the article is rather […]
Americans should be more outraged about many things: global warming denial, economic injustice, militarism, corruption, and lack of accountability, for starters. It’s sad that the public is letting the leaders pick their pockets and destroy so much of what makes the country great. John Jonik is a prolific and spot-on political cartoonist who grants permission […]